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, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, 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 a number of 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 and Undersea & Hyperbaric 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. 

Our NPs and PAs

Francesca Scutari, NP

Medical Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Francesca Scutari, NP has been practicing medicine for over 8 years. Francesca attended The Art Institute of Boston for Fine Arts before starting her career in medicine. Francesca attended Upstate Medical University for her Nurse Practitioner training in Pediatrics and Le Moyne College for Post-Master’s training in Family Medicine. 

 

Francesca received her aesthetic training under various renowned plastic surgeons, physicians, and injectors from the United States and Europe. She attended the University of Rochester to receive first assistant training and she has also trained with oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Her advanced training in anatomy, surgery, and post-operative management offers an abundance of expertise to her practice in aesthetic medicine. 

 

Francesca approaches the client with an interdisciplinary approach that blends her fine arts training with her knowledge in aesthetic medicine. She focuses her work on natural and beautiful patient outcomes by enhancing each client's existing, unique beauty. 

Cortney Geherin, NP

Medical Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Cortney Geherin, NP joined the MedSpa Solutions team bringing years of experience as an NP.

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.

Our Nurses

Katarina Hart, RN

Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Katarina Hart has been a practicing registered nurse for the past 5 years working primarily in woman’s health with a focus on labor and delivery. She received her nursing education through Monroe Community College and the University of Rochester. Katarina has skills in IV placement and an eye for facial esthetics. She was trained through the Medspa Solutions Academy in administration of botox and fillers as well as PDO threads. She has her work featured on her aesthetic Instagram page (@thehartofyouth).

Morgan Cobb, RN

Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

With years of experience as a hospital-based nurse, Morgan is specially suited to provide expert IV fluid drip services and health and beauty injections as part of HydrOcuse at MedSpa Solutions.  At MedSpa Morgan uses her many years of nursing experience to benefit our clients during their various MedSpa medical aesthetic experiences.

Our Staff

Nana LaFleur

Licensed Aesthetician, Lead Aesthetician

Our lead aesthetician, Nana LaFluer, is one of the leading aestheticians in the area and her years of experience and reputation as a skilled and compassionate practitioner of the aesthetic arts are widely recognized.  Nana brings her special energy and attention to detail to the MedSpa Solutions team in the MedSpa and also in the classroom as part of our MedSpa Academy Faculty.

  • Beauty Advisor and Skin Therapist

  • Body Sculpting

  • Plasma Skin Tightening

  • Hydrafacials

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Facial Peels

  • Micro-needling

  • Light Therapy

  • Specializes in anti-aging and preventative aesthetics

Aleah Duchano

Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Laser Technician

 Aleah is a graduate of both The National Laser Institute and of the Continental School of Beauty. She joins the MedSpa Solutions team as a Beauty Advisor and Skin Therapist. She specializes in all laser procedures as well as several Aesthetic procedures. Her passion is making clients feel like the best version of themselves. 

  • Beauty Advisor and Skin Therapist

  • Body Sculpting

  • Laser and Light Therapy

  • Hydrafacials

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Facial Peels

  • Micro-needling

  • Specializes in anti-aging and preventative aesthetics

Kathleen Hillery

Licensed Aesthetician

Katie has worked as a licensed aesthetician, skincare consultant, and makeup artist for over 10 years. She specializes in HydraFacials, skincare analysis, and peels. Katie has a passion for skincare and enjoys making people feel there best.

  • Beauty Advisor and Skin Therapist

  • Body Sculpting

  • Laser and Light Therapy

  • Hydrafacials

  • Micro-needling

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Facial Peels

  • Specializes in anti-aging and preventative aesthetics

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.

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.  

Rachel Gabrielou

Medical Assistant

In addition to her medical experience, Rachel brings her boundless positive energy to the MedSpa making our client experience even more wonderful.  Rachel works directly with our whole team and with our clients making your MedSpa Solutions experience seamless no matter where you are in your journey.  Rachel's favorite part of her job is being able to build relationships with our clients and getting to know them better with every visit.

Lyna Mora

Medical Assistant

Lyna is a wonderful addition to the team and is here to make sure clients enjoy a wonderful enriching MedSpa expereince.  Lyna is earning her undergraduate degree in Biology at LeMoyne and is very academically gifted.  She has a wealth of experiences in the hospital and prehospital settings and in the research arena as well.  Lyna speaks three languages, engages in volunteerism in the community, and has a great report with our clients.  Lyna interfaces with our clients and guests and assists our medical and dental aesthetics team making your MedSpa experience even better.

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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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

"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)

MedSpa Solutions

1810 Erie Blvd E

Syracuse, NY 13210

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