Dr. Tanya A. Atagi
Founder of BESANA Health & WellnessServing the Denver area since 2003, Dr. Atagi is one of the few board-certified female plastic surgeons in the Denver area. Dr. Atagi’s commitment to patient service and passion for comprehensive care impacts each patient relationship and has inspired her most recent venture, BESANA Health and Wellness. Dr. Atagi created BESANA Health & Wellness to meet a rapidly growing yet unmet need in health care for a preventive approach to wellness. Their mission is to make BESANA your one-stop-shop for head-to-toe vitality, a restorative venue and inspiring forum for discovering the elements of your optimal life.
Griselda was born in West Texas and lived in Austin, Texas before moving to Parker, Colorado. Experienced in blood banks and family practices, Griselda has been doing phlebotomy and working as a lab assistant since 1999. Griselda married in May 2019 here in Colorado. “Just my husband Wesley and I are here,” she says. “On our free time, we love going to live concerts, sports events, enjoying the outdoors of Colorado, and going to Texas every chance we get with our dog Montana!”
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Fera received her nursing degree from Loma Linda University in 1998, with a majority of her nursing career spent in Emergency Medicine. Fera is now a Functional Medicine Practitioner through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), with a focus on peak performance and optimal wellness. As a certified nutrition and wellness consultant and Level II Reiki Master, Fera specializes in the mind-body-spirit approach to wellness. When not at work, she enjoys being outdoors or traveling with her husband and two daughters, or teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver.
Becky received her nursing degree from Bethel College in 1994, and has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2001 after attaining her graduate degree from Regis University in Colorado. Becky specializes in the field of women’s health, specifically the management of high-risk pregnancies. Becky has been with us since 2014 and works closely with Susan in the bio-idential hormone replacement and wellness side of the practice. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching volleyball, assisting on medical mission trips, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
PA-C, MMSc – Physician Assistant
Susan has been a part of the Denver medical community since attaining her degree from Emory University in 1999. Before arriving at Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics, Susan gained experience in a variety of different fields, including plastic surgery, general surgery, urology, ophthalmology, and dentistry, giving her a diverse outlook on cutting edge medical techniques and methodology. She is a strong believer in personalized and individualized treatments for each patient. Susan joined our team in 2015 and is our full time bio-identical hormone replacement and wellness provider. In her spare time, Susan enjoys hiking, golfing, attending concerts, and international travel.
Certified Medical Assistant
Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Heidi has called Colorado home since 2003. After over 17 years in payroll/accounting, she decided to change careers and returned to school for her Medical Assisting Certificate in 2017. When she’s not at work, Heidi enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time with her family and English bulldog, Osbourne.
Patient Services Coordinator
Kaitlin is a Colorado native who knows the value of what this great state has to offer. She attended Metro State University so she could stay local and continue to enjoy her outdoor hobbies, particularly hiking and fishing. At an early age, beginning with her involvement in the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Kaitlin found her passion for helping others in need. After college, she focused her energy on the mental health industry, and spent years helping teenage girls during one of the most challenging times in their lives. Her empathy, strong work ethic and pride is what she brings to the table with our patients every day.
Patient Services Coordinator
Tristan knew from a young age that she wanted to help people. She volunteered at The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Honolulu and Queen’s Hospital Neonatal Unit and the Intensive Care Unit as well. She has 10 years experience in customer service and 2 years in reception, she was also certified as a first responder, fire inspector, fire instructor, fire investigator, and a veterinary assistant. She was introduced to holistic health and well-being when she started dancing hula, and has a passion for nutrition and herbalism. Tristan was born and raised in Hawaii. After visiting Colorado in the spring of 2014, she loved the state so much, she moved here by fall of that very year. When she is not working, she enjoys doing science projects or playing outside with her two kids, cooking, eating, reading, and snuggling up with a good show.
Similar to Dr. Atagi, Emily is a lover of the arts, and originally moved to Colorado in 2007 to attend the Art Institute of Colorado and pursue her dream of becoming a photographer. Needless to say this has made her a perfect fit at Atagi Plastic Surgery and Skin Aesthetics with our aesthetic mentality toward medicine. As Patient Services Coordinator since 2012, Emily is able to combine her passion for the arts with years of impeccable customer service and management experiences in order to satisfy all patient needs. In her spare time, Emily enjoys running her photography business, playing cello, and spending time with her husband, dogs, family, and friends.