Physician / Physician Assistants

Charles Hunt II, MD, FACS, RVT

Charles Hunt II, MD, FACS, RVT

Doctor / CEO

Dr. Charles Austin Hunt, II, MD, FACS, RVT, of Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa, is highly skilled in the field of Phlebology (vein specialist), general surgery, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Dr. Hunt has 20+ years of experience in vascular medicine.

In 1996, he completed both his undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Indiana, in Indianapolis. He completed his residency in Birmingham, Alabama, at Carraway Medical Center, and received his specialization in cardiovascular medicine at the AB Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Hunt specializes in the treatment of vein disorders using modern technologies, such as endovenous laser ablation, microphlebectomy, and sclerotherapy.

In addition to being a highly credentialed board certified surgeon, Dr. Hunt has also been extensively trained in injectable aesthetic procedures to include the use of Botox and Juvederm and Dysport.

When not taking care of patients, Dr. Hunt enjoys kayak fishing, writing, horticulture and spending time with his family.

Sylvia Eldridge, PA-C

Sylvia Eldridge, PA-C

Certified Physician’s Assistant / Clinical Director

A Certified Physician Assistant graduate of UAB, Sylvia has worked closely with many Board Certified Vein Specialists to develop many of the modern procedures, techniques and solutions offered at the Vein Center. Sylvia is the Clinical Director of the facility assists in all aspects of the clinical practice. Sylvia is recognized as one of the most talented Vein Specialty Physician Assistants in the U.S. Sylvia is an instructor to doctors and other professionals seeking to learn all aspects of vein care and bioidentical hormone therapy. Sylvia has 15+ years of experience as a Vein Specialist.

Sylvia has been extensively trained by the best experts in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She pioneered our hormone division and has been the director for many years. In addition, Sylvia also participates in our aesthetic division, performing Skinpen, Sculpsure and non-ablative lasers.

When away from the office, Syl has a passion for cooking, gardening, swimming, reading and spending time with family.

Jamie Gober, PA-C

Jamie Gober, PA-C

Certified Physician’s Assistant

Jamie Gober is a Certified Physician Assistant at Alabama Vein and Restoration Medspa, she is well versed in medical, surgical, and cosmetic concerns that help each patient to achieve their unique goal. She specializes in sclerotherapy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Skinpen, Sculpsure and non-ablative lasers. Her warm personality and engaging bedside manner make her an essential component to the patient experience at Alabama Vein and Restoration Medspa.

Outside of the practice, Jamie occupies her time with her family and friends. She enjoys being active outdoors, cooking, gardening, listening to live music, and traveling.

Spa Services

Christina Hunt, RN

Christina Hunt, RN

Registered Nurse / Aesthetician

Christina is a Registered Nurse and the Skin Care Specialist for Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa. She helps our patients maintain healthy skin and overall wellness, through a variety of procedures and techniques.

Christina has a passion for fitness and aesthetics. She started her career in nursing in 2004 and completed her BSN in 2012. Christina’s dedication and passion for healthy, beautiful skin made her decide to complete additional training to become a licensed aesthetician. She went on to complete her aesthetic training in 2016 at Body Logic School of Esthetics

Christina is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses and Associated Skin Care Professionals as well as SPCP (Society for Permanent Cosmetic Professionals) Christina is also Certified in training of Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control Christina’s specialties include:

  • Permanent Makeup and Cosmetics – Ombre Brows, Eyeliner, and Lip Color/Blush
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Lashlift & Tint
  • Chemical Peels
  • Sculpsure
  • Zimmer
  • IPL - Intense Pulse Light
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microblading / Eyebrow Embroidery / Nanoblading
  • SkinPen / Microneedling
  • Waxing

Christina assists Dr. Hunt with injectible procedures which include, Botox, Juvederm, Jeuveau, Restylane, Revanesse, and Dysport. Christina takes pride in providing the best skin care treatments available to her patients and is always seeking to further her education, training and knowledge.

Jamie Lowery

Jamie Lowery

Aesthetician

Jamie is one of our outstanding credentialed aestheticians. Jamie is very knowledgeable in all aspects of our Medspa division. Jamie received her formal training and certification from the Aveda Institute in Birmingham. Jamie is always happy and smiling, she is very kind and outgoing. Jamie is loved by her coworkers and clients alike.

Jamie enjoys motorcycle trips, traveling and spending time with her family in her off time.

Administration

ZEKE ELDRIDGE

Zeke Eldridge

Practice Administrator / COO

Zeke has a BS Degree in Healthcare Administration and a BS Degree in Ultrasound Physics / Technology. He is the Practice Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, dedicated to the organization and efficiency of day to day operations, directing and managing all aspects of Alabama Vein and Restoration Medspa. He is also a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Registered Vascular Technologist. Zeke has been establishing, organizing and managing accredited Vein Centers for 25+ years.

Zeke’s passionate about building hotrods/boats/bikes, coaching youth baseball and quality family time.

LEIGH

Leigh Howland

Billing Director

Leigh has a degree from the University of Alabama in Healthcare Management and has 15+ years of healthcare billing experience. She is the Billing Director and assists with the Accounting duties of the practice. Leigh meets with all patients prior to services rendered to answer any financial related questions or concerns. Leigh has been with us for 10+ years.

Leigh enjoys spending time at the beach/pool and traveling with her family.

BRIAN SPONDER

Brian Sponder

Systems Admin (IT)/ Marketing

Brian is our Systems Administrator and marketing liaison. Brian maintains the backbone to our infrastructure by solidifying a proper communications network between our home base and our satellite locations. Brian assures all patient electronic health record data is accessible and secured at all times. In addition to IT services, Brian creates our ad copy, monthly newsletter and is our point of contact for our advertisement vendors. Brian has been an integral part of this organization for 10+ years.

Brian spends his downtime fishing, riding mountain bikes and motorcycles.

Surgical / Clinical Staff

JODI

Jodi Bloomston, CRNA

Anesthesia Services

Jodi assists Dr. Hunt by administering conscious sedation to our patients during their procedures. Jodi is extremely organized and concentrates on perfecting the smallest of details. Jodi interviews every patient before their procedure to assure their visit with us will be safe and comfortable. Jodi has been administering sedation for us for 10+ years.

Jodi enjoys cooking, gardening and family trips to the beach.

TAELAR

Taelar Conn, RN

Registered Nurse

Taelar is a Registered Nurse with past ICU experience.
Taelar is a very detail oriented and takes extra time to ensure each patient is informed regarding their plan of care. Taelar assures the facility electronic health records are perfectly accurate. Taelar offers exceptional patient care during consultations and assists in surgical procedures as an OR circulator.

Taelar spends her free time dabbling in music and artistry and purveyor of good coffee.

ASHLEY JETT

Ashley Jett, RN

Registered Nurse

Ashley offers exceptional nursing skills primarily as our pre operative and recovery nurse. Ashley assures that our patients are well informed and educated about what to expect before and after their procedure with us.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, traveling and planning DIY projects.

HANNAH

Hannah Donaldson, RN

Registered Nurse

Hannah is an R.N. known for her especially sweet demeanor, and her ability to make our patients comfortable. Hannah provides excellent practical care for our patients and assures that everything is done properly. Hannah has been with us for 10+ years.

TRACY

Tracy Bailey, MA

Medical Assistant

Tracy assists in surgical procedures, front desk patient coordination, and surgery scheduling. Tracy concentrates her efforts with patient education.

Tracy is an exercise enthusiast and also fitness instructor. Tracy rescues animals and enjoys trivia.

KACI

Kaci Horton, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Kaci is a certified medical assistant that assists in surgical procedures and assures patient safety by maintaining sterile instrumentation and environment. She provides dedicated attentive care to each patient.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, movies and spending time outdoors.

KIMBERLY

Kimberly Kaldahl, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Kimberly is a Certified Medical Assistant with our organization. Kimberly makes our surgery patients comfortable with her beautiful smile and outstanding sense of humor.

Kimberly enjoys reading and traveling with her family.

Patient Services

LISA

Lisa Loveless

Insurance Specialist

Lisa is an experienced insurance specialist assuring pre-determination insurance coverage for our patients. Lisa works closely with our billing department to ensure our patients are well informed of any financial obligations prior to any services being performed. Lisa has been our insurance secretary for 15+ years.

KELLY

Kelly Gatlin

Medical Secretary / Patient Coordinator

Kelly has been with us for 6+ years as a Medical Secretary and Patient Coordinator. Kelly assures patients and their referring physicians receive proper documentation and correspondence pertaining to their visit with us.

Support Staff

Sue Fleming

Ultrasonographer

Sue is one of our talented sonographers that perform diagnostic ultrasound studies on our patients. The information gathered in these studies play a crucial role in the determination of what the best plan of care will be for each patient. Sue has been with our organization for 10+ years.

Sue enjoys her off time traveling with her family.

Julie Palmer

Ultrasonographer

Julie is yet another outstanding highly credentialed sonographer we have with us at Alabama Vein and Restoration Medspa that assists primarily in our Tuscaloosa location. Julie has been with our organization for 10+ years.

Julie enjoys being on the lake and spends her downtime with friends and family.