Our Dedicated Team

Lisa Hutton, Office Manager

Lisa is very experienced in the medical field. She went to school at Santa Rosa Junior College after high school and worked for a General Surgeon before moving back to Lake County and starting for Dr. Dhanda in 1991. She and her family relocated in 1993 for eight years where she was office manager for an Eye Plastic Surgeon. After having twins, they decided to move back home to Lake County to raise their three children. Lisa helps her husband with his water well drilling business and works full time as Dr. Dhanda’s office manager and surgery scheduler.

Carol Stahr, LVN

Carol Stahr is a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Specialty Care & Surgery Center. She has worked with Dr. Dhanda since June 2004. Carol is married and mother to 5 children. Carol volunteers her time with Worldwide Healing Hands and has been on several medical missions.

Emily Milano, R.N

Emily Milano, R.N. earned her degree in Nursing 2008 from Mendocino College. She is currently employed at Sutter Lakeside Hospital Medical Surgical Unit. Her role at Specialty Care and Surgery Center is as your professional specialist in VPL (varied pulsed light) consultation and treatment. You will first meet with her in a private session to discuss your area of concerns. Emily will provide you with an honest assessment and plan. Removal of unwanted hair, unsightly veins and age spots or birth marks are her areas of expertise. The number of treatment visits depends on your goals. She takes great pleasure in the artistic aspect of this work and enjoys working other staff members in the office to provide you with the best collaborative outcome available.

Dorey Pendleton, Licensed Esthetician

Dorey Pendleton is a licensed Esthetician. After a 27 year banking career, Dorey attended Esthetic’s school and received her license in February 2007. “It has been a passion of mine for many years to teach women about good skin care, give them self confidence and make them feel better about themselves. I accomplish this by discussing their skin care concerns, and any goals they may have.” Dorey creates a personalized treatment plan for each client. She strives to make every women feel special and pampered. Along with skin care treatments, she provides professional make-up application, eyelash extensions, hair removal and spray tanning.

Sally Fistler, Licensed Esthetician

Sally has worked with Dr. Dhanda since 2001. She started as a receptionist and worked her way to office manager in 2005. In 2009, she took a leave of absence for her family, returning in 2010 as our Spa Coordinator.

Ms. Fistler became a licensed Esthetician in 2010 and is currently working on prerequisites for Registered Nursing to further her career as a skincare professional. She is currently seeing clients at the Bali Spa every other Saturday to provide gentle, relaxing facials while implementing customized clinical treatments to achieve their skincare goals.

Stephanie Conklin

Stephanie Conklin, M.A. joined the team in 2015 after being a stay-at-home mom for 18 months. She was previously employed at Sutter Lakeside for 7 years, went back to school and completed the LVN program in 2014 and has been cross-trained to help with patient care and the front desk. Stephanie also has her driving instructor license and helps her husband with his driving school business on the side. When the opportunity is there, she enjoys volunteering for Worldwide Healing Hands.

Annie Wilds, Medical Assistant

After working as a Certified Nursing Assistant, she realized her passion for end-of life care and working in the medical field. Her desire is to further her career and education in the areas of hospice and palliative care.

"It feels so wonderful to have a doctor and her entire staff treat me with such genuine care and concern."

-- Sharon L.