Meet the Staff
In her office in Boca Raton, Dr. Hernandez has assembled a staff of intelligent, knowledgeable, and experienced medical personnel and skin care specialists. She prides herself on having a devoted staff – each of them mirroring the doctor’s own personal commitment to comprehensive medical care and attention. Whether it be surgery or a simple skin care treatment, everyone in Dr. Hernandez’s office is committed to giving you the best possible care, achieving your ultimate goal – feeling good about yourself.
Rafael Antonio Ramirez, M.D., Anesthesiologist
One of South Florida’s most respected anesthesiologists, Dr. Ramirez has been with Dr. Hernandez as the presiding anesthesiologist for all major surgical procedures for the past five years. A member of the American Board of Anesthesiology, he received his medical education and extensive training in his native Puerto Rico. He went on to Fellowships and Residences in some of the United States’ leading hospitals and medical centers, including Boston University Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. A noted specialist in pain management, he has lectured and published numerous articles on the subject.
Linda Costello, R.N., CNOR
Linda has been Dr. Hernandez’s loyal operating room nurse since 1993. Serving as Dr. Hernandez’s right-hand in the operating room, Linda is an accredited CNOR (Certified Nurse Operating Room). She received her training at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. Linda’s extensive nursing experience is essential to both Dr. Hernandez and the anesthesiologist when they perform all major surgeries. She begins the pre-operative preparation with the patients, assists Dr. Hernandez during the surgeries, and remains with the patients during the immediate post-operative period. A consummate professional, she adds warmth and a vibrant spirit to patient care.
Angelica L. Fillmore, Licensed Cosmetologist
Angelica is a specialist in the cosmetic technique of permanent makeup. With over 24 years’ experience working with leading plastic surgeons, she has been the permanent makeup specialist in Dr. Hernandez’s office for over a decade. Her warm personality and care for her patients is most evident in her precise application of pigments on the design of the eyebrows and outline of the eyes or lips. Before all treatments, Angelica takes the time to explain the procedure to her patients and help them achieve their desired look. Her sensibility to facial makeup is further enhanced by her experience as a studio and theatrical makeup artist.
Anouck Fauteux, Esthetician
Anouck has been a practicing esthetician for over 15 years, having worked in destination spa retreats, private country clubs, and pharmaceutical development centers. She brings to the offices of Dr. Hernandez an extensive background in a variety of non-surgical skin treatments, ranging from the latest in hydro facials treatments to more traditional facial peels. Working closely with Dr. Hernandez, her skin care treatments complement the doctor’s practice for both surgical and non-surgical patients. Anouck brings to the practice her extensive training using a wide range of skin care products and treatments.
Melanie Kurzweil, Patient Concierge
Melanie is the first person a patient sees in the office of Dr. Hernandez. As the Patient Concierge, she greets each patient with the same warmth and personal care as Dr. Hernandez herself. Whether a patient is coming in for a surgical consultation or inquiring about non-surgical treatments, Melanie takes time and care to see that their questions are answered thoroughly and thoughtfully. With over two decades of administrative experience in plastic surgery offices, she has served as the Patient Concierge with Dr. Hernandez for the past five years and has extensive knowledge about the various services, treatments, and products offered in the practice.
Additional Nursing Staff
Following major surgical procedures, the doctor engages registered nurses to be with patients throughout the post-operative period. Following all major surgeries, a nurse will remain with the patient overnight in the on-site recovery suite accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. The overnight nurses are personally selected by Dr. Hernandez to be of the utmost competence during the critical post-op recovery period. All nurses work closely under the doctor’s supervision, following her exact guidelines.