Dr. Ridha knows that creating revitalizing, transformative treatments depends on the strength of his entire team, as every individual contributes to the atmosphere within an office. That’s why he spends so much time hand-selecting the most trusted and experienced staff members for his practice. Each is an expert in his or her respective field, and is dedicated to compassion, transparency and service. From our friendly patient care director who assists you with scheduling and financing, to our medical assistants and technicians who guide you through your procedure and help you with your recovery, all our team players are passionate about your satisfaction and peace of mind.

If there’s anything extra you require during your stay, do not hesitate to enquire. Our patient care director will assist with accommodations, transportation and sightseeing for out-of-town clients, and can also schedule Skype or Facetime sessions for those having difficulty coming to the office in person.

Vanessa Vero Chief Operating Officer

Vanessa joined the practice with a background in spa operations and a passion for building a brand. Her expertise in project management and leadership skills has contributed to the continued growth and success of the practice. As Chief Operating Officer, Vanessa directs the business operations for the practice, medical spa & laser center. While her responsibilities are expansive, her direct approach coupled with her passion for the medical & esthetics industry allows her to lead the team to continuously evolve.

Jackie Ballinger Patient Care Director

Jackie’s commitment to creating a ‘gold standard’ experience began 22 years ago when she worked as a manager for a ranking member of the NYS Assembly. Her focus of creating unmatched personal experiences and building lasting relationships is one that has always remained consistent. Now in the medical & esthetic industry, Jackie is committed to delivering a concierge approach to patient care.

Tina Buhrmaster Billing Specialist

Tina has worked in the healthcare industry for 15 years in varying roles to include customer service, coding, billing, accounts payable & receivable. She holds an Associate Degree in Science, Health Information Technology and is an AAPC Certified Professional Coder. Tina is dedicated to helping others understand their health care benefits and make informed decisions concerning their care. She is versatile in the practice and committed to creating a professional and positive experience for all patients.

Karen DuPlessis Medical Esthetician

Karen received her esthetic license in 2008 from The Carsten Aveda Skin Care Institute, NYC. She went on to receive her certification in cosmetic laser from the Berkowits Laser Institute also in NYC. With 9 years of experience, Karen has extensive knowledge in pharmaceutical grade chemical peels, laser treatments and technology, dermaroller, microdermabrasion, carboxy therapy, microblading, and mesotherapy. Karen specializes in laser treatments, is passionate about skin rejuvenation and dedicated to customizing skincare treatment plans for each patient.

Angela Barone Medical Esthetician

Angela comes to us with 15 years of experience working with a Dermatology and Plastic Surgery group in Westchester. Her experience offered her a vast knowledge in the field of skin care, laser treatments, skin care products, customer service, marketing & sales. Angela’s impressive resume includes having worked to set up 3 medical spas as well as special training in laser hair removal, vessel treatments and facial rejuvenation. Angela offers her passion for skincare with honest solutions to her patients concerns.

Samantha Ingalls Medical Assistant to Dr. Ridha, Medical Esthetician

Samantha’s multifaceted personality allows her to easily shift roles from one day assisting Dr. Ridha and the next working as a medical esthetician. She is passionate about providing patients the opportunity to make a real change in their skin and boost their self-confidence. Samantha aspires to become a nurse and values the opportunity to continue to learn and grow under Dr. Ridha’s direction.

Ingrid Hohenforst Medical Assistant

Ingrid is a recent graduate of Marist College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and is working on further advancing her career in the medical field by going to PA school. Ingrid is passionate about her patients and feels rewarded through the process of watching their transformation in their physical appearance as well as their confidence.

Lindsey Howe Medical Esthetician, Front Office Receptionist

Lindsey attended the Aesthetic Science Institute in Latham, NY and is obsessed with skincare. As an esthetician, her goal is to help her clients restore confidence with great skin and a relaxing time to unwind from their busy lives. Lindsey is passionate about providing patients a warm and welcoming environment starting with arrival and throughout their experience with us.

Joni Messineo-Wade Massage Therapist

Joni has worked in the fitness industry as a personal trainer for 25 years and became a licensed massage therapist in 2009. With a diverse background, Joni is trained in many modalities including deep tissues, manual lymphatic drainage, sports massage, stretching and pre and post op massage therapy.

Heidi Homer Massage Therapist, Medical Esthetician

Heidi received her Bachelor of Science degree from Empire State College in 2012 with a focus in Health and Wellness. She uses her professional skills as a certified Health Coach, licensed Massage Therapist and licensed Esthetician to help people look and feel their best. She is a Reiki practitioner, Integrative Energy Therapy (IET) practitioner and Certified Doula (birth and postpartum care). Heidi embraces the body, mind and spirit connection, and caters every service to meet your individual therapeutic needs.

Sarah Emerich Massage Therapist, Medical Esthetician

Sarah is a graduate from the Aesthetic Science Institute and Center for Natural Wellness becoming a dual licensed esthetician and massage therapist. Sarah is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their skin and wellness goals. Her passion is rooted in the beauty industry and is often expressed with conversation about the latest products, technology & must try beauty treatments.

Nina Rizzuti Medical Esthetician, Front Office Receptionist

Nina is a graduate of the Continental School of Beauty and has been working in the industry for 6 years. Nina is passionate about physician grade skincare and helping her patients feel confident and beautiful.

Paige Lescault Medical Esthetician, Front Office Receptionist

Paige is a Medical Esthetician with advanced training in paramedical esthetics. As a recent graduate Paige is excited for the opportunity to begin her career with the practice!

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