René Thomas, RN, BSN Aesthetic Nurse Injector/Laser Specialist
Rene attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. René started her nursing career in the Emergency Room, but found her passion in facial plastic surgery and has been working with Dr. Buckingham since 2006. René has attended numerous aesthetic injectable courses and laser training courses, but it has been through her extensive training with Dr. Buckingham that her knowledge of facial anatomy and technique has been perfected. René is a provider of injectable treatments such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Belotero, RF Microneedling and Growth Factor hair loss. If skin texture or pigmentation is your concern, you may benefit from a customized PCA chemical peel, BBL (BroadBand Light) or Halo Pro laser treatment with René. Along with her advanced skill level, her caring and compassionate character will provide a safe and comfortable environment during your treatment.
René excels at correcting problem areas with an expert artistic eye. She will accentuate your best features and help you to look like your best self, naturally. Click here to view our monthly special.
Rachel Miller, RN, BSN Aesthetic Nurse/Laser Specialist
Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Sam Houston State University in 2015 and quickly started her career as a surgical nurse. Assisting plastic surgeons in the operating room is where her love for aesthetics evolved. Her passion for skin, however, began early on with her own struggle with cystic acne. Buckingham Center has allowed her to fulfill love of aesthetics and aid others with skin concerns. Her smile and warm personality will quickly put you at ease. She does not feel that improving one’s skin is vain, but just the opposite. It’s empowering, it’s enhancing the beauty you already have. She has trained with Dr. Buckingham and Nurse Injector Rene’ Thomas, along with attending laser courses to offer customized treatments. Rachel is currently providing personalized chemical peels, BBL (Broadband Light), Halo Pro laser, as well as RF Microneedling. She loves creating that personal connection with her patients in order to achieve the desired result and is excited to consult with you soon!
Kelly Ludera, RN, BSN Clinical Nurse Manager
Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Northern Illinois University in 2003. Kelly came to us in July of 2014 with an extensive background within her career. She has previously worked in the intensive care unit and recovery room for nine years. The knowledge she gained in critical care and recovering patients from surgical procedures is why she excels at Buckingham Center. She focuses on making the surgical journey enjoyable from the first consultation, to the surgery itself. Kelly wants every patient to be heard and their wishes met. She brings a great deal of understanding and joy to our center and truly cares for each and every one of her patients.
Ivonne Barba – Assistant Practice Manager
Ivonne has over 10 years’ experience in customer service and joined Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in 2012. Her cheerful and upbeat personality is one of the first things you will notice as you walk through our front door. As our Patient Care Coordinator, her goal is to ensure patients feel informed and comfortable throughout the entire surgical process. When you call our office she will gladly help you set up any appointments or provide you with any information you request regarding our services both in English and Spanish, as she is fluent in both languages. She will be your point of contact after your consultation and during the scheduling of your surgery. Her pleasant demeanor and extensive knowledge of plastic surgery will help eliminate any anxieties and make you feel at ease.
Vanessa Alanis – Patient Care Consultant
Vanessa joined the Buckingham Center team in early 2019. She has a vibrant personality and enjoys interacting with patients. She takes pride in her daily work by welcoming incoming clients with a warm and sincere smile. Her attention to detail and compassionate spirit will ensure that your experience is a positive one. Vanessa is married to her high school sweetheart, and they share 4 beautiful kids together. Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and loves the outdoors.
Erika Garcia – Front Office Coordinator
Erika has come to us with over 9 years of customer service and many years of experience in the healthcare and beauty industry. She has a deep appreciation for all aspects of self-care and health. She has a true passion for helping patients see and reach their full potential and loves to see the joy and confidence it brings them. Her attention to detail and compassion of helping others will calm you and ensure that your experience is always a pleasant one. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, or on the lake when weather allows.
Melody Tanzer, RN BSN
Melody received her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Buffalo in 2011. She has experienced an array of different specialties through travel nursing and most recently has worked as a certified wound care specialist. Her want to explore new opportunities and her own personal interest in aesthetics led her to the Buckingham Center. She will assist you before and after your surgery to make sure you are well informed and comfortable throughout your entire experience. Melody’s positive and understanding personality paired with her extensive background, not to forget her sense of humor, will ensure the best possible patient experience.
Randee Quinonez-Walker – Medical Assistant
Randee graduated from the University of Texas-Austin with a Bachelors in Science and Arts in 2017. Randee’s love for science and medical field led her to be an optometrist assistant. From there, her passion blossomed for facial anatomy and her commitment to assisting patients in their journey to enhancing their inner beauty which led her to the Buckingham Center. With over 8 years of customer service, Randee enjoys meeting new and returning faces while building long lasting relationships. Randee brings a sense of urgency to each patients needs while maintaining her natural calming and cheerful personality that will ensure a stress-free experience.