1427 Clarkview Rd, Suite 300
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
Phone: (410) 296-0414
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Meet Your Staff
The medical and support staff members here at Belcara Health assist the dermatologists, ophthalmologists, and plastic surgeons in our Baltimore office. It’s thanks to their help that we’ve earned our stellar reputation for top-tier service and truly excellent care. Here, meet the smiling faces who keep our office running.
Samantha Walters | Registered & Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
Samantha understands the power that diet and lifestyle changes can have on your health and wellness. She works with men and women alike who’d like to watch their weight or manage the symptoms of specific diseases, including diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, and more. Samantha creates customized nutrition programs to meet the unique concerns and achieve the goals of each patient. Educated at East Carolina University and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Samantha is your ally in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.
David K. Jackson | Licensed Optician
With more than 25 years of experience in the vision care industry, David was trained at some of the most renowned optical shops in the country. He’s been recognized for his extensive knowledge and professionalism with multiple awards and designations. He takes pride in providing the best customer service for all his patients, and we hope you’ll agree. David can help you select the most flattering, functional frames to meet your vision and lifestyle needs. He believes your eyewear should complement your features and reflect your personality while still feeling comfortable.
Jamie Bonner | Aesthetician & Anti-Aging Skincare Specialist
Jamie is a specialist in anti-aging skin care solutions. She works closely with our plastic surgery, dermatology, and skin and laser teams to recommend treatments and products to restore and maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin for our patients. Jamie has been a licensed medical aesthetician for more than a decade and has undergone advanced training by a number of industry leaders, including SkinMedica® and Obagi®. Whether you need to protect your skin from everyday damage, undo the signs of aging, or simply enhance your look, Jamie can help.
Kara Bagranoff McGee | Injectable & Laser Specialist
A member of Belcara Health’s team for more than 12 years, Kara was educated and trained at top-tier institutions. She’s earned a reputation for excellence in patient care throughout the years. Her loyal patients appreciate her gentle touch, warm nature, and friendly results. Kara is passionate about skin care and loves giving patients the clear, smooth, beautiful results they want. Additionally, Kara leads by example and inspires us all through her personal commitment to healthy living and making the most of every beauty opportunity.
Christy Lantz | Wellness and Injectable Specialist
As a Registered Nurse and Wellness & Skincare Specialist, Christy loves cheering on her patients as they become the best versions of themselves. After a decade of experience at the University of Maryland Medical & Shock Trauma Center, Christy joined Belcara Health in the OR providing pre-operative and post-operative care for Belcara Health’s plastic surgery patients. Inspired by the immediate gratification of helping patients change the way they look and feel about themselves, Christy received specialized training in medical aesthetic nursing for IV Therapies, CoolScuplting, Laser Therapies, and Injectable Treatments. Her skillful expertise and gentle nature have made Christy one of our most sought-after practitioners.
Kierstin McClanahan | CoolSculpting® Injectable and Laser Specialist
Kierstin is a leader in medical aesthetics and body contouring procedures. Her deep understanding of CoolSculpting technology and innovative techniques to optimize treatment results has helped patients achieve outstanding body sculpting results. In addition, Kierstin’s expertise in medical aesthetics extends to a wide range of laser and injectable treatments. She thrives on helping patients look great and feel even more confident. Her amazing personality, coupled with the serious results she creates, has won over our patients and staff.
Tammy Pierce | Aesthetician & Anti-Aging Skincare Specialist
This anti-aging leader knows all things skin! Tammy specializes in advanced skin care solutions including medical-grade chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, and facials. She knows just how to reduce the most troublesome signs of aging or improve your skin’s overall health and appearance. She also offers permanent makeup application. Her incredible artistry improves this service’s popularity every day.
Angela Salango | Aesthetician & Anti-Aging Specialist
Angela is living proof of the saying, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Following her passion for skincare and makeup, Angela is a licensed aesthetician with extensive training and experience. She performs a variety of advanced skincare solutions including HydraFacials, advanced medical facials, chemical peels, and microblading treatments. Her warm, upbeat personality and team-player attitude have made her a treasured member of the Belcara Health team. Angela thrives on the positive vibes at Belcara Health, spending every day doing what she loves and helping patients look great and feel even better.
Sarah Chetelat | Registered Nurse
Sarah began her career as an ER nurse, where she developed a fondness for helping patients in their most vulnerable states. She decided to pursue a path that allowed her to spend more time with patients, bringing her to Belcara. She helps patients throughout all phases of their experiences–from consultation to recovery–and loves developing sincere relationships. She works with a variety of patients and loves the diversity of Belcara.
Lisa Pasco | Registered Nurse
Lisa worked part-time for Dr. Cohen’s practice while she was in nursing school. She loved it so much that she was welcomed back after graduation, eventually advancing to the position of lead nurse. She’s worked alongside several of the other surgeons and physicians here at Belcara, too. Lisa is a team leader who assists in each department as needed. She provides exceptional, nurturing care to patients, ensuring they’re safe and comfortable before, during, and after their procedures.
Mark Mullen, Medical Assistant in Dermatology
Mark credits his time as a Dermatology Medical Assistant with helping him significantly enhance his skills in patient care. He takes pride in the top-notch support he and his Belcara Health team provide their patients every day. He especially enjoys building meaningful relationships with patients and looks forward to assisting them with their medical and cosmetic needs. As the Lead Dermatology Medical Assistant, it’s Mark’s goal to make all appointments run smoothly while supporting the physicians as they provide outstanding personalized care for each patient.
Victoria Watts, Medical Assistant in Dermatology
Victoria’s goal at Belcara Health is to make sure every patient feels comfortable and confident about the care they receive at Belcara Health. Victoria joined the Belcara Health team as a Medical Assistant in Dermatology after working as an Ophthalmic Technician. Since then, she has grown tremendously in this specialty and feels fortunate to be more versatile within multiple departments and fosters a passion for both. What she enjoys most about her work is getting to know her patients and she looks forward to seeing them when they return.
Shanna Ruppert, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant
Shanna has been an Ophthalmic Medical Assistant for over 15 years and has worked closely with Dr. Adler for the past 10 years. Shanna and Dr. Adler joined the Belcara Health team together 4 years ago, and they LOVE it here. She performs patients’ initial eye examinations and ophthalmic testing (visual acuity, pupil assessment, fundus photography, eye pressure, visual fields, and so much more). Being a Medical Assistant provides Shanna the opportunity to interact with new and interesting people every day and establish a close relationship with them as she coordinates their care.
Julia York | Medical Assistant & Preoperative Coordinator
Julia is the liaison between our patients, doctors, and nurses. Her focus is to facilitate clear communication and understanding between all parties as a procedure is planned. She joined Belcara with extensive knowledge and experience in the medical field, with a special interest in aesthetics and dermatology. She’s a certified surgical and medical assistant as well as a medical aesthetician. Julia takes pride in her calming disposition, and she’s always willing to help when needed.
Jessica Hudgins | Patient Advisor
Jessica has been a member of the Belcara team since 2007. She helps patients by serving as their personal contact from start to finish, guiding them through their consultation and surgery scheduling process. Jessica thinks the best part of her job is sharing the excitement of our patients and watching them realize their dreams. Jessica is always happy to discuss her own personal experience with plastic surgery, too. Outside of the office, she spends lots of time outside with her husband and son.
Martha Kokosinski | Patient Advisor
Martha joined Belcara Health in 2009 and loves every opportunity to help patients and answer their questions. She finds the patient advisor role particularly rewarding because she shares each patient’s excitement, watching them improve their appearance, self-confidence, and quality of life. She loves to build and maintain a relationship with each person she encounters. Martha truly believes in the people and the mission of Belcara Health, and she brings that enthusiasm to work every day.
Alana Glover | Patient Care Coordinator
Alana joined us at Belcara in 2015. She’s the primary contact for our patients and also helps to navigate the financing process, making their hopes of improving their health and wellness an affordable reality. Her favorite part of the job is building relationships with each patient and seeing their incredible results. She feels fortunate to be associated with a well-established practice like Belcara.
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