Advanced Vein Care Center Staff

The Advanced Vein Care Center’s staff is our most valuable resource and the primary reason for our success. They have been vetted, trained, and now possess many years of specific knowledge based in the care of patients suffering from venous diseases. They are known for being exceptionally friendly and skilled in what they do. They continue to set high standards for the treatment and care of all our patients. The members of our team are selected for their knowledge and expertise as well as their hospitality and approachability.


Ryan MacDonald, PA-C

Ryan MacDonald, PA-C HeadshotPhysician Assistant Ryan MacDonald, PA-C, is certified as a physician’s assistant and joined Advanced Vein Care Center in July 2015. He received his Master’s degree, Physician Assistant Studies, from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and his Bachelor of Science, Biology, from UMass-Amherst. Prior to completing his Physician Assistant training, Ryan also worked for 4 years as an Emergency Medical Technician and 3 years as a Pharmacy Technician in the eastern Massachusetts area. Ryan is a proven team player, working closely with Dr. Lee and Jennifer Wallace, NP, our team of Medical Assistants and our Ultrasound Technologists to provide top quality care with expertise, compassion and a great sense of humor.


Jennifer Wallace, ANP-BC

Jen_WhiteCoat_Headshot Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Wallace, CNP, is an experienced, board certified Nurse Practitioner who joined Advanced Vein Care Center in February 2016. Jen received her Masters in Nursing, Holistic Adult Nurse Practitioner Track, from New York University and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from UMass-Amherst. With almost 20 years in the fields of Women’s Health and Aesthetics, Jen is a wonderful complement to our surgical program. In addition to her expertise in the surgical arena, Jen has a special interest in aesthetic procedures such as sclerotherapy, PicoSure laser services for facial rejuvenation, acne scarring and tattoo removal and skin consultation services.


Jessica

AVCC-Jessica_LRReceptionist / Information Technology Specialist Jessica joined our practice in February 2014, bringing with her a great attitude and willingness to serve our patient needs. She is a very intelligent individual who is highly capable of multi-tasking. She works as a receptionist alongside Robyn, assisting with scheduling and administrative functions. Jessica helps manage our electronic patient portal and social media communications.  She also handles many operational needs of the office information technology system.


Robyn, MA

Receptionist / Medical Assistant Robyn is our receptionist who keeps our front office in order and functioning efficiently for the practice. All of our patient care starts from the moment the appointment is made, and she makes sure everything is in order in terms of referrals, clinical information from the referring physicians, insurance clarification, etc. An excellent receptionist in an ever-changing healthcare office is a rarity, and we are blessed to have Robyn steady our ship from the front.


Jessie, MA

Jessie_Headshot-WEB Patient Services/Scheduling Jessie is an integral part of our team. Joining our practice in February 2016, Jessie works with all vein patients to schedule appointments and prepare educational materials for upcoming procedures. She is a very good problem solver who easily works with patients to create a treatment schedule to meet patient needs. Jessie is also certified as a Medical Translator in Spanish. Her background includes direct care as a Medical Assistant and five years in billing services.


Melissa, MA

Medical Assistant Melissa is responsible for all aspects of patient care and is a vital component within our facility. She has been with Dr. Lee for over 10 years since the inception of the Advanced Vein Care Center. She assists Dr. Lee with all his procedures and all aspects of patient care and flow during his office hours. She also assists Ryan and Jennifer as needed, cross-covering with our other Medical Assistants to cover patient care needs, scheduling and maintaining office operations at a highly proficient level.


 

Misty, CMA

Jessie_Headshot-WEB Medical Assistant Misty brings clinical experience in both surgery and Women’s Health, having worked as a Certified Medical Assistant for over 8 years. Joining our staff in May 2016, Misty assists each of our providers during vein and surgical procedures and follow-up appointments. In addition to her clinical experience, Misty also has a keen interest in aesthetic services. She is a licensed cosmetologist and brings her skill and talent to our clinical practice and to our patients.


Amelia, RVT

AVCC-Amelia_LRRegistered Vascular Technologist Amelia is a very thorough ultrasound technologist who has extensive experience in performing Venous Physiology Studies and Venous Mapping Studies.  A graduate of Elms College, she received her degree as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer from American Institute in West Hartford.  She pursued further certification, receiving her Registered Vascular Technologist credentials from the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in the spring of 2016.  In addition to her primary ultrasound responsibilities, she also joins Melissa in cross-covering Dr. Lee’s procedures.  She is a dedicated, hard-working, and cheerful individual who makes every ultrasound examination a pleasant experience for all our patients.


Christina, RVT

Christina, RDMS HeadshotRegistered Vascular Technologist Christina is a seasoned ultrasound technologist as well, and also works with all our venous insufficiency patients. Christina performs the critical Venous Physiology Studies for our patients to help diagnose the extent of their disease process.  She also works with Dr. Lee during endovenous laser therapy treatments. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of New Haven and then earned her certificate of Diagnostic Medical Sonography from American Institute in West Hartford. Christina also successfully earned certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist from the Association of Registered Diagnostic Sonography (ARDMS) in the spring of 2016.


Tom Costas, RVT

AVCC-Tom_LRAssistant Administrator, Registered Vascular Technologist  Tom has dual responsibilities within our practice, serving as Assistant Administrator over Billing Services and overseeing our Vascular Laboratory ultrasound program. His understanding of both clinical and administrative aspects of care make him the perfect patient advocate.  Tom is dedicated to comprehensive patient care as a Registered Vascular Technologist.  With over 15 years experience, Tom is responsible for overseeing the noninvasive testing as it relates to our studies and mapping of the vascular system. He is highly experienced in vascular exams including segmental pressures, carotid and venous dopplers as well as dialysis access, bypass grafts and extensive vascular mapping studies.

A graduate of Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA with an Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Tom went on to receive his Registered Vascular Technologist credentials from the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in 1999. He is also a member of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). His previous positions include work within the healthcare sonography industry at Tufts New England Medical Center, Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Hartford Hospital Vascular Lab. Tom attests that his tenure at these highly respected institutions combined with his attention to detail and compassion for others regularly assists him in identifying his patient’s specific and sometimes acute disorders of the vascular system.


Kay, BA

Kay_Headshot-WEB Billing Specialist Kay enjoys helping patients on a daily basis by answering billing questions and concerns. Her experience spans over 15 years, working in both surgical and medical practices. Since joining Advanced Vein Care Center in January 2016, Kay effectively helps resolve the most challenging questions competently and with a smile. Kay earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from American International College.


Melinda Lee, MS

Administrator Melinda completed her undergraduate work in Human Biology at Stanford University and she received her Masters in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. She began her professional career as a bilingual Spanish Social Worker in Los Angeles and Program Administrator for an International Development organization in Boston. After her graduate studies, Melinda worked in Strategic Planning for Duke University and served in Hospital Administration and as Director of Strategic Planning for Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University.

Melinda is very pleased to be part of the Advanced Vein Care Center team. She is responsible for coordinating administrative activities within the Practice, including scheduling and billing. Patients with questions or concerns about any aspect of their experience can call or stop by to speak with her at any time!


Contact Us

Our helpful staff members at the Advanced Vein Care Center are happy to discuss venous disease treatments and schedule a consultation for you. Give our Springfield, MA office a call at (413) 732-4242. You can also complete an email form and we will do our best to respond within 1-3 business days.