Meet Our Team
Joan Smith, NP
Joan Smith brings an entirely different, but appealing, perspective to Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge. Her background as a fifth grade teacher prior to attending nursing school prepared her well for the effective and essential ongoing teaching that is necessary in any successful approach to both surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation procedures. This drive toward education for herself and others prompted her to gain a Masters degree in Nursing and subsequently a teaching position with Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing. Not quite ready to stop there, however, she went on to receive training and certification as a Nurse Practitioner. These educational accomplishments make her eminently qualified to consult, advise, and implement aesthetic treatment programs specific for each client she sees.
Further training and experience in the surgical fields, both in private practice and in hospital settings, gave her a unique capability to integrate with the plastic surgical aspects of total rejuvenation. She has had extensive experience with all aspects of non-surgical rejuvenation techniques and products, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our clinic.
Additionally, Joan is an accomplished artist, which gives her a true “eye” for what is beautiful. According to Joan, “The face is my canvas and I want to bring beauty into each and every one.” Once you’ve met Joan and experienced first hand her enthusiasm for what she does, we know you’ll be pleased with what she has to offer.
James W. Wade, M.D.
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. James W. Wade strives to deliver excellence and satisfaction to all of his patients. He has been providing plastic surgery services at his private practice in the Baton Rouge community since 1985.
Over the years, Dr. Wade’s career has included pioneering work in microsurgery and breast reconstruction, with an evolution into the challenging realm of cosmetic surgery. He is currently an active staff member at several area hospitals and maintains numerous professional memberships. In addition to his clinical accomplishments, Dr. Wade is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the division of plastic surgery at the Louisiana State University Medical Center.
J. Anthony Stephens, M.D.
Dr. Anthony Stephens began his plastic surgical career in Baton Rouge in 1998. Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, his early experience in microvascular breast reconstruction evolved into a strong interest in body contour surgery after massive weight loss and aesthetic surgery of the breasts. Dr. Stephens is a licensed pilot and a devoted family man.
Visit Dr. J. Anthony Stephens personal website at www.doctorstephens.com
Haley Burk, Medical Aesthetician
Haley is from Zachary, LA. She moved to Baton Rouge after graduating high school and attended Louisiana State University followed by Aveda Institute in Lafayette,
LA. She has nine years of experience in helping people with their esthetic concerns. She is trained in skin care treatments as well as selected medical procedures.
Haley practiced at Renaissance Medical Spa in Zachary, LA under the right hand supervision of Dr. Laurie Harrington. She later returned to Baton Rouge and continued to work in the field at Dermatology and Aesthetic Institute for Dr. Donna Nunnally followed by Dr. Sarah Haydel in Houma, LA.
Currently working at Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge, she continues to establish a rapport with her clients to provide thorough, satisfying services and procedures. Haley is devoted to her journey in a medical atmosphere because she believes in proper care and treatment plans for each individual client. She consults with Joan Smith, MSN, ANP-C personally to provide the upmost care and safety for clients.
She continues to further her knowledge and education in this field to better provide satisfactory services for the client.