Destin Plastic Surgery The Grant Building
4485 Furling Lane
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-1194
Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Anti Aging Skincare Clinic The Grant Building
4485 Furling Lane
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: (850) 654-8015
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Meet the Staff

Bill Edelman, PA-C

Bill Edelman, PA-C graduated as a Surgical Physician Assistant from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, one of the few such schools in the country, and joined our staff in 1998.

Bill Edelman (sometimes known as BOTOX Bill) is one of the most knowledgeable providers of BOTOX® Cosmetic in the Southeast. He is nationally known for his skill and technique and has over 11 years experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers.

While many offer BOTOX® treatments, this does not necessarily mean they are informed on the proper ways to administer injectables. It takes someone with experience, a large patient referral base and the ability to make their patients comfortable in their surroundings to provide a first class treatment. Bill has administered over 12,000 treatments to patients from all around the world.

Due to his vast experience and the quality of injections, Destin Plastic Surgery has been distinguished as a Physician Trainer of Advanced Techniques in BOTOX®, Diamond Provider (Top 2% in the nation) and a Circle of Excellence facility (reserved for the top 200 practices).

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Richard J. Grisoli, M.D.

Destin Plastic Surgery welcomes the addition of Richard J. Grisoli, M.D. to their practice. Dr. Grisoli holds three board certifications in the specialties of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Phlebology. As the physician who administers all laser treatments, Dr. Grisoli has been working with medical lasers and intense pulsed light since 1995. He is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery as well as the Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal.

Dr. Grisoli has also established his private practice Destin Vein Center on the Emerald Coast. Recognized for his treatment of all types of veins from tiny cosmetic spider veins to large varicose veins, Dr. Grisoli will recommend a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. Medicare and insurance accepted for some vein treatments.

Dr. Grisoli will be happy to see you for a free consultation on laser hair removal or vein treatments.

Contact Sarah, his scheduler with any questions.

Samuel A. Budnyk, M.D., Anesthesiologist

Samuel A. Budnyk, M.D. is the Medical Director of Destin Surgery Center and also serves as attending anesthesiologist for the surgical procedures performed at the Center for Destin Plastic Surgery. He is board certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr. Budnyk graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, followed by medical school at the University of Florida. Thereafter, he completed an internship in Internal Medicine, followed by a Residency in Anesthesia at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. He has experience providing a wide variety of anesthetics to many different types of patients undergoing a myriad of medical procedures.

Dr. Budnyk’s goal is to provide the safest, most comfortable anesthesia experience for all patients at Destin Surgery Center.

Joan Pleat, BSN, RN

Joan Pleat, BSN, RN graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA, with a Bachelors degree in Nursing. After graduation, Joan worked at Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, MD, in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Step Down Unit with critical care patients. Joan then moved to Baltimore, MD, where she worked in the OB/GYN and Newborn Nursery Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her critical care experience at Johns Hopkins and other hospitals allowed her to gain much medical experience and knowledge.

Joan moved with her family to Rockville, MD, to assume a position as the head surgical nurse for the Podiatric Surgical Center. She also worked in the Community Health and Maternal Child Units at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital where she taught classes in childbirth, breastfeeding and American Heart Society Life Support training. Joan is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

In the fall of 1995, Joan moved to Destin prior to Hurricane Opal. Dr. Burden was looking for a nurse with an advanced degree in nursing, as well as, someone with comprehensive experience. He wanted to have medical staff that would complement his experience and enhance the knowledge of the facility. Joan joined Dr. Burden within two months of starting his now world famous practice and she has had an adventure ever since.

During her 28 years of nursing experience, Joan made time to raise four children: Candace, Nicholas, Austin and Cassandra. If you want to make her day, let her know how young she looks or ask about her four children. In the office, Joan will assist Dr Burden in obtaining your medical health history to ensure that you are properly prepared for your planned surgery. She will also arrange your pre-operative and post-operative care with the proper medications, garments, and supplies, in addition to your instructions to assist in a smooth recovery.

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Pam Moore

Pam Moore is the transcriptionist for Dr. Burden and Dr. Ennis and the medical records manager for Destin Plastic Surgery. She joined the practice in March of 2004 bringing with her over 15 years of hospital, emergency room, and medical office experience and management.

Pam graduated at the top of her class from Pima Medical institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a degree in Radiologic Technology. She was a Registered X-ray Technologist for many years before joining the staff at Destin Plastic Surgery.

A native of Memphis, Pam lived throughout the United States with her Air Force husband and three children, eventually choosing to make the incomparable Emerald Coast their permanent home.

Pam is known around the office for her organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy in all aspects of patient charting and reporting.

Machele Hale

Machelle Hale is a native of the Destin area and joined Destin Plastic Surgery in 2000. For the last 19 years, she has worked in patient scheduling and finance and is very customer service oriented. When you meet Machele you are taken in by her warmth, mannerism and friendliness. However, when it comes to dealing with insurance companies, you want her in your corner.

“Since joining Destin Plastic Surgery, my main priority has always been to professionally work with the patient to make their scheduling process as easy for them as possible. No matter what the purpose is for your visit to our office, I want you to be fully satisfied with the level of customer service you receive.”

Machele will coordinate the scheduling of your surgery and your preoperative and postoperative care making it as smooth as possible. She will also explain the cost of your procedure, including the surgeon’s fees, the anesthesia fee and the facility fee. Prior to scheduling your procedure, Machele will work directly with you to obtain the necessary approvals from your insurance company.

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Sally Surgnier, RN

Sally Surgnier, RN started her career as a Registered Nurse in 1978. In 1997, she received her Skin Care Specialty Licenses in the States of Florida and Alabama. She has completed a 600-hour course and is a certified “medical” esthetician. Sally has worked at the Anti-Aging Clinic of Destin since 2003, and is dedicated to the plastic surgery and skin care industry.

With over 12 years of skin care and make-up experience, her desire is to help others attain healthy skin through results oriented therapy such as facials, peels and clinical grade cosmeceuticals.

Sally is a skilled professional who attends advanced level education and training to stay current with the latest technology and treatments in aesthetics. Sally is certified in advance product line and is also a member of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS), an organization dedicated to the promotion of safe, quality clinical skin care that is available only to medical aestheticians working with physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

With her experience as a plastic surgery nurse, she has extensive knowledge of preoperative and postoperative skin care, corrective treatment for acne, sun damage and all other aspects of skin rejuvenation.

Sally works with the physicians as a team to provide the patient with the knowledge and treatments necessary. She is confident she can assist you in choosing the appropriate treatment with the careful selection of products and will develop a unique plan customized to meet you individual goals. Sally is your next best thing at the Beach.

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Patricia Sgobba

Patricia Sgobba, known to her clients as “Trish,” has spent over 14 years as an esthetician. You will recognize her voice the minute you meet her. Her distinct British accent has made her the well-known radio voice of Destin Plastic Surgery and the Anti-Aging Skincare Clinic.

Trish began her extensive 3-year training in her hometown of Basingstoke, England. After completing her training, she worked using her skills not only for her clients’ esthetic benefits, but also using micro current stimulation to help stroke victims increase their facial muscle strength. She found this very rewarding.

Before settling down, Trish was determined to travel and use her career to learn from experts from around the world. She joined Steiner of London, the world’s largest spa provider. Through her tenure at Steiner’s, she traveled to over 50 countries. Eventually, Trish met her husband Jason, and moved to the United States. Since her arrival stateside, she has worked as a skincare trainer and consultant. She has also provided treatments for the demanding skincare needs of celebrities.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with amazing people and in wonderful places. Destin Plastic Surgery and the Anti Aging Skincare Clinic are no exception. I feel very privileged to work with Dr. Burden and Dr. Ennis. I am very grateful to Pam Burden. She took me under her wing when I joined the practice. With her extensive knowledge of medical skincare, I was able to expand my knowledge base. We have an amazing team of individuals who work together to give you the best results in a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility.”

Since joining the Anti-Aging Skincare Clinic in 2006, Trish has gained a popular following of clients. They will be the first to tell you, they love her calming bedside manner and attention to detail. She strongly believes in providing her clients with personalized care resulting in the most effective treatment that fits their budget.

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Melissa St John

Melissa St John has been a licensed Esthetician since 2005 and has most recently been voted Best Esthetician of the Emerald Coast for 2012 and 2013. She gained her experience working for one of the top rated Resort Spas in the state of Florida before transitioning to the exciting clinical side of skincare. She has a true passion in the skincare industry, helping her clients achieve optimal results through clinical grade procedures and products. She is also a certified Xtreme Lash Extension stylist offering lash extensions and fills.

“The best part about my job is the fact that I love making a difference in the appearance and health of my clients’ skin. Nothing is more rewarding to me than seeing my clients’ skin rejuvenate into something beautiful while also improving their self esteem.”

Born in New Iberia, Louisiana, Melissa moved to the area in 1994 and feels so blessed to call this beautiful town of paradise “home.” Melissa is happily married to her high school sweetheart Chris and enjoys spending her free time at the beach and watching as many sunsets along the beautiful Emerald Coast as she can.

Melissa’s sweet and bubbly personality will surely make your experience at Destin Plastic Surgery’s Anti-Aging Clinic a pleasant one.

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