Francis E. Toscano, M.D., FACEP
Dr. Toscano graduated with honors from Duke University, completed an Emergency Medicine Residency in 1980 and has practiced in the Clearwater area for over 30 years. He has served as the Chairman and Medical Director of the Morton Plant Hospital Emergency Department and, in 2001, he was elected President of the Morton Plant Hospital Medical Staff. He has also served on the Morton Plant Hospital Board of Trustees. He was appointed an Assistant Clinical Professor by the University of South Florida, School of Medicine and was selected “Clinical Preceptor of the Year” by the USF Family Practice Program.
Dr. Toscano was recently honored by the American Board of Emergency Medicine for over 30 years of continuous Board Certification. They recognized his “dedication to the specialty, devotion to continuous learning, and the provision of quality care to all patients.”
Dr. Toscano has obtained Advanced Level 4 Classifications for use of Botox, Dermal Fillers and Lasers in Aesthetic Medicine from the Ageless Aesthetic Institute. In 2010, he was the first physician to introduce Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Stem Cell Therapy for aesthetic services to Pinellas County and has been certified by the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association to perform the PRP Stem Cell Facials and the “O-Shot” for Female Orgasm Disorder. He is certified by Cynosure in the use of SmartLipo and has performed over 1000 SmartLipo procedures.
Red Bamboo Medi Spa is certified by the State of Florida as a Level 1 Surgery Center. Dr. Toscano’s “SmartLipo by Red Bamboo” Program was named “Best SmartLipo in Tampa Bay” by duPont Registry. On two occasions, Red Bamboo Medi Spa was named by Tampa Bay Business Journal as “Best in the Biz” for spa services. In 2012, Dr. Andrew Ordon of THE DOCTORS, awarded Dr. Toscano and Red Bamboo Medi Spa the “National Best Aesthetic Practice” Award at THE Aesthetic Show in Las Vegas.
Raye Toscano, R.T. (R), L.E.
Executive Spa Director
Raye Toscano, co-owner and visionary force behind the concept and form of Red Bamboo Medi•Spa, believes that even a small business should provide world-class customer service. She created an elegant and beautiful sanctuary that combines personal compassion and technical skill while emphasizing aesthetics and calming relaxation. Her background in medical imaging provides her with the expertise to understand and oversee the safety aspects of lasers and light-based technologies. As a Clinical Esthetician, with extensive training and experience in skin care and paramedical aesthetics, she has developed sensitive and compassionate insights into the health and beauty concerns of women. She has been personally trained as a SmartLipo Assistant by nationally known expert, Dr. Richard Goldfarb and oversees Red Bamboo’s SmartLipo Services. Raye’s goal was to develop an extensive depth and quality of services while providing a place of nurturing and tranquility where clients can relax, escape and experience healthy and beautiful transformation.
Spa Operations Manager
After a very rewarding career as a Massage Instructor and over six years with Red Bamboo as a Massage Therapist, Donna turned her focus toward a different path of customer service. First she joined the Front Desk staff, then progressed to Front Desk Manager and now has assumed the demanding role of Spa Operations Manager. She oversees every aspect of spa operations focusing on customer satisfaction.
Barbara Barcellona, ARNP
Barbara comes to Red Bamboo Medi•Spa with decades of experience in aesthetics. Her patients are loyal and passionate about the excellent results she provides to them using neuromodulators, dermal fillers and lasers. She is also experienced using Stem Cell Therapy to perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facials and O-Shot Treatment of Female Sexual Disorder.
Robin Downing, L.E.
At Red Bamboo since 2008, Robin embodies not only the intense level of expertise required to serve her aesthetic clients but also the compassion and personal involvement to understand her clients’ desires and to help them set goals for their transformation. As a Clinical Esthetician, she is intimately familiar with all forms of aesthetic procedures. She advises and transforms her clients as she touches them in comforting and therapeutic ways. She commonly develops deep and personal relationships with her clients who entrust their aesthetic goals to her expert care.
Damelza Torres, CCE, CME, CPT, FS, LE, LSO
Clinical Esthetician, Laser Hair Technician
Damelza has worked extensively in the clinical spa industry since 2011 as a Clinical Esthetician, Certified Phlebotomist, Laser Safety Officer and Laser Hair Technician. She has extensive knowledge of medical grade skin care products and services and has expertise in hydrofacials, microdermabrasion and customized peels. She also has many years of experience in hair removal using electrolysis and modern lasers and has now assumed the lead role for Red Bamboo’s hair removal services.
Andi Nizzardini, LMT, MMP
Andi graduated from the Aveda Institute in 2010 as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Skincare Specialist. She is proficient in Japanese Hot Stone, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Bamboo Fusion, and Warm Shell Massages. As a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner, Andi is able to understand her clients’ needs and focus her massages to bring about soothing relaxation and relief from stress and pain.
Front Desk Assistant
Rachel is studying Marketing Management at Pasco Hernando College and also works as an Ambassador for the Tampa Bay Rays. Her warm personal nature and focus on customer service makes her perfect for her position as Front Desk Assistant.