D. Scott Vaughan
D. Scott Vaughan is the owner and Physical Therapist Director of First Down Healthcare. Scott has specialized in spine rehabilitation for more than 29 years. Scott began working at the Florida Back Institute in Boca Raton Florida in 1991 after graduating with a degree in physical therapy. Scott has a bachelor’s of science and is a Mississippi State University alum.
While at the Florida Back Institute, Scott worked under the direction of world-renowned neuro spine surgeon Dr. Jordan Davis and orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Jeffrey C. Fernyhough.
Scott has completed clinical internships at:
- Holy Cross Hospital wound care and infectious disease department Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Dr. Michael Davoli orthopedic surgeon/physical therapy department Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Boca Raton Community Hospital outpatient physical therapy department Boca Raton, FL
- Dr. Steve Hazelcorn, DC, PT Physical therapy department Boca Raton, FL
- Broward County Community Hospital, Physical therapy department, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Scott is recognized as a court expert in Orleans Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Disability court, and federal court in the following areas.
- Functional capacity evaluations
- Physical impairment ratings
- Physical therapy
Scott was born and raised in Ponchatoula, LA, and has worked in the Greater New Orleans Metro area since 1999. He also worked with the late Dr. John D. Olson, a neurologist for 17 years.
In 2016, Scott started First Down Healthcare and has continued to provide medical services to the New Orleans Metro area.
- Dermal Filler
- Advanced Botox (Level II)
- Advanced Dermal Filler (Level II)
- Anti – Aging
- Physician Medical Weight Loss
- Aesthetic Facials
- Laser Safty
- Laser Science
- Picosure Laser
- Potenza MicroNeedling
- Cosmetic Laser
- Functional Capacity Evaluation
- Hormone Pellet Training & Therapies
- Pain Management
Eddye G. Blossom II, MD
Dr. Blossom was born in Mississippi and raised in Louisiana growing up in both Shreveport and New Orleans. He attended Lusher Extension, McDonogh 35 and Xavier University. He completed medical school from LSU Health Science Center-Shreveport in 2005.
He successfully finished his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2009 in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Blossom has worked in private practice and taught medical students since then in Louisiana, Arkansas and Indian Health Service reservations in Arizona, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Dr. Blossom joins First Down Healthcare with a passion for minimally invasive surgical procedures, hormonal therapy and treatments alternatives to opioids in the face of the ongoing opioid epidemic. His hobbies include gardening, books and theatre.
Heather King was born and raised in south Louisiana. She attended Aveda Institute in Baton Rouge and graduated in 2002. Heather worked in the spa industry for over 10 years. In 2015, she made a change into the medical field and attended Purdue University Global where she graduated in 2019.
Tiffaney Bergeron, R.N.
Tiffaney Bergeron is from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she attended Charity Nursing School. She is a Registered Nurse with over 18 years experience in cosmetic procedures.
Tiffaney has received several certifications in Botox injections and cosmetic laser procedures. She is passionate about achieving patient’s cosmetic results with non-invasive and non-surgical procedures. Her hobbies are fitness and reading.
Haley Gordon Wheeler, LE, CLT, LSO
Haley is our Lead Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician. She is a Ponchatoula native and attended John Jay Beauty College in Kenner, Louisiana. She then furthered her education at The National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona. Haley has nearly five years of experience in the beauty industry and specializes in laser hair removal, chemical peels, microneedling, dermaplaning, hydroderm facials, radio frequency skin rejuvenation, CoolSculpting, and laser skin resurfacing.
Since receiving all of her licensure, Haley has attended numerous continuing education seminars and work shops; always looking to stay up to date with the latest techniques and product lines so she can give each patient a personalized treatment plan to achieve their skin care/ body contouring goals and feel the utmost confidence.
As a person who struggled with acne throughout her teenage and young adult life she can empathize with skin insecurities and is driven to help others feel happy and healthy with the skin they’re in. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, all things outdoors, reading, and crafting.