Licensed Practical Nurse & Aesthetician
Raquel has been with Dr. Schenden since 2010. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who has been trained in cosmetic injections. Raquel's patient care includes working as an aesthetic, operating room, and recovery room nurse in our fully accredited operating center. She is also a licensed aesthetician at Schenden’s Medical Day Spa performing laser treatments including IPL, Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch and medical grade Chemical Peels. She is a value to all three of our companies and is always willing to help where needed. Known for an artistic eye her goal is to help people feel beautiful and refreshed.
Joanne has been a certified Medical Assistant for 25 years, and has worked with Dr Schenden’s practice for over 10 years. She is dedicated to assisting you as the patient thru your pre-operative and post-operative appointments, and to answering many of your questions concerning your procedure. She is very attentive to your needs and believes that after a cosmetic surgical procedure, many times the patient has a whole new outlook on their life. She will help to make that a wonderful and positive experience for you as a patient. She also works in Schenden’s Medical Day Spa as a certified Massage therapist and performs body contouring Smooth Shapes and Endermologie treatments.
Alaina completed her medical assisting training at Ross Medical Education Center and has been with our practice for two years. You may also know her from Schenden’s Medical Day Spa where she worked as a receptionist while completing her education. She enjoys building strong patient relationships and providing our patients with the very best pre-operative and post-operative care. If she is not assisting the doctors, Alaina can be found behind the front desk scheduling patient appointments and is a helpful resource in answering any questions you may have about our practice.
Michelle has been with Dr. Schenden’s practice for over 20 years. She works part time as a Medical Assistant. She took time off to raise her family and we were thrilled to have her return to the office. She is compassionate and caring and enjoys working directly with the physician and patient care. If she is not assisting the doctors, she can also be found behind the front desk scheduling patient appointments and is a helpful resource in answering any questions you may have about our practice.
Office Manager/Patient Coordinator
Margaret has been with our practice for 16 years and has extensive knowledge and experience concerning Dr. Schenden’s surgical procedures. She is committed to making sure that your personal experience is a success by giving you the individual care and attention that you deserve. Her kindness and compassion will immediately put you at ease. She is eager to answer any questions regarding surgical procedures and pricing and can assist in scheduling your first meeting with Dr. Schenden and our practice.
As you enter our office Melanie will be the first to welcome you. Along with making the patients feel welcome and relaxed she coordinates all the doctors’ appointments. She makes sure all pertinent information is organized for the doctors to ensure you appointment goes smoothly. Her calm demeanor makes your time in our office enjoyable and relaxing.
Kathy is the newest member to the practice. After a career in finance and marketing, she is taking these skills and applying them to our medical practice. She has a degree in Marketing and Management from Northwood University. She is the liaison between the companies and ensures that all daily operations run smoothly. Kathy’s favorite part of her position is the ability to see team members become the best they can be and to be part of such a dynamic team.
Columbia Surgical Center
Registered Nurse, Operating Room Manager
Diana has worked in several different areas of medicine including Labor & Delivery, Pediatrics, Infertility Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Trauma. Diana is also certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ALCS) & Emergency Nursing Association Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). She brings a different aspect to the operating room in that her experience, training and certifications allow her to notice even subtle changes in a patient’s status. Diana is responsible for all administrative duties of the surgery center, staff education and training and adhering to the high standards of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Diana works closely with all areas of our practice and the patient’s health and safety is her number one priority.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Raquel has worked with Dr. Schenden since 2010. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who has been trained in cosmetic injections and patient care in our Columbia Surgical Center. Raquel assists in the operating room and is our Recovery Room Nurse. She will be with you during your entire recovery and is devoted to making sure you are comfortable and stable. Your recovery is her top priority. Raquel is also a licensed Aesthetician at Schenden’ Medical Day Spa. She is a value to all three of our companies with the ability to offer our patients a wide range of services. She is always willing to help where needed. Known for an artistic eye her goal is to help people feel beautiful and refreshed.
Licensed Practical Nurse
Cheryl has over 20 years of cosmetic surgery experience, caring for patients in both hospital and private facilities. She has developed a keen aesthetic eye during the pre op review which ensures our patients goals are top priority. Here experience and confidence in the entire procedure puts our patients and their families at ease from the moment they walk into the Columbia Surgical Center. Cheryl joined Dr. Schenden’s practice almost a decade ago, and she is fully committed to providing a positive surgical experience for our patients.
Marilyn is our behind the scenes person who keeps our practice running. She often jokes that what was suppose be two weeks of helping out turned into 18 years. She has seen the practice grow and change and always keeps the vendors, suppliers and personnel happy. Her financial knowledge is indispensable and we are happy and lucky that it wasn’t only 2 weeks.