Our Staff

Great team-great experience!

Great team-great experience!

Amanda – BSN, Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse

Amanda – BSN, Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse

Amanda, a Registered Nurse and Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse, joined  Lawrence Plastic Surgery in 2016.  She initially worked alongside both Dr. Thellman and his nurse of 20 years, Karen,  for about a year before stepping in to fill her roll full time when Karen moved back to her home state of Oklahoma.  She works alongside Dr. Thellman in both the office and OR to provide patient care, reassurance and advice, answer questions, and make your patient experience the best it can be. She is one of few nurses in the region to meet the high standards required to be designated as a Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse.  Her knowledge, skill, and caring make her a central part of our team.

Cheri - RN, CRNA, Aesthetician

Cheri - RN, CRNA, Aesthetician

Cheri is a registered nurse with over 35 years of experience. From Botox and dermal filler injections to chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments, she has enjoyed the results that patients are able to achieve. During a complimentary skin care consultation, Cheri, along with her patient, determine what results are desired and then tailor a plan specifically to achieve those goals. Through experience and scientific evidence her patients receive the most valid, up-to-date skin care regimens and treatments. An extremely gratifying part of Cheri’s practice is patients who are able to look their best, beaming with self-confidence.

Patty - Aesthetician

Patty - Aesthetician

Patty’s style as an aesthetician is a combination of pampering European style facial treatment with medical grade skincare technology. She has been a licensed Aesthetician for over 24 years and a Permanent Cosmetic Makeup Technician for eight. Patty is very interested in new skin care technology, and stays current in the aesthetic field by attending continuing education classes nationally and internationally. She specializes in permanent cosmetic makeup and Microblading.

Rebecca Griffitts, RN, Aesthetic Nurse

Rebecca Griffitts, RN, Aesthetic Nurse

Rebecca has over 10 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. Originally from Kansas, she recently joined Lawrence Plastic Surgery after returning from living in California the past 2 years. While living in California she was able to gain experience in the aesthetic side of nursing and found her passion. She is excited to continue her journey and create lasting relationships with her patients. We’re glad she returned to Lawrence and joined us!

Cheryl - NRCMA (Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant)

Cheryl - NRCMA (Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant)

Cheryl has been with Lawrence Plastic Surgery since 2003. She works alongside Dr. Thellman and his nurse, Amanda, to assist with consultations, examinations and minor procedures. She prepares and educates patients and their families for their upcoming surgery at their pre-operative appointments and addresses any specific health concerns or needs the patient may have. In addition to pre-operative teachings, she cares for patients at their post-operative and follow up appointments ensuring their comfort while preparing them to be seen by Dr. Thellman.

Katrina Rivera-Holmes, BSN

Katrina Rivera-Holmes, BSN

Katrina graduated from the University of Saint Mary with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She started her nursing career in the operating room where she spent 6 years assisting several surgical specialties and later becoming a unit coordinator. Katrina joined Lawrence Plastic Surgery in 2021 and works alongside Dr. Thellman and his other nurse, Amanda, in the clinic and OR. She enjoys seeing and helping patients throughout their experience at Lawrence Plastic Surgery.

 

 

Diana- Practice Manager

Diana- Practice Manager

Diana had helped us at Lawrence Plastic Surgery for several years as our expert consultant, bringing with her years of practice management experience.  When Sharon, our office manager of 20 years moved away from the area Diana was the natural choice to step in as Practice Manager.  Her considerable experience, great attitude, and hard work behind the scenes keeps the whole practice running smoothly.  She helps Dr. Thellman and his staff  work together to create a comfortable environment for each and every patient from the minute they walk into our beautiful office suite for their initial patient visit all the way through to their last post-op appointment. We pride ourselves in the expert care our patients receive and the many great friendships borne along the way. We treat our patients as we would want to be treated and respect each and every one of them.

Jennifer- Billing Coordinator

Jennifer- Billing Coordinator

Jen joined Lawrence Plastic Surgery last year with extensive experience in the medical billing field.  She’s the one who can help you navigate and understand the complexities of insurance, pre-determination requests, pre-authorization, and more.  And she can do it all with a great attitude and a big smile!  Whether on the phone or in person, she has the knowledge and experience to help.

Rachel Renyer- First Impression Coordinator

Rachel Renyer- First Impression Coordinator

Rachel comes from a background in emergency Medicine as well as administration, which lend to her ability to either quickly answer your questions or direct your concerns to the appropriate people in the office. She understands the value of direct, concise information and will make sure that your encounters are as seamless as possible, from the moment you step in the door, to scheduling your next visit. Rachel always has a positive outlook and a smile to share!

Jakob Tubbs- Office Assistant

Jakob Tubbs- Office Assistant

Jakob is a Pre-Medical Student at the University of Kansas and has been a member at Lawrence Plastic Surgery since December of 2020.  He originally came to the office as a “shadowing” student, observing plastic surgical procedures in the office and OR and now is an  employee when he’s not hard at work with his studies!  He works with both aspects of the practice – both clinical and office – to ensure that everything behind the scenes runs smoothly. His tasks include anything from organizing and filing medical records to the preparation and sterilization of surgical instruments.