Palm Beach Fertility Center Staff
Compassionate Assistance for Growing Families
At our clinic, we only employ caring individuals who are truly dedicated
to helping couples and individuals throughout South Florida. Our commitment
to your family shows in almost everything we do. From being fully trained
in the latest technologies to taking the time to understand your situation
and create an infertility plan that is best for your family, to helping
all patients in a caring, comfortable environment, our staff is dedicated
to helping you.
Call (888) 819-5177 to
make an appointment with our friendly staff at Palm Beach Fertility Center today.
Irina Livschutz, BSN, RNC - Clinical Nurse Manager & IVF Nurse Coordinator
Irina has a Bachelor's Degree of Nursing Science from DePaul University
and an Associates Degree of Business from Loyola University. In 1986,
she assisted with the development of one of the first In Vitro Programs
in Chicago Metropolitan area as well as the country. In 1989, she participated
in the First Study Pilot Nationwide Certification for nurses specializing
in Fertility and Reproductive Endocrinology.
Irina is Past President of Infertility Nurse Association of South Florida
and is currently on the Advisory Nursing Board for several pharmacies
and pharmaceutical companies specializing in fertility. Irina makes presentations
and conducts round table discussions at the Annual Nursing Fertility Meetings.
In 1999, Irina joined the Palm Beach Fertility Center.
She coordinates IVF cycles and ensures each cycle is optimized for pregnancy.
Irina is also a Reiki Master and Energy Treatment healer. Together with
Dr. Denker, Irina strives to maintain our reputation as the best and the
most patient-friendly program in Florida.
Eliza Roberts - Practice Manager
As the Practice Manager, Eliza has been contributing to the success of
The Palm Beach Fertility Center since 2007. In addition to her role as
Practice Manager, she is a Certified Medical Assistant and maintains her
knowledge by attending Fertility conferences throughout the year. She
works closely with Dr. Mark Denker to ensure patients receive the highest
level of care.
She is your "go to" person who "makes it happen." Eliza recognizes that financial considerations are very important to our
patients. Understanding insurance benefits and obtaining the necessary
referrals or authorizations can be cumbersome, confusing and frustrating.
At the Palm Beach Fertility Center she is available to explain the costs
of fertility treatment. Eliza's goal is to make infertility treatment
as stress-free as possible and to provide compassionate support to our patients.
Kari Caswell - Medical Assistant
Kari graduated from Keiser University of West Palm Beach with an Associates
Degree in Medical Assisting. She was introduced to Dr. Mark Denker and
The Palm Beach Fertility Center through her externship with Keiser University.
Due to Kari’s work ethics and outgoing personality we decided to
make her a permanent part of our team.
Kari is responsible for assisting Dr. Denker during exams and procedures
as well as medication injection teaching and phlebotomy. In addition,
she works closely with our patients to help them with the emotional highs
and lows of infertility. Kari is a mother of two and wants to help others
experience the joy of having a family of their own.
Tara Mears - Health Coach
Tara and her husband, Brad are Certified Health Coaches and proud parents
of three wonderful children. They decided to become health coaches to
fulfill their passion for working with individuals to improve their health
and build vibrant families.
Brad and Tara received their training at Integrative Nutrition in New York
City. They are certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners
and have obtained Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State
University of New York.
Brad and Tara lead workshops on nutrition and offer individual health and
nutrition coaching to Palm Beach Fertility Center patients and families.
Dr. Lisa K. Perdue - Acupuncturist
Dr. Lisa K. Perdue is a Japanese-American Acupuncture Physician board certified
by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental
Medicine. She seeks to integrate the branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Medical Qigong and other healing modalities, alongside each patient's
conventional western medical treatments, assisting them in reaching their
highest potential for optimal health.
In addition to her board certification as an acupuncture physician, Dr.
Perdue is also certified as a Medical Qigong Therapist, following the
curriculum of the International Institute of Medical Qigong, and a Master
Energy Facilitator. She is a Certified Qigong Instructor & Advanced
Food Healing Practitioner with Supreme Science Qigong and Certified Qigong
Instructor with Grand Master Zhou Ting-Jue. Dr. Perdue began her training
in qigong with Dr. Huo learning the art of Qigong Needling Techniques
in 2001. Since then, she has trained extensively in Qigong with Grand
Master Sunyata Saraswati, Jeff Primack, Grand Master Zhou Ting-Jue, and
Medical Qigong with Dr. Isaac Goren.
Blanca I. Duque, B.A.
With more than 16 years of laboratory experience, Blanca work as an embryologist
/ andrologist in our fertility clinic, joining the practice eight years
ago. Passionate about learning, Blanca completed a fellowship in Endocrinology
and Techniques of Assisted Reproduction in Valencia, Spain.
She is proficient in all aspects of embryology, including:
- Assisted hatching
- Embryo biopsy and fixation for PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis)
- Embryo and oocyte freezing and thawing
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
- Semen analysis and freezing
- Preparation of sperm for IUI, TESA and MESA
Certified as a medical technologist with the American Association of Bioanalysts
(MT AAB), Blanca is also a technologist supervisor with the American Board
of Bioanalysts (TS ABB). She is licensed in Florida as a laboratory supervisor
and holds a membership in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
(ASRM). Blanca has contributed to medical publications in Colombia, Spain
Fluent in English and Spanish, Blanca enjoys reading, swimming, and spending
time with her husband. She is also a Reiki Master and Energy Healer.
Angela Maple - Patient and Physician Liaison
Angela started working with Dr. Mark Denker and the team at the Palm Beach
Fertility Center 3 years ago. She is a Patient Liaison and the Physicians
Outreach Program Manager. As a Patient Liaison she connects with each
patient during their transition from Dr. Denker's care to the care
of an OB/GYN physician.
Angela's role encompasses reaching out to the OB/GYN physicians and
their staff. She coordinates Educational Seminars, Staff Luncheons, and
Physician Dinners. When Angela visits OB/GYN offices she provides educational
information to ensure excellent medical communication and care. Angela
spreads the word about all the great things happening at the Palm Beach
Fertility Center through social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and
on our website. Angela is very family oriented. She is married and has
two sons. She is the 12th child in a family of 13. Angela loves working
with Dr. Denker and the team because "Dr. Denker creates a family
culture. I'm part of a family that works together to do everything
possible to help other families give birth to their dreams".