Dear Patients, As COVID-19 continues to spread, the healthcare system is changing to keep everyone safe. Following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, WHO, Department of Health, our state and federal officials and the American Academy of Dermatology, we are adapting new practice patterns to maintain your care while protecting the health of all of our patients and employees. Below are the steps we will be taking to help flatten the curve. • We will be closing our Middletown office until further notice. • Limiting the hours our Newark location is open. • We are decreasing our schedules to comply with social distancing. • Our practitioners will determine what essential, urgent cases need to remain on the schedule and seen in the office. Patients scheduled for non-essential or elective services will be rescheduled. • We have our clinical teams working diligently to assist patients through telephone and non-contact methods of communication. • Virtual visits (telemedicine) for appointments that video conferencing is appropriate. • Staff members are available via phone Monday thru Friday from 8 am-4 pm to answer your questions and assist you with scheduling. We have implemented more stringent sterility procedures • Only scheduled patients will be allowed into the building, exceptions are patients under the age of 18 or handicap/disabled (only one companion will be allowed to accompany with these exceptions). If someone accompanies you, they will be asked to wait in the car. • Our waiting room will be arranged for social-distancing. • In an effort to limit patients in waiting rooms, after you check in you will be taken to exam room to wait for your provider. • All exam rooms will be thoroughly cleaned with approved disinfectant between each patient. • Discontinued meetings with drug representatives and vendors. • Our clinical teams are working diligently to assist through telephone and non-contact methods of communication. • Telemedicine/Virtual visits for appointments that video conferencing is appropriate. Remember if you are experiencing or have come in contact with someone experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or respiratory issues, have been in contact with anyone that has the Coronavirus, have traveled out of the country in the last 14 days, have been on a cruise ship in the last 14 days or have been hospitalized within the past 30 days, please stay home, we will reschedule your appointment. We are monitoring this situation on a daily basis and will continue to provide updates should there be any changes. We appreciate your patience and the support through this challenging time. Stay safe and healthy!
About Dr. Roussalis
Dr. John L. Roussalis is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who joined Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery after running his own practice in Casper, Wyoming. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine in 2000 from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his general surgery training from Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio and is also board Certified in general surgery. He did his fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Temple University in Philadelphia and became board certified in Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Roussalis was a recipient of the 2004 Medical Society of Greater Akron Research Award. Research projects and presentations ranged from breast reconstruction, minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, wound care, and operative techniques in hand surgery. He was appointed as a clinical instructor in surgery for the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. Dr. Roussalis also found time during his busy education and research to teach and volunteer for various causes. He spent time volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers.
Dr. Roussalis was selected as chief resident during his training in general surgery. During his last year in plastic fellowship he was selected chief fellow and spent time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York City specializing in breast reconstruction for breast cancer. He also worked with several local collegiate and professional sports teams in the Philadelphia area as Temple University is a regional hand center.
Dr. Roussalis is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is skilled at all cosmetic and reconstructive procedure including breast enhancement, liposuction, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers and post bariatric surgery.
He participated in martial arts at Notre Dame and Creighton University, where he received his second degree black belt. He also enjoys tennis, skiing, outdoor activities, reading science fiction, and spending time with family and friends.
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