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
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
Ashley Alfonso, APRN, FNP-C
Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie
Jeanine Darquea, PA-C
Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Wellington
Jeanine Darquea is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant. She is originally from Long Island, New York. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1991. She relocated to Florida where she attended the University of Florida. In 1998 she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Medicine as well as a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Jeanine brings over 30 years of medical experience to our team including critical care and emergency medicine. She is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
She has a great passion for aesthetics and a special interest in anti-aging, hormone replacement therapy, and medical weight loss. She strives to make her patients feel healthy, vibrant and youthful. Jeanine is consistently expanding her knowledge base and is committed to give her patients the most advanced treatments and personalized plan of care. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, exercise, and spending time with her husband and four sons.
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.
Jessica Packwood, PA-C, Allergan Medical Institute Trainor
Palm Beach Gardens
Jessica Packwood is a nationally certified Physician Associate licensed in Florida. She is an Allergan Medical Institute Trainor. She is originally from the Hudson Valley in New York. She earned an undergraduate degree at SUNY New Paltz where she studied cell/molecular biology. She relocated to Florida in search of sunshine and completed her graduate degree in applied science at NOVA Southeastern University in Davie, Florida.
After years of practicing in general and preventive medicine, Jessica learned that she has a passion for aesthetic medicine. She truly enjoys making her patients feel more confident and sees her job as her creative outlet. With over 13 years in aesthetics, she prides herself in producing natural results. She strives to do her very best in each aesthetic endeavor with an astute attention to detail and a delicate touch!
In her free time she enjoys her two small children Zoey and Isabella. She loves being outdoors and physical fitness. Art, music and nature are where she turns for relaxation.
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.
Bianca Somers, PA-C
Bianca Somers is a nationally certified Physician Assistant. She graduated with CALS honors and magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Microbiology and Cell Science degree. She then went on to receive her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University. She has years of experience in aesthetic medicine as well as OBGYN. Bianca has a passion for all facets of aesthetic medicine including plastic surgery. She practices as a first assistant to the surgeon in all the surgical procedures performed at our Fort Lauderdale location.
Bianca enjoys cultivating compassionate relationships with her patients and helping them feel more confident while providing natural, but radiant results. She believes that patient happiness is of utmost importance and strives for nothing less than perfection. She takes great time and care with her patients assessing their goals and providing individualized treatments. She derives great pleasure from increasing her knowledge base to provide the highest level of care for her patients. When she is not practicing medicine, she is traveling, leisurely reading, and spending time with her family which includes her three cats!
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.
Initially, Elizabeth Sommer worked as a floor nurse (Registered Nurse) at Boca Raton Community Hospital (now Boca Raton Regional Hospital) for 2.5 years. She worked on the medical-surgical and orthopedic floors. As a nurse practitioner, Elizabeth began work in aesthetics, specializing in various cosmetic laser treatments and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. She has been practicing Functional Medicine since 2007.
Elizabeth has extensive experience managing hormone replacement therapies to maximize quality of life for men and women of any age. Integrating traditional and non-traditional modalities is an art and grace that Elizabeth enjoys very much. Elizabeth is also a yoga teacher. She understands that good health can only first sprout from a healthy mind and spirit.
Practitioners: Patient Educators & Esthetic Consultants
Brenda Scaggs, RN
Palm Beach Gardens & Port St Lucie
Brenda is a registered nurse that specializes in patient education and aesthetic consulting. She is enthusiastic and passionate when it comes to helping others feel more confident and beautiful. She has over 17 years of experience as an aesthetic and cosmetic nurse. She finds fulfillment with helping both men and women build their confidence by demonstrating excellent care for all her patients. Brenda‘s ability to understand your desires on a personal level combined with her natural talent and experience will help your reach all your esthetic goals.
Practitioners: Body Sculpting Experts & Estheticians
Meg Brewster, LE
Palm Beach Gardens & Wellington
The Ultherapy Queen! Meg has 30 years of medical experience and over 18 years of hands-on experience in the medical aesthetics industry. She has spent her entire working career in the medical field. Meg specializes in body sculpting, medical grade facials and peels, micro-needling and 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. With Meg’s expertise, dedication to excellence and nurturing nature she will put you at ease during your visit here at the New Radiance Cosmetic Centers.
Heather Davis, LE
Heather Davis was born and raised in Los Angeles and has been a body sculpting professional for 10 years. She has treated over 3,000 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, Exilis Ultra, Ultra Femme 360 and Ultherapy.
Morgan Smith, LE
Palm Beach Gardens & Port St. Lucie
Morgan has been a CoolSculpting specialist for over 9 years and has treated more than 2,600 patients, 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!
Monet Bechtold, LE
Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale
Monet Bechtold is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician who has lived in Florida since 2012. She is originally from the Philippines. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Hotel Restaurant Management from Santo Tomas, she decided to pursue a career in Aesthetics. She graduated top of her class with the title “Student of the Year” from Florida Academy completing Advanced Paramedical Aesthetics. She specializes in all types of Facials including HydraFacial, medical grade chemical peels, micro-needling, and dermaplaning. Her expertise expands to body contouring, CoolSculpting, SculpSure, EMSCULPT, Exilis Ultra and Alma Prime.
Alisha Catino, LE
Port St Lucie and Palm Beach Gardens
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Alisha Catino relocated to Florida in 2015. Her passion for all things beauty led her to pursue a career in the beauty industry and she’s been practicing as a licensed esthetician since 2016.
After mastering the art of eyelash extensions, waxing, nail services and skin care, she decided it was time to diversify her skills and take her career to the next level by breaking into the medical side of the industry. She’s excited to bring her expertise to the clients of New Radiance Cosmetic Center while perfecting her medical spa service offerings.
Alisha believes beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients choose the services and products that make them feel their best.
Jamie Baldwin, LE
Jamie comes to New Radiance Cosmetic Centers with over 16 years of experience, passion and dedication for esthetics and her clients ultimate treatment goals. Jamie is a Licensed Esthetician with advanced training in Chemical Peels, HydraFacial, RF Microneedling, Skin Tightening, Body Contouring and is always eager to learn about new innovations within the field.
As a Florida native, Jamie is particularly knowledgeable in preventing and reversing the signs of aging from sun exposure, she strives to give her clients the best results and personalized experience with all treatments she performs. Jamie has always enjoyed helping individuals discover confidence and radiate beauty from the inside out.