Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, including Stephen F. Lex M.D. and Jack Quigley M.D., has recently welcomed a new surgeon to its practice. Adam Boettcher, M.D., joined the practice from Grand Rapids, Mich. where he was completing his residency at the Michigan State University combined plastic surgery program – one of the top clinical training programs in the country for integrated-model plastic surgery.
Dr. Boettcher told Flagstaff Business News that both the town of Flagstaff and Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona provide the perfect places in which to put down roots. “Both the town and practice fit perfectly for me,” said Dr. Boettcher. “We are excited to raise our kids in a beautiful, outdoorsy, mid-size town like Flagstaff, “ he said. “My wife and I were tired of city traffic, and realized we didn’t want to live in the Midwest anymore. This is a new adventure. We just really feel blessed to be here.”
Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona is a broad practice, and that is a big part of what Dr. Boettcher says he likes about it. “We do reconstructive surgery, cleft lip, hand and face trauma, plus the full spectrum of cosmetic surgery. That’s part of what I love about being in this field – the breadth of it. We help people in so many different ways – from putting them back together after a serious injury, to helping fix that thing about their body they’ve always felt self-conscious about. Basically, we get to help make people happy.”
Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona provides services ranging from trauma reconstructions, burn care and fixing cleft palates to cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation, Botox and cosmetic rhinoplasty. They offer breast reconstruction after mastectomy, surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, as well as tummy tucks, liposuction, neck and facelifts and more.
Dr. Boettcher loves the diversity of the practice, which he claims is becoming less common in his field. “These days, plastic surgeons often have to choose between being on call all the time for trauma or doing only cosmetic work. I didn’t want to give up either part of the field,” he said. “I enjoy the fun of cosmetic surgery, but I also feel good putting things back together that have been broken.”
Dr. Boettcher expects he will stay in Flagstaff. “The schools are great. My wife and our two children [ages four and seven] are all really happy with the schools. Since coming here in August, we’ve walked around Buffalo Park, explored Sedona and Oak Creek and recently got the kids about one-third of the way up Humphrey’s Peak – as far as they could make it,” he said. “We’d so much rather have them outside than sitting watching videos, and this is the perfect town for that.” FBN
For more information about Plastic Surgeons of Arizona or Dr. Boettcher, visit www.psna.net or call 928-774-2300. The practice is located at 1020 N. San Francisco #200, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, in the Switzer Ridge Professional Center, across San Francisco Street from Flagstaff Medical Center.