Dr. Anna Toker is certified by the American Board of Surgeons and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Her practice is currently located at USMD Hospital in Arlington.
“I was born outside of Mineral Wells, but grew up in South Louisiana,” says Dr. Toker , “making me a native Texan with a penchant for Zydeco. I am married with two children that are my pride and joy. I am dedicated to personal patient care and hope to meet those expectations while providing cutting-edge technology, such as robotic surgery and sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence.”
I knew from childhood that I wanted to care for people, but I was not certain of the path it would take me on. I began working in surgery at the age of 20 and knew immediately that is where I belonged. I loved knowing that I was having an immediate impact on someone’s life and helping them through some of the most important times of their lives. During my 20 years of experience in surgery, I have worked as a surgical Technologist, First assistant and a nurse. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Tech University. My desire to help people goes beyond the operating room. My heart is in helping others locally and beyond by going on mission trips, medical and otherwise, to share my expertise and knowledge with those in need.
Becoming an aesthetic nurse has given me more opportunities to make a difference in the lives of so many. There is no greater satisfaction than sharing in someone’s journey to self-improvement and knowing that I was able to positively influence their life. I believe in the science of health, wellness and beauty, but I also believe in taking a holistic approach to improving ourselves from the inside out. It is my mission to provide the highest quality of care to all those I encounter and empower them with the knowledge to transform their lives.
I have an intense passion for learning. Between industry magazines, books, trade shows, webinars, blogs, classes and websites, the opportunities to learn are endless. I am truly a believer that in all professions, you must stay up to date with what’s going on in the industry to be at the top of your game. I started in the medical field by accident nearly 12 years ago. I didn’t know it would forever change my life. Now there isn’t anything else I’d rather be doing.