Plastic Surgery Our Athens Team

Committed to Excellence

Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality care available. We are committed to excellence and adhere to strict standards that are constantly evaluated and updated. We provide the privacy and confidentiality our patients deserve and emphasize the importance of making the patient experience one that is unsurpassed in personal service.

Summer Pearson
Summer is Dr. Parker’s Patient Care Coordinator and guides patients through the surgical process. She makes the initial bond with patients when they call our office, meets with them at consultation and schedules their surgery. She joined our practice in 2011, and her outgoing personality and great rapport with patients make her perfect for the position. Summer says her favorite part of her job is getting to know patients one-on-one and building relationships with them. We are so happy to have her on our team.

Freida Kelly
Freida is the smiling face patients see when they first walk in our office. She is responsible for answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and making sure our patients feel welcome and comfortable. Freida is always cheerful and has a heart as big as all outdoors. She has over 20 years’ experience in the medical field, and we are so happy she is a part of our practice.

Shawna King, RN
Shawna received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in 1996. She comes to us after 15 years at Athens Regional during which time she has worked in the Emergency Room, Pediatrics and most recently, Labor and Delivery. She makes great relationships with our patients and truly cares about their experience with us. We look forward to having her with our practice for many years to come.

Heidi Humphries, RN
Heidi joined our practice in 2012. She has 13 years of nursing experience including four in plastic surgery. She assists Dr. Parker in all aspects of patient care—from office visits to our operating room to recovery. Our patients describe her as professional, friendly and caring. Heidi is dedicated to the well-being and care of our patients, and we are delighted to have her as part of our team.

Janet Teseniar
Janet is our Certified Surgical Technician. She assists Dr. Parker with surgery in our operating room as well as at both Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. She sets up the operating room and procedure rooms and is responsible for maintaining our operating instruments and equipment. Janet worked at St. Mary's Hospital before joining us in September 2009. Since that time, she has become an invaluable part of our team.

Dan Bartlett, CRNA
Dan has worked as our Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 2003 and plays a vital role in the care of our patients. Dan served in the US Army, where he earned both a purple heart and a bronze star and then continued on to receive his nursing degree from West Virginia University. Dan attended the United Hospital School of Anesthesia and completed his MA in 1972. He has served as President of the TN Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and is currently on the board of the GA Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Julie Evans
Julie is responsible for all Dr. Parker’s insurance and billing. She has worked in the medical field for twelve years – five of which have been in insurance. Julie is able to assist patients with any insurance or billing questions they may have. She joined our team in October 2008 and is a welcome addition to our practice.

Derin Hill
Derin is the manager of the practice. She has been with the practice since 1997 and works behind the scenes to ensure that the practice operates effectively, efficiently, and to the highest standards our patient's have come to expect.


ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY

Plastic surgery is a specialty that can be divided into two groups: cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal body structures and improve a person’s appearance. These procedures may not be considered medically necessary, but are performed, instead, to increase a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tucks are some of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery involves those procedures performed to correct abnormal body structures caused by birth defects, trauma, burns, infection or disease. These types of reconstructive surgery include breast reduction, breast reconstruction and treatment of skin cancers. Reconstructive surgery is usually covered by health insurance.