Our Heart and Vein Specialists
Ezio is our practice manager. He comes with over 20 years’ experience in managing companies. Among his roles were Business Segment Leader for Owens Corning, Production manager for SRI surgical express, Director and General manager of EVS for Sierra Vista Hospital in the Central Coast, Manteca Hospital and St. Joseph’s hospital in the Central Valley, and Clinic Manager at Pain Management Specialist in Atascadero. He was also a consultant for the largest laundry in the west coast, processing over 75 million pounds of laundry per year for different medical facilities and hospitals. At Premier Heart and Vein Care he is our Practice Manager handling all of the day to day operations of the practice. He is certified as an IS 9001 internal auditor, FDA auditor, Environmental health and safety manager, Ergonomics specialist as well as certified in train the trainer and Accelerated training courses. He is also a certified OSHA trainer for the OSHA 500 and 501 courses. Ezio is proficient in Spanish as well as English and served as an interpreter in more than 200 depositions and court cases in medical, legal and civil claims.
Randy is the Insurance/Billing Coordinator for Premier Heart and Vein Care. He has over 18 years of experience in medical billing, collections, insurance authorization and customer service. The majority of his medical billing experience came from working at three hospices in Phoenix, Arizona. Since moving to the Central Coast he has expanded his medical billing knowledge to include nursing home billing, gastroenterology and now cardiac and vascular medicine. His main focus is to verify that the procedures ordered are covered and authorized before our patients arrive at the office because nobody wants a surprise when they receive a letter from their insurance plan.
Jamie Bueno is a Certified Medical Assistant at Premier Heart and Vein Care. She attended San Joaquin Valley College in Atascadero CA. She is skilled in rooming patients, taking vitals, and assisting in clinical procedures. She is committed to helping patients and providing outstanding service while being in the office.
Tana Wilkinson is our Vascular Ultrasound Technologist from Salinas, Ca. She graduated from CCSCE in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography focused on vascular and ultrasound guided procedures. She performs all of our ultrasound studies and assists Dr Stevens in all procedures. Tana is multi-faceted and focused on patient care. Her customer service skills are second to none as she really cares about patient care and sees each patient as an individual. She assists in radiofrequency ablations, Varithena procedures as well as ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy. She is driven to get the patients the best result possible.
Annamarie Gonzales is the front desk coordinator at Premier Heart and Vein Care. She happily greets patients as they walk into our office and checks them in for their appointments. She also answers and directs our multiple phone line system. Her main focus is to provide over-satisfactory patient care, to accommodate the patients schedule and to maintain productivity at PHVC. Annamarie has a background in management from a pharmaceutical home medical equipment company located on the Central Coast, pairing with excellent customer service and extensive knowledge on ever-changing insurance requirements and guidelines. She is currently enrolled at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria working towards her associates’ degree in psychology. Annamarie is always eager to help.