Meet Dr. Yoho's Staff
Dr. Yoho's plastic surgery team is a diverse group of people, but they have one thing in common: they love our stability.
And our collective experience is virtually second to none. We have a total of 67 years of experience in the cosmetic surgery field, between the seven who work here including Dr. Yoho and Judy.
Kaye Thomassen started in 1989. She has a teacher's diploma and taught primary school for ten years before working here, and has been correcting Dr. Yoho's English for nearly two decades. Dr. Yoho found her a husband when he picked up John (a mechanical engineer) when all of them ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 1992. She's had two sons on the job. Kaye is front office manager.
Virginia Ortiz is a medical assistant and started in 1997, and also got married and had two children while working here. She runs the surgical department and keeps our standards high. She was born in the Philippines. Her assistant is Lisethe Huezo-Gonzalez, who just got married. She's from El Salvador and is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Irene Miranda gets a thank-you card nearly every month she is on the job. She's the great favorite of everyone in the office, sort of like the most popular kid in the class. We call her the "communications coordinator" because she spends so much time with our post-operative patents keeping up with their progress. She started in 1998.
Jeremy Romaine, PA was a new graduate from physician's assistant school when he came to work with Dr. Yoho in 2002. He's married to a schoolteacher and has a new baby. He works with every phase of the medical care, from the preoperative examination through the surgery and follow-up. Jeremy has run 16 triathlons since 2003 (Dr. Yoho ran a few too) and has steadily improved. He placed in the top 10 in his age group three times.
Of the seven of us including Dr. Yoho and Judy, three speak Spanish. Three have California state health care licenses, including Judy's nursing license. Five of us bought houses while we were working here and five had children while working here (Irene says she already had all the real estate and kids she wanted before she came and Lisethe is just starting out). And five were married since they came to our clinic — Lisethe is the latest. It's a stable place and our great patient relationships reflect our security.