Lori holds an M.A. from the University of Maryland and has been a member of the staff since 1990. Prior to her position as Practice Administrator at Mandel Vision, she was an audiologist for 15 years. She brings considerable knowledge from her medical background, combined with a business acumen, to navigate the ever changing climate of medical practice management.
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Front Office Manager
Danielle has worked in ophthalmology in front office administration for more than 16 years and we’re so glad she joined our staff in 2004. She was originally hired as a receptionist but it was evident from the start that she was overqualified for that position, and was quickly promoted to her current position as our Front Office Manager. She is responsible for the supervision of four front office employees and is an invaluable member of our team. The consummate multi-tasker, Danielle manages multiple phone lines, checks patients in and out for LASIK and general ophthalmology exams while simultaneously overseeing all aspects of the front office. Her job duties include staff training, insurance billing, inventory and ordering of office supplies, in addition to other routine office duties. Her most important role, however, is keeping Dr. Mandel on schedule which she accomplishes with ease, given her keen attention to detail combined with her many years of experience in ophthalmology. Danielle is from Ohio and is the proud mother of a 27 year old son, and college student, Andre. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Business Management from SUNY Empire State College and returned to Mandel Vision in December of 2017 after spending 2 years working in Atlanta. She is a Junior Minister in her church, who works with the new members committee and the women’s ministry. She is also an extremely talented singer. Her passions include walking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Lead Ophthalmic Technician
Website and Social Media Manager
With over 30 years of experience in private practice ophthalmology, Kim has worked as our clinical administrator and lead ophthalmic technician for more than 20 years, managing a staff of 7 employees. Her skills were honed in Seattle and Chicago where she worked for two of the most prestigious refractive surgeons before relocating to Manhattan in 1999. As a JCAHPO certified ophthalmic technician (C.O.T.) for more than 20 years, her expertise lies in obtaining your refractive error prior to eye surgery. She is also our primary laser vision correction technician responsible for maintaining the calibration of our excimer and femtosecond lasers as well as assisting Dr. Mandel on both LASIK and PRK eye surgery. For those patients who are not candidates for laser vision correction, Kim is also a skilled contact lens fitting technician. Additionally, she is your point person for all questions regarding medications, glasses or contact lens prescriptions. She writes our monthly blog and she creates all content for our website and social media platforms. Kim obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Hunter College in January 2019 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Research Administration and Compliance at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. When not studying, Kim enjoys watching Jeopardy!, reading, golfing, swimming and running.
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Laser Vision Consultant
Missy joined Mandel Vision in 2003. A previous tour guide who lead groups on adventures in the Arizona desert, she was a natural choice as a laser vision consultant. Lori Silver, our Practice Administrator, was lucky enough to have Missy as a tour guide during her visit to Arizona in 2002. She was so taken with Missy’s easy-going personality and enthusiasm that she immediately recruited her to work at Mandel Vision. Prior to accepting the position, Missy researched Dr. Mandel and decided to have monovision LASIK. She was so thrilled with her vision after her LASIK surgery, as well as her experience with Dr. Mandel and the Mandel Vision Staff that she later accepted a position as a laser vision consultant. She has been an asset ever since. Missy also performs some of the preliminary diagnostic tests for our laser vision correction candidates and then educates patients after they meet with Dr. Mandel about what to expect during and after their procedure as well as the cost and financing options. She is your point person for care credit financing as well as any concerns before, during and after laser vision correction. In her free time, Missy enjoys the theatre and all of the culture NYC has to offer. Missy enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and gardening. Her interests include holistic healing and nutrition. In her spare time, she does voice over recordings and had a previous career in acting many years ago.
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Laser Vision Consultant
Karem joined our Mandel Vision Team as a laser vision consultant in March of 2017. Originally from Nicaragua, she has lived in New York for the past 21 years. Karem is fluent in Spanish and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Mobile, Alabama. A Certified Patient Service Specialist, she has worked in ophthalmology primarily as a surgical coordinator for 15 years which involved counseling patients on surgery in multiple ophthalmic specialties. This afforded her an almost seamless transition in her position with us. As a laser vision consultant here at Mandel Vision, her responsibilities include performing some of the preliminary diagnostic tests for our LASIK and PRK patients. Then, after our patients meet with Dr. Mandel and are deemed appropriate candidates for LASIK or PRK, Karem educates them about what to expect during and after their procedure as well as the cost and financing options available. She then follows her patients throughout their laser vision correction experience, offering guidance and support before, during and after their LASIK and PRK surgery. In her spare time, Karem enjoys photography and reading.
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Having joined us in July of 2019, Sam is the newest member of our Mandel Vision Team and we’re so lucky to have him! After graduating from Stony Brook University in 2015 with a bachelor’s of science in Biology, Sam earned an emergency medical technician certification that same year and started working at Seniorcare EMS. That experience taught him the value of a good bedside manner. While working there, he was recruited by ScribeAmerica. Originally hired as a medical scribe, he was quickly promoted to a certified scribe trainer, the chief scribe, and finally project manager. In that role, Sam started scribe programs for medical facilities, in multiple specialties, in need of scribes throughout Queens, Long Island, and Manhattan.
In his present role with us as an ophthalmic scribe, Sam is responsible for creating and maintaining patient medical records under the supervision of Dr. Mandel. These records include the documentation of a comprehensive patient history, visual acuity measurement, review of medications as well as other essential patient information. He accompanies Dr. Mandel to each exam room to document his findings and is the person responsible for counseling patients on their eye drop regimen and post operative instructions once Dr. Mandel’s examination is complete.
Sam’s hobbies include reading a good book.
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At Mandel Vision, every member of our staff is a trusted, valuable member of our team. Call our office at 888-866-3681 to schedule a FREE LASIK or PRK laser vision correction evaluation, with corneal specialist Eric R. Mandel, M.D., to see firsthand the quality level of patient care they all provide.