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 in the care of patients suffering from venous diseases. In addition to 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, is certified as a physician assistant and joined Advanced Vein Care Center in July 2015. He received his master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to completing his physician assistant training, he worked for four years as an emergency medical technician and three years as a pharmacy technician in eastern Massachusetts. Ryan is a proven team player, working closely with Dr. Lee and our team of advanced practice providers, medical assistants and ultrasound technologists to provide top-quality care with expertise, compassion and a great sense of humor.
Christina Mollitor, ANP-BC
Christina Mollitor, ANP-BC, is a board-certified adult nurse practitioner who joined our staff in 2021. A native of Canada, she received her master’s degree in nursing from Quinnipiac University and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Western Ontario. She also completed a critical care certificate at George Brown College in Ontario. She began her health care career as a trauma nurse in a busy emergency department. Following graduate school training, she made the transition to heart and vascular critical care, working extensively in a vascular surgery inpatient setting in western Massachusetts for nearly a decade. Christina is both technically proficient and incredibly personable—a true asset to our clinical practice.
Robyn joined our practice in 2013, providing the essential element needed to create a strong front office experience for our patients and our staff. As a senior patient services representative, she ensures everything is in order in terms of referrals, insurance eligibility and clinical information from referring physicians, as well as scheduling appointments and procedures. She received her associate degree from Springfield Technical Community College in 2020 and is an outstanding resource for patients and staff in our ever-changing health care environment. Robyn’s strength and calm presence contribute significantly to the success of our practice.
Melissa joined Advanced Vein Care Center as a new medical assistant and has since worked with Dr. Lee for more than a decade. As a senior medical assistant, she has extensive knowledge regarding all types of appointments and procedures, supporting Dr. Lee and the entire clinical team throughout the continuum of patient care. In addition to her clinical support activities, Melissa also plays an important role in administrative functions, including insurance prior authorization. Patients and staff rely on her expertise and “can-do” attitude on a daily basis.
Misty brings clinical experience in both surgery and women’s health, having worked as a certified medical assistant for nearly a decade. Joining our staff in 2016, she assists providers during vein and surgical procedures, as well as during consultations and follow-up appointments. Within our practice, she has developed special expertise assisting with cosmetic related services, such as spider vein treatments. As a senior medical assistant, Misty’s guidance and calming presence enhance our patients’ experiences throughout the clinical treatment process.
Joy joined our practice in 2019, bringing with her an extensive background working as a medical assistant for nearly 15 years. Prior to joining our staff, she worked as a medical assistant in both primary care and specialty care practices. Joy supports our providers during vein procedures and office visits, and her strong experience and compassion for patient care provide valuable support to our clinical practice.
Patient Services/Medical Assistant
Reycha provides key coverage as a receptionist, medical assistant, and bilingual Spanish translator, working closely with our patients and their family members. Her unique skill set enables her to work with patients from their first phone call to the practice all the way through to the conclusion of their clinical experience. Joining our staff in 2018, Reycha came to us with several years of health care experience and has become an invaluable member of our team.
Registered Vascular Technologist
Amelia is a very thorough ultrasound technologist who has extensive experience performing venous physiology studies and venous mapping studies. A graduate of Elms College, she received her degree as a registered diagnostic medical sonographer from the American Institute in West Hartford and her registered vascular technologist credentials from the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in 2016. In addition to her primary ultrasound responsibilities, she helps Melissa in cross-covering Dr. Lee’s procedures. Amelia is a dedicated, hard-working and cheerful individual who makes every ultrasound examination a pleasant experience for all our patients.
Registered Vascular Technologist
Christina is a seasoned ultrasound technologist who also works with all our venous insufficiency patients. She performs critical venous physiology studies for our patients to help diagnose the extent of their disease process and works with Dr. Lee during endovenous laser therapy treatments. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Haven, her certificate of diagnostic medical sonography from the American Institute in West Hartford, and her certification as a registered vascular technologist from the Association of Registered Diagnostic Sonography (ARDMS) in 2016. Christina’s professionalism and constant attention to detail are tremendous assets to our clinical team.
Registered Vascular Technologist
Tiffany is an accomplished ultrasound technologist who performs detailed venous mapping studies in patients with venous insufficiency and assists Dr. Lee during endovenous laser treatments. A graduate of Springfield Technical Community College, she received her associate degree in diagnostic medical imaging in sonography. She has worked extensively within hospital-based systems performing vascular and other specialty sonography studies. Joining our staff in 2019, Tiffany provides excellent patient care with her bright and caring personality.
Lori Rizzo, BA
Lori is a vital part of our practice, joining Advanced Vein Care Center in 2018. With nearly two decades of experience as a business and practice manager at Baystate Health and Cooley Dickinson Medical Group, she has a detailed understanding of the medical office environment. She is responsible for managing the daily operations of our busy practice and is readily available to address any questions or concerns. Lori received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Our helpful staff members at 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.