Dr. Adams's talented administrative team members are your personal representatives who will help you schedule your consultation and answer all your questions regarding insurance, local cardiologist followup, travel needs.
Jose F. Lopez
Teresa Kearns oversees the administrative team in Dr. Adams's office to ensure all patient visits go smoothly. She works closely with out-of-state and international patients to coordinate their trip, tests and surgery. Teresa also collaborates with Dr. Adams and his team of surgeons, Nurse Practitioners and nurses to ensure patients feel comfortable with their surgical plan and confident in the team that will be responsible for their outcomes.
Jose F. Lopez
Jose F. Lopez works closely with patients; scheduling appointments, confirming insurance information, and guiding visitors during their consult visits. After you meet with Dr. Adams and his team, Jose will formally schedule your surgery date. He will then walk you to our Scheduling Coordinators who will provide a detailed overview of pre-testing and surgery.
Judith Quinones(Not pictured)
Judith manages the relationship between Dr. Adams's office and your cardiologist. She sends your op-notes, photos from the operating room, ECHO and discharge summary to your cardiologist before your follow-up visit. This ensures your doctor will be able to properly evaluate your progress. Judith also works with the rest of the team to schedule consultation appointments.
Marie Badagliacca recently joined our team and is the first staff member that most patients speak with when calling Dr. Adams's office. Marie schedules consults, connects patients with representatives throughout the office as well as making sure all medical forms that are faxed and mailed are properly attached to your chart.
Elsie Rivera greets patients at the front desk in the morning. On Wednesdays, Elsie supports our team of physicians and NP’s as they conduct follow-up visits with our post-surgery patients. She escorts patients to consult rooms and through any tests required.
Leemor Selitto supports Dr. Adams’s in his administrative duties at the hospital which include filing forms with the state and processing paperwork. She also works with Dr. Adams’s team to coordinate and prepare for his academic endeavors which include speaking at conferences throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Flo Kelemen(Not pictured)
Flo Kelemen manages marketing for Dr. Adams and the Mitral Foundation. Many post-surgery patients send updates and photos to Flo so she can post them on our Patient Stories page. Flo also makes updates to our website, coordinates special events and works with vendors and designers to create all marketing materials for the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery.