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Our Doctors

Dr. Derek Cooney

Medical Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Dr. Cooney has over 15 years as a practicing physician with board certifications in Emergency Medicine and EMS Medicine, and an academic appointment as a tenured Associate Professor.  He has his own textbook and has authored numerous articles and book chapters.  Dr. Cooney also has experience in local, regional, and national leadership positions and has earned numerous  awards and honors including the being the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Medicine Award.  Dr. Cooney graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship at the prestigious Scott & White Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Derek Cooney possesses a wealth of experience which he brings to the team at MedSpa Solutions.  Dr. Cooney is an expert in resuscitation and fluid management and received his initial aesthetics training in New York City.


Dr. Norma Cooney

Medical Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Dr. Norma Cooney has been practicing medicine for over 15 years and is board certified in Emergency Medicine.  In addition to possessing expertise in healing modalities and resuscitation, Dr. Cooney has held a number of key leadership roles at local, regional, and national levels.  Dr. Cooney has an academic appointment as Assistant Professor and has authored a number of articles in medical journals as well as a number of medical textbook chapters.  Dr. Cooney received her aesthetics training in New York City and focuses her work on ensuring total client assessment to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to meet the specific needs of every client.  


Dr. Dorothy Kassab

Dental Aesthetics and Rejuvenation of the Peri-Oral Face

Dr. Kassab has been practicing for over 15 years and is one of the few dentists in the State of New York who has been trained in dental aesthetics, smile design, treatment of TMJ disorders, and neuromuscular dentistry in the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.  She received her facial aesthetics training in New York City and provides care focusing on the oral and peri-oral regions.  Dr. Kassab's expertise and experience adds unique depth to the MedSpa Solutions team.  Dr. Kassab also leads our outreach and resources group, assisting other aspiring aesthetics practitioners. 


Leah Cronlund, PharmD

Pharmacy and Therapeutics 

Leah R. Cronlund, PharmD is an experienced pharmacist with a wealth of knowledge and experience that she brings to the MedSpa Solutions team. Leah provides her unique expertise and insight concerning IV fluid management regimens, dosing recommendations, protocol development and review and ensures MedSpa clients get the best possible experience from therapeutics offered at our locations.  In addition to her role with MedSpa Solutions, Dr. Cronlund's current hospital duties include providing support to Oncologists and nursing staff by thoroughly reviewing regimens and ensuring administration order of medications are complete, compatibilities are clear, and medications are available are just a few things she does. Leah is a native of Syracuse and after obtaining her Doctorate from St. John Fisher College returned to Syracuse to raise her three beautiful girls alongside her husband Josh. Leah’s interests include camping and hiking and she is always on the look out for a great coffee spot. She also really enjoys time with patients, providing counseling that allows for any and all questions about therapy to be answered. 

Our Medical Aesthetics Providers
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Angelica Reddy, NP

Medical Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

We are so very pleased to welcome Angelica to the MedSpa Team!  Check back for bio and photo soon!


Heather Freeman, PA

Medical Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Heather is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo undergraduate and received her PA from Daemen College.  Heather is passionate about providing the best possible care and experience to our clients.  Prior to jointing the MedSpa Solutions team, she provided surgical services in areas of Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ob/Gyn surgery, Urology, and Cardiovascular surgery.  She began her medical aesthetics journey and underwent initial training and preceptorship through the MedSpa Academy. Heather brings her procedural expertise to the team at MedSpa Solutions.


Danielle Burke, PA

Medical Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Danielle Burke is a physician assistant who received her training from Florida State University with a near perfect GPA of 3.94.  She is also a graduate from our own MedSpa Academy. She moved to Syracuse to pursue her career in surgery.  Although currently doing bariatric and general surgery full time, she has joined our team to provide medical aesthetics to patients as well.  Her passion for aesthetic medicine began during her undergraduate training while shadowing a plastic surgery PA.

Our Medical Aesthetics Nurses

Alyssa Payne, RN

Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Alyssa Payne, RN has been a practicing in Central New York since 2018.  She is a graduate of the Crouse College of Nursing and received her initial medical aesthetics training in the MedSpa Academy program.  In addition to her work with clients at MedSpa Solutions, Alyssa enjoys specializing in woman's health and maternity.  Alyssa is a valuable addition to our MedSpa team and shows her commitment to our clients' experience with a focus on aesthetics procedures, as well as, the health and wellness of her clients.


Stephanie Irato, RN

Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Stephanie is a register nurse who specializes in aesthetics.  She provides compassionate expert care and has a special interest in skin care and hair restoration.  


Kascey Relfe, BSN, RN

Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Kascey is a graduate of the Crouse College of Nursing, and received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Delhi. Kascey primarily works in labor and delivery but pursued her interest of medical aesthetics by training in the MedSpa Academy program. Kascey combines her nursing experience with her passion of aesthetics which allow her to meet her clients’ needs. She is a strong advocate for “investing in yourself” to allow you to feel your absolute best. 

Our MedSpa Providers and Staff 
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Kassidy Bice, LE

Licensed Aesthetician

Kassidy brings so much talent and care to the MedSpa Team.  She offers a full array of esthetic procedures and treatments.  Kassidy is a graduate of the renowned National Laser Institute,

  • Beauty Advisor and Skin Therapist

  • Body Sculpting

  • Hydrafacials

  • Facials

  • Facial Peels

  • Micro-needling

  • Light Therapy

  • Laser hair removal

  • IPL

  • Specializes in anti-aging and preventative aesthetics


Amy Zwijacz

Certified Laser Technician

Amy is a graduate of the renowned National Laser Institute and has a number of years of experience.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our clients with a full range of laser therapies and treatments to enhance your skin health and beauty.  Amy has experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions and also performs expert hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.  


Andrea Williams

Permanent Make-up Artist

Offering a wide variety of permanent make-up services from lips to microblading and everything in between.  


Christopher LaPrate, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist, Officer Manager

Christopher is a graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. He specializes in deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy. Chris believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes his expertise to assist in this process. Through listening to your needs and assessing individual muscle integrity, Chris uses a collaborative approach to reach your specific goals. Using this client-centered method, Chris tailors each massage to the individual. With his understanding of pressure preferences and pain tolerance, he will provide a massage for your personalized needs. While firm pressure is his strength, your comfort and relaxation are his top priority.  In addition to his expertise as a massage therapist, Chris also coordinates for the MedSpa Solutions team and serves as our office manager.

MedSpa Solutions Difference


MedSpa Solutions' patient treatment is established, supported, and supervised by Doctors. All our providers, including the Doctors, personally evaluated, studied, and received the anti-aging, corrective, and maintenance treatments offered at MedSpa Solutions during the treatments selection process.  The purpose of this method of selection of procedures, materials, and treatments, is to develop the ideal protocols and design unique plans to be offered to our clients to ensure the best possible results. 

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"Not only are Dr. Derek and Dr. Norma really down to earth and kind but both doctors really have tons of knowledge about every procedure they offer. The telemedicine consult was super convienent. Medspa solutions is the only place i will ever go in the future #medspasolutionslifer"

Katie Daly

(Facebook Review)