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Donna Hartwiger, LPN, CST

Donna Hartwiger has worked in the medical field as an LPN for almost 30 years.  She then furthered her education and trained to be a Certified Surgical Technician (CST), graduating in 1995.  Donna has worked with Dr. Castor since he began his practice at the Watson Clinic and Lakeland Surgical and Diagnostic Center in 1999.  She works as a scrub nurse and surgical assistant, helping Dr. Castor to perform all types of surgeries.  Sterility of the procedure, patient comfort and patient safety before, during and after the procedure are Donna’s utmost priorities. When not working with Dr. Castor, Donna works as a CST at the Brandon Ambulatory Surgery Center and in her own business as an event planner.  She specializes in decorations for proms, weddings and shower events.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and gardening.

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Angela Hooker, Surgical Coordinator

Angela Hooker is the Surgical Coordinator for Artisan Aesthetics.  Angela has an Associates Degree and a Registered Medical Assistants Degree (RMA) from Keiser University.  She graduated with honors and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa.  Angela coordinates all of the surgeries booked at Artisan Aesthetics and assists Dr. Castor in minor surgeries.  She is dedicated to making each patient’s experience a positive one, from beginning to end, and the level of customer service in addition to her dedication to our patients is extraordinary.  Her 20 years of customer service in the medical and educational fields are invaluable to Dr. Castor’s practice. From your initial phone consult to recovery, Angela is here to guide you through the surgical process. Angela is a native Floridian and is the mother of two children.   Beyond the office, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also enjoys exercising, cooking, crafting, traveling and going to the beach.

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Terri LaBrecque, CME, Aesthetician – Laser Specialist

Terri LaBrecque returns to Dr. Castor’s office to assist with your laser hair removal and skin care needs.  Terri is a Certified Medical Electrologist, Aesthetician and Laser Specialist.  She originally worked with Dr. Castor at his office in Lakeland at the Watson Clinic several years ago.  Terri started her own business, the LaBrecque Center for Aesthetics doing Laser hair removal, chemical peels and skin care in Clearwater in 2007.  She has gained extensive experience and expertise as a small business owner. Terri is all about serving and pampering you so you will come back again.  Her goal is to offer a complete solution to your skin care program that includes a complimentary consultation, top of the line treatments and medical grade skin care products.  Terri sells several full skin care lines to combat any and all skin care needs, including acne, aging, dry and damaged skin.  Forming long lasting relationships is her primary goal!

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Michele Ridenhour, R.N.

Michele Ridenhour, R.N. is our operating room and recovery room nurse at Artisan Aesthetics. Michele is originally from Waycross, Georgia.  She has over 20 years of nursing experience working mainly in the operating room in hospitals in Texas, Washington, D.C., Georgia and Florida. Her job is to make sure your procedure goes smoothly and safely. Michele will check you in on your procedure day, stay with you during your entire operation, and then make you comfortable and pain free in the recovery area until you are ready to go home. Michele is a married army wife and has two teenage daughters, Madeline and Lauren. In her spare time she likes to shop, go boating and to the beach and watch her daughters perform in competitive cheerleading competitions.

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