New Radiance Cosmetic Centers staff is composed of qualified and experienced doctors, practitioners, estheticians and other experienced medical professionals that are eager to help you achieve your personal esthetic goals.
New Radiance Cosmetic Centers Staff
Medical Directors, Doctors and Plastic Surgeons
Douglas Dedo, MD
Medical Director: Palm Beach Gardens, Port St Lucie and Wellington
Dr Dedo is a triple board-certified Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon. Dr Dedo is committed to excellence and always strives to produce natural results that last for many years.
Michael Frederick, MD
Medical Director: Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton
Dr Michael Frederick is Board Certified and has performed thousands of surgical procedures. He has extensive education, training and experience with smart liposuction, fat transfer to buttocks and plastic surgery procedures.
Practitioners: Expert Injectors
Kimberly Hicks, MSN, FNP-BC
Port St. Lucie
Kimberly Hicks began her career in aesthetic medicine in 2017. Her areas of extensive study, experience and expertise currently include: dermal filler injectables, neurotoxins (Botox & Dysport), CoolSculpting, laser hair removal, IPL and other laser procedures. Kimberly understands that each patient is unique, she develops treatment plans that are individual as each patient she spends time with, never using a “one-size-fits-all” approach. She is committed to staying at the forefront of aesthetic innovation and science by participating regularly in continuing education to ensure that patients experience the best technology and techniques available.
Kimberly is a native Floridian with over 20 years of nursing experience in caring for the acute and chronically ill patients crossing the lifespan from newborn, women’s health- OB/GYN, to geriatrics. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from Georgetown University, Washington, DC and her Bachelors of Science from Indian River State College in Florida. She is an active member of AANP and of the Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three children, gardening and paddle boarding down the Indian River.
Elisia Luther, PA
Palm Beach Gardens & Wellington
Elisia Luther is a board certified Physician Assistant. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida Atlantic University with her Bachelor of Science degree, then went on to receive a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University. She has years of experience in fields such as pulmonary and critical care, sleep medicine, and interventional pain management.
She is a perfectionist at heart and found her true passion practicing aesthetic medicine. She loves having the ability to help patients feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin and always strives for the most natural looking results. She is constantly learning and expanding her knowledge in the field to provide the most up to date services and techniques to her patients. When she is not in the office she enjoys working out, traveling and spending time with her family, boyfriend and dog.
Jessica Packwood, PA-C
Palm Beach Gardens
Jessica Packwood is a nationally certified physician assistant licensed in the state of Florida. Her current area of interest is in aesthetic medicine and she enjoys helping her patients to look and feel better by turning back the hands of time.
She brings 7 years of experience as a PA-C in both general medicine and aesthetics. Jessica studied cell/molecular biology at SUNY New Paltz in New York and earned a bachelors degree in science with honors.
She later attended NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida where she obtained her masters degree in medical science. She is originally from Poughkeepsie, New York and she now enjoys living close to the ocean with her husband Tim and daughter Zoey. For fun Jessica loves fine arts, physical fitness and traveling with her family.
Karen Shields, DNP, ARNP-C
Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens, Port St. Lucie & Wellington
A native of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, Karen said, “I love all the dermal filler options, each one is as unique as each customer, and options for neuromodulators keeps growing as well. ” She brings 30 plus years of medical field experience that includes cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, research and cosmetics. She has an incredible aesthetic eye and has developed a strong and loyal following in our Port St. Lucie office where she has been a team member for the last 3 years. As of January 2019, she is also available at our Wellington office. She expertly performs Ulthera, Laser Hair Removal, IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and Fraxels to name a few and is constantly exploring and researching options, modalities and techniques to keep her skills fine-tuned and in touch with today’s advances. Karen believes, “my clients also deserve my best, and I can’t provide that, if I am not proficient at being able to offer them as many resources as possible”. Karen also enjoys traveling, stain glass, working-out, scuba diving, jet skiing and snow skiing with her husband and their two boys.
Elizabeth Sommer, ARNP
Palm Beach Gardens
Elizabeth Sommer is board certified in Family Practice and Anti-Aging Medicine. She is also a Fellow, Anti-Aging Medicine and Fellow, Integrative Cancer Therapy. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University in 2004, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida in 2002. Her current area of interest is in anti-aging and aesthetic medicine, reducing the appearance of aging with injectable treatments and the effects of aging with hormone replacement and other anti-aging therapies.
Practitioners: Body Sculpting Experts & Estheticians
Meg Brewster, CME
Palm Beach Gardens & Wellington
With 30 years of medical experience and over 11 years of hands on experience in the medical aesthetics industry, Meg has spent her entire working career in the medical field. Meg specializes in medical grade facials and peels, micro needling, laser hair removal, radio frequency and ultrasound treatments for skin tightening, her extensive knowledge of skin care products and treatments helps her identify and alleviate ailments such as acne and rosacea. Meg’s expertise, dedication to excellence and nurturing nature will put you at ease during your visit!
Heather Davis was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been a body sculpting professional for 7 years. She has treated over 2,000 patients. She has been working in esthetics as a medical esthetician and consultant for the past 12 years in Beverly Hills, California. Heather is an expert in body contouring and skin rejuvenation esthetic technologies.
She enjoys providing treatments that include CoolSculpting, EMSCULPT NEO, Exilis Ultra, Ultra Femme 360 and Ultherapy.
Miranda Gruenewald, CME, CCE
Palm Beach Gardens
We are excited to welcome Miranda Gruenewald, Esthetician, CME, CCE to the New Radiance family. Miranda has worked full time in the industry since receiving her licenses and provides microneedling, facials and VI Peel treatments. In the body-contouring arena Miranda provides CoolSculpting, Exilis Ultra, Vanquish and CoolTone services. Miranda revealed that, “Working in esthetics has always been my passion. I love working with people and strive to make everyone feel comfortable and confident, while working with each patient individually to determine the best treatment plan to achieve their goals.” Miranda is a Tallahassee area transplant and loves the Palm Beach area!
Tracy Kudla, CME
Tracy Kudla is a Certified Medical Electrologist and Certified Medical Esthetician with over 20 years experience in the medical field. She graduated from Florida College of Natural Health with a CME and a full facial specialist degree. She has a passion for helping her clients obtain optimum skin health and reach their treatment goals. She is compassionate, personable and loves to educate regarding aesthetic treatments & skin care. She enjoys providing treatments that include micro-needling, HydraFacial, chemical peels, skin tightening procedures, Ultherapy and CoolSculpting. She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, the beach and her dogs Hershey & Maxwell.
Jordan Rupp, LME, LFS
Jordan Rupp is our Facial and Body Sculpting Specialist at New Radiance Cosmetic Centers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He provides his expertise in medical aesthetic treatments including face and body. Jordan has over a decade of experience working in the cosmetic aesthetic industry. He has worked with world renowned cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons and has acquired an abundance of knowledge about this growing industry. With his Paramedical license, he is the ideal choice for performing the most advanced treatments including: CoolSculpting Elite, EMSCULPT NEO, CoolTone, Hydrafacial MD, advanced chemical peels, microneedling and more. Jordan is an expert skincare specialist customizing skincare routines based on patients specific skin types.
Morgan Smith, CME
Palm Beach Gardens & Port St. Lucie
Morgan has been a CoolSculpting specialist for over 7 years and has performed more than 2,000 treatments, making her an expert in body contouring. CoolSculpting has become one of her favorite treatments to perform.
After graduating from CoolSculpting University, Morgan takes pride in staying current with the latest and greatest CoolSculpting advancements. She is a Certified CoolSculpting Specialist and licensed esthetician with years of experience and will work with you to achieve your goals!