Outside the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lavene, Senior CMA, Patient Care Assistant

Lavene provides pre and post-operative surgical patients with additional information about their cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in the Inform and Consent process. She is highly skilled in wound care and surgical dressing  and takes pride in providing personal care to every patient.

In her free time, Lavene loves to cook.

Andrea, Patient Communication Coordinator

Andrea has worked in health care for over 15 years.  She assists our patients by scheduling appointments for reconstructive surgeries and follow-up appointments. Some of Andrea’s other duties include verifying the transcription process for completeness and accuracy and sending requested medical information by patient’s insurance providers to aid in claim reimbursement/payment.

Andrea enjoys her free time boating, reading, and spending time with family.

Anissa, Patient Service Representative

Anissa has earned her Associates of Applied Science from Lake Michigan College. She has worked in Health Care for over 10 years!  She assists our patients by scheduling appointments for reconstructive surgeries, inputting new patient paperwork, Insurance verification and pre-certification, predetermination process and ensuring that no questions go unanswered.

Outside of the office, Anissa is very busy spending time with her husband and five children.

Arika, Certified Medical Assistant

Arika has been a CMA for 7 years and also has a background in Aesthetics. As the newest member of the Medical Assistant Family here at the Centre P.C. Arika brings a multifaceted approach to patient care. She specializes in Venipuncture and Medical Vitamin Injections, bringing that extra caring gentle touch to every patient.

Outside of work Arika enjoys spending time with her 3 boys and Traveling to California to visit Family.

Wendi, Patient Care Coordinator

Wendi has played a vital role at The Centre, P.C. for more than 13 years.  Her area of expertise are in Pre Determination, Benefit Certification and clinical coordinating.  Wendi excels in being able to be flexible within the clinical department. 

Wendi enjoys spending time with her daughter, granddaughters, family and friends.

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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. 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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3D Imaging
3D Imaging
Individualized 3-D imaging provides realistic results

The Centre P.C. now offers an advanced imaging technique called VECTRA ® 3D that provides patients with realistic previews of expected outcomes from specific surgical procedures prior to those procedures being performed.

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Fly in for surgery
Fly In
for Surgery
Many of our patients fly in from all over the world.
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