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Dr. Joseph Cipriano

DO-General & Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Cipriano lives with his wife and 2 children in Cape Coral. He is a DO (osteopathic physician) working as a General Surgery Specialist. He has more than 14 years of diverse experiences, especially is general, bariatric, and plastic surgery. Dr. Cipriano coordinates with many other doctors and specialists to establish referrals when needed.

Dr. Cipriano earned his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He graduated with honors in 2005. He also completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital Warren Campus and Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Cipriano is a Board Certified General Surgeon. He is a member of the AOA, ACOS, and the American Vein and Lymphatic Society.

Melody Powers

Office Manager

Growing up from the age of thirteen right here in Cape Coral, I have had the pleasure of watching the city grow and expand.  I am originally from Michigan, but now consider myself a true Floridian.  My medical experience began at Healthpark Hospital in pre-op and recovery room in Fort Myers, Florida.  Over the course of the last 23 years, I had since expanded my experience into many specialty practices including otolaryngology, gastroenterology, and family practice, clerical, health care administrative, billing/coding and clinical positions.   I enjoy traveling, writing and of course enjoying our beautiful beaches. I am excited to be a part of a growing practice here at Lumiere, helping our patients to receive the very best care from a team of professional staff members with the experience and compassion that they should expect from a provider.

Melissa Powers

Registered Vascular Technologist

I moved to Cape Coral 30 years ago from Michigan, and have enjoyed growing up in this community as well as watching it grow tremendously before my eyes. I am now happy to be raising my son and daughter here. I enjoy exploring different beaches in the area, attending my children's sporting events and cooking. I  have been a vascular and general Sonographer since 2013 and have extensive experience, background, and knowledge of veins and specialize in venous insufficiency. I am excited to be a part of a wonderful team here at Lumiere and look forward to playing a part in your care.

Amber Altena

Medical Assistant

My name is Amber, I am 20 years old. I moved here when I was 2 years old,  I have lived here for a majority of my life in Cape Coral. I recently moved to the Fort Myers area for College where I am in school to be a labor & delivery nurse. I enjoy learning anything & everything I can associate with the medical field. I had the opportunity to join the team at Lumiere Cosmetic Vein Center where I have been learning so much about their respective field. I’m just so thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of such a great, helpful, & inspiring team as a Medical Assistant. Here I feel blessed to be a part of a great group of people where we truly do treat our patients like a part of the family.



My name is Kaylee and I am originally from St Louis, Missouri but Cape Coral has been my home for most of my life. I went to college at Southern Illinois University where I got my Bachelors in Science.  I have two beautiful daughters and two small kitties. I have been in the medical field ranging from mostly a pharmacy background to being at a bariatric doctor’s office, psychiatric hospital and inpatient pediatric hospital. My family and I love a good beach day or anything outside. I am thankful to be here and look forward to helping  being a part of your experience here at Lumiere Cosmetic  Vein  Center!

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