About Our Medical Staff
David M. Whiteman, MD, FRCS(c)
As the owner of both Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center and Southern Plastic Surgery, PC, Dr. Whiteman is dedicated to providing his patients with high-quality care that’s tailored to their specific needs, whether that includes plastic surgery, non-surgical treatments, or a combination of both. With board certifications in plastic surgery in both the United States and Canada, Dr. Whiteman was recently named Best Self’s 2015 Best Plastic Surgeon for the Tummy. As a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada, he strives to continuously learn about the latest innovations in the field of aesthetics while also serving the community with several charitable organizations, including The Breast Cancer Survivors’ Information Network and the Doctors Who Care – Kids MD Internship Program.
Jackie Madison, Practice Manager, NESTA Weight Management Specialist
As our Practice Manager, Jackie Madison oversees the day-to-day operations at Laser Lights and ensures that our facility runs as smoothly as possible. Jackie has spent the past 16 years as the Practice Manager for Southern Plastic Surgery, the practice operated by our owner and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman, so her experience in the industry allows her to offer our patients top-notch service. In addition, Jackie is a NESTA Certified Weight Management Specialist who offers clients the coaching and support they need to take control of their health and improve both their weight and their overall lifestyles.
Oreta is no stranger to the cosmetic industry. With 15 years of experience as both a medical assistant and a certified body contouring technician, she has developed a combination of invaluable skills and a passion for patient care which allows her to give each patient individualized attention and outstanding results. As a New York native, Oreta has spent much of her professional career in Atlanta. After working with a plastic surgeon for six years addressing patients’ non-surgical needs, and even helping to educate Atlantans about their cosmetic options through a news segment on 11 Alive, Oreta has now been a part of the Laser Lights family for over 13 years. By embracing both the medical and the aesthetic aspects of her job, as well as fostering a relationship with every patient, Oreta is a key factor in each patient’s journey toward their best body.
Emily Hutchinson, LE, CCE, LME, Paramedical
Though this Florida native may be new to Georgia, she’s spent over six years building a wealth of experience in a wide variety of cosmetic procedures. As a graduate of the Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty as well as Palm Beach Laser and Beauty, Emily is a Licensed Medical Esthetician and a Licensed Laser Technician, as well as a Certified Clinical Electrologist and a Paramedical. From laser treatments to chemical peels to Silk Peel® microdermabrasion, she has a true passion for helping her patients achieve the fresher, smoother, more youthful complexion they’re reaching for. She also has a passion for helping people minimize their scars and restore areolas for breast cancer patients after breast reconstruction through paramedical camouflaging. While she loves the ever-changing and improving aesthetics industry, Emily enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their young son, exploring all that Atlanta has to offer.
Christine Switzer, MC, LME
For our patients who want a long-term solution for unwanted hair on the face or body, look no further! Christine is our laser hair removal expert, with six years of experience in the field of aesthetics before joining Laser Lights in 2016. She first studied in Milledgeville before attending the Atlanta Laser Institute, earning certifications as a Master Cosmetologist and Licensed Medical Esthetician. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Christine is highly dedicated to her clientele, and in fact, her favorite part of the job is helping people feel confident and beautiful. When she isn’t spending her days at Laser Lights, Christine loves spending time with her fiancé and their 3 dogs, as well as cooking, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying the outdoors.
Vida Razmara, LME
Vida may be new to Laser Lights, but she comes to us with a wealth of experience. Originally from Iran, Vida is a Licensed Medical Esthetician who has spent the past sixteen years taking care of her patients’ every cosmetic need, from microdermabrasion like our SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® to chemical peels and laser treatments. She thrives on seeing how happy her patients are with their results, and she looks forward to many years of the same at Laser Lights. When Vida isn’t busy making people beautiful, she enjoys taking relaxing walks and spending time with her beloved friends.
Denise Guthrie, Front Office Coordinator
As our Front Office Coordinator, Denise does the important job of making every patient feel welcome while also keeping our entire Laser Lights family organized. While she’s a Southern belle who is originally from Greenwood, South Carolina, Denise grew up in a Navy family, so she’s lived in a number of areas before settling in metro Atlanta. Denise originally met the team as a patient of Laser Lights owner and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Whiteman, but she quickly became a part of the family, and she’s thrilled to now be on our permanent staff. Her favorite part of her job is working with awesome co-workers, but when she isn’t at Laser Lights, she also enjoys cycling, running, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Lesly has a passion for helping people and it shows in her work as our Front Office Assistant. She was born in El Salvador and is fluent in both Spanish and English, but Lesly has called Georgia “home” for many years. She graduated from Lanier High School and plans to go to culinary school on top of her role at Laser Lights to pursue her talent for cooking in a wide variety of cultures. In her free time, Lesly loves helping the homeless population as well as dancing, playing softball, and of course, enjoying the occasional Netflix binge. And here’s a fun fact: Lesly can actually speak Spanish backward!
Please contact our office in Duluth, just north of Atlanta, GA at (770) 495-9322 for more information. You can also email us at email@example.com.