DR. RICHARD KOFFLER

Board Certified Physiatrist

 

​Upon completing his residencies, Dr. Koffler came to the realization that most, if not all, disease states are a consequence of what has been brewing underneath, are multifactorial and outside of trauma most of what ails us start in the emotional state (i.e. how you handle and perceive life). You are what you think and you are what you eat. Therefore, Dr. Koffler began to look at the importance of diet, exercise and mental status on overall well-being. It is his philosophy that to be a caring physician, you must see the patient as an individual, empathize with them and treat them as a whole.

 

Dr. Koffler tries to integrate Western as well as alternative / complementary approaches to whole health through the appropriate balance of nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture for the purpose of addressing issues such as stress, fatigue, anti-aging, musculoskeletal and nerve related problems. 

 

He treats patients the way he would like to be treated. What ails one person may not have the same root cause as someone else although his or her symptoms may appear similar. That is the primary reason Dr. Koffler spends the time getting to know the concerns and issues a patient may have. The current allopathic medical model tends to pigeonhole symptoms into a diagnosis that is convenient and then forces it to fit into the insurance model of one-diagnosis fits all with a generic pill or two to fix it. Contrary to that model, Dr. Koffler will listen to the patient, ask the pertinent questions and educate them on their condition. He then will create a health plan with the patient that educates and empowers. When necessary, he will work with other quality, alternative as well as conventional practitioners that he can trust to make sure the patient receives what they need in order to heal.

 

Dr. Koffler wants patients to see him as a resource in empowering them to obtain and maintain optimal health. This is why he is continually furthering his education in Nutrition, Age Management Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Mind-Body Wellness.

 

(Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

​​​​Certified Acupuncturist 

1993, Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine 

1993-1994 Internship in Internal Medicine

Roosevelt Hospital, NYC 

1994-1997 Residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

NYU Hospital Center, Rusk Institute 

2000 UCLA, Helms Medical Institute,

Acupuncture

 

MICHAEL MASE R.N.

Registered Nurse, Injector, Clinical Educator 

Michael has a degree in mechanical engineering from Roger Williams University, which he received in 2008. Michael worked in the field for two years and then decided to pursue a career in nursing. Michael attended Naugatuck Valley Community College and passed his NCLEX examination in July of 2013. From there Michael spent two years working night shifts supervising a nursing home and working on the oncology floor at Danbury hospital. In January of 2014, Michael attended the aesthetics skin institute and became certified in Botox and dermal fillers. Shortly later that year Michael began working as a nurse injector aa Rejuva Skin and Laser Spa. Then in January 2016, Michael began work at Vivacity Life center in Stamford, CT.  In February 2017, Michael began work as a nurse injector at Revive Beauty and Wellness in Brookfield, Ct. That very same year in October Michael was approached by the MERZ corporation to work as a clinical educator and conduct training on the FDA approved uses of Xeomin, Radiess, and Belotero. Michael traveled all across the east coast conducting training to at least 100 different offices over a year and a half time span. In August of 2018, Michael accepted a full-time position with Merz on an elite twelve member team called the Merz Aesthetic Consultants. Since then Michael has parted ways with Merz to focus strictly on the practice of cosmetic nursing. Currently, Michael is aspiring to complete his Nurse practitioners degree in adult health.

 

JESSICA R. HOLDING R.N.

Bachelors in Nursing- RN, Certified Nurse Injector

 

Jessica received her Bachelor's degree in nursing at Western Connecticut State University in 2015 and is currently a board-certified Registered Nurse in the state of Connecticut. While pursuing her Master's degree at Western Connecticut State University, working towards her NP/APRN license, Jessica works as a critical care RN at Norwalk Hospital, both on their post-critical care and their intensive care units.

 

Jessica has been certified by Aesthetic Medical Educators Training (AMET) who offers specialized aesthetic training to medical professionals in the areas of BOTOX® and Dermal Fillers. This comprehensive aesthetic medical training course provided Jessica with not only the knowledge base of neuromodulators and dermal fillers but also provided her with extensive hands-on training, performing BOTOX® and Dermal Filler procedures immediately. Jessica has also been trained to perform traditional micro-needling with or without platelet-rich plasma as well as micro-needling combined with radiofrequency therapy using Morpheus8 with or without platelet-rich plasma therapy.

 

She is not only passionate about medicine, but also health and beauty. By becoming a certified nurse injector, Jessica was able to combine both of her passions. She stays up to date with new techniques to adapt to her client's ever-evolving needs. Her overall goal is to make her clients feel comfortable in their own skin and leave feeling their very best.

 

TABATHA HARVEY R.N.

Registered Nurse, Injector

Tabatha received her Associate Degree at Naugatuck Valley Community College in 2013 and then moved
on to receive her bachelor’s degree at Western Connecticut State University in 2015. She is a certified
critical care nurse (CCRN) and is a licensed Registered Nurse in both Connecticut and New York. Tabatha
is currently pursuing her master’s degree and is working towards her Nurse Practitioner license at
Western Connecticut State University. Tabatha also works as an R.N. in the Medical and Surgical
Intensive Care Unit at Greenwich Hospital.

 

Tabatha is licensed to perform fibroblast therapy using the Plasma Pen device by Louise Walsh and is also certified in radiofrequency therapy using the Morpheus8. She has also acquired intensive didactic and hands-on training and certification through Empire Medical Training in the areas of Botox, platelet-rich plasma/fibrin therapy, mesotherapy, sclerotherapy, PDO thread lifting and complete facial aesthetics, including micro-needling and medical-grade chemical peels.

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