Meet the staff
At Accents Cosmetic Surgery, we believe the key to giving you great service is hiring great people. As a proud part of the Detroit cosmetic surgery community, we believe in giving our patients the most comfortable, pleasant experience possible while we help them achieve their cosmetic goals. We make sure our staff is trained in the latest techniques without losing our emphasis on customer service. When you’re with us at Accents, you’re part of our family. Welcome! Please meet our friendly staff:
Jessica has been in the Medical field for the past 7 years. She works in our practice as our Medical Assistant. She also works alongside of our P.A. LaTonya Millben and assists her in Dermatology and spa procedures. Jessica has a genuine passion for the patients and Dermatology. At a very young age Jessica suffered from a number of skin conditions. Living with these conditions makes it personable and natural to empathize with patients. Jessica also stresses the importance of compassion and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships.
The VI Peel is one of Jessica’s favorite procedures. The peel is very aggressive and the only peel that is safe for hands, neck, chest and the eye area. Personally using it, Jessica knows first-hand how well the VI Peel stimulates collagen growth for an over-all younger more youthful look with minimal up keep.
Heather Thomson DNP, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Detroit Mercy. Professionally, she has over ten years of experience in nursing and is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse at The Children’s Hospital of Michigan for several years until becoming a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her experience includes working in the Emergency Room and Urgent Care Setting. Heather believes in a friendly and collaborative approach to aesthetics. She promotes enhancing natural beauty with the latest and safest innovations in dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and other modalities. We are excited to have her as a new member of our team.
Patient Care Coordinator
Maria has been dedicated in the aesthetic industry for the past 21 years and with Accents Cosmetic Surgery for the past 15 years. Maria brings with her an extensive background of knowledge in medical skin care services and cosmeceutical products. Maria is the spas surgical coordinator for all facial surgeries and hair restoration procedures. Her passion for the medical / aesthetics industry and patient satisfaction is a perfect match for this professional, innovative, and cutting-edge practice. Being the Patient Advocate she helps the clients with coordinating surgeries and giving them all the information they need to know. She will be there to answer any questions you may have before and after your procedure, ensuring that your experience at Accents is positive and enjoyable!
Maria’s favorite procedure is Hair Restoration. Seeing patients struggle with hair loss is heartbreaking, but knowing the transformation that can happen in just 1 day is overwhelming.
Maria grew up in New Baltimore, MI and continues to reside with her husband and 3 beautiful children, Julia, Nina and Michael.
BA,COS,CMLSO Surgical Body Contouring Specialist
With over 20 years in the Aesthetic space, Meghan has worked both as a Medical Aesthetician and Medical Aesthetics Trainer. She has presented at various aesthetic seminars for both practical and theory application on a multitude of devices. She is there from the first phone call to your last post-operative visit, and is there to answer all of your questions. She works with Dr. Alford ensuring your experience and aesthetic goals are met, and that your procedures are with the latest and most effective technologies.
Danielle began her career in the medical field in 2015 at Accents Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa. Aside from offering exceptional customer service to every patient, she also possesses strong communication skills, a welcoming demeanor and is very kind & compassionate. She is responsible for the day to day operations in the office, social media and marketing, event coordinating and ensuring all patients and staff are well taken care of.
Danielle highly recommends the Microneedling with PRP, along with chemical peels to ensure a long lasting, youthful appearance. In less than a year, these treatments have made a tremendous transformation on her complexion, resulting in smoother & softer looking skin.
Danielle resides in Macomb Township with her husband, 3 daughters and 2 puppies.
Megan works in our practice to assist the needs of Dr. Berkowitz as a medical assistant in the spa and also worked as a hair care technician performing Neograft for the past 2 years. Her genuine compassion for patient care and sunny disposition provide an atmosphere of comfort that patients desire and deserve! That combined with her dedicated professionalism, adds up to one Medical Assistant that is truly an asset to our company. In her spare time, Megan enjoys being on the boat, cooking and spending time with her son.
Megan’s personal favorite procedure at Accents Medical Spa is the Aqua/SmartLipo! This procedure changed her mind set for healthier living, gave her shape back and lifted her confidence on many levels! She's also in love with the OBAGI skin care line! It’s the perfect product for her skin type and it absolutely changed her life!
Christina works in our practice as a Licensed Medical Aesthetician, specializing in skin analysis and minimally invasive procedures. She will completely customize a treatment plan and integrate a skin care regimen to accomplish whatever skin concerns you would like to address and correct. With years of experience, you can depend on Christina to come up with the best treatment plan for you as well as perform thorough and precise treatments. Christina's dedication to the industry has led her to obtain training and certification in the best, newest technologies including:
- Chemical Peels
- Morpheus8 Procedure
- Inmode Body Contouring Treatments
- Laser Hair Removal
- IPL Skin Correction Treatments
- Laser Resurfacing
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Lana worked in the cosmetic beauty industry for 15 years before beginning her career in the medical field in 2016. She takes pride in her daily work by welcoming incoming patients with a warm and friendly smile, answering patient calls and scheduling appointments.
Lana’s favorite treatment is the Hydrafacial. She loves it because it creates an instant gratifying glow.
She currently resides in Rochester Hills with her 9 year old son.
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Julie has spent her entire career in the Medical field with the last 10 years in the Cosmetic/Aesthetic field where she has found her true passion. She understands the importance in giving excellence customer service and strengthens practice relationships through patient communication. As she is the first point of contact, she strives to create a warm and comfortable experience for patients to feel confident and very pleased for choosing Accents Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa.
HA Intensifier by SkinCeuticals is her favorite product. It is a corrective serum which multi-functions for firming, elasticity and plumping of skin which she feels is most important as you age. She loves not only the smoothness it creates but the additional hydration is a great benefit.
Julie takes pride in her beautiful family and enjoys spending time with them above all else.
Dr. Fernando Gamarra, MD
Dr. Fernando Gamarra, MD, is originally from Miami, Florida where he received his Bachelor's degree at Florida International University. He is a graduate of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. Dr. Gamarra has been practicing as a gastroenterologist since 2012. Dr. Gamarra specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal system and has a special interest in obesity medicine. He is trained in bariatric endoscopy.
Dr. Gamarra is very passionate about weight loss management. He understands that weight loss is extremely difficult and works closely with patients to assist in their weight loss journey with nutritional guidance and a comprehensive physician-supervised weight loss plan. Our plan is to help patients achieve their ideal body weight and live healthier, fuller lives by helping to develop behaviors and a lifestyle that will instill lifelong changes.
Dr. Gamarra is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Obesity Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Association of Bariatric Endoscopy.
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