Surgical Office and Staff Bloomfield
At Youthful Images, the focus of the practice has always been the patient. For that reason, we are a cosmetic center that caters to a wide variety of patient needs, both in plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. As well as providing quality care and a wide variety of procedures for our patients, our office is also designed to offer a comfortable and friendly, yet professional atmosphere.
In order to give the highest quality of care, the staff of Youthful Images is comprised of highly qualified medical professionals, that have had extensive education and training in the field of plastic surgery. In addition, staff education is ongoing, with Dr Felice updating and training his staff in the latest advances in cosmetic medicine.
Joan joined Youthful Images in December 2011. A native of RI, she moved to San Diego in 1982 where she graduated from the Cabrillo School of Nursing with a Certificate in Medical Assisting. She also attended National University with an emphasis in Business Administration. She returned to New England in 1993 making CT her home. She has worked in a variety of medical practices including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Hand Surgery and most recently an Eye Center.
Ginny Lombardo, LMT Medical Assistant
Ginny has worked with Dr. Felice since 1992 in the capacity of medical assistant and skin care specialist. She also assists Dr. Felice during surgery as a scrub technician. In April 2002 she became licensed as a Massage Therapist and is currently treating patient post surgically with Lymphatic Drainage massage. This style of massage aides in reducing post-surgical swelling and speeds healing time. She also offers full body therapeutic massages.
Nancy Russo, RN, BSN, NE-BC Clinical Administrator
Nancy graduated from Barry University in Miami, Florida. She joined Youthful Images in 1997 as Clinical Administrator, prior to which her background had been in oncology, nurse consulting and hospital administration. She has been a Board Certified Nursing Executive since 1998 and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses, The CT Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers/Patient Safety Organization as well as the National Association of Professional Women. Nancy is responsible for patient education, development and implementation of clinical protocols and procedures, as well as being an active member of the operating room team. One of her main roles is overseeing patient care and assisting patients through the surgical process. By answering questions and providing all the necessary information needed to make an informed decision, patients can then determine if plastic surgery is right for them. Every surgical patient meets with Nancy preoperatively, so she can further explain the procedure, review preparation for surgery, as well as what to expect postoperatively. In the operating room Nancy’s role is to ensure the highest level of care is maintained throughout the surgical process. Her follow up continues after discharge, where she speaks to every surgical patient the first night after their surgery to answer question, review postoperative care or just offer reassurance. Patients can feel comfortable contacting Nancy with any questions or concerns they may have regarding their procedure. This attention to patient care is what we feel sets Youthful Images apart from other practices.
Renee Pham, RN
Renee joined Youthful Images in August of 2013 as an aesthetic nurse. She has studied cosmetology in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she obtained her cosmetology License in 2007. Renee also attended Springfield Technical Community College, where she earned her nursing degree in 2012. Renee’s goal has always been to integrate her knowledge of both nursing and aesthetics. Her position at Youthful Images allows her to do just that. In addition to administering clinical skincare treatments and a wide variety of laser services, Renee will be responsible for skincare education and follow-up. In this role, Renee will not only educate patients on the appropriate skincare regimen prescribed by Dr Felice but will be a resource for patients, ensuring optimum results.
Amy Foster, R.N.
Amy graduated in 1994 from St Joseph’s College in West Hartford with a BSN degree and was inducted into the International Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau. Amy’s background is in emergency medicine and has 15 years of experience as a staff nurse, triage nurse and charge nurse. After taking three years off to raise her two children, Amy joined Youthful Images in 2011 as a laser/aesthetic nurse. Amy, who is ACLS certified, is also part of our operating room team, recovering patients post surgical procedure.