Amy McGill, board certified physician associate, has been in the aesthetic industry for 20 years and a member of the Atalla team since 2009. Amy began her training at Florida State University, graduating with a BS degree in Nutrition/Exercise Physiology. She followed this with clinical clerkships in both orthopedics and dermatology, with an emphasis on skin cancers and Mohs skin cancer surgery. Amy went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2005 from the University of Kentucky.
Amy has previously served as director of laser and cosmetic procedure in a large dermatology office in Nashville TN, and was named National Nurse Director for the Institute of Aesthetic Medicine. She is currently a faculty member with the Allergan Medical Institute as a master injector and clinical laser specialist and trainer for Cutera Laser Corporation. Her experience and expertise in the fields of laser and injectable therapies are both vast and invaluable in the aesthetic market.
Along with our doctors, physician assistant, and other nurse practitioner, Amy administers Botox, Dysport and advanced level dermal fillers. She also performs advanced laser therapies, and PRP injections for skin rejuvenation, scar revision therapy, and hair restoration. Consultations with Amy may be scheduled by appointment; reservation deposit does apply.
Whitney Elkins, APRN, has been in the nursing industry for over 12 years. Whitney started her nursing training at Western Kentucky University, then Whitney went on to earn her Master’s of Nursing Leadership, then becoming a nurse practitioner in 2019.
Whitney’s work experience prior to joining our team is wide ranging, from Clinical Educator to serving patients’ immediate needs as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is an excellent nurse, with a vast knowledge and a pleasant demeanor, making her a perfect addition to our team. Whitney is a certified injector for Botox and Dermal Filler through the Aesthetic Advancements Institute (AAI).
Along with our doctors, physician assistant, and other nurse practitioner, Whitney Elkins administers Botox, Dysport, and Dermal Fillers. Whitney also performs Kybella, hair restoration, and PRP injections for skin rejuvenation. Consultations with Whitney may be scheduled by appointment; reservation deposit does apply.
Kelli Miller, Nurse Practitioner (APRN), has over nine years of nursing experience and has been involved in the aesthetic industry for the last 5 years as an aesthetic nurse provider. Kelli became a nurse in 2013, graduating with her BSN from Western Kentucky University. Kelli started as a Critical Care Nurse, later specialized in Dermatology, and then primarily an Aesthetic Nurse.
Kelli became a certified Botox and Dermal Filler injector in 2017 through Aesthetic Medical Educators Training (AMET). She then went on to earn her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2021 from Walden University. Over the years, she has attended numerous trainings with some of the top injectors in the country to further advance her knowledge so that her patients have the best outcomes.
Kelli absolutely loves being an injector and thrives to make people feel and look their best.
Along with our doctors, physician assistant, and other nurse practitioner, Kelli administers Botox, Dysport, and advanced level dermal fillers. She also performs Aquagold treatments and therapies such as PRP injections for skin rejuvenation, scar revision therapy, and hair restoration. Consultations with Kelli may be scheduled by appointment; reservation deposit does apply.
Stacy Wall, clinical manager, graduated from Campbellsville University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences in 1997. She has over 20 years of clinical experience, as well as extensive training in medical and cosmetic skincare. Stacy has been with Atalla Essential Skin Restoration 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, Syneron Candela, Fraxel, and Cynosure laser technology. Stacy is trained on SkinMedica, Obagi, Alastin, ZO Medical and Revision skin care systems. She continues to stay current with various laser technologies and skincare treatments.
Stacy’s specialty and certifications include the use of multiple laser devices such as SculpSure for body contouring, Enlighten for Tattoo Removal and non-ablative fractional procedures. She also specializes in laser hair removal, vascular and pigmented lesions.
Ashton Young, RN, has been a nurse for eight years. Ashton initially worked in a hospital setting and then shifted to an environment specializing in pain intervention. Ashton began working in our practice in 2022, however, she is a fast learner and dove into assisting Dr. Atalla and Dr. Durnen with their patients in clinic. She also is the team leader for the nursing component of our practice. Ashton is thorough, organized, and has a caring demeanor that fits wonderfully with our mission for our patients. Ashton is just a phone call away when our patients have any clinical questions.
licensed practical nurse
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 in-services, 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 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.
registered medical assistant
Jesica Ferris Campbell comes to us from Russellville, Kentucky. Jesica obtained her associates degree in Medical Office management and is a Medical Assistant. She serves our office as one of our patient coordinators, providing administrative support to our patients and staff. Jesica assists the office with many duties such as greeting patients, answering phones, assisting with scheduling, and answering clients questions.
Rebecca Heflin, clinical aesthetician, has been on the Atalla team since 2005. Her training was completed at the International Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she completed a 750 course of study specializing specifically in skin care. She holds her license to practice in the State of Kentucky, and attends multiple workshops and courses by some of the most highly regarded experts in our industry. Rebecca’s areas of interest and expertise include non-invasive body contouring, dermaplaning, HydraFacial MD, PRP, and micro-needling. She is also a certified provider of many laser services including laser hair removal, and laser genesis. Rebecca has an endless knowledge of skincare products, and is innovative in her approach to prescribing the best at-home regimens including Obagi, SkinMedica, Atalla 4Face, Revision and Herbivore.
Tammy Hall, clinical aesthetician, earned her aesthetician license in 2011. 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, and body contouring therapies. She is certified in Avène, Glytone, ZO, Obagi and SkinMedica. 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, rosacea and acne treatments, chemical peels, laser genesis, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, HydraFacial, microneedling, dermalinfusion, PRP, and SculpSure.
Saundra Andersen, 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. Other services Saundra provides entail microneedling, chemical peels, microderm, dermaplaning, hydrafacials, LED light therapy and European facials with pressure point technologies.
Manon Guy is a Chattanooga native, however, her family made Bowling Green their home when she was young. Manon is a licensed aesthetician from Brillare Beauty Institute in Cleveland, Tennessee. She holds licenses to practice in both Kentucky and Tennessee. She joined the Atalla team in 2022.
Manon has attended many advanced skin care courses and aesthetic seminars. She has a broad knowledge of physician-directed skin care and specializes in a vast array of chemical peels, microneedling, PRP, dermaplaning, and many other types of facials (including but not limited to HydraFacial and Diamond Glow).
Manon’s sweet spirit and care demeanor are a great match for our patients. She loves helping others feel confident and at their best.
Kim Hart joined Atalla Plastic Surgery in 1999 as our receptionist. With time, she has curated our scheduling system, developed computer programs, phone systems and numerous other projects. Her knowledge and 21+ years of experience allow her to answer patient questions, concerns and inquiries.
Kim’s smile is contagious when you walk into our office. She is loved by our clients and team members for her kind demeanor and care.
patient care coordinator
Shawn graduated in 2018 from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a Registered Medical Assistant. She serves our office as one of our Patient Coordinators, providing administrative support to our patients and staff. Shawn also assists the office with some other administrative duties, while also greeting patients, answering phones, assisting with scheduling, and answering clients questions.
patient care coordinator
Tasha began working in our practice in 2022. She is a native from Franklin, Kentucky. Tasha is a patient care coordinator, helping with administrative support to our patients and staff. She assists the office with some other administrative duties, while also greeting patients, answering phones, assisting with scheduling, and answering clients questions. Tasha is also a Certified Medical Assistant.
patient care coordinator
Sarah graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Though her degree is in marketing, her specialty and prior work experiences have always been in retail and merchandizing.
Sarah grew up helping in her family’s business and has over 20 years of experience in customer service. Working with patients (customers) and helping them is Sarah’s passion and favorite part of working with the Atalla team.
Jackie Riley has been working with the team at Atalla Plastic Surgery since 2004 as our billing and credentialing specialist. Jackie had diverse background and experiences in the medical field before coming to Atalla Plastic Surgery.
Jackie is very detail oriented and 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.
LYRIC RAGLAND administrative assistant + cleaner
Lyric has been working at Atalla Plastic Surgery since spring of 2022. She is a Bowling Green native and graduate from Bowling Green High School. Lyric is often found behind the scenes taking care of cleaning the office, running office errands, and assisting with various projects that benefit our team and patients. She enjoys time with her family and her precious daughter.
Heather graduated from Campbellsville University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 2009, she received her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration. Heather has over 10 years of experience related to business in the health care sector.
Heather is one of the newer members of the Atalla team, joining the practice in 2020 as the Marketing Director. In her role she organizes content for all social media platforms, interacts with clients and community members, serves to promote Atalla Plastic Surgery in local events and advertising. Heather’s passion is customer service; she firmly believes in the great service and care that the Atalla team brings to our patients every day.