Our Team

Chandra Prasad, MD, FACS

Medical Director/Owner

After receiving a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi, Dr. Prasad went on to receive his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He remained in St. Louis while he completed his surgical residency at St. Louis University. Dr. Prasad is board certified in General Surgery and Phlebology (the treatment of vein disease) and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He began his surgical practice in Jefferson City in 1996 and opened JCMG Laser and Vein Center in 2007. His goal was to create a medical home for clients seeking vein care and to provide the latest technologies and advancements in esthetic care. During the summer of 2014, Dr. Prasad retired from his surgical practice to focus full time on the treatment of vein disease and medical esthetic services. He enjoys helping people live healthier, happier lives. In his spare time, you can find Dr. Prasad spending time with his wife, four children and granddaughter or whipping up a meal for friends and family in his kitchen. Someday he hopes to have time to pick up his golf habit again, but does enjoy the few days he gets to pursue his favorite sport.

Q&A with Dr. Prasad

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Hometown: Oxford, MS - Home of the Ole Miss Rebels!

Favorite Dessert: Chocolate cake

Favorite Movie: Caddyshack

Dr. Robert Ferris, MD


Dr. Ferris, Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has more than 30 years of practice in mid-Missouri. He has dedicated his time in practice to meeting the health and gynecological needs of the women in this area. Dr. Ferris has completed extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. He also has over 30 years of experience in treating hormonal disorders in both pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women. In his efforts to continue to offer innovative options to the women of our community, he has completed extensive training in treating hormonal disorders with pellet therapy and nutraceuticals. Dr. Ferris will now be able to offer options to both men and women suffering from the effects of hormonal imbalances. Dr. Ferris has also partnered with Genesis Medspa to offer vaginal rejuvenation treatments to improve the physical and functional changes women experience due to childbirth and menopause. He looks forward to bringing the women and men of Jefferson City options for improving their health and well-being.

Q&A with Dr. Ferris

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Favorite Dessert: Crème brûlée

Favorite Book: The Goldfinch

Barb Prasad


Barb was born and raised in St. Louis. After high school she left the St. Louis area to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO where she received a Bachelor’s of Journalism in Advertising with a minor in Marketing. She then moved out west where she worked in the advertising industry. She later returned to Missouri where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from St. Louis University. After completing her degree she worked as an ICU nurse at St. Louis University where she met her husband, Chandra Prasad. Together they moved to Jefferson City where they have lived and raised their four children since 1995. Barb started out as the Clinic Coordinator of the Laser and Vein Center in 2008 with just three employees and a part-time vein clinic that offered a few esthetic services. She is currently the Business Manager, managing a business with a staff of 16 and two locations. Her goal is to provide Jefferson City with all the vein and esthetic services and amenities available in a larger city right here in mid-Missouri. In her downtime, Barb enjoys reading books, exercising and volunteering for her church and community. She also enjoys traveling and hopes to see as much of the world as she can! Her motto is “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi

Q&A with Barb

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Favorite Dessert: Ice cream

Favorite Book: Love books that inspire my faith life. Enjoy my St. Joe’s monthly book club selections and the women that meet to discuss them!

Ashton Blauvelt

Clinic Nurse

Ashton grew up in a small town in South Central Kansas. After graduating from Pratt Community College she moved to Missouri with her fiancé. (now husband) She has worked in the medical field since she was 16. Starting as a C.N.A. she worked her way up to becoming an R.N. Ashton loves being a nurse. She believes the best nurses treat ALL their patients the way they themselves would want to be treated. In her free time Ashton loves to do anything outdoors, especially walking, gardening and kayaking on all the beautiful streams here in Missouri with her husband. Her parents' farm in Kansas is her favorite place to be and she always looks forward to trips back home to visit her family.

Q&A with Ashton

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Hometown: Cunningham, KS

Favorite Dessert: Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake or Blizzard

Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing

Kelly Kleffner, RN, ADN

Clinic Nurse

Kelly was an ER Nurse and a surgical nurse before she began working for Genesis Laser & Vein in 2013. She assists our physicians with cosmetic and vein procedures, and provides premium patient care. She feels the best part of her job is making a believer out of her patients. Kelly has learned that treating vein disease will actually make people healthier and feel better, too, which is something she enjoys teaching her patients. Though patients are often skeptical at first, making a believer out of them is the best part of her job. Kelly has known she wanted to work in the medical field since she was a little girl. Kelly loves enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Cory, and daughter, Macy. In her free time she loves DIY projects, antiquing, playing softball and cooking for her family.

Q&A with Kelly

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Hometown: Vienna, MO

Favorite Dessert: Ice cream