MEET THE TEAM

Shawn M. Whitfield, MSN, APN, FNP-C

Shawn lives right here in Woodbury, TN with his lovely wife Ashley and their two dogs, Oakley and Cooper. Shawn is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse and Registered Nurse in the state of Tennessee and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He earned his Masters in Science, Nursing degree from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, and his Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. He brings his experience in the Emergency Room, Orthopedics, Urgent Care, and Family Medicine to provide you with high quality comprehensive care.

Shawn is trained in aesthetic and cosmetic procedures by the National Laser Institute, based in Scottsdale, AZ. His training includes cosmetic injectables (BOTOX®, Dysport®, Dermal Fillers, PRP, Microneedling, and Advanced Techniques), as well as cosmetic laser procedures (IPL/Photofacial, laser hair removal, tattoo removal, pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, skin resurfcing, fractionated lasers, ablative lasers, radiofrequency treatments, cryogenic and pyrogenic cellulite treatments).

Shawn is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AAP), the American College of Clinic Nurse Practitioners (AACNP), the American Society for Men’s Health (ASMH), and the Cellular Medicine Association.

Dr. Nicholas Tarola Medical Director

Dr. Nicholas Tarola is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Tarola graduated from Muhlenberg College and obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia where he stayed to complete his residency in general surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Finally, he moved with his wife and children to Nashville where he completed his plastic surgery training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Dr. Tarola has made it the mission at Tarola Plastic Surgery to promote excellence in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical services by providing each patient with the highest quality and state-of-the-art cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery; caring for all patients with respect, dignity, and sensitivity; seeing each patient in a timely manner, recognizing that our patients’ time is valuable; staying abreast of the most advanced techniques and cost-effective innovations in plastic surgery for the benefit of our patients; spending the time necessary with each patient to truly understand his or her concerns and goals; and making every effort to ensure that the plastic surgery experience is a pleasant and seamless one.Since the start of his surgery training in 2003, Dr. Tarola has had a special interest in breast reconstruction providing women a natural appearing breast with a sense of wholeness and normalcy after mastectomy or lumpectomy. While Dr. Tarola’s interest in breast reconstruction has not waned, his never-ending pursuit of perfection has led him to focus his practice on cosmetic surgery of the breast and body including procedures such as breast augmentation (breast implants), breast lift (mastopexy), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and revision cosmetic surgery. He also performs surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelift), brow lift, as well as Botox and dermal fillers (Juvederm).