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 Nurse Practitioners

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.

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

  • Beauty Advisor and Skin Therapist

  • BTL Body Sculpting

  • Plasma Skin Tightening

  • Hydrafacials

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Facial Peels

  • Micro-needling

  • Light Therapy

  • Specializes in anti-aging and preventative aesthetics


Christopher LaPrate, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Christopher is a graduate of 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.


Amy Zwijacz

Certified Laser Technician

Amy 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 years of experience treating a wide variety of skin conditions.  Amy also provides hair removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.  

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 and elimination of procedures, materials, and treatments, was the intention to develop the ideal protocols and design unique plans to be offered to our patients that provide results. There are many treatments available for the same concern, we moved past the sales pitch and selected what worked for us, our team, our friends and family, and will work for our patients.

MedSpa Solutions

1810 Erie Blvd E

Syracuse, NY 13210

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