Ivanna Fux, PA
12
JUL

COVID-19 Update

Ivanna Fux, PA Joins OCPS!

Ivanna Fux, PA

Drs. Ekstrom and Bunkis both spent this past week enjoying Southern California. Dr. Bunkis had a busy week with patients at Orange County Plastic Surgery and Dr. Ekstrom concentrated on her Money Loves Women company. And both enjoyed nights and weekends together with friends. One particularly enjoyable evening was spent having dinner at Las Brisas in Laguna Beach with our friends, Kent and Kay Haley, followed by a spectacular evening at the Pageant of the Masters. That is such a unique Orange County experience! Nowhere else in the world can you see art come to life in such a delightful fashion. We loved it so much that the following night, we sent our Medical Assistant, Jeneen Formosa, and our PA student, Shelby Phillips, to the performance!

We are delighted to announce that Ivanna Fux, PA has accepted a position at Orange County Plastic Surgery and will be joining us full time on July 19th! Ivanna may be familiar to some of you at Salisbury Plastic Surgery and at Orange County Plastic Surgery as she did elective rotations at both of our practices last year. To know Ivanna is to like her! She will be a truly valuable addition to our staff at OCPS! Ivanna originally hails from San Diego County. She completed her Master of Physician Assistant studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston and her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Human Biology at Chapman University. She will be participating in all aspects of patient care in our practice, concentrating on pre and postoperative patient care, aesthetic injections, office based laser procedures, microneedling, dermaplaning, chemical peels, hormone replacement therapy and excision of minor skin lesions. Welcome, Ivanna!

COVID wise, the USA is increasingly becoming a country of the haves and have nots, the more educated and the less educated, the well to do and the not so well to do, the eligible young and the older, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated! Studies clearly show that the vaccinated are protected from significant symptoms from a coronavirus infection, but those not vaccinated are become ill at an increasingly alarming rate! COVID infections had a steady downward trajectory the last few months, but have begun to rise in the last few weeks amongst the unvaccinated. Southern California has seen a doubling of its number of weekly COVID cases – definitely a disturbing trend for he unvaccinated portion of the population. Unfortunately, young adults are our biggest barrier to mass immunity. Vaccination rates amongst Americans in their late teens and early 20’s remain shockingly low – and the number of COVID cases, particularly with the new Delta variant, are rampant! This is particularly true amongst youth who are poorly educated and poor. Few in this age group die of the infection, and the “a vaccine could save your life” line of logic does not sink in with this group. Million dollar lotteries and a chance to win a ticket to a favorite sporting event has helped, but not enough to tip the scales towards mass immunity. Do you have a resistant young one in your home? Or know one? Please do your best to convince them to, at the very least out of consideration of others, to go ahead and get vaccinated!

Jeneen and Shelby enjoying an evening at the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.

Jeneen and Shelby enjoying an evening at the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach.

Stay healthy! Stay happy and persevere! Feed the Courage Wolf and starve the Fear Wolf!

The end of the pandemic is almost here! Go conquer another mountain!

Get vaccinated! Enjoy the world - travel!

Be grateful for what you have now and for what is on the horizon - vaccines for everyone.

If you need Dr. Ekstrom or Dr. Bunkis, please call 949-888-9700 or visit our websites at:

www.orangecountyplasticsurgery.com

Or for MA location, call 508-755-4825 or visit
www.salisburyps.com

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