Meet Our Staff
Certified Surgical Technologist/Surgical Coordinator
I have been assisting Dr. Placik in surgery since 2001. The best part of my job is assisting Dr. Placik in surgery and learning from him. I, myself, recently had surgery with Dr. Placik, the most difficult part was getting it scheduled (ha ha) since Dr. Placik is an amazing technician. I live with my husband and our two children. My favorite foods are Oriental (of course), Mexican, and Italian (no pizza, please). I like reading books by Nicholas Sparks (I’m a sucker for romance). I have the most fun spending time with my family, friends and traveling. I relax by spending a day at the spa, and watching sunsets. My favorite musician is Gary Valenciano.
I met Dr. Placik as a patient before working here. I have been working for Dr. Placik since 2008 and the best part of my job is working with a phenomenal team! I live with my husband and our two children. My favorite food is Middle Eastern Cuisine. I relax by going for massages. I love spending time with my family and taking vacations.
Practice R.N. B.S.N.
I met Dr. Placik when I was 22 years young ( 23 years ago). I was very new and very green. Dr. Placik was the Resident ( Northwestern Medical School) on the medical/surgical unit I worked on. I worked the night shift. Dr. Placik was one of the favorite Residents of the nurses. He was always NICE, even though I paged him often. He explained things without raising his voice or “hanging up” on me (yes, Residents hung up on us; they didn’t get much sleep). This was before there were mandatory labor law restrictions and Residents worked 24/7. Dr. Placik was patient and enjoyed educating us. Over the next few years, I moved around to different units of the hospital. I often saw Dr. Placik taking care of different patients. Several years later, I needed a plastic surgeon for my third child and I sought the expertise of Dr. Placik. He took amazing care of one of my most precious commodities. I eagerly joined his practice ten years ago. I am the oldest here, so, of course I’ve had procedures performed by Dr. Placik. I’m happy to “Show and Tell.” Life is busy with my husband and our three teenagers (need I say more??). My favorite foods are margaritas, chocolate martini’s, and a nice steak. I relax by going out with friends for margaritas and chocolate martinis. I enjoy most music, love reading novels, and am a huge movie buff.
I have been an employee of Dr. Placik’s since 2007. I was a patient of his first, and was hired about 6 months after I had surgery. It was a great experience. The best part of my job is seeing “HAPPY PEOPLE.” It’s the greatest feeling seeing how happy people are when they see their results after surgery. I live with my husband, and our three children. My favorite food is Oriental/Thai. I relax by doing Pilates, drinking wine, and reading Danielle Steele books (not all at the same time). I have the most fun when I go out with my husband and I really enjoy watching my boys playing soccer and my daughter playing the violin.
Surgical Room Assistant
I have been working for Dr. Placik since 2010. The most exciting part of my job is circulating in the Operating Room and watching patients leave happy! I love working with such great people! They are the most caring, friendly, patient people I've worked with. We are like a little family here. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I relax by shopping, going to the gym and watching LIFETIME movies. Love the Lifetime Movie Network even though my boyfriend hates it!
I have been working with Dr. Placik since 2011. I love interacting with the patients and seeing the happiness that Dr. Placik brings to them. Everyone in the office is very friendly and I enjoy coming to work every day. On my free time I enjoy kickboxing and spending time with friends and family. I love to cook and the occasional glass of wine. My favorite food is Mexican, spicier the better! On the weekends I’m often Downtown enjoying Chicago. I love to travel and see the world.