Mariko, Practice Manager
Mariko is Dr. Creasman's practice manager and life partner. She and Dr. Creasman have been married since 1984, so she knows all one could know about plastic surgery without actually training as a plastic surgeon. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics, Mariko worked successfully in pharmaceutical sales until settling down to start a family in 1989. After Dr. Creasman started his practice in 1991 in San Jose, Mariko joined him to help run his office. Together, they have built the practice with a simple philosophy of following the golden rule.
Known for her patience as well as depth of knowledge, Mariko participates in all front office duties, including surgery scheduling. Her steady guidance allows the doctor to focus his attention on medical care, which he considers a luxury few in his position enjoy.
In her personal life, Mariko is a devoted mother and wife. She loves food and cooking, reading, walking, and navigating a busy family and social life.
Mimi, Patient Care Coordinator
Mimi works as a patient coordinator in our front office. A SF Bay Area native, Mimi has worked in public relations, in a title company, and in other medical offices. She is known as a very upbeat, gregarious, and enthusiastic person who truly enjoys getting to know our patients. Mimi is a consummate multi-tasker and manages our front desk with aplomb.
In her free time, Mimi enjoys running, her dogs and cats, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kim, Patient Care Coordinator
Kim is one of Dr. Creasman’s Patient Care Coordinators. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California and is also a licensed Aesthetician. Kim is often our patients’ first point of contact with the office and is our surgery scheduler. From the time you inquire about scheduling a consultation through your surgery and recovery, Kim’s compassionate and personable nature will help you navigate the process. It is easy for her to understand and empathize with what elective aesthetic surgery patients experience as she was actually our patient before she joined our team!
On a personal note, Kim is a native of the Bay Area. She and her husband and their two sons are avid San Jose Sharks fans.
Ruth, Patient Care Coordinator & Injection Assistant
Ruth works as a patient coordinator and injection assistant. She originally started with us in 1997 and recently returned to us after a short break to concentrate on family.
She is a focused individual who prides herself on a job well done. Her attention to detail helps keep the office organized. Her dry wit keeps the staff smiling and also on their toes.
She is married and the mother of three. She enjoys reading, camping and spending time with her family.
Coral, Injection Assistant
Coral is assistant to Marisha Hallarces, R.N. for patients undergoing injection treatments. Known for her sunny disposition and natural beauty, Coral is a hard-working and personable member of our office team. Patients will meet Coral when they arrive for their injection treatments and she is the person who makes sure they have a comfortable experience by applying their numbing cream.
Coral recently became a mom. She is also busy pursuing a college degree in her off hours.
Paula, Injection Assistant
Paula works as an injection assistant to Marisha, RN. Born and raised in San Jose, Paula is a trained esthetician. She enjoys helping people look better and feel better about themselves. In her role and an injection assistant, Paula prepares the patients for their treatments, assists the nurse, processes payments, and makes appointments.
In her free time, Paula is raising two children. She enjoys kickboxing, singing in her church choir, and spending time with friends and family.