One of the most gratifying aspects of visiting Island Medical Laser for aesthetic services is the personalized care that our patients receive. The physicians and staff members at our office welcome each patient with warmth and compassion, which helps them to feel comfortable asking questions and exploring their treatment options. We feel that each patient deserves our undivided, full attention, so we do everything in our power to put them at ease throughout the entire process. If you’re seeking an experienced and talented cosmetic surgeon, contact our Roslyn Heights office (serving Nassau County areas) to schedule an appointment. You’ll surely enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and the attentiveness of our entire staff.
The staff of Island Medical Laser welcomes you and look forward to working with you!
Wayne H. Wertheim, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. Wertheim completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. For more than 24 years, he practiced primary care medicine on Long Island with offices in Roslyn Heights and Garden City. During this time, his hospital associations included North Shore University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, and the Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Wertheim has held academic teaching appointments at both the Cornell University Medical College and the School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Throughout his years in practice, Dr. Wertheim developed a strong interest in anti-aging medicine, bariatrics, and nutritional supplementation. He is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the International Medical Spa Society, National Association of Cosmetic Surgeons. He continually expands his knowledge base by attending both national and international aesthetic conferences and advanced training seminars.
During the last several years, he has explored the various alternatives in non-invasive procedures to help slow down or correct the effects of aging, particularly of the skin. He has researched equipment and therapies that are not only state-of-the-art, efficacious, and cost-effective, but also safe. Dr. Wertheim decided to leave his primary care practice in March 2005 in order to devote his full-time efforts to serving as medical director of Island Medical Laser in Roslyn Heights.
Dr. Wertheim has developed a reputation for having an outstanding bedside manner and treating all of his patients with care and compassion. Dr. Wertheim stands by his belief that all of his patients should be “treated as if they are family. Recommendations and treatments are offered only with the best interests of the patient in mind. I have derived much positive feedback and joy in this exciting new field of aesthetic medicine. The procedures we perform prove to have beneficial effects not only to our patients’ skin but to their overall sense of confidence and psychological well being.”
Lisa Panetta, Director of Clinical Services
Lisa has been with Island Medical Laser for more than a decade. She serves as the Director of Clinical Services and is the lead medical aesthetician. She received her aesthetic degree from the Lia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Skin Care and is licensed in New York state. Lisa completed her advanced laser training at Light Speed Laser training center in Naples, Fla. She continues her education and training by attending seminars on new lasers and new cosmetic treatments. Lisa is certified in permanent makeup. She has 15 plus years of experience working in the cosmetic and aesthetic medical setting alongside top cosmetic surgeon specializing in advanced aesthetics.
Prudence Ferrone, Senior Clinical Consultant
“Prudy” has been actively involved in the personal care, beauty and wellness industry for over 30 years. The roots of her interest in the aesthetic field were first planted when she began working for Lancôme cosmetics as a make up artist. Following that she began working as a consultant for Beauty Control as a wardrobe coordinator. Continuing her desire to work with people in this field she entered the world of fragrance as a consultant for Burberry and Boucheron.
What better path to have found than to the field of aesthetic medicine. “It seemed like a natural continuation to my diverse background, dealing with people and advising them on all forms of personal care and beauty”. Prudy, now one of the aging baby boomer states, “As I continue to “mature” I want to feel good and look my best as long as possible. Her clients love hearing her personal experiences with the various procedures as well as seeing her personal before and after photos. “I have a passion for this industry and for working with people. I love listening to clients, hearing their personal concerns and expectations, then I create a plan for them.” Her success is evident by talking to any of Island Medical Laser clients; they all know her and love her.
Casey O’connor, Aesthetician/ Medical Laser Specialist
After working in the medical field for 7 years as a sonographer, Casey wanted to expand her career and enter the medical aesthetic field. She enrolled in The Long Island Nail and Skin Care Institute where she graduated early at the top of her class. She is a licensed and certified medical aesthetician and advanced medical laser specialist. Island Medical Laser/VanishMD is one of Long Island’s leading authorities in laser tattoo removal, allowing Casey to thrive in her area of expertise. Casey’s vast knowledge of tattooing and laser cosmetic procedures ensures that you’ll get the best treatment available. In fact, she has become known as the “Queen” of tattoo removal. Her bubbly, sincere disposition coupled with serious results and compassion, make her the best in the business. Both male and female clients leave satisfied, with a renewed sense of confidence.
Donna Koullias, Aesthetician/ Medical Laser Specialist
Donna has been with Island medical Laser for over a decade. She completed her aesthetic education at the prestigious Christine Valmy International School for Esthetics. and then became licensed in New York state.
“Working as an esthetician for the past seventeen years, has enabled me to integrate my personality with succeeding at making my clients feel great both on the inside and out. Working at Island Medical for the past twelve years has taught me a lot, not only about the world of skin care, but about myself. I’ve had the pleasure of working in an environment offering state of the art technology under a very special “down to earth” medical director who offers top notch services with a wonderful bedside manner”.
Tammy Rollins, Aesthetician/ Medical Laser Specialist
Tammy is a New York state licensed Esthetician and advanced medical laser specialist. She has been with Island Medical Laser for over 6 years. Tammy graduated from New York institute of Beauty in 2005, she has been actively practicing in the field ever since.
She moved early on in her career from facials and standard day-spa treatments to training in medical aesthetics. She has been trained, certified, and has vast experience on a broad range of lasers and skin care devices. She believes in a multifactorial approach to skin care. Working with lasers and chemical peels and regular maintenance is how Tammy believes the best results can be achieved.
Her true passion is to improve others appearance as she knows it will improve their confidence as well! Educating clients on their skin and what they can do to perfect it is her favorite part of her job.
Michelle, Patient Coordinator
Michelle has been in the medical industry for over 10 years having completed her certification as a medical assistant. Her solid experience in a healthcare environment results in the ability to deal successfully with the demands of a busy and diverse patient base. Her genuine welcoming personality will assist you with your check -in/out-desk experience. In addition to her extensive experience, Michelle possesses strong communication skills, and a calm and pleasant demeanor.