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Carla – Practice Administrator

I joined the DeFatta team in July 2017. I love the opportunities and challenges that greet me every day; I learn and grow with every single one. The people that I work with are talented and dedicated. It is a great feeling when you walk into work and know everyone’s name and see their smiles. I am excited for the changes and growth yet to happen and providing excellent care to every person who walks through our doors. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, traveling, and spending time with my husband and kids.


Ellen – Billing Specialist

In January of 2015 I joined the DeFatta ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery team as Practice Administrator. It is my joy to not only assist in the day to day operations of the practice, but to also have the opportunity to interact with patients. I have always enjoyed the personal touch of working in a private practice and I feel so blessed to work with an amazing team of physicians and employees. Some of my favorite moments are when laughter floats down the hallway from patients, staff and physicians. In the summer I love to go camping and hiking with family and friends and in the winter it’s all about game playing and quilting!


Lia – Administrative Assistant

I have been with DeFatta ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery since their practice opened April 15, 2014. I joined their team as their Medical Receptionist/Payroll Specialist. In the Fall 2015 as our clinic continued to grow I transitioned into our Business Office department as a Patient Financial Representative. This has been a wonderful and challenging transition and I’m so thankful that I was given this opportunity to grow along with our clinic! I’m so happy to be a part of this wonderful DeFatta Team!

Mary – Coding Specialist

I’ve worked with the DeFatta’s since 2012 and was excited to be part of DeFatta ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery when the doors opened in April of 2014. I feel blessed to be part of such a wonderful team and have enjoyed the challenges that come with a brand new practice. Seeing how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time has been so rewarding! In my spare time I enjoy photography, spending time with my family and friends, and traveling.


Marissa – Medical Receptionist

I graduated from the Administrative Professional program at CVTC in 2016 and began working for the DeFatta’s shortly after. What I love the most about my job is the people I work for and with; it’s very family orientated. I love being busy and going above and beyond for our patients. On my free time I like to spend time with my fiancé, travel, and be surrounded by my friends & family.


Katie – Medical Receptionist

I had the pleasure of joining the DeFatta team in May of 2018. Watching my fellow staff and the doctors deliver such wonderful care to their patients makes me proud to work here. Laughing is my favorite past time and that happens a lot in our office! I look forward to getting to know everyone that comes through the door and hope to help in any way I can.


Kayla – Patient Care Coordinator/ Audio Tech

I joined the Defatta’s in May 2018. What I love most about my job here is not only the patients but the stuff as well. It’s like Family here! We are a fast paced clinic and it keeps us all on our toes. In my free time I like to spend time with my kids, and watch them play sports. Family vacations are my favorite!



Wendi – Allergy Nurse

I have worked as an R.N. for 21 years working in various settings from the Nursing Home to the Medical, Cardiac, and Oncology units at Sacred Heart Hospital. I started working for the DeFatta’s as an Allergy Nurse in 2011. One of the things I enjoy most about my job is getting to work with a variety of patients and being able to do that with a group that is dedicated to providing the best patient care. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and cross stitch.

Amanda – Medical Assistant

I’ve been working with the DeFattas since August 2011. The DeFattas and the staff are dedicated to their work and I am happy to be part of this team. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and 2 kids.



Bridget – Medical Assistant

I joined the DeFatta ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery team in 2015 as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Rima. What I enjoy most about my job is helping patients with their medical care. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and watching my children play baseball, t-ball, and hockey.


Sonja – Medical Assistant

I joined Defatta ENT at the end of December 2017. I moved to Eau Claire from Minnesota back in 2015 and love it here. What I enjoy most about my job is being able to meet a variety of patients and having the ability to help them as well. When I’m not at work I enjoy taking my dog to the dog park and finding trails to walk around Eau Claire. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.



Berta – CT Technician/Surgery Scheduler

I graduated from CVTC in 2003 from the Radiography program. I joined DeFatta ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery in December 2014 as a CT Tech and also took on the role of surgery scheduler. I enjoy working with the variety of patients that come to the clinic for their care. The doctors are very dedicated to their patients and all of the staff are wonderful to work with. I find it a very enjoyable place to work. In my free time my husband and I enjoy camping and spending time with family and friends.



Paula – Polysomnographer

Recently I have had the pleasure of joining the DeFatta ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery team as one of their sleep technicians. Helping people improve their quality of sleep has been a career I have enjoyed for over 20 years. The importance of good quality sleep is often underestimated in our busy lives. But if a person snores, is tired during the day, and has blood pressure issues, they should have a conversation with their doctor about being evaluated for a sleep disorder. DeFatta ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery has state of the art equipment, and beautiful sleeping rooms. Come see us for your sleep concerns!

Meet Our Providers

Robert DeFatta

Robert J.DeFatta
M.D. PhD

Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Rima Abraham

Rima A. DeFatta


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