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The successful outcome to any relationship is the confidence in the people involved. Allure Laser Center & Medispa strives to provide the highest level of customer service and to provide you with a safe, comfortable and rewarding experience during your visits with us. Each department has a lead personnel assigned to the day to day operations of their assigned departments.
Administrative Staff: Allureís administrative staff will be your first point of contact with Allure Laser Center. These ladies will strive to make your visit a pleasant and fulfilling experience. They will assist you in making all of your medical appointments. They can provide guidance to your insurance carrier requirements so that you receive the most optimal coverage available. The Administrative Team is multi-faceted in knowledge and experience. If they do not have an immediate answer to your questions or concerns they will be available to triage you to the appropriate person or department. Please feel free to contact our administrative staff with any of your business related questions.
Administrative Lead: Helen
Clinical Staff: Allure is very proud to provide a diversified clinical staff that through their knowledge and expertise provides assistance to our physicians in providing you the highest quality of medical care. Our clinical staff consists of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses (LPN), certified medical assistants (CMA) and certified ophthalmic technicians (COT). We invite you to discuss any of your medical concerns with them and to utilize them to their fullest potential as your liaison to your medical physician.
Clinical Lead: Susan
Surgical Staff: Aesthetic Eye Associates, Ambulatory Surgery Center is a federally, Medicare certified free standing ambulatory surgery center as well as a privately accredited facility through Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Aesthetic Eye Associates is also a Washington State Licensed Ambulatory Surgical Center. In order to receive and maintain these high standards, our surgical staff must meet the highest level of training and expertise in their fields. They maintain ongoing education and training in the areas of all surgical procedures offered in our facility, patient safety, emergency procedures, infection control and so much more. Our surgical staffís primary and sole responsibility is to care for you and your family members on the day of your surgical procedure. In addition to our surgeons, our surgical staff consists of Certified Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Registered Nurses, and Licensed Surgical Scrub Technicians.
Director of Nursing: Robert
Administrative ASC Department Lead: Heidi
Anestheisa: Aesthetic Eye Associates, Ambulatory Surgery Center contracts with Sammamish Anesthesia Services for your anesthesia needs. Sammamish Anesthesia is a group of highly skilled certified nurse anesthetists. Each of the anesthetists are regularly credentialed and screened under the strict guidelines provided by the certifying, licensing and accrediting agencies. As many of you might not know what a CRNA is or does we thought it would be beneficial to provide you with the following definition and facts:
What is the Role of An Individual CRNA?
A CRNA takes care of a patientís anesthesia needs before, during and after surgery by:
- Performing a physical assessment
- Participating in preoperative teaching
- Preparing for anesthetic management
- Administering anesthesia to keep the patient pain free
- Maintaining anesthesia intraoperatively
- Overseeing recovery from anesthesia
- Following the patientís postoperative course from recovery room to patient care unit.
Education and experience required to become a CRNA include:
- A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other appropriate baccalaureate degree.
- A current license as a registered nurse.
- At least one year of experience as a registered nurse in an acute care setting.
- Graduation with a masterís degree from an accredited nurse anesthesia program. As of February 2006, there were 99 nurse anesthesia programs with more than 1,000 affiliated clinical sites in the United States. They range from 24-36 months, depending upon university requirements. All programs include clinical training in university-based or large community hospitals.
- Pass a national certification examination following graduation.
In order to maintain their recertification, CRNAs must obtain a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education every two years.
CRNAs provide services in conjunction with other healthcare professionals such as surgeons, dentists, podiatrists, and anesthesiologists.
Legislation passed by Congress in 1986 made nurse anesthetists the first nursing specialty to be accorded direct reimbursement rights under the Medicare program.Director of Anesthesia: Robert D. Poaster, CRNA.
Billing: The physicians, the Surgery Center and the Certified Nurse Anesthetists all utilize an outside billing service to perform all of their patient billing. They are not located within our facility. We provide to our billing service all information required in order to submit your medical claims to your insurance carrier. Our billing service provides us with certified medical insurance coders on staff; electronic insurance claim billing and all concerns regarding payment and collections. Please feel free to contact them with any billing concerns that you may have. You can contact them directly at 425-216-7280.
Billing Department Lead: Sheila