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Ora Herrera - Patient Coordinator

Ora Herrera Patient Coordinator

Ora Herrera has had the pleasure to work with world renowned doctors in the field of esthetic medicine (dermatology/plastics) and recently on the bariatric scope of medicine as a Patient Care Coordinator for over ten years. Ora, finds great pleasure in assisting and aiding patients with the challenging task of educating them and helping them make an informed decision when choosing a medical procedure.

Currently, as a Patient Care Coordinator for Obesity Control Center and The Ariel Center, Ora has the opportunity to guide patients in making an informed decision when choosing one of the surgery weight loss options the center and Dr. Ariel Ortiz has to offer. She also finds great pleasure in helping patients that have been through a large amount of weight loss, feel at ease and comforted when confronted with the daunting task of finding the best surgical cosmetic option that fit their needs.

Ora, as well as our other Patient Care Coordinators, act as a liaison between the patients contacting Obesity Control Center and the various departments. This helps make the patients experience with us a smooth and pleasant one when scheduling a surgery. 

Ora’s experience in patient care is varied, as her last position as a Medical Aesthetic/Patient Liaison Provider with Dr. Zein Obagi’s, Obagi Skin Health Institute in Beverly Hills, CA., involved working closely with patients to help develop and maintain long term relationships with the clinic through patient education/care. She also had the privilege to assist in several large scale educational seminars with Dr. Obagi and worked closely with the Marketing Director on the clinic’s social media side. Ora also enjoyed providing patients with skincare services as a licensed State of California Medical Esthetician.

She has also had the pleasure to work as a Patient Care Coordinator and assistant to now retired, Dr. Leonard Glass in San Diego, CA. Dr. Glass worked in the Field of Cosmetic Surgery for over 40 years and was a Surgical Professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. This position gave Ora her first taste in medicine, where she was able to see, first hand, the very useful support a Patient Care Coordinator can provide patients. 

She truly hopes to continue in the field of medicine, as a supportive staff member for years to come, as she finds it to be an extremely invigorating and rewarding job.

Ora's Testimony:

"Whether you are struggling to loose 20 pounds or 120 pounds, it is still a STRUGGLE! Obesity Control Center truly was a blessing for me. They offer several options for weight management, and for me, the best option was the Obalon Stomagic gastric balloon program. 

This process involved the placement of a 3 month gastric balloon that limited the amount of food I was able to eat, HOWEVER, the real MVP was the Vitaleph Nutritional system that OCC places all of their patients under. It is a program that was designed and supervised with the help of OCC's nutritionist. At the time of being placed on the program, I needed to loose approximately 30 pounds to be at a healthy BMI, and this system was the ONLY thing that worked for me!
I continue to use and benefit tremendously from the Vitaleph protein supplements, and don't think I will ever stop using them! They provide the right amount of protein, without the fillers and chemicals other products on the market have, and it truly shows! You are satisfied and not hungry or craving junk food, and has assisted me in my weight management!" 
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