Elaine is Dr. Rubinstein’s nurse practitioner and has over 15 years of nursing experience. She oversees many of the clinical aspects of the practice. Elaine is actively involved in your pre and post operative care. She also assists in our surgical suite recovering our patients post anesthesia. Elaine has her own following of patients who request to see her for their ENT, sinus and allergy issues. Elaine is also actively involved in Heal the Children missions to third world countries where she donates her time assisting in reconstructive surgeries.
Elaine has been recognized by The International Nurses Association as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare and Top Nurse Practitioner in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Lisa Thayer is a Dermatologic and Plastics Nurse Practitioner who joined our practice in 2012. She graduated from Mount Saint Mary College with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and in 2004 completed her Masters in Science, both with high honors. Previously, Lisa worked for 10 years in the emergency departments and medical surgical floors as a nurse in St. Luke’s and St. Francis Hospitals. There she gained extensive experience caring for surgical patients. Lisa has always had an interest in staying fit and realizes the importance it is to look and feel good. She also takes value in the level of care for patients in its entirety. This fueled her interest in esthetic medicine. Lisa has studied(s) under Dr. Rubinstein, who has trained 100’s of cosmetic physicians and nurse practitioners in the northeast, on injectable and laser treatments. She is also actively involved in the care of Dr. Rubinstein’s surgical patients pre and postoperatively. Lisa is a longtime resident of the area. Her hobbies include interior decorating, drawing, gardening, reading, running, and sailing.
Before becoming an esthetician, Marissa was and continues to be, a highly sought after personal trainer. She brings her unique ability to motivate and educate people on how to stay fit into her new passion, medical esthetics. She has more than 6 years of experience working in some of New York City’s most prestigious medical spas. Marissa specializes in fractional laser resurfacing, non surgical skin tightening, laser hair removal as well as chemical peels. She has trained with the most respected physicians in the field and continues her training to keep abreast on the latest technologies in the skin care industry.
Office & OBS Supervisor
Tara brings over 20 years of medical administration experience to Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. She is in charge of running our state of the art office based surgery suite and assists Sue in scheduling surgeries. As the practice supervisor, Tara oversees all aspects of the office to make sure that your office/surgical experience is a pleasant one.
Patient Relations Assistant
Elmaria is a new addition to our growing practice. She has over 10 years experience in customer service and sales with various pharmaceutical companies. Elmaria is multi-talented and works in the front desk.