Plastic Surgery Partners
Michael Law, M.D
Alexandra Schmidt, M.D.

Meet the Staff
at Blue Water Plastic Surgery Partners

The staff at The Plastic Surgery Center consists of a Surgical Services Director (RN), multiple pre-operative and post-operative care specialists (Nurse Practitioner’s), circulating nurses (RNs who participate in the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care of surgical patients), certified surgical technicians (CSTs), a certified sterile processing technician (CSPT) and overnight observation nurses (RNs). Each of our staff members were hand-picked by Dr. Law and Dr. Schmidt.

All staff members participate in regular training sessions and drills on all aspects of surgery center operations including emergency protocols. All staff maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and all nursing staff maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Every staff member must meet and document the Continuing Education requirements for their particular degree or certification. And all participate in the continual evaluation and updating of our patient care Policies and Procedures.

We have assembled a team of warm and talented individuals who consider it their pleasure and privilege to provide the safest possible care for cosmetic surgery patients in this special environment. We have one operating room, so we provide surgical care one patient at a time. Our staff enjoys giving each patient the ‘celebrity treatment’ (including the ones that are), which includes their complete and undivided attention from the time each patient arrives to the time that they are discharged from The Plastic Surgery Center recovery area.

Meet the Surgery Team at Blue Water Plastic Surgery Partners

Patient Care Coordinators

Amaris

AMARIS, DIRECTOR OF PATIENT RELATIONS

Amaris has been with Blue Water Spa, Dr. Law and The Plastic Surgery Center since early 2005 and has over 15 years assisting patients with their aesthetic needs. Named 2016 Women in Business Inspirational Leader, Amaris has led Blue Water Spa to be the top provider of laser hair removal, Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and Coolsulpting in the Triangle area. With over 75,000+ patients and recently completing Blue Water Spa’s 3rd expansion, with 8000+ sq feet and 19 treatment rooms, Amaris works hard to provide clients with services and technologies that have proven, safe and consistent results. In addition, Amaris provides leadership and oversight to Blue Water Spa’s staff of 50+ women. Under Amaris’ leadership, Blue Water Spa works to provide a wonderful and beautiful work place, but also rewards their staff’s hard work with outings like zip lining, indoor sky diving, karaoke nights and by rewarding tenure with 10 Year staff anniversary Louis Vuitton bags. At Blue Water Spa, her goal is to help grow the company in a way that stays true to our brand. In her off-time Amaris enjoys spending time with her husband and her ‘fur baby’ Staley, her daughter and son-in-law, as well as her mother who is her most influential mentor.

Angie

ANGIE, PATIENT COORDINATOR

Angie has been with Blue Water Spa and Michael Law MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since 2018. Angie works directly with patients during their surgical process. Angie can assist you with your initial surgical consultation and answer questions regarding surgical procedures, price ranges and pre- and post-operative care. She always has a smile on her face and is ready to educate you. Angie works hard to ensure your services and visits are as smooth and enjoyable as possible. In her downtime, Angie enjoys baking treats for her children’s classmates, playing tennis and she’s an avid CrossFit guru.

Erin

ERIN, PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR

Erin has been assisting patients at Blue Water Plastic Surgery since the Summer of 2020. She loves guiding patients through the process of elective surgery and making them feel comfortable every step of the way. She can assist patients with scheduling, education, and pre- and post-operative care. In her free time, she loves cooking new foods, playing soccer, traveling, and playing with her two chiweenie babies.

Jennifer

JENNIFER, RN- PLASTIC SURGERY NURSE + PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR

Jennifer is a RN with over 20 years of nursing experience in many different specialties. She has worked in various hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and med spas both in NJ and NC. Her love of medical aesthetics has brought her to Blue Water Spa in 2020. Jennifer’s main focus is with Body Sculpting Treatments such as Coolsculpting and EmSculpt, but she can also be found in The Blue Water Plastic Surgery Center assisting in the peri operative area when needed. When Jennifer is not at work, she can be found with her husband, watching her two boys on a sports field or wrestling mat. In her spare time, Jennifer also enjoys staying healthy by participating in Pilates, strength training and cardio classes.

Pre- and Post-Operative Surgical Support Staff

ashley

ASHLEY, MSN, NP-C, RNFA PLASTIC SURGERY NURSE PRACTITIONER + NURSE INJECTOR

Ashley, NP-C has been with Blue Water Spa and Plastic Surgery Partners since 2018. Ashley earned her BSN degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2013. She then attended Duke University and earned her MSN degree in 2017. She worked at Duke University Hospital for 6 years in the cardiothoracic operating room and earned her registered nurse first assist (RNFA) certification. Ashley believes her surgical training at Duke University Hospital fueled her love for injectables and plastic surgery. In addition to assisting Dr. Law in the OR with volume enhancement in facial fat grafting surgeries, Ashley has attended extensive training courses in injecting and has kept up-to-date with all current aesthetic procedures at reputable aesthetic conferences. Ashley has always been an art enthusiast and believes her surgical training, love of aesthetics, and great knowledge of facial anatomy complements her work with injectables. She is dedicated to natural results, comfortable treatments, and honest assessments—her patients are never pressured to get more Botox or filler than is needed. She is proud to work for a company that strives to provide the safest and most natural-looking results. When Ashley is not working at Blue Water Spa, she enjoys golfing and challenging herself on the yoga mat. She commits her time to raising scholarship funds for Folds of Honor recipients.

Bethany

BETHANY, FNP-C PLASTIC SURGERY NURSE PRACTITIONER + NURSE INJECTOR

Bethany, FNP-C, recently moved to the Triangle from the Triad region of North Carolina. She has devoted her career to aesthetic medicine. Bethany has apprenticed with Dr. Law in the OR for facial fat grafting and has worked extensively with Dr. Schmidt performing in-office nonsurgical procedures. Bethany also attended Facial Anatomy Cadaver Training for Aesthetics at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Her skills and training are unparalleled to bring each of her patients the best possible outcomes. Ask Bethany about Botox for all areas of the face to look refreshed! She can also help treat TMJ pain and hyperhidrosis with expertly placed Botox treatments

Brooke

BROOKE, FNP-C- PLASTIC SURGERY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Brooke has been with Blue Water Spa and Blue Water Plastic Surgery Partners since 2020. Brooke is a native of Eastern North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She then went on to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing at Duke University. Brooke has over 5 years of nursing experience, including intensive care and outpatient surgery experience. Brooke’s favorite thing about being a health care provider is getting to develop therapeutic relationships with her patients. She also enjoys getting to utilize patient-centered education to empower patients to become self-advocates in health care decision making. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, snorkeling, group fitness classes, and attending sporting events with her husband Christian. Brooke manages the daily operations of the operating theater and provides direct patient care pre- and post- operatively.

Catherine

CATHERINE, NP-C- PLASTIC SURGERY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Catherine has been with Blue Water Spa and Plastic Surgery Partners since September 2020. Catherine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2015. She then moved to Nashville, TN where she worked in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her collaborative practice with the plastics surgical team in the ICU led to her interest in plastic surgery. Catherine moved back to Raleigh in 2018 and earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing while working in a facial plastic surgery office. Her love for art, balance, and aesthetics fuels her advanced nursing practice. She is passionate about providing patients effective solutions to help them feel confident in their own skin. In her spare time Catherine enjoys running outdoors, cycling classes, and painting. She also loves traveling and hiking with her husband and Siberian Husky.

Tracy

TRACY, FNP-C -PLASTIC SURGERY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Tracy, NP has been a Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Law and The Plastic Surgery Center since early 2012. She has over 20 years of multi-faceted nursing experience. Tracy handles most aspects of the pre- and post- operative surgical experience and can assist you with all questions or concerns related to your surgery. Providing oversight to our nursing staff, to ensure the highest quality care and making sure Dr. Law’s patients have a healthy, safe and comfortable recovery is her main goal.

Meet the Operating Theater Team

Our Nursing Staff

Melissa

MELISSA, CNOR, OPERATING ROOM NURSE + SURGICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

At the Plastic Surgery Center, Melissa serves as a pre-operative, post-operative and circulating RN in the operating theater. Melissa always puts her patients first to ensure beautiful outcomes and outstanding care throughout their stay.

Debbie

DEBBIE, RN- OPERATING ROOM NURSE

Debbie is a nurse with 20 years’ experience. She fell in love specifically with plastic surgery and has focused on it because she loves how happy and excited patients feel after surgery. She truly believes and has been heard saying,” You are already beautiful, we are simply enhancing what’s already beautiful about you!” She loves being a mom to her three kids and spending time with her family during her free time. She’s passionate about yoga and has a competitive spirit for tennis!

Emily

EMILY, BSN, RN- OPERATING ROOM NURSE

Emily has worked in the perioperative setting since the start of her nursing career, and has always loved providing individualized and thoughtful care to surgical patients. She previously worked in the operating room at Duke University Hospital on the cardiothoracic team for two years prior to coming to Blue Water Plastic Surgery, where she received specialized training as a circulating and scrub nurse for open-heart surgery and thoracic transplants. Her nursing alma mater is Duke University, and prior to becoming an RN she worked as an organic chemist. Emily is so excited to be a part of the world-class team here at Blue Water Plastic Surgery.

Jennifer

JENNIFER, RN- PLASTIC SURGERY NURSE + PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR

Jennifer is a RN with over 20 years of nursing experience in many different specialties. She has worked in various hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and med spas both in NJ and NC. Her love of medical aesthetics has brought her to Blue Water Spa in 2020. Jennifer’s main focus is with Body Sculpting Treatments such as Coolsculpting and EmSculpt, but she can also be found in The Blue Water Plastic Surgery Center assisting in the peri operative area when needed. When Jennifer is not at work, she can be found with her husband, watching her two boys on a sports field or wrestling mat. In her spare time, Jennifer also enjoys staying healthy by participating in Pilates, strength training and cardio classes.

Mari

MARI, RN-CANS, PLASTIC SURGERY NURSE + NURSE INJECTOR

Mari, RN, has been with Blue Water Spa and Michael Law MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since early 2016. Mari has a wide range of both medical and nursing experience. Mari has over thirty years of experience as an RN, and also a Certified Nurse Midwife in both Ireland and Australia. Mari became an aesthetic nurse more than seven years ago and is now a certified aesthetic nurse specialist. She is an art enthusiast and likes to paint with acrylic. Mari feels her love for light, shadow and symmetry has complimented her work in aesthetics. When performing any aesthetic work, Mari always listens to her patient’s needs. She uses balance, proportion and a conservative approach to bring about natural looking results. To compliment her art in aesthetics she began using cannulas to diminish pain and bruising. She quickly learned patients were more satisfied and happier with their outcomes when cannulas were used. Mari’s enthusiasm for patient comfort and excellent outcomes led her to become a cannula trainer so others could provide a better outcome for their clients. Mari, chose to work at Blue Water Spa because of the company’s rigorous adherence to policy procedure and safety protocols. She values and respects Dr. Law and Kile Law’s patient advocacy and their company’s amazing philanthropy work in the community.

Tran

TRAN, RN-OPERATING ROOM NURSE

At the Plastic Surgery Center, Tran serves as a pre-operative, post-operative and circulating nurse in the operating theater. She was born in North Carolina but moved to Australia at the age of 13 and has since split her time between both countries. Tran always puts her patients first to ensure beautiful outcomes and outstanding care throughout their stay.

Our Surgical Assistants

pedro

PEDRO, CERTIFIED SURGICAL ASSISTANT

At The Plastic Surgery Center, Pedro works as Dr. Law’s first assist. As a Cuban-trained surgeon, Pedro brings extensive medical knowledge, attention to detail and superlative patient care to the operating theater. “If any of my family members were going to have surgery, I wouldn’t have them go anywhere else!”

Melissa

MELISSA, CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Melissa Diaz, CST has been a certified scrub technician for about six years. She came to Blue Water Plastic Surgery with an extensive background in cardiovascular training as a CST. As much as she enjoyed the cardiac specialty, she always had a passion to work alongside with a plastic surgery team. When she is not at work Melissa enjoys traveling with her husband and experiencing different cultures. Melissa’s fun and energetic spirit is a great addition to the team. Not to mention, if you ever need your makeup done for an event-she’s your girl!

Our Sterile Processing Team

Shantae

SHANTAE, CSPDT- CERTIFIED STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

Shantae is TPSC’s sterile processor and the woman in charge of making sure we have all of our instruments ready and sterilized for surgery. With 15 years of experience Shantae has been a huge asset to the team! She always has a positive spirit and tells everyone her motto is team work makes the dream work. In addition, she is an amazing and busy mother to her two daughters (ages 11 & 14). Shantae enjoys meeting new people, so if you see her in the hallway expect a sweet “Hello” from behind that mask.

Sherry

SHERRY, CERTIFIED STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

Sherry has been with Blue Water Spa and Michael Law MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery since early 2011. In addition to her role at the Plastic Surgery Center, Sherry enjoys helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals by means of Laser Hair Removal, Laser Skin Tightening, Laser Tattoo Removal and V-Beam treatments for redness. Her calm and warm demeanor helps to enhance the comfort of her treatments.

Sean

SEAN, DIRECTOR OF SAFETY + FACILITIES

Sean has been part of Blue Water Plastic Surgery and Blue Water Spa for more than ten years. Originally from Virginia, he moved to NC in 1995 where he resides with his wife and two kids. As a member of our leadership team as Director of Safety and Facilities, Sean investigates new devices and technologies to be certain our safety protocols are top notch. Sean introduced concentrated aerosolized hydrogen peroxide misting treatments as part of our response to the COVID 19 pandemic. This nightly process is a preventative measure in our facility to kill viruses and bacteria throughout the entirety of our facility. We are very proud of all of our safety protocols and proud to have Sean managing safety. Our behind the scenes protocols are suddenly in the spotlight and we are very proud to share these protocols with you

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Bluewater
Plastic Surgery Partners

10941 Raven Ridge Road
Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27614

(919) 870-1052

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