Emerge Staff

Belinda Stewart, RN, BSN

Owner / CEO

Belinda is originally from Houston, TX where she began her nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse for more than 8 years. She then relocated to Tulsa and joined the Emerge team in February of 2009 before becoming an owner in 2012!

Upon discovering her passion for non-surgical facial aesthetics using cosmetic injectables, Belinda has since been unstoppable. She obtained her certification for the ArqueDerma technique from the Injectability Institute in 2012 before beginning her career with Allergan Aesthetics in 2016 as a brand ambassador and nationally certified injectable trainer using products like Botox, Juvederm and Kybella.

Since becoming an owner of Emerge and a national trainer, Belinda has been busy assisting in the operations of all four Emerge locations, not to mention Emerge Partner Affiliates as well as continuing to see patients at Emerges South Tulsa location all while traveling the nation performing advanced injectable trainings.

In January 2022, Belinda had yet another career milestone. She is now considered faculty with Allergan Medical Institute and had her first ever faculty event for A.M.I. at the AmSpa Medical Spa show in Las Vegas. She was a table lead assisting in injection anatomy of live cadaver dissection. In fact, her advanced knowledge and expert skill level has launched her into the top 1% of nurse injectors in the nation which is one of the highest ranks a nurse injector can have but she doesn’t stop there. Belinda is now also a national trainer for SkinMedica products as well!

When she’s not busy blazing the trail in the medical aesthetics world, you can find her hanging with her family and traveling. She and her husband, Matt, have 2 kids, Kate and Ben both of whom are attending Oklahoma State University.

Taryn Schell

Owner / Spa Director

Taryn Schell, recently nominated and selected as Entrepreneur of the Year at the Greenwood Cultural Center Women in Business Summit started with Emerge in March 2012 before becoming co-owner with Belinda Stewart in September 2014. Originally from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Taryn has over 17 years of experience in medical management previously working as a spa director and certified laser hair technician for Well Spring Medical Spa until boldly deciding to own a spa of her own. Now that Taryn and Belinda have grown Emerge into four locations, with number five on the horizon in Broken Arrow, her days are filled with managing each location as well assisting in running Emerge’s consulting company, Emerge Partner Affiliates. 

Alongside with the Emerge brand, Taryn has a deep passion for philanthropy and empowering and encouraging likeminded women in the workplace. “It was very inspiring to be at the women’s summit. When I first got in this business it was for the love of aesthetics but it’s grown so much more to me over the years. I love giving opportunity to women that didn’t have traditional paths of education or have the support and resources that so many just assume everyone starts with. Seeing a potential in someone that doesn’t see in themselves and watch them develop into a successful career by providing support and a safe environment is the most rewarding feeling. I myself have had people and mentors believe in me before I believed in myself. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. So here’s to loving, supporting, and encouraging one another.”

When she’s not busy running an empire and inspiring others, Taryn loves cooking, reading, attending concerts and trying new restaurants with her husband and two beautiful daughters.

Amy Oden, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, ABAAHP

Nurse Practitioner

Amy Oden is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College with an Associate of Applied Science (ADN) degree in 2007 and a Bachelor of Science degree of Nursing (BSN) in 2010 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Upon graduation, she began working at St. Johns Hospital in the cardiac care unit. While working at St. Johns Hospital she completed her Master’s degree at Graceland University in Kansas City. She graduated with her Masters in Nursing Practice in May 2015 and is now a Family Nurse Practitioner certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and she was selected as Top Family Nurse Practitioner by the International Nurses Association in 2017.

In 2015, Amy Oden was introduced to bio-identical hormone therapy using pellet implants. The powerful benefits, the prolonged effectiveness, and the ease of administration made estrogen and testosterone pellet therapy an instant hit. So she continued her education in bio-identical hormone therapy through Biote where she became a certified Biote practitioner in 2018 and before long, hundreds of patients throughout the region were receiving hormone pellet therapy by her.

Amy Oden is passionate about helping others and holistic health care. She feels strongly about providing education and options to her patients so that they can be involved in making informed decisions regarding their health care.

Amy Oden has a special interest in combining wellness, vitamin therapy, weight loss, platelet-rich plasma, Sermorelin therapy, and hormone optimization to improve quality of life, sexual function, and health. She is constantly focused on her mission to help patients ‘look better, feel better, and live better’.

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Ladd Atkins, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Ladd Atkins, D.O. is a cosmetic surgeon, owner of Face & Body Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery and he’s a part of the AACS (American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery) and the AMA (American Medical Association).

Originally from Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Dr. Atkins grew up in the medical field as his father is a retired physician. Atkins first attended Vanderbilt University before transferring to the University of Arkansas to pursue a pre medical degree. He then attended Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine between 1998-2002. Upon receiving his medical degree, he began a general surgery internship and residency in Kansas City and here in Tulsa 2007. He then went on to complete a cosmetic fellowship in 2009 where he performed over 1,500 cosmetic procedures of all types. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Atkins is passionate about educating his patients on the surgeries they’re interested in. He provides realistic expectations, timelines and recovery. He makes himself available 24 hours a day to his patients for any questions or concerns they may have.

Dr Blaine Price, DO

Medical Director

Dr. Price is a family practice physician and is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He was born in Lawton, OK but spent most of his childhood in the Shawnee and Tulsa areas. He served in the US Army as a forward observer and completed Airborne training at Fort Benning, GA before being stationed at Fort Carson, CO. He returned to college after being honorably discharged from the military and graduated from Oklahoma State University as a medical technologist, working in hospital and outpatient laboratories until starting medical school at OSU in Tulsa in 1998.

His family includes his wife, Jeanna, who is a certified yoga trainer, and daughter Cynthia, as well as a very spoiled dog, Henry, and cat, Fluffy. They all enjoy time outdoors (except the cat) and being at the lake paddle boarding. Dr. Price also drives a Boxster race car out at Hallett at least once a month, Jeanna can be talked into watching sometimes but has no desire to ride in it. They completely changed their lifestyle in 2015 and have seen the benefits firsthand which has fueled Dr. Price’s passion to truly help guide people to health.

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Jenni Rigney

MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Jenni Rigney is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2017 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and upon graduation, she began working at Saint Francis Hospital in a cardiac ICU unit. While working full-time she completed her master’s degree at Loyola University in 2020 and she is now a family nurse practitioner certified through American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).    Jenni then continued her education with bio-identical hormone therapy and became certified as a BioTe provider in 2020.  What drew her to Biote was the added health benefits of estrogen and testosterone therapy and the positive patient outcomes that occurred. Not only does hormone therapy provide protection against certain diseases, the symptom relief and life-changing results are exactly why she chose this field.   Throughout her education, she focused on a whole-person approach, mind, body, and spirit. She believes it is important to incorporate this foundation into her practice to help improve effectiveness and patient outcomes. Wellness has always been her passion as she feels it is important to encourage preventative therapy and provide holistic care. She enjoys spending time with each patient, determining a plan of action for their wellbeing while providing education to keep patients involved in their health care.   When she’s not seeing patients, her focus is on her faith, her family and she enjoys traveling!