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Byron Wilkes, MD

Byron Wilkes, MD

Board Certified Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon

I was first exposed to Oculofacial Plastic Surgery during my medical school Ophthalmology rotations.  I knew early on that I wanted to pursue this unique field due to the variety of conditions treated and range of patients that I can see.

I approach my patients and their various problems with a minimalistic approach.  My patients generally know what they need before I walk into the room. My job is to listen and help them understand what options I can provide to help them accomplish their goals.

It has always been and will continue to be the people that make this practice special.  When you enjoy what you do and who you work with it doesn’t even feel like work.

Hands down, the best part of my job is taking care of patients and helping them accomplish their goals of both functional and cosmetic improvement.

I am laser focused on providing the highest level of care possible. I also think it’s important to “not sweat the small stuff” and be able to adjust when things don’t go exactly the way we want them too.

Elizabeth Heaggans, APRN

Elizabeth Heaggans, APRN

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Since the beginning of my career, I have always been fascinated by plastic surgery and aesthetics. When I met Dr. Wilkes and started seeing him perform cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face, I was fascinated. I knew that this was a field that I wanted to learn and grow in. 

My philosophy is that the patient is a part of their care team. I strive to work with my patients to determine the best course of treatment specific to them. Each patient may have different goals, situations, and limitations. Their plan of care should be customized to them, while still following best practices.

What I love most about working at McFarland’s is the people and patients that I am about to work with every day. We are so blessed with the best doctors, coworkers, and patients. Most days, it does not feel like work at all because of the people I am surrounded by.

My favorite part of my job is getting to see patients all the way through from their initial appointments to their post op appointments. I love seeing their amazing results and hearing how happy they are!

I am passionate about my career, and I care deeply about my patients. I strive to provide great care, and to have fun doing it!