BOTOX AND JUVEDERM
DERMAL FILLERS. SPECIALIZING
IN BEAUTY AND ANTI-AGING.

LMG Cosmetics will be offering

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LMG COSMETICS AT LACKAWANNA MEDICAL GROUP

Offers non-surgical cosmetic injectable procedures with Botox and Juvederm to achieve a flawless, beautiful look!

Amanda Maria Grippo, MSN, CRNP

BIOGRAPHY

Place of work:
Lackawanna Medical Group PC
Area of expertise:
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Office-based Non-surgical cosmetic procedures – Botox and Dermal Fillers
Experience in the healthcare field:
I graduated from Wilkes University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008. I started my career as a Registered Nurse working in orthopedics and medical–surgical nursing at Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton. I worked as a floor nurse at Moses Taylor Hospital and was subsequently promoted to Charge Nurse. While employed as a Registered Nurse, I enrolled at the University of Scranton in 2009 and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing and became a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP).  As a CRNP, I have been specializing in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine at Lackawanna Medical Group seeing office-based patients, as well as GI patients at Geisinger-Community Medical Center (GCMC). Approximately two years into my career as a CRNP, I decided to begin training in the field of non-surgical cosmetic procedures. I received training for cosmetic injectables, and started administering Botox treatment as well as dermal filler injections with Juvederm products.
What prompted you to follow your career path as a nurse practitioner?
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to work in the medical field.Someone in my family, who I am extremely close to, had significant medical problems and I remember visiting her at Hershey Medical Center. Walking through the halls at Hershey Medical Center and seeing all of the medical staff care for my family member with such extraordinary care and compassion is what prompted my ambition to get into the field of medicine. I knew nursing was the perfect field for me because of my compassion, kindheartedness, and patience.

While working as a Registered Nurse, I knew I wanted to continue my education by becoming a Nurse Practitioner.  As I absolutely love providing care for patients, becoming a Nurse Practitioner was very important to me.As a Nurse Practitioner, I would have more of an independent role with the care of my patients as it would allow me to collaborate with physicians and other providers, as well as being respected for my knowledge and contributions. Becoming a Nurse Practitioner has allowed me to utilize my skills in a more profound way and has also granted me significant autonomy to care for patients.
I knew I wanted to embark on a new journey with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures because I absolutely love skin care, make up, and fashion, as well as medicine, of course! Working with Botox and dermal fillers allows me to combine medicine with my passion for skin care and beauty. I am constantly educating myself on new skin care remedies, and ways of keeping one’s appearance looking youthful, natural and beautiful. I am passionate about my new venture and the patients I have acquired with cosmetic injectables. I feel as though this is my calling!

How do you try to create a great patient care experience?
As a Nurse Practitioner with my Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine patients, I never forget my compassion, kindness, skillfulness and attentiveness with which I started as a Registered Nurse. I put my heart and soul into my job and I pride myself on the patient experience that I provide by ensuring that every patient will experience my full potential of skills, professionalism, and knowledge.

The experience that I provide for my cosmetic injectable patients is guaranteeing that they are treated like VIP clients! My staff and I have worked very hard to ensure that when patients come to our office, they are treated with warmth, friendliness, and respect. The atmosphere is comfortable, relaxing, and promotes wellness.  I gain each and every one of my patients’ trust by assuring them that they will always look like themselves, only a younger, more refreshed version. I am very conservative with my injections and I pride myself on my tremendous aesthetic eye.  I also assure my patients that they can call me directly at any time if they have questions or concerns. I have worked extremely hard to make LMG Cosmetics a success and I will continue to work hard on a daily basis to ensure its future success. This has been such a rewarding experience for me and I could not have done it without the support of my patients.

Most rewarding part of the job?
While working with cosmetic injectables, the most rewarding part has been high patient satisfaction.  When my clients tell me they are extremely satisfied with their results and they have never looked better – I know I have made a difference in their lives in terms of enhancing their confidence and self-esteem.My patients’ happiness with their treatment is my greatest reward.I put an immense amount of effort into ensuring that my patients love their results, as well as making them look beautiful.
Advice for aspiring nurse practitioners:
Always strive to achieve your highest goals and never give up. Aim for success and make your dreams a reality. A wise family member once told me, “If you love your job, you will never work a day in your life.”
Health tip:
Always drink plenty of water! Your skin and body will love you for it!
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