Meet Dr Adams
It was a boyhood crush on sultry TV star Victoria Principal that led Dr. William Adams to his profession. “She married a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills and I thought, ‘I could do that.’” Dr. Adams says with a smile. “That was it. I never thought about it again. I knew my career choice at that moment.”
So young Bill Adams set out to make it happen. He grew up in an agricultural area near Winter Haven, Florida, part of an “educated farm family.” He worked in his father’s orange groves after school and summers. During high school, he spent a year-and-a-half as an exchange student in Germany. Bill attended Emory University in Atlanta — because it had an excellent premed program — finishing his undergraduate studies in three years. From there, the aspiring plastic surgeon went to New Orleans to Tulane Medical School, one of the Top 10 in the country.
For his internship and residency, he chose the prestigious Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, in large part because the program allowed him to immediately concentrate on plastic surgery. He rose to the position of Chief Resident, did a fellowship in hand surgery and intensive work in wound care. He was a Cosmetic Surgery fellow at University of California San Francisco.
Dr. William Adams is a serious surgeon. After stints in San Francisco, Portland, Oregon and Little Rock, Arkansas, he established his practice in St. Petersburg in 1995.
Cheryl A. Giangrante, ARNP, FNP-BC
Cheryl has been an RN for over 30 years. The first part of her career focused in the arena of neonatal, pediatric intensive care and high risk obstetrics. She has held both staff and management positions at teaching hospitals such as The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Tampa General Hospital.
Since becoming a Nurse practitioner in 2008, she has focused her efforts on the healthy side of medicine. Cheryl helps people to feel their personal best, whether it be by completing cosmetic procedures, weight loss or bio-identical hormone replacement.
Cheryl graduated from the University of South Florida with a Post Masters Nurse Practitioner degree, with an undergraduate degree from Penn State and graduate degree from Temple University.
She is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging.
Cheryl is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who joined our practice in 2012.. She earned both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in nursing at the University of Florida. Her previous experience includes caring for pediatric patients, performing a large variety of aesthetic laser treatments, treating patients with venous disease, and practicing aesthetic medicine. She received certification by the Esthetic Skin Institute in injecting dermal fillers and Botox and has experience injecting Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, Restalyne, Belotero and Purlane. Cheryl takes every opportunity to regularly attend aesthetic seminars and workshops to always be on the cutting edge of the newest products and techniques available. Cheryl deeply enjoys educating patients on skincare and takes pride in helping clients achieve their aesthetic goals. She uses a conservative approach with injections to provide the most natural appearing outcome.