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Medical Staff

Tricia A. – PA-C

Tricia ArasonTricia graduated from Des Moines University in 2008 with her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. As Dr. Robbins Physician Assistant, she practices alongside and as an extension of him to provide the highest level of care to our patients. She assists with feminine rejuvenation procedures and received Thermi-O Certification after training with world renowned aesthetic urogynecologist, Dr. Red Alinsod. Tricia has over 9 years of surgical experience. She see patients for injectables, including Botox Cosmetic, wrinkle fillers, and platelet rich plasma (PRP)!. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA). In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA). In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.

Sarah H. – RN, BSN

Sarah H.Sarah graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, NE. She carries additional cardiac certifications in BLS, ACLS and PALS. Sarah brings 4 years of medical and surgical experience along with 8 years of preoperative and recovery room experience. She will be educating patients during consultations, pre-op visits, assisting in the operating room and procedures as well as having follow up visits with patients.

When Sarah isn’t at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ you will see her enjoying time with her children, exercising from running to hiking and listening to live music. Sarah is excited to be a part of Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ and will strive to make her patient’s visits a positive and rewarding experience.

Rhea M. – RN, BSN

Rhea MelhusRhea has been a nurse for over 10 years and brings 7 years of critical care experience in the Intensive Care Unit and Post Anesthesia Recovery prior to coming to Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. She has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Rhea sees patients for injectables, including Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and wrinkle fillers. She also performs microblading for eyebrow enhancement. When she is not seeing patients for injectables or microblading, you can find her in the recovery room where she monitors and cares for patients after surgery and in clinic assisting Dr. Robbins with surgery, consultations, pre-ops, and follow up appointments. Rhea’s goal at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ is to provide exceptional nursing care and ensure that all of her patients feel comfortable and have the best experience possible from start to finish. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga, and traveling.

Marie M. – RN, BSN

Rhea MelhusMarie is originally from Northwest Iowa and has been a nurse for almost 10 years. She graduated from Mercy College of Health Sciences. Marie has extensive experience across an array of nursing disciplines, which include plastic surgery, labor and delivery, as well as the field of orthopedic surgery. In addition to her degrees as a Registered Nurse (RN) and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and ACLS and BLS certifications. Marie has an immense amount of professional and personal pride in helping clients find medical solutions that best meets their wants and needs, while also making them as comfortable as possible in both clinical and surgical environments. Outside of work you will find Marie running my two beautiful children all over town to various activities. In those rare occasions when I find myself with a bit of free time, I enjoy running, sitting down with a good book and trying my hand in the kitchen.

Mindy M. – MSN, CRNA

MindyMMindy is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with 13 years of anesthesia experience in the Des Moines area. She started her nursing career in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics. Since completion of her master’s in Nursing at the University of Iowa, she has provided anesthetic services for a wide variety of surgical cases and patient populations. She has administered quality anesthesia to the patrons of Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ since the doors first opened in 2006. Mindy has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as well as Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

As an anesthesia business owner, she divides her time between Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ and several small rural facilities throughout Iowa. She resides in Ankeny and enjoys raising her two children. On a professional level, she was the past president of the Iowa Associations of Nurse Anesthetists and is currently active in her state and national organizations.

Tiffany L. – RN, BSN

TiffanyLTiffany has 14 years nursing experience. She has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life support (BLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). At Des Moines Plastic surgery Tiffany works in the operating room assisting Dr. Robbins in surgery’s and in the recovery room taking care of and monitoring patients after surgery. When Tiffany is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating and shopping.

Ann H. – RN, BSN

AnnHAnn graduated from Grandview College in 1991 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has worked in the hospital and surgical settings since graduation. Ann has a wide range of clinical skills in the surgery setting from pre-op, operating room, and recovery of post operative patients. She enjoys helping people through their surgery and recovery experience at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. Ann has a certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

She lives in Windsor Heights with her husband and two very active and beautiful daughters. She looks forward to helping you through your surgical experience.

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