Scheduling your Consultation at the Parker Center in Paramus, New Jersey
With your first phone call to the Parker Center, you will be introduced to one of our Patient Care Coordinators. She will facilitate your consultation with Dr. Parker and arrange a convenient time that fits with your schedule. The office is open Monday through Friday, with consultations being held on Monday and Thursday.
After arranging your appointment, our Patient Coordinator will send you helpful information about the procedure you are seeking. In addition, she will send registration information to save you time when you are here. We ask that you bring your completed registration forms to our office the day of your consultation.
“Upon entering the Parker Center for my initial consultation, I immediately felt comfortable and confident…Their attention to detail, compassionate disposition, and thorough instruction provided an excellent experience. I am beyond pleased with my results.”– Rhinoplasty Patient
What to Expect at Your Consultation
As you enter the Parker Center, you will be greeted by one of our friendly receptionists. Plan to spend between 45 minutes to one hour in our office—we believe in fully educating our patients about the surgery they are considering.
Meeting our Nurse Coordinator
First you will meet Angela, our Nurse Coordinator. She will be your primary contact person throughout your surgical journey here at the Parker Center, coordinating all of your care from beginning to completion of your recovery. Angela is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years experience, 17 of them working with Dr. Parker.
Your Personal Consultation with Dr. Parker
Angela will bring you into an examination room where you will meet with Dr. Parker. After spending a few minutes getting to know you, he will listen to what you would like to change. He will then perform a physical examination to correlate your concerns with your physical findings. Dr. Parker will then discuss options for treatment including a detailed description of the surgical procedure you are considering. He will also discuss with you important concerns to him, such as our Rapid Recovery Program and the Culture of Safety we observe here at the Parker Center and in Surgiplex, our onsite fully certified ambulatory surgical facility designed by Dr. Parker.
Photos & Imaging
After meeting with Dr. Parker, Angela will escort you into our Photo Room to meet with our expert photo imager Liz. She will first take color digital photos of you. Liz is an expert in Computer Imaging and will make changes to your pictures, under the direction of Dr. Parker, to give you an idea what you will look like after surgery. These images help you visualize Dr. Parker’s treatment plan and serve as a great communication tool.
Breast Implant Sizing & Shaping
Our breast enhancement patients receive a personal Sizing & Shaping Session. This will allow you to “try on” your new look and help determine what you will look like after breast augmentation surgery.
Wrapping Up with Our Patient Coordinator
At the end of your consult, you will meet with our Patient Coordinator. She will go over plastic surgery costs with you and provide you with a written fee proposal, including the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiologist’s fee and surgical facility fee. She will also tell you about your payment & financing options, if you wish.
If you are ready to pick a date for your procedure, our Patient Coordinator will review our surgical schedule with you to coordinate a date. She will arrange your preoperative education session, a meeting where you’ll learn what to do in preparation for surgery and what to expect afterwards.
Touring Our Facility
Before leaving, we encourage you to tour our entire facility. Visit Surgiplex and our onsite medical spa. You will see why the Parker Center is unique and elegant yet comfortable. In fact, we love to pamper our patients here at the Parker Center
Planning on Comparing us with Others?
We understand that you may wish to compare us with other providers. It is important to feel comfortable with a plastic surgeon and their staff before having a procedure. We offer this checklist to help you more easily compare the qualifications of the facility, surgeon, staff, and services of any providers you may interview.