Meet Our Top 30 Professional Partners
Posted May 03, 2017
This weekend we’re hosting our annual Luminary Forum to both celebrate and educate our leading professional partners in the Dermatology and Medical Aesthetics industry. Scroll down to learn more about each partner and click the links in their bios to schedule an appointment.
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Coming from a family with extensive medical experience, her Father being a Neurologist and her Mother a nurse for over four decades, Alice set out on her own path to care for others. As an aesthecian, patient care coordinator, and marketing director Alice manages Essential Beauty Medspa. The family business of eleven years is determined to help others feel confident about themselves.
In 2007 she graduated from the University of South Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology. Following a personal passion in skin care, she attended New Dimension Academy for her Aesthetic and skin care training, then went on to obtain her Paramedical Aesthetic training at Loraine’s Academy.
Her career in aesthetics began in 2008 with a prominent Dermatology practice in central Florida. Working alongside some of the best local Dermatologist’s and Physician Assistants, she was taken under their wing and taught everything she needed to know about different skin types, their related skin issues and ultimately the vast array of treatment options. With medical grade skin care products, prescriptions and extensive training with advanced medical devices, she has enjoyed helping thousands of patients correct their skin concerns and conditions. She is beyond proud to be a part of the PVPS team servicing the Nocatee location. She believes PVPS to be one of the best practices in the industry and is excited to share her skills and knowledge with our patients.
Allison Arthur, M.D.
Dr. Allison Arthur is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist in Orlando, Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from the University Florida College of Medicine with honors in academic excellence. Dr. Arthur completed her residency and fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and served on the faculty as an instructor at Mayo Medical School. Now a partner at Sand Lake Dermatology Center, Dr. Arthur enjoys providing all aspects of dermatologic care for her patients, including medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments.
Amy Brodsky, M.D.
Dr. Amy Brodsky attended The University of Chicago where she graduated at the top of her medical school class with the highest honors and completed her Dermatology Residency. She is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon with her own private practice in Glenview, Illinois. Dr. Brodsky is widely recognized as an artist when it comes to understanding facial anatomy and the nuances of treating aging faces.
As an extremely passionate aesthetician who has been involved in the beauty industry since the age of sixteen, Andrea cannot be more proud to be part of the PVPS team. Andrea attended and graduated from the prestigious Aveda Institute in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN in 1992. After a very successful ten year career as a cosmetologist, which encompasses skin, nail, and hair health, she became more focused on skin care, and decided to specialize in helping others achieve optimal skin health and appearance. After relocating to Jacksonville in 2005, she attended Heritage Institute to expand her skin care expertise into the medical field. She graduated with honors with her degree in Esthetic Science and was invited to join Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery team in 2012.
Carly G. Summers
Carly Summers is the Aesthetic Coordinator and Product Specialist of Roseville Dermatology, located in Roseville, CA. Carly has numerous certificates in Sales, Product Training, Coaching, Coolsculpting, Fitness, and is currently finishing her BS in Business Management with an emphasis in entrepreneurial management through Brigham Young University.
She has been with Roseville Dermatology since 2006. During business hours, Carly educates patients on our medical grade products to address patient concerns and conditions. She takes reveal photos every 3 months and makes appropriate changes to customized skin care routines.
She applies Colorescience products to patients after cosmetic and medical appointments. She runs our Colore Clinics. Outside of business hours, Carly creates, plans, and implements monthly, quarterly and yearly business plans to ensure year over year growth and retention.
Carrie McKee Thompson
Carrie McKee Thompson is a licensed medical aesthetician providing IPL photo-rejuvenation, laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin revitalization treatments, chemical peels, lash tinting, brow waxing, microdermabrasion, and permanent makeup services at Graystone Aesthetic Center.
A native of Lawndale, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in 2009. She received her medical aesthetician license from Anew Vision Academy: Institute of Skin and Spa Sciences in July 2012. Carrie is trained and professionally certified in permanent makeup application, all laser services, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and CoolSculpting.
Chandra Prasad, MD, FACS
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.
Craig F. Teller, MD
Craig F. Teller, MD, is a native Houstonian and has been practicing dermatology since 1995. He is an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. After an internship in internal medicine at UT Houston, he completed his dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Prior to establishing Bellaire Dermatology with Howard Gerber, MD, in 1997, he served as staff dermatologist at the Diagnostic Clinic of Houston.
Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Teller holds an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor of Dermatology in family medicine at Baylor College of Medicine as well as Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He has given more than 100 presentations and lectures nationally on a variety of topics, including advanced cosmetic procedures, advanced psoriasis care, phlebology, laser treatments, and challenging skin conditions. He is recognized as a national trainer for his expertise in the use of cosmetic injectables. He has also been recognized as a Top Doctor by his medical peers in several national publications, including Texas Monthly from 1999-2014. Dr. Teller is the author or co-author of articles published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Psoriasis Forum, EADV, and poster exhibits at national and international meetings.
Crystal joined Skin Chic in 2006 while attending the University of Montana. She was promoted to night and weekend manager within one year and was a lead bridal makeup artist. Once completing her dual BA in Journalism and Communication Studies in 2010 she left Skin Chic to pursue marketing and communication positions within Missoula. Upon expanding in 2015, the owners of Skin Chic invited her to return as Retail Manager and Bridal Coordinator. She loves creating a natural look for her clients that enhances their natural beauty. She likes to make sure that her clients feel comfortable and relaxed, and leave feeling like an even more beautiful version of themselves. When she’s not at Skin Chic, she loves to spend time with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Deni L. Lathrop, COA
Deni is a native of Sacramento, CA and relocated to Houston, Texas in 2010 with her husband and three boys. She is the Practice Administrator for Aesthetics at Bellaire Dermatology Associates, under the direction of Craig F. Teller, M.D., located in Bellaire, Texas. Deni joined Dr. Teller and his team in The Spring of 2016. Deni has over 17 year in the Medical/Aesthetic Industry and is very passionate about helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Diane Lindquist has been a Medical Assistant in dermatology for 10 years. She is an Esthetician at Essential Beauty Medical Spa and laser center in Foothill Ranch, California.
Carol A. Trakimas, M.D.
Winner of the 2016 Doctor’s Choice Award for Best Dermatologist in Raleigh and recently selected as a 2016 Top Beauty Doctor and Expert Injector for the Southeast by New Beauty Magazine, Dr. Carol A. Trakimas is the President and Medical Director of The Dermatology Center of Raleigh.
“I love my job", says Dr Trakimas. " I wake up each and every day striving to stay abreast of the latest advances in Dermatology and employ the techniques, products and procedures to the patients whilst being heavily engaged in educating the patients about their skin afflictions."
Glenn Detlefsen, M.D.
Dr. Glenn Detlefsen is the Owner of Expressions MD Medical Spa and Laser Center in Rosemount, MN. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College and University of Minnesota for Medical School. He Founded Rosemount Family Physicians in 1984 and continues part time in that practice. He founded Expressions MD, a boutique medical spa in Rosemount, MN in 2007. He has been a partner and provider for the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders for nine years.
Paul Fortes, M.D.
Dr. Fortes is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. He has had one of the most extensive training periods of eight years in surgical residency, including three years of specialization in plastic surgery at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago.
Dr. Fortes has always been at the top of his class at every level of his education, including graduating Magna Cum Laude from Rice University. He was also selected for membership into the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society while at Baylor College of Medicine. He is currently a Diplomat of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is fluent in Spanish.
Shari Topper, M.D.
Dr. Shari Topper is a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Albany where she was the only junior to ever be admitted to the senior honor society, Signum Laudis. She received her medical degree from Downstate Medical School and was awarded the prestigious Syntex Student Research Fellowship and the Engel Summer Research Fellowship. She completed her internship in Medicine at NYU. She was a resident in Dermatology at Wayne State University in Michigan where she also served as Chief Resident. She moved to Florida in 1992 and became one of the first female Board Certified Dermatologists in Broward County. During the last 20 years, Dr. Topper was a Senior Partner in a Dermatology practice in Boca Raton and Coral Springs until 2013 when she and Dr. Fiedler formed DermPartners, Inc.
In 2014 Dr. Topper was named to the Scientific Advisory Board at Colorescience™ and serves as a consultant and national lecturer. Dr. Topper is also a member of the Advisory Board of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science since 2014.
Robert Topper, M.D.
Dr. Topper is a board certified Surgeon who specializes in vein care. He has been living and practicing in Boca Raton since 1993. He was born in New York City, and raised there until he was 13. His interest in medicine and surgery started at a very young age, when he would accompany his step-father, a doctor, on trips to the hospital.
Dr. Topper completed his residency in New York City at Brookdale University, where his training in surgery encompassed both General and Vascular Surgery. During that time, he also spent an additional year in the Vascular Research Laboratory. It was during that time that he developed his interest and skill in treating varicose veins, using surgical methods of vein stripping as well as less invasive methods such as Sclerotherapy. Dr. Topper then spent another year enrolled in a Microvascular Fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit. In addition, he has had post-graduate training with the Endovascular Laser, which is offered at the Boca Vein Center as an alternative to vein stripping.
Elizabeth Arthur, M.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Arthur is a graduate of Villanova University and Hahnemann University Medical School. She is Board certified in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. In 2004, Dr. Arthur founded Helendale Dermatology and Medical Spa, and most recently added to her practice by establishing The Hair Center at Helendale.
Dr. Arthur has been a principle investigator in many clinical trials. These have included studies regarding acne, rosacea, psoriasis, hair loss, Botox treatments, and eczema. She has extensive experience with glycolic acid, fillers, laser treatments, Botox and FUE hair replacement. Dr. Arthur is an original member of the National Education Foundation for Allergan. Dr. Arthur is a speaker and trainer for Allergan, Valeant and Galderma pharmaceuticals.
Jeff Birchall, M.D.
Dermacare’s Medical Director, Dr. Jeff Birchall, is a board-certified family physician with more than 25 years of experience. He is a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the Allergan Advisory Board. Dr. Birchall and the Dermacare team continue to receive top distinctions as a top cosmetic practice nationally, and he is constantly researching and utilizing the latest technology and best practices to receive the best possible results for patients. Dr. Birchall earned his medical degree from the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Calgary’s Foothill Hospital.
Jennifer Garrett has held the Director of Aesthetic Services role for the Graystone Aesthetic Center, an affiliate of Graystone Eye, since 2010. As a certified Aesthetic Consultant through the Aesthetic Practice Association, she is responsible for oversight of strategic and operational duties; as well as leadership to the department’s team. Ms. Garrett is highly trained in the multiple products and procedures offered at the center; and works closely with their medical director, Dr. Roderick Hargrove, while still actively participating in patient care.
Ms. Garrett’s top priority for Graystone Aesthetic Center is ensuring patients are provided quality outcomes, while receiving customer service that exceeds expectations. She shares her expertise of skin analyses, product lines, body contouring procedures and other beauty enhancing options, to help guide in patients’ personal journeys of enhancing their natural beauty. Ms. Garrett and her team are available to every patient through their entire process including: consulting, education, surgery preparation, post-operative care, and outcome expectations.
Kimberly Butterwick, M.D.
Kimberly J. Butterwick MD received her specialty in Dermatology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1989, and is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. She is considered a leading authority in injectables, filler techniques, lasers, skin tightening, fat transfer and body contouring techniques.
Dr. Butterwick has been referred to as one of the nation’s premier “expert injectors,” serving on the advisory boards for Allergan, Merz and Galderma. In 2004, Dr. Butterwick was selected by the American Academy of Dermatology to perform the first-ever live demonstration on facial fillers at their meeting and every year she is invited to demonstrate her techniques to thousands of the top dermatologists in the world. Dr. Butterwick has also directed numerous teaching workshops in filler and laser techniques, as well as participated in many clinical research trials for new fillers.
Lacey Edwards has been working in the skin care industry for over ten years. She's earned the tile of manager and part owner of Smart Skin Med Spa with two locations in Birmingham. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of the spas, Lacey has helped grow the business from 60 clients to over 600. She's researched and purchased multiple machines for the spas with an eye on promotions to help recoup the costs quickly. She's helped develop a successful private label line and lead her team to launch and take Colorescience to the Elite Partner Level in only eight months. Smart Skin was named "Best Spa" three years in a row by Birmingham Magazine and personally, she's been on the magazine's "Most Beautiful People" list. Lacey is passionate about her field and also about her community by being active at her church and in finding opportunities to give back.
Marcella Brooks Anderson, R.N., BSN
With her R.N., BSN, from Otterbein College in Westerville Ohio, she brings a unique and diverse background to the Medical Spa at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery. She has nineteen years as a register nurse caring for Columbus patients at Ohio Health, The Ohio State Medical Center and The OSU Wexner - James Cancer Hospital. She also has eighteen years of experience as a Medical Aesthetician, laser hair specialist, and a Micro Pigmentation and Microblading practitioner. She was the owner of el spa in Dublin, Ohio from 2007-2011. Proudly with the twenty years of experience with skin care and the medical field, she has been blessed to have continued training with the top skin care experts on the East and West coast.
Molly joined the Roseville Dermatology team in 2011 as office manager. She was born in Southern California and raised in Denver, Colorado. Molly returned to California in 2001 and worked as an office manager in a busy plastic surgery practice until she moved to Roseville to be close to family. Molly loves working in Dermatology and is passionate about providing our patients with excellent customer service and educating patients about skin care. She lives in Roseville with her husband, son, and daughter.
Samantha Well is a seasoned Inventory Specialist at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery MedSpa, with more than twelve years experience in the beauty and medical industries. She has managed purchases and inventory for both established and start-up organizations with annual budgets of more than $15 million. She is strongly self-motivated, energetic, and oriented with both organizational and time-management skills. She's led various large-scale renovation and build-out projects with high complexity and risk, from the ground up. She works and strategizes with diverse teams, including internal personnel, and multiple vendors for on-going plans with event, pull through strategies, and evaluating and introducing of new line, equipment and supplies. She loves what she does, and feels fortunate that she can truly say that.
Shari Asby received her Associate degree in accounting in 1988. She also attended Barton College. Since her graduation, she has spent her entire career in the medical field. She has been the Human Resource Manager for Eastern Dermatology & Pathology for seventeen years.
With over 25 years experience in the field of Medical Aesthetics, Stephanie Brown Humbles, LE is the Director of Cosmetics at Eastern Dermatology and Pathology in Greenville, NC. Stephanie’s passion for delivering the very best skincare and medical aesthetic treatments is the guiding principal of her aesthetics practice.
Taking great pride in designing clinical treatment programs for her patients that deliver both optimal outcomes and the highest level of patient satisfaction, Stephanie is a loyal Colorescience devotee whose favorite recommendations include Even Up, Anti Aging Serum, and Sunforgettable SPF 50 Brush On Sunscreen. In Stephanie’s words, “When you Transform Skin, You Transform Lives.”
Theresa Helsel, PA-C
Theresa Helsel, PA-C, grew up in the Dr. Phillips community and is proud to be a member of the Sand Lake Dermatology team. She performs skin cancer screenings, manages skin-related disorders, performs surgical procedures, and has a special interest in working with pediatric patients. Theresa also has experience injecting Botox and a variety of dermal fillers. She is board-certified and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Theresa is a graduate of Dr. Phillips High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science from the University of Florida in Exercise and Sport Science. After a ten-year career as a teacher, she returned to school and graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Theresa has also served as medical staff for Camp Discovery, a camp for children with severe skin conditions that is subsidized by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Tiffany has eight years of experience in the medical aesthetic industry. She brings a depth of knowledge in patient care, aesthetics services, science and skincare technologies, and is results driven with over thirteen years of sales and management.
Joining Cascade Eye & Skin Centers in 2012, she serves as cosmetics director adeptly overseeing each of the five spa-like wellness clinics in the South Puget Sound. Tiffany is the liaison for the pharmaceutical representatives and their global brands. Under her purview, the department has seen immense growth further advancing the business in profits. In her leadership role, some accomplishments and distinctions achieved during her management are: Diamond Allergan Partner Privileges Award 2016, Aspire Galderma Rewards Presidential Champion Award 2015, Merz Aesthetics Ambassador Award 2015, Zeltiq Aesthetics Premier Crystal Level Status, and SkinMedica and Latisse Tier 5 among others. What she enjoys most about the company is the warm, close environment and the flexibility working in various departments such as administration, with medical providers, in marketing and community events, on top of skillfully managing the cosmetic centers and caring for her patients.
Wanda Davis has served as administrator of Cascade Eye & Skin Centers for 17 years, having tremendous success and praise for the medical field since 1975. She now leads the organization as Chief Operations Officer. Her prior experience includes 26 years in professional private consulting for several medical practices. Wanda’s knowledge of medical operations and financial management is sought after by community members, division directors, regional associates, sales managers, peer groups and those she works with day-to-day.
She is a member of Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), Association of Dermatology Administrators and Managers (ADAM), American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA), and on the Board of Directors at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers.