Meet the Staff
Adriana Mendez – Front Desk Specialist/Insurance Specialist
Adriana has been part of our team since April 2018 with over 6 years of experience in the medical field. Being the first friendly face you see when you walk into our practice, Adriana creates a warm and welcoming environment. She is also whom you will speak with regarding your insurance benefits, inform you of any fees that will be collected and go over surgery authorization information. Originally from Colombia, Adriana enjoys spending time with her husband and her two beautiful children. She loves music and good food. She likes to travel and learn all about different cultures.
Angela Dam – Patient Care Coordinator
Angela joined the practice in September of 2019. She has over 6 years’ experience in plastic surgery and aesthetics and over 8 years’ in the medical field. She is here to assist coordinator your treatment plan and help guide you through your journey with Dr. Payne. After your consultation, Angela will go over your surgical plan, answer any questions you may have left after your consultation and go over all financial options and pricing. Angela moved here to Houston in 2015 with her husband and Frenchie, Scooter. She enjoys trying the newest restaurants around town, and movie nights in with her husband. She is an avid world traveler and enjoys traveling to new places to soak in the culture.
Sonia Ruiz – Clinical Manager of the practice.
She has been with the practice since April 2014. She is passionate about ensuring our patients receive the best care possible. She strives to ensure our patients feel comfortable and confident in the care they are receiving with Dr. Payne. Sonia works tirelessly to ensure our patients and staff members are taken care of. Sonia has a Master’s from Houston Baptist University and is a certified medical assistant from College of Health Care Professions. During her free time, Sonia enjoys writing, crafts and listening to music.