Patient Care Team
Parula Sitapara, Practice Administrator
Parula Sitapara partners with Dr. Sitapara in their private life and their professional endeavors. Sharing in the vision that Signature Medicine is not your typical medical practice, Parula manages the service of Signature Medicine. With a Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, Parula also adds keen capability for how technology can enhance operations and create expanded communication resources for patients. Parula handles all billing, insurance and patient relations within the practice. And while not busy with the practice, Parula is an active member of the community and very involved in the lives of her three children. She is currently involved with the Newtown Business Professional Association, founder of EchoScribe Inc, a medical transcription company. Parula’s is also the founder of Newtown Medspa, Newtown’s first luxury medical spa, offering many skin enhancing noninvasive procedures.
Jenn Aker, Medical Assistant
Jenn is a NCCT Certified Medical Assistant trained at Harris School of Business. She is certified in First Aid, Operating electrocardiography (ECG) machinery and graph interpretation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Jenn is devoted to the care of the patients at Signature Medicine. She performs key clinical and administrative procedures in order to help medical practices run smoothly and more effectively. Jenn ensures that health services are available to those who need it, and she works tirelessly to help patients get the care that they need. A memorable moment in her career was when she helped save a 19yrs old young man’s life by acting quickly in providing the essential treatment .
“Necessity is the mother of invention. We knew what we had to do and we did it. We saved a man’s life by being extensively trained in our skills and not hesitating or second guessing ourselves.” – Jenn Aker
Lisa Wescott CRNP
Lisa is an experienced Certified Adult Medicine Nurse Practitioner, practicing adult primary care in the area since 2009. She’s a local girl originally from Levittown who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her NP degree and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Since then, she possesses nearly a decade of experience delivering high quality primary care, performing physicals, wellness visits, and managing adult acute and chronic care conditions. Prior to working in primary care, she practiced at a plastic surgery office and is certified in wound care and has experience in weight loss medicine. As you know, experience is priceless and prior to being NP, she was practicing registered nurse for 23 years. She is by nature a caring, giving, intelligent, empathetic provider with always your best interests at heart. With her excellent clinical and communication skills, she will be uniting with Dr. Sitapara to deliver you the highest standard of medical care. I’ve had great feedback from patients who have seen her. Lisa handles the whole range of primary care problems is available to see same-day sick visits. She now lives locally in Newtown and enjoys kayaking, gardening, and home improvement with her neurotic spoiled cat (her words, not mine). She has a daughter living in China. Welcome Lisa Wescott. We are lucky to have you.
Kayla Mendez CMA
Kayla is a Certified Medical Assistant who will work closely alongside Jenn to assist with all the medical assisting responsibilities. Kayla has worked as a certified medical assistant and care coordinator since 2014. She has both an Associates in Medical Assisting and Diploma in Emergency Medicine Technician. She is also an expert painless phlebotomist; as many of our patients can already attest to. She brings a positive youthful attitude, energy, and is a huge people person with always a smile. She loves helping people and has a bouncing 3-year-old baby boy. Kayla looks forward to meeting you at your next appointment, or answering you when you call or email. She partners with Jenn to deliver the best healthcare service. BTW, you’ll easily notice her favorite color is pink. Wish her a warm welcome when you meet her.
Please welcome both Lisa and Kayla as they are integral members of your health care team at Signature Medicine.