Meet Our Family
Donna Hartwiger, LPN, CST
Donna Hartwiger has worked in the medical field as an LPN for over 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 enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and their two dogs.
Terri LaBrecque, CME, Aesthetician – AESTHETICIAN-LASER SPECIALIST
Terri is a Certified Medical Electrologist, Aesthetician and Laser Specialist. She brings over 15 years of high-end medical and clinical aesthetic experience to Dr. Castor’s office. Terri specializes in anti-aging, light-based and laser treatments. 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 works closely with Dr. Castor to ensure all of our patients achieve the best possible results after their surgery and a plan to help them maintain those results. Terri started her own business, Laser Aesthetics of Clearwater, in 2007 and is one of the first laser hair removal facilities to open over 13 years ago that is still in business today. Experience, knowledge and exceptional patient care is what keeps Terri as one of the highest, in-demand medical aesthetic and laser technician.
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 25 years of nursing experience working mainly in the operating room in hospitals and outpatient surgical centers 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 daughters, Madeline and Lauren, who attend the University of Alabama. In her spare time, she likes to shop, go boating and to the beach.
Nicole "Nikki" Favata, Surgical and Patient Care Coordinator
Nikki Favata is our Surgical and Patient Care Coordinator. She came to us in February 2018. Nikki 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. Much of Nikki’s expertise came from working with her father, a local Tampa plastic surgeon, as a surgical coordinator and office manager. Her 20 years of customer service in the medical and educational fields are now invaluable to Dr. Castor’s practice. From your initial phone consult to recovery, Nikki is here to guide you through the surgical process. She is a Tampa Native and enjoys the beach, reading and spending time with her two children, her parents, and their six dogs.
Shannon Whitten, CSFA and Front Office Assistant
Shannon Whitten comes to us as a Certified Surgical Tech and Surgical First Assistant with over 15 years of experience in several well known Bay area hospitals. You may also recognize her during follow up visits as she works in the front office as well. Shannon is highly dedicated to patient satisfaction, patient comfort, safety and surgical quality. In addition to assisting Dr. Castor with surgeries, she also makes sure all surgical instruments are sterilized and ready for surgery. When she's not working, she enjoys sporting events, the beach, and taking care of her two children.
Roxanni (Roxy) Farinas, Front Office Administrator
Roxanni Farinas is our Front Office Administrator and the first friendly, smiling face that you see when you enter Artisan Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. Roxy joined our team after working the front desk for 5 years at The Women’s Center. She schedules appointments, greets all incoming patients and performs administrative responsibilities. She also speaks Spanish. Roxanni keeps the office running smoothly while her attention to detail and warm personality will make your experience at the office a personable and comfortable one. Roxy was born in Cuba and came to Tampa at the age of 3. In her spare time, she enjoys spending most of her time with Family and her Son, Miguel, either at the beach, riding dirt bikes or canoeing. Yo hablo español.