At NuBody Concepts, we are committed to providing beautiful and lasting results through our advanced techniques and services tailored to each individual patient. Our team of aesthetic physicians led by our highly-trained plastic surgeon will help you find the best treatment to achieve the contoured look you desire. With a combined experience of more than two decades and a shared passion for helping patients gain the self-confidence they deserve, our team can help you look and feel your best.
Plastic Surgeon and Chief Medical Officer at NuBody Concepts
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Andrea, Medical Consultant
As our Medical Consultant, Andrea advises NuBody Concepts patients about our wide range of body contouring options, helps design a treatment plan, and ensures everything runs smoothly during their procedure. She has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and is an Academy of Allied Health Careers Certified Medical Assistant. She was trained by the developer of Aqualipo® in 2011 and has since then assisted Dr. Emerson in over 200 Aqualipo procedures. With over 15 years in the healthcare field, Andrea enjoys educating patients and being involved in their process of positive changes. She is an advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness, the Humane Society, and Organ Donor Awareness, and in her free time enjoys yoga, cooking, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and three dogs.
Shauna, Consultant and Administrative Assistant
Shauna has over 14 years experience in the healthcare field and is a Certified NeoGraft Consultant. She finds that helping others achieve their goals is the most rewarding experience in her work as a Consultant and Administrative Assistant at NuBody Concepts. Being a real people person, she thrives on interacting with patients and getting to know them personally. In her spare time and when she isn’t kept busy spinning circles with a smile on her face by her three children, Shauna likes to do photography, sing, cook, and work out. She’d also like to share that she is six feet tall and that yes, she did play basketball!
Shelly, Patient Care Coordinator
As Patient Care Coordinator at NuBody Concepts, Shelly enjoys her role in helping people feel confident about themselves. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech University and was certified as a Licensed Aesthetician by the Georgia Career Institute in 2008. She has worked in the medical and aesthetics field for 7 years. Shelly’s work in the medical field has fueled her interest in promoting cancer awareness and research. An avid sports fan, she also enjoys reading, travelling, and spending time with her husband, two stepchildren, and three dogs.
Haleigh, Front Desk
Haleigh joined NuBody Concepts in October 2016 and is excited to start her career in the healthcare field where she is looking forward to helping people in any way possible. She earned her Associate of Arts degree at Volunteer State Community College and is planning to attend Cumberland University for Nursing. Besides her love for the cosmetics industry, Haleigh enjoys outdoors activities like hiking, kayaking, and adventure travel, particularly near any kind of ocean. She is an advocate for Autism awareness and is passionate about rescue animals and finding them homes, with a special fondness for pitbulls. She and her boyfriend are the proud owners of four dogs—Xena, Tyson, Duke, and Laila.
Meril, Front Desk
Meril is a licensed Aveda Institute Aesthetician who works in the NuBody Concepts front office as an Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. She has always had a desire to help people to see the best version of themselves so that they can “discover all the wonderful things they have to offer to the world.”
Meril was born and raised in Louisiana and is a newcomer to Nashville via Alaska. It’s not a surprise that she enjoys traveling, skydiving, hiking and biking – anything that gets her outside! She is also an advocate for Alzheimer research, a cause that’s very near and dear to her heart.
Nancy, Clinical Manager
Nancy has built an extensive healthcare career with 20 years in the surgery field in both OR and office management roles. Seeing patients return happy and with a new outlook on life is what has sustained her all these years and what she enjoys most in her position at NuBody Concepts. As NuBody Concepts’ Clinical Manager, Nancy supervises the clinical staff and serves as a liaison between patient care and administration. She has always had a passion for helping others both professionally and personally, and credits her parents for fostering the values of giving and enjoying the personal rewards you receive in return. Nancy is a Kentucky native where she earned her medical assistant certification in 1996 and is a current member of the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) as well as the NMGMA (Nashville Medical Group Management Association).
Stuart is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists with 15 years’ experience in the healthcare field. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Knoxville as well as a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the UT Health Science Center in Memphis. He chose anesthesia because he enjoys comforting people and putting them at ease through their procedures, and he loves helping people feel better about themselves and their appearance. As a foodie, Stuart loves cooking as well as traveling, yoga, and intramural sports, and he has a French bulldog named Louis.
Jennifer , R.N. and Aesthetician
Jennifer is a Registered Nurse (RN) with a degree from Nashville State Community School of Nursing. She started her career as a licensed aesthetician and has built on her skincare knowledge and experience for over 12 years, refining her skills with lasers and in-depth chemical peels on the medical side of Aesthetics. As a Certified Nurse Injector, Jennifer takes great satisfaction in creating beauty and improving her patients’ self-confidence, and she regularly attends Continued Education courses to stay up-to-date on the best techniques to smooth lines and improve volume loss in the face. Jennifer joined NuBody Concepts in August 2015, where she uses her extensive training and wide skill set to administer injectables and dermal fillers to her patients. In her spare time, Jennifer likes to work with animal rescue groups—unless she is busy creating her famous artwork that she says has yet to be discovered.
What Joanne most loves about her job as Registered Nurse at NuBody Concepts is that she gets to help other people and never has to worry about unhappy or unhealthy patients. She has an Associate of Science in Nursing degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and Aquinas College and is excited about working in the healthcare field this past year. Joanne is married with a beautiful, spunky 3-year old little girl. In her free time she loves working out, listening to music, and spending time with her family.
Ashleigh has always had a passion for helping others and wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember. She is proud to follow in her late father’s footsteps, who was also in the medical field. She holds a Medical Assistant Diploma from the Medvance Institute MA program, attended Nashville State Community College in Pre-Nursing, is a National Certified Medical Assistant through NCCT, and is looking forward to starting at Fortis Institute for Nursing in January 2016. Coming to NuBody Concepts was the right choice for her, as observing the smiles on her patients’ faces when they see the improvement in their bodies gives her great satisfaction. Born and raised in Nashville, Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her extended family living nearby. She is a proud aunt, hopes to be married soon, and likes to hike waterfalls, run in 5K races, train for marathons, travel, and generally live life to the fullest.
Missy, Clinical & Office Manager
Missy joined NuBody Concepts in November 2016 as clinical and office manager of the Germantown practice. She is a Registered Nurse and lifelong resident of Germantown, as well as a second generation alumnus of Germantown High School, with Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Memphis and Union University. During her 17 years of nursing experience in the medical field, Missy also served on multiple hospital councils and participated in a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic. She is a mother of two adult children and enjoys traveling both in the U.S. and abroad, loves swimming and boating, and is a certified Scuba diver.
Lindsey, Medical Consultant
Lindsey attended the University of Tennessee Martin and earned her Licensed Aesthetician certificate at Empire Beauty School. Helping others feel good about themselves is the most rewarding part of her career. Apart from her work advising NuBody Concepts patients about our body contouring procedures, she lends her help to other causes in her free time, such as advocating for Parkinson’s disease, AIS, and the ASPCA as well as volunteering at her hometown animal shelter. Lindsey also enjoys traveling with her husband and going to the lake with family and friends, and she is very excited about her first baby due in April! She’d like to close out with her favorite quote: “It’s not how much you do but how much love you put into the doing.” – Mother Theresa
Amber, Administrative Assistant and Front Desk
As an Administrative Assistant and Receptionist at NuBody Concepts, Amber loves helping people achieve their goals, no matter how big or small. She is excited about expanding her experience in the medical field and will be attending Concorde Career College this fall to obtain her associate’s degree in occupational therapy. She is also engaged to be married in October! In her free time, Amber enjoys reading books, working out, riding ATVs, and spending time with her two dogs, Tank and Tucker. She is an advocate for autism and breast cancer