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Lavene, CMA Sr. Certified Medical Assistant

Lavene is the Centre PC’s Sr. Medical Assistant and has more than 19 years of cosmetic and reconstructive healthcare experience here at the Centre PC.  She takes great pride in providing exceptional patient care and contributes her wealth of knowledge to pre-surgical patients during the Inform and Consent process. She is highly skilled in both cosmetic and reconstructive post-surgical wound care. Lavene works closely alongside the Physicians to ensure each patient receives the most compassionate and comprehensive care possible.

In her free time Lavene loves to travel and has been considered to be quite the epicure.

Meressa, Certified Medical Assistant

Meressa is a Certified Medical Assistant with an Associate degree in Applied Science.  She has worked in the medical field for over four years and specializes in patient care.  Her bubbly personality is infectious and brightens everyone’s day.

Outside of work she enjoys doing her nails, shopping, and spending time with her fiancé, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, and lizards.

Anissa, Insurance & Medical Coding Specialist

Anissa is the Centre PC’s Insurance and Coding Specialist and has worked in healthcare for 20 + years!  She has her Associates of Applied Science degree from Lake Michigan College and a Medical Coding Certificate through the AAPC.  She is highly proficient in the processes of pre-certifications, predeterminations, and coding, which allows her to assist our patients though the rigorous procedures of getting insurance coverage.

When Anissa is not working, she enjoys being at the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

Amy, Patient Services Representative

Amy has worked in healthcare for the last 2 ½ years. As Patient Service Representative, she is the first person to greet our patients as they enter the office. Being bilingual, Amy is very helpful in assisting our Spanish speaking patients.

Her compassion and impeccable customer service are what make Amy shine in her position.

Outside of the office Amy enjoys spending time with her children, her family and shopping.

Toria, Patient Services Coordinator

At The Centre, P.C. Toria is a Patient Services Coordinator. She plays an important role in supporting our medical staff. Her communication and organizational skills are vital to helping the day-to-day tasks flow efficiently.

Toria attended Indiana University Bloomington, before returning to her hometown to complete her education at IUSB. Before college, Toria graduated from Elkhart Central High School with an honors diploma and was ranked 25th in her graduating class.

Outside of the office Toria has a passion for fashion design and organization. She enjoys spending time at home and rearranging/ decorating her home. She spends her free time shopping, organizing her closet, and playing volleyball.

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Meet the Doctors
Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Macias

Dr. Macias completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is currently Board-Eligible with the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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