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RI Skin Doc Lorraine Tate

Lorraine Tate

Chief Financial Officer

Lorraine hails from the South side of Chicago where she completed her business studies at Catherine's Business Institute. After graduating high school, she began her career in international banking. She later switched careers to transcribing dictation and time billing at a large law firm in the downtown area, her interest for court reporting was peaked - she then decided to transition to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where she received her associate's degree in business.

In 1987, Lorraine was asked to put her business skills to work and assist in the startup of a dermatology practice in Rhode Island - she accepted. In RI, she continued her education to include Computer Programming at CCRI and Third Party Billing at Johnson & Wales University.

Her love of beautiful sunrises and sunsets take her to Jamaica quite often. She also enjoys the sport of bowling.

RI Skin Doc Amanda Carnavale

Amanda Carnavale

Medical Assistant

A graduate of MTTI in Seekonk, MA, Amanda has served as Dr. Frankel’s personal medical assistant since 2008. Through her work with patients over that time, she has come to an understanding of the strong connection between personal appearance and how we feel about ourselves. She works hard to make patients feel comfortable and takes great pride in the work we do that so often lifts a person’s confidence and self-esteem. A wife and mother of two beautiful young girls, she is as dedicated and positive at home as she is in the workplace, “enjoying life and making the best of what comes with it.”

RI Skin Doc Madonna Hockhausen

Madonna Hockhausen


Madonna, a highly-experienced registered nurse, fills an important and essential role in our practice assisting our patients with pharmaceutical prior authorizations. She is the go-to person in our office for all of your prescription questions, concerns or issues and is always ready to assist. A graduate of CCRI, she enjoys tennis, baseball, movies, scrapbooking and spending time with her 3 cats and 11 nieces and nephews.

RI Skin Doc Alla Kapustin

Alla Kapustin

Medical Billing Specialist

Since 2011, Alla has been an invaluable asset to our billing department. She received her Associate’s Degree from CCRI before moving on to earn her certificate as a Medical Billing Specialist from the Stratford Career Institute. She works in direct contact with patients entering, confirming and submitting their claims to the appropriate insurance carriers for services performed in our office.

She is quick to assert that the positive working environment and the friendly and helpful culture nurtured in the office is major contributing factor to our high patient satisfaction rating.

RI Skin Doc Jason DeCesare

Jason DeCesare

Client Services

From his position in our call center, Jason provides a number of valuable services for patients and staff - answering patients’ questions, properly directing calls, communicating with referring physicians, and finding the perfect scheduling fit between patient and staff. He enjoys the pace and energy of our office and complements it with his positive attitude. Jason attended Wheaton College and RIC, where he worked on his Veterinary major. He loves cooking and gardening, as well as playing and coaching sports of all kinds.