Eric Okamoto, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Eric Okamoto received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and medical degree from U.C.L.A. He is double-board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Ear-Nose-Throat). His plastic surgical practice in Fremont began in 1983 and he is one of the founders for Fremont Plastic Surgery. He is a long-standing, proud Member for the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the two most prestigious organizations for board-certified plastic surgeons. Since Dr. Okamoto has devoted his practice to cosmetic surgery for more than 2 decades, he is an expert on the factors promoting healthy and beautiful skin, making him a very apt Co-Director for Medspa 29. Because you are judged daily by the quality of your skin, Dr. Okamoto has effectively used his wealth of experience as a plastic surgeon to help create a medical skincare spa focused on optimizing your skin health and its appearance.
 
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John A. Romano, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. John A. Romano has been performing cosmetic surgery for over two decades. He has been practicing plastic surgery in Fremont since 1990 and believes that personalized, compassionate care is vital to achieving successful results. Surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, body contouring, facelift, and others require serious consideration and commitment. Dr. Romano is dedicated to ensuring that his patients are extremely well-informed about all aspects of procedures, including benefits, risks, details of recovery, and likely results. Dr. Romano understands that every patient is unique, and has specific needs and goals. He makes listening and communicating with his patients a top priority before undertaking any kind of cosmetic procedure, ensuring each individual has all the information available before making a decision on treatment. Dr. Romano’s philosophy, which can be found throughout his office, is simple: “we are here for you, you are not here for us”. Dr. Romano blends his scientific knowledge with artistic talent to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Before entering private practice, Dr. Romano was a full time Faculty member at the Stanford University Medical Center where he taught plastic surgery residents, receiving several awards while there. Dr. Romano and the rest of the Medspa 29 staff aim to give their patients the most comprehensive and satisfactory care they can find.
 
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Cindy Smith
Office Manager

Cindy is the office manager for Fremont Plastic Surgery and works behind the scenes for Medspa 29 in the finance and marketing departments. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and information systems. Cindy has worked for Dr. Romano for over 16 years and Dr. Okamoto for 6 years.
 
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Bernadette Baskett
Spa Coordinator

Bernadette brings over 15 years experience in the cosmetic industry, with over 6 years management and marketing experience. She has been trained in all the products Medspa 29 carries and is a wealth of information. Her vast knowledge of beauty and her people skills enable her to relate to our medspa client’s needs. She feels it is important to make sure each client’s experience is pleasant from the moment their appointment is booked. In addition, she is involved in the day to day operations of the business and developing relationships within the community.

 
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Becky Stange, R.N.
Nurse Director

Rebecca Stange has been a licensed Registered Nurse in California for 18 years. Prior to being a nurse, she was a certified medical assistant for four years in an obstetrics/gynecology office. Rebecca has been working with Dr.Romano for the last 7 years as an aesthetic nurse using Lasers for hair removal, IPL for photofacials, and injectables such as Botox and continues to work in an acute care hospital as a labor and delivery nurse. Rebecca maintains her clinical skills through classes and on the job training and enjoys working at Medspa29 because it gives her a chance to become more personal with patients.
 
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Dianne Pittman, R.N.
Cosmetic Nurse

Dianne graduated from school as a Certified Operating Room Technician, and then went on to complete her degree as a Registered Nurse from a Des Moines, Iowa college. She worked in the operating room for many years, 19 of which were in the office of Eric Okamoto, M.D., plastic surgeon.

She is experienced in laser hair reduction, Dermal Fillers, Botox Injections, Velasmooth, Skin Photo Rejuvenation with FotoFacial RF, Intense Pulse Light, and Thermage.
 
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Kathy Scanlon, B.S.N., R.N.
Cosmetic Nurse

Kathy received her B.S. Degree in Nursing from Cal State East Bay in Hayward and brings over 19 years of medical experience to Medspa 29.  Originally trained in Newport Beach, CA her responsibilities include Laser Hair Reduction, Botox Injections, Dermal Filler Injections, Velasmooth, and Skin Rejuvenation through FotoFacial RF and IPL.
 
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Karin Reinhart
Medical Assistant

Karin is a life-time Bay Area resident and has been working in the medical field for over 10 years. She is consistently providing quality care to each and every patient at Fremont PlasticSurgery/Medspa 29. Karin’s diverse set of skills and talent comes from providing behind the scenes administrative support to assisting the doctors in their specialties of plastic surgery. Karin has a real passion for her work and contributes to patient care with tender kindness. Karin is a Registered Medical Assistant as well as a Certified ASL Interpreter. She specializes in “smoothing the appearance of cellulite” with Velasmooth. When not working, she enjoys watching her children’s sporting events and spending time with her husband and family.
 
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Cheryl Maldonado
Medical Receptionist

Cheryl has 15 years customer service experience and 6 years experience in a medical office, so she knows what it takes to get the job done efficiently, while making you feel welcome when you walk through Medspa 29’s front door.


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