Meet the Team

Jennifer McGrath, RN

Desert Med Aesthetics' Registered Nurse, Jennifer McGrath

Jennifer has worked with Drs. Daniel and Doriana Cosgrove for over fifteen years. She is meticulous and almost obsessively committed to providing the highest quality of personalized care. She manages our overall process of patient care and leads our internal meetings. She is usually the first one here and the last to leave. She insures that all follow up care plans are completed.

Jennifer is a Registered Nurse, and has been training and teaching laser treatments for several years. She is our primary laser specialist and  has expertise in the several types of laser treatment using different wavelengths and equipment.  She also does lots of hands-on patient care, including intravenous infusions. She is licensed to perform the DEXA bone density and body composition studies.

She arrived in the desert here from Beaverton, Oregon, which she liked, but she believes is too cold and rainy there for full time living. She likes it better here (with us!).

You can reach Jennifer directly at: Jennifer@desertmedaesthetics.com or by calling the office (760) 777-8772.

Kimberly Mejia

Nurse Injector/Laser Specialist
Indian Wells laser specialist, Kimberly Mejia

Kimberly Mejia is the newest member of the Desert Med Aesthetics team. She’s originally from the Inland Empire and began her aesthetic career by privately selling a high-end skin care/makeup line that eventually sparked a passionate interest in the medical aesthetic industry. Suffering from acne herself Kimberly invested years educating herself and pursuing her career as an Aesthetic Registered Nurse to ensure she could help those who had suffered just like her.

Kimberly is a certified nurse injector with training in advanced injectable techniques. She is also a certified Laser nurse and specializes in PRP/Microneedling. Her previous hospital experience has molded her into a diligent provider who can anticipate and fulfill patient needs.

Customer service has always been a staple element in all her jobs and has allowed her to create honest and quick connections with her patients. Her knowledge and compassion have given our patients the confidence they need to achieve their cosmetic goals.

Courtney Grossman

Medical Aesthetician
Palm Desert medical aesthetician, Courtney Grossman

Courtney has been a licensed esthetician for 11 years. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL where she received her esthetician license in 2007. She had more extensive training in London. She has worked in a high-end Wellness Spa in Chicago. She has worked for over two years onboard some of the biggest cruise liners for a World Class Spa company, Steiner Transocean. In 2016 she received certification in Collagen Rejuvenation Therapy.

Courtney’s focus is to provide outstanding medical-grade treatments that are results-oriented. Being certified in Chinese acupressure and lymphatic drainage and has in depth experience with chemical peels and acne treatments.

She is proficient in all the aesthetic services such as facial and body waxing, brow shaping, dermaplaning, lymphatic drainage, Dermasweep, acne & anti-aging facials, acid peels, and customized facials. 

Courtney likes to customize and personalize treatments according to each individuals specific needs, and she takes the time to educate her patients about maintaining healthy and beautiful skin.

Courtney is married to a gym owner/fitness instructor and has two young boys at home.

You can reach Courtney directly at: Courtney@desertmedaesthetics.com or by calling the office (760) 777-8772.

Paula Palmer

Medical Aesthetician/Back Office Assistant
Paula Palmer, Desert Med Aesthetics' medical aesthetician

Paula is a licensed aesthetician and she has been certified in medical aesthetics for over fifteen years. She has also worked in various medical and surgical clinics.  She frequently assisted surgeons with operations, and now at Desert Med Aesthetics she often assists Dr. Doriana Cosgrove with the more in-depth patient treatments. In 2013 she opened her own private aesthetic business before joining our team in 2018.

She provides our patients with several medical aesthetic services and specializes in chemical peels and acne treatments. She is certified in advanced aesthetics, lymphatic drainage, jade facials, and reflexology.

Paula has teaching experience in skin-related procedures, and her broad knowledge and wisdom about medical aesthetics and skin care continue to make her a wonderful contribution here.

Paula and her husband live locally and enjoy hiking and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

You can reach Paula directly at: Paula@desertmedaesthetics.com or by calling the office (760) 777-8772.

Jordyn O’Meara

CoolSculpting Specialist/Medical Aesthetician
Jordyn O'Meara - Coolsculpting specialist and medical aesthetician in Indian Wells

Jordyn O’Meara was born and raised in a very small town in the cold and rainy state of Washington. She moved to the desert in 2014 where she became certified in medical aesthetics.

She provides medical facial treatments with extractions, acne treatments, and chemical peels. She is a firm believer in preventive care and provides personalized treatment plans.

Jordyn enjoys Coolsculpting patients and has had special training is the technique, so she has expertise in applying the different handpieces to optimize results for different parts of the body.

She is a busy mom to an 18-month-old daughter, and treasures time spent with her family.

You can reach Jordyn directly at: Jordyn@desertmedaesthetics.com or by calling the office (760) 777-8772.

Renee Meza, MA

CoolSculpting Specialist
Palm Desert Coolsculpting specialist at Desert Med Aesthetics, Renee Meza

Renee has worked here full-time with Drs. Daniel and Doriana Cosgrove for over fourteen years and has extensive knowledge of general medicine, preventive medicine as well as cosmetic medicine. In addition to the Medical Assistant license, she has a certification in phlebotomy, and once worked moonlight shifts just drawing blood in a major hospital, so our patients that need a blood draw or an injection have great confidence in her.  

Renee has been extensively trained by Dr. Doriana Cosgrove to perform procedures such as MicroNeedling, chemical peels, and Dermasweep. She attended CoolSculpting University and performs CoolSculpting on a regular basis. Renee’s philosophy is to “treat every patient with the care and respect they deserve”, she feels if you do that then everything else will fall into place.

In her leisure time, Renee enjoys spending time with her family and she loves to cook. Although originally from Texas she has made the desert her home.

You can reach Renee directly at: Renee@desertmedaesthetics.com or by calling the office (760) 777-8772.

Yardena Trevino​

Operation and Logistics Manager
Operations manager at our Indian Wells medical spa, Yardena Trevino

Yardena Trevino has been in the Cosmetic Industry for over 10 years. Her experience makes her strive for excellence in customer service; where patient comfort is her top priority.

Raised in the Coachella Valley, she attended the University of California at Irvine, and then developed an extensive background and expertise in dermatology and cosmetic medicine. She’s a certified Medical Assistant, Medical Biller, and operates as the practice manager and patient coordinator for Desert Med Aesthetics.

Yardena is a Certified CoolSculpting and truSculpt specialist. She has more than 10 years of experience with Botox® and has been active in the launch of newer injectables like Dysport, Voluma, and Kybella®. Yardena and Dr. Doriana Cosgrove had the pleasure of being the first practice in California to launch Volbella and Vollure.

Outside the office, Yardena is dedicated to her family that includes her children and loving husband. She is always on the go; but is always on call should a patient need assistance. She enjoys spending time at sports events and concerts.

You can reach Yardena directly at: Yardena@desertmedaesthetics.com or by calling the office (760) 777-8772.

Felisha Basaldua

Front Desk Coordinator
Front desk coordinator at our Palm Desert medical spa, Felisha Basaldua

Felisha was born in Kern County, Bakersfield and moved the desert in 1999. After graduating from high school, Felisha began her front office administrative career at a local insurance agency. Her love for skin care and cosmetics, along with her passion for customer service, motivated her to pursue a career in the aesthetic field and in 2016 joined the Desert Med Aesthetics team.

In 2017 Felisha completed an intensive course and became certified in cosmetology. Patients often request her expertise post-treatments to guide them with makeup application and skin care regimens.

Felisha will be the first person you see when you visit Desert Med Aesthetics, and she always looks forward to welcoming and helping patients any way she can.

You can reach Felisha directly at: Receptionist@desertmedaesthetics.com or by calling the office (760) 777-8772.

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