The holidays are historically a time for charity and reflection. At Jefferson we have built a reputation off of our humanitarian work that has driven all of our doctors lives since youth. Our doctors have crossed the globe providing medical services for decades. Charity for us has always been a labor of love and passion. Our life of service has been lived out through a simple principle; do good, feel good.
We understand and deeply believe that feeling beautiful is both inside and out. A whole life isn’t just about external beauty, but the beauty that comes from making a tangible difference in the world and during the holidays it’s important to remember how much giving back benefits you as well.
We love coming to work everyday, and feel privileged to get to do what we are passionate about and that fuels our love to help others when we are not at work.
Picking a plastic surgeon is a big decision, and finding doctors that genuinely want to see you thrive in every way possible can be difficult. That’s why we wanted to take a moment and highlight some of the great work our doctors have done with their lives that help them not only give back, but connect to our clients in a much more human way.
Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger is actively involved in several humanitarian organizations. He is one of five surgeons regularly serving the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute and Surgery Program (C.R.I.S.P.). He travels routinely to Guatemala to treat children with facial deformities. Dr. Heffelfinger continues to travel frequently and donates his time abroad as well as back home.
Dr Howard Krein is actively involved in several humanitarian organizations. His passion lies in helping others who have either congenital or aquired facial defects. Dr. Krein donates his time nationally and internationally, to do surgery and treat those in need. He is one of two surgeons who twice a year spends a week in Belize performing reconstructive surgery on children with facial deformities. These trips are organized by the International Hospital for Children. You can visit http://www.heal-a-child.org/ to see some of the incredible stories of the children Dr. Krien has helped.
Dr. Pribitkin works closely with Domestic violence victims. Over five million women a year are affected by domestic violence in the United States, over one million of those victims require medical treatment. Thirty one percent of women murdered in 1990 were killed by husbands or boyfriends. Seventy-five percent of women who are in an abusive relationship receive battering to their face and head area. Dr. Pribitkin is proud to have served as president of the AAFPRS subcommittee on domestic violence. The AAFPRS national domestic violence project provides free reconstructive surgery to survivors of domestic violence. Advocates and/or survivors call a toll-free number, 1-800-842-4546 to participate in or inquire about this service. Dr. Pribitkin also works overseas agencies to provide specialized medical care to patients who can not receive such care in their home countries.
We love what we do with charities both locally and internationally, and something that has always set our company apart is our attention to our patients for both cosmetic surgeries, follow up care, and the universities we teach at and the hospitals we serve. We are privileged to serve our communities every single day. This holiday season we encourage you to give back in any way possible. At Jefferson we stand by the saying, do good, feel good.
Feel free to visit our humanitarian page to see how you can get involved and if you are in need of any of our services, never hesitate to call.
From our families to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season filled with great health both internally and externally in the new year to come.