Joey Dixon-Julian is a Physician Assistant of 16 years with a Masters Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical School. She was president of her PA school class at Wichita State University graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1999 and obtained a Bachelors degree with honors in Biology and Chemistry from Pittsburg State University. She received the United States Achievement Academy award for health professionals and was a National Collegiate Medical Professions award winner.
She moved from her home in Kansas City upon graduation to work with an underserved OB/GYN population in south San Antonio for 4 years and has spent the last 12 years of her career in Dermatology. Joey is a long standing member of the Dermatology Physician Assistant Association in San Antonio and has been actively involved in the San Antonio dermatology community. She had been involved in over 61 Clinical Dermatology trials and has spent much of her career working to find promising new treatments to improve her patients’ quality of life. Joey joined Lopez Plastic Surgery in 2015 to provide aesthetic and medical skin care for children and adults at our Boerne location. She has extensive experience in treating acne and other troublesome skin disorders. She has completed advanced aesthetic training and holds multiple certifications from Allergan (Botox, Juvederm and Voluma) and Merz (Radiesse and Belotero). She is married with two beautiful children and two dogs. When not at work she enjoys kayaking, playing outdoors, live music, and reading.
Ashley Boyd PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant, graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio where she earned a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to receiving her PA degree, Ashley graduated with honors from Texas Lutheran University with a Baccalaureate of Science in Exercise Physiology and with honors from Texas State University with a Masters in Exercise and Sports Science. She has been with Lopez Plastic Surgery since 2013.
Ashley is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Ashley has completed advanced aesthetic training and holds multiple certifications from Allergan (Botox, Juvederm and Voluma) and Merz (Radiesse and Beletero). Ashley’s natural compassion and ability to listen to patients’ needs allows her to deliver satisfying results that help patients look and feel their best. She continues to expand her knowledge base and expertise through frequent Continuing Medical Education conferences. Ashley sees patients at our Strand, Sonterra, and Alamo Heights location. In her free time, Ashley enjoys the outdoors, staying active, and spending time with her family.
Rebecca Lederer-Rodriguez PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant, earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Rebecca is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. Rebecca is a member of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Rebecca has received specialized training in facial plastics and aesthetics. As Dr. Lopez’s surgical first assist, Rebecca plays an active role both in the operating room and during in-office procedures. She continues to expand her knowledge and stay current in the field with continuing medical education courses and conferences. Rebecca has an active 9 year old son that keeps the family busy with sporting events. She and her family are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby in fall of 2015.
Vicki Brewer is a Registered Nurse who obtained her nursing degree from Baptist School of Health Professionals. She joined Lopez Plastic Surgery in February of 2011, focusing her career on Aesthetic Nursing. Vicki has trained side by side with Dr. Lopez acquiring the skills to provide the highest level of care in minimally invasive procedures such as neurotoxins and dermal fillers. She has completed advanced training and holds multiple certifications from Allergan (Botox, Juvederm and Voluma) and Merz (Radiesse and Beletero). Her years of clinical experience with Dr. Lopez providing pre and post operative care and assisting him in surgical procedures makes her a valuable educational resource as well.
Vicki continues to expand her knowledge through continuing education opportunities. Her professional associations include the American Academy of Medical Esthetic Professionals, the American Nurses Association and the Texas Nurses Association. Vicki is a patient care advocate who excels in providing exceptional individualized care by carefully listening to her patients needs and providing informative options. She sees patients at our Alamo Heights Location and at the main office on Sonterra Blvd. When she is not at the office, Vicki enjoys spending her free time with her three beautiful children.
Lisa Atkins, a registered nurse, graduated from the University of Vermont School of Nursing in 1992. Lisa was an active duty Army nurse and has experience in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room. Since 2011, Lisa has worked as Dr. Lopez’s operating room nurse at the South Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center. She joined Lopez Plastic Surgery in the summer of 2013 as an aesthetic nurse. Lisa’s artistic eye along with her advanced skills allows her to deliver naturally beautiful results for her patients. She has completed advanced training and holds multiple certifications from Allergan (Botox, Juvederm and Voluma) and Merz (Radiesse and Beletero). She sees patients at our Alamo Heights location. Skin care, anti-aging and overall health and wellness is Lisa’s passion. In her free time she enjoys staying active with her two beautiful daughters.
Taryn Deach is a Registered Nurse who graduated from San Antonio College. She began her nursing career in labor and delivery for seven years. She then joined St. Jude Medical in 2007 and specialized in chronic pain management for three years. Taryn extended her scope of practice to include oculoplastic, facial reconstructive and cosmetic surgery when she joined South Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center in 2011. Taryn provides multiple nursing roles at the surgery center. In the fall of 2014, Taryn found her niche when she joined Lopez Plastic Surgery as an aesthetic nurse. Her patients appreciate her dedication to delivering optimal, natural results. She has completed advanced training and holds multiple certifications from Allergan (Botox, Juvederm and Voluma) and Merz (Radiesse and Beletero). She sees patients at our Vineyard location. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her children and crossfit.
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