Atalla Plastic Surgery | skin + laser offers all aspects of cosmetic surgery and the most medically advanced care in skin rejuvenation. The highly skilled clinical team includes a nurse, aestheticians, technicians and master injectors—all under the clinical direction of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Victor Atalla, who participates in patient care and staff supervision.
Deanna Diehl, LPN, began her career in medicine working in acute and cardiac care. She then moved into the long-term care and home health environments. Deanna began working in our practice at its inception in 1998, helping to set up the office, developing protocols and procedures and developing relationships with the hospital operating room staff to provide a smooth surgical experience for the patient. Deanna has attended multiple inservices, conferences and workshops on various procedures and technology that Dr. Atalla uses, and has received specific training and certification in the areas of laser therapy, Fraxel Restore and and LipoLite. Most importantly, Deanna has worked next to Dr. Atalla, learning his technique and treatment styles, and has become an invaluable resource for patients. We want our patients to feel comfortable calling our office, and Deanna is readily available to answer clinical as well as surgical scheduling questions.
Stacy Wall, clinical manager, graduated from Campbellsville University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences in 1997. She trained under Drs. Pardue and Day at Belle Meade Dermatology in both skin care and laser technology. Stacy has been with ESR since 2000. She is a certified medical assistant and a member of the american society of laser medicine and surgery. She is also certified in the use of Cutera, Lumenis and Radiancy laser technology, Obagi and Jan Marini skin care systems and is a licensed massage therapist.
Rebecca Heflin, clinical aesthetician, has been with ESR since 2005. She completed a 750 hour course of study at the International Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio and is licensed in the state of Kentucky. Her areas of interest and expertise include non-invasive skin resurfacing and acne therapy. She is certified in Obagi and Jan Marini skin care systems, and Cutera laser technology.
Tammy Hall, clinical aesthetician, earned her aesthetician license in 2011 after completing 1000 hours of training. She came to Atalla Plastic Surgery in 2015 from one of Louisville’s premier medical spas where she was exposed to all areas of cosmetics. Tammy has extensive training in corrective peels and facial treatments, laser therapies, waxing and body contouring therapies. She is certified in Avene, Glytone, Obagi and Skin Medica. Tammy is passionate about working with her clients to achieve individualized skin care goals. Her professional services offered at Atalla Plastic Surgery include customized facials, acnes treatments, chemical peels, laser genesis, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, microneedling and i-lipo.
Saundra Anderson, clinical aesthetician, earned her aesthetic license in 2007 after completing her training at the Fredric Aveda Institute in Cincinnati OH. Saundra earned her experience working in Aveda Institutes in both Ohio and Colorado. She joins Atalla Plastic Surgery with a background as managing aesthetician, instructor of aesthetics and spa coach. She is also a certified lash and eyebrow extension specialist, and is eager to introduce this service to our clients. We're excited to welcome Saundra to our team!
Amy McGill is a certified physician assistant joining Dr. F.Victor Atalla and Essential Skin Restoration where she will be the provider, along with Dr. Atalla, for Botox and advanced level dermal fillers. Amy received her BS degree in Nutrition/Exercise Science from Florida State University in 1999. She followed this with clinical clerkships in both orthopedics and dermatology, with emphasis on skin cancers and skin cancer surgery. She earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2005 from The University of Kentucky and had previously been director of a laser and cosmetic practice in Green Hills. She was also the national nurse director for Institute of Aesthetic Medicine.
Amy is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), the Laser Institute of America, and Aesthetic Advancements for Botox® Cosmetic. She has professional affiliations with the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgeries, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants, and the Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky Associations of Physician Assistants.
Jackie Riley has been working with the team at Atalla Plastic Surgery since 2004 as our billing and credentialing specialist. She works tirelessly to assist patients with financing when needed, as well as insurance companies to ensure that the patient’s care is covered. Jackie is available during office hours to speak with patients regarding billing and payment options.
Kim Hart came to Atalla Plastic Surgery in 2000 as our receptionist. With time, she has developed our scheduling system, computer programs, phone systems and numerous other projects. You will most likely meet Kim when scheduling appointments or at our front desk greeting patients. Kim has also attended numerous skin care, laser and make-up conferences and work shops, and is able to answer questions related to these areas.