Cherie Smith has been with our practice for 5 years. She is Dr. Ordon & Dr. Chopra’s patient coordinator/office manager in our Rancho Mirage office. She looks forward to providing personalized attention to her patients from their initial contact with us throughout the surgical process from start to finish. Her enthusiasm and compassion for her patients instantly makes them feel at home. Cherie is efficient, enigmatic, and offers an abundance of information regarding both invasive and non-invasive procedures including plastic and reconstructive surgery and is happy to provide information regarding financing options for patients. She is enthusiastic about helping people meet their needs and achieve their goals.
Pam Morelock has been with our Rancho Mirage practice for 10 years as our aesthetic nurse specialist. She is a master with all injectables. Not only is she an expert at injections and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, she has extensive background in operating room nursing and management. She has been a resident of the valley for over 20 years. She is a registered nurse and a graduate of the University of La Verne in California. She has extensive certifications and training in plastic, cosmetic and aesthetic medicine. Her ability to define facial structures and achieve non-surgical aesthetic looks achieves excellence.
Samantha Cleary has been with our Rancho Mirage office for 6 years as our director of nursing and primary operating room nurse. She works hard to ensure that all clients are met with a friendly, safe environment that far exceeds national standards. In addition to managing our surgery center, Samantha is a laser skin care and injection specialist. She has spent years training directly under Dr Andrew Ordon, Dr Ritu Chopra, and other world renowned clinicians. Her surgical background provides a true understanding of facial anatomy while injecting botox and fillers. She utilizes the latest technology and techniques to achieve the most natural looking results.
Joan Denison has been with our Rancho Mirage practice for 10 years. She is a licensed esthetician and skin care specialist. Her ability to rejuvenate, refresh and renew patient’s skin is second to none. Her talent for analyzing problematic skin and correcting and balancing aging skin is truly amazing. Her clients rave about her uncanny ability to restore a youthful, healthy glow to their skin. Her patience and intuition for each individual makes her the most sought after esthetician in our area. She offers a wide range of knowledge on skin care products and offers individual consultations on everything from skin care regime to make up, and supplements to enhance beauty and health.
Amber Moreno has been with our Rancho Mirage practice for over a year. Her cheerful attitude and positive personality immediately put patients at ease. She is efficient, friendly and always willing to help. In addition to being an excellent customer service representative she is also a certified Medical Assistant and has her certificate in Phlebotomy.
Rob is one of the most experienced plastic surgery physician assistants in the country, with thirty years in the field. He began his career with his mentor, Dr James W. Smith, renowned surgeon and author who is acknowledged as one of the most prominent plastic surgeons of the time.
Rob has been involved with cosmetic injections from the very beginning. He has been used as an instructor by the leading cosmetic filler companies. He is considered an expert in the techniques of Botox and filler injections. He also is well versed in the use of lasers and other non-surgical minimally invasive procedures.
Rob has worked with Dr. Drew Ordon since 1987. Together they have done tens of thousands of procedures in New York, Connecticut and California. Dr. Ordon’s surgery centers have been known as the leaders on both coasts. And Rob has been there, shoulder to shoulder with him every step of the way. Minor procedures such as scar revision and lesion removal are often delegated to Rob with excellent results.
Nurse Catherine is one of Hollywood’s best kept anti-aging secrets!
She works alongside some of Los Angeles’ most renowned Plastic Surgeons. She specializes in a variety of different techniques such as anti-aging injectibles, IPL, Thermage, Coolsculpting. and cutting-edge laser technology. Catherine’s clients appreciate her professional, gentle, & knowledgeable manner. She is known for delivering maximum results while keeping her clientele looking natural, never “overdone.”
Catherine says “I enjoy helping my clients look their best by educating them on how to maintain & improve upon the integrity of their skin. Your skin protects you, you need to protect it! My focus and strength is in keeping my clients looking refreshed, natural, & younger than their years.”
Catherine is married with three children and volunteers for many wonderful charities & organizations.
Book your appointment with Nurse Catherine today and enjoy the benefits of having her expertise help you achieve the natural, refreshed, and youthful results you want!
"After learning I was BRCA1 +, I began my search for a surgeon to take care of the expanders and reconstruction segment following my bilateral mastectomy. I had visited a couple of Plastic Surgeons before being referred to Dr.Chopra by a close friend. From the moment I met Dr.Chopra, he gave off a very calm and reassuring energy which helped to reduce much of my fear and anticipation. He patiently explained every step of what I was about to go through, drew pictures and answered every question I had about the surgery and the healing process..."
"My life forever changed when I found out that I was BRCA1 positive and had an 87% risk to develop breast cancer. At the time I was a healthy, vibrant 38 year old wife and mother. I wanted to live a long and healthy life with my family so for me it was an easy decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. When I researched breast surgeons and plastic surgeons I was immediately drawn to Dr. Ritu Chopra because of his experience, charisma and energy..."
"I recently had surgery on my arms. After losing over 160 pounds, I still had a lot of extra skin and fat literally HANGING from my arms and I really felt it was detracting from all the hard work I had done to lose so much weight. I had a procedure call “Brachioplasty”. My doctor was Dr. Ritu Chopra and he is AMAZING. Not only is he a fantastic, perfectionistic, meticulous surgeon, but he is SO caring and kind and really makes me feel like we are in “in it together..."
"I am so extremely grateful to have met Dr. Ritu Chopra and feel blessed to have him care for me during this difficult time. After making the hard decision to have a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis coupled with strong family history, I began the daunting task of choosing a surgeon to entrust with my treatment. I never planned on having surgery outside of my hometown, Seattle, but after a consultation with Dr. Kristi Funk of Pink Lotus Breast Center and a subsequent referral and conversation with Dr. Chopra..."
"During my initial consultation all my options were throughly explained. This also included all the details of insurance coverage and costs. I only had to make one payment to Dr Chopra and his office took care of the remainder and dealt with my insurance company. During this stressful time it was a relief to have them completely take care of the insurance. January 2014 through April, I had appointments in both Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage offices. Dr Chopra and his entire staff at both locations are kind,flexible and professional..."
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