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Janice Tagaban Director of Operations & Coolsculpting Expert

Janice is the Director of Operations and has managed Laser Clinique since opening its doors in 2005. Janice has been in the medical field for over 20 years. Her skills in administration, management and communication continue to build the strong foundation that makes Laser Clinique thrive! Janice works with Dr. Ataii to ensure the best possible experience for each patient and to recruit and retain the best employees. She manages all aspects of practice operations and oversees the ongoing training and development of each staff member. Per Dr. Ataii, “Janice has a positive attitude and creates a great working environment for all members of the team!”

Most recently Janice has helped successfully relocate this practice to its current site. “We’re in charge of our own destiny and I feel extremely lucky to be part of this growing practice. My time here has been tremendously rewarding!”

Since 2013 Janice has been has also been Laser Clinique’s CoolSculpting Specialist.

Janice has 3 kids and enjoys spending time and traveling with her family. She has lived in San Diego since 2005.

Lisa Azevedo R.N.: Lead Registered Nurse

Lisa is an aesthetic nurse specialist with extensive expertise in laser treatments including Thermiva and injectables. Her nursing career began 27 years ago in Boston, MA where she earned her BSN and went on the work at one of Boston’s esteemed hospitals, Beth Israel. She specialized in general medicine along with telemetry and psychiatric nursing.

Lisa moved to CA approximately 9 years ago. She opted to take an RN refresher course 2 years ago to enhance her nursing skills and knowledge. Lisa has always desired to work in aesthetics. This dream came true when she was brought on board by Dr. Ataii more than 2 years ago. "This is where I belong. I not only love getting to know my patients but thoroughly enjoy helping them feel better about themselves. I continue to grow every day. Not just on a professional level but a personal level as well. We have wonderful patients and an amazing team here at Laser Clinique."

Lisa lives in Carlsbad. She is a mother to 2 children and also works as a Personal Trainer.

Erica Registered Nurse

Erica is an experienced Nurse who enjoys consulting with patients in order to achieve the best results. She has undergone advanced training to become one of our laser nurse specialist and provides services such as Laser Hair Removal and Laser Tattoo Removal. Erica values her relationships with patients and places each individual as top priority to ensure the best treatment possible is received.

Miriam Velazquez Director of First Impressions & Coolsculpting Expert

Miriam assists in the front and back office and works with patients to ensure a positive experience. She follows up and answers any questions related to treatments, provides guidance when needed and assures all of our patients have the best experience. “Laser Clinique is the most welcoming, inspiring practice I’ve ever had the privilege to work for. Working side by side front and back office with Dr. Ataii and Janice has helped me develop greater communication and work ethic skills. I just love it here–it’s such a positive, healthy environment and Laser Clinique makes you feel like family!”

Miriam pursued a career in medical aesthetic field early on because it was a way to combine her love for skin care and optimal well-being with her love for people. She has been working in this field since 2006 and has gained licensure in several disciplines, finding a wide variety of ways to help people look and feel their best.

She first completed training to become a Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist and then became a Front Office Coordinator as well as a CoolSculpting Expert at Laser Clinique. Miriam has worked with three different physicians long term since her career began, gaining more and more skills to help people achieve optimal results. She has great bed side manners and helps patients through every step of the journey.

“I think all of us here are enthusiastic about creating a beautiful look- but we’re even more passionate about developing beauty from inside out and caring about each other and each person who comes here.” Miriam is always looking for ways to help each person feel welcome and comfortable. She follows up with people to keep treatments on track, answer questions and make sure each experience is satisfying.

Angel Montiel Assistant Manager & Product Ambassador

Angel brings a lot of energy and warmth to Laser Clinique. She has worked in a variety of health and beauty settings including fashion, cosmetics, spa and medical aesthetics. Angel has worked with our practice handling all aspects of the patient/client experience from assisting physicians, to helping with pre- and post-treatment care, to assisting patients with finances and then following up to ensure each person gets support needed. She brightens up the front desk and enjoys creating a positive and memorable experience for each of our patients and clients.

Angel works with patients to ensure a positive experience. She follows up and answers any questions related to treatments, provides guidance when needed and makes sure we carry the right skin care products and supplies for our patients and guests. “Laser Clinique is the most upbeat, inspiring practice I’ve ever had the privilege to work for. People just love it here–it’s inviting, upbeat and results driven!”

After work she enjoys a great workout and loves hiking with co-workers.

Lauren Cronin Patient Coordinator & Director of Social Media

The cheerful voice you hear when you call us most likely belongs to Lauren, who joined Laser Clinique in 2014 as a Patient Coordinator. When you first arrive to our state-of-the-art facility, she’ll greet you with a smile and help you feel welcome and comfortable. She prides herself in delivering prompt, competent and friendly service to each and every patient, and exceeding expectations at each and every visit.

Lauren handles incoming calls and emails, and works with prospective patients to get answers to questions and to schedule the proper consultations and treatments. She makes the extra effort to accommodate special requests and prepare our patients ahead of time for appointments. Lauren also dedicates a certain amount of time each day to follow up with patients as needed to make sure each person has had an unforgettable experience at Laser Clinique. Lauren helps our practitioners stay on time and organized, so they can focus on providing the best cosmetic treatments and skin care possible.

Lauren is also Laser Clinique’s Director of Social Media and marketing campaigns. She aids in developing brand awareness and keeping our patients up to date on events, promotions, products, and treatments. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling. She is also currently pursuing her nursing degree.

Claire Tagbo Front Office Coordinator

Claire had her official start with us in the beginning of 2016. Prior to joining our team, she has previously worked in medical clinics and wellness spa settings. When you first walk in through our doors, she’ll greet you with a smile and make you feel welcomed. She prides herself in delivering prompt, friendly and sincere service to each and every patient. Claire handles incoming calls and works with prospective patients to get answers to questions and to schedule appointments. She makes the additional effort to accommodate special requests and preparing patients ahead of time for upcoming appointments.

Claire dedicates a certain amount of her time each morning to remind patients of upcoming consultations and appointments and as well as following up with patients to ensure each person has had a satisfying experience with us after they leave. She brightens up the front desk and enjoys creating a positive experience for each of our patients and clients.

After work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exploring new restaurants, going on hikes at the Torrey Pines trail a few miles away from the clinic, and is a make-up enthusiast!

Claire is looking forward to her continuous journey with our team and is excited to be here for all of our patient care needs!

Alla Levina Lead Medical Assistant

Alla assists with the wide variety of medical and aesthetic procedures Laser Clinique offers while providing a knowledgeable and pleasurable experience to all patients. "I feel fortunate and appreciative to work in an environment where we can instill positive reassurance and confidence in each individual." Alla provides personable assistance and attention to each client from the initial consultation to specific treatments tailored to each client.

Alla has over 10 years of experience in the medical field, including working in different specialties such as obstetrics, ophthalmology, optometry, and general medicine. Alla also brings her extensive knowledgeable of both front desk operations and back office procedures. She prides herself on being detail oriented, attentive, and considerate of patients' needs and concerns.

Alla currently resides in Carlsbad with her husband, a US Navy pilot, and their two fur babies, a pomeranian and a hound mix.

Emily Page Front Office Coordinator

Emily always wants to make you feel warm and welcome the minute you walk in the door. Emily is the newest member to Laser Clinique and has enjoyed every moment being a part of the LC family. Emily is a fun loving person. Prior to working at Laser Clinique, Emily was working in the Cosmetic field. Hair and skin are Emily’s passions, which is why she went to school to be a cosmetologist back in 2013. Emily’s main goal is to always make each and every person feel comfortable in their own skin. After working in a salon for a few years Emily decided to take a different route by joining the medical spa industry instead. The cosmetic field fascinates her and she hopes to get into more skin care as she grows with Laser Clinique. Her duties at Laser Clinique are to welcome each person with a big smile along with scheduling all appointments, and getting the patients ready to see the doctor.

“I love what I do because I have the ability to make someone’s day a little better by helping them achieve what look they want and how they want that look to make them feel. In her free time she loves spending time with friends, family and her puppy! Emily also loves art and music so you'll either catch her painting a picture or at a concert enjoying live music!

Meet Dr. Ataii

Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe

P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.

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