Donna J. Tesi, M.D.
Medical Director and Owner
A "...country surgeon" with a passion for beauty has grown what was once a hobby into a passionate business. Dr. Tesi has a special interest in anti-aging treatments, and wound healing.
Dr. Tesi is a Board Certified Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Vermont in Biological Sciences. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger and Gabon, in West Africa. She earned her Master's Degree in Public Health focusing on Nutritional Health from UCLA. Her Doctorate of Medicine was earned at SUNY Health Center At Brooklyn: Brooklyn, NY; General Surgery Internship and General Surgery Residency at Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans.
Gabriela Batres, L.E.
Gabriela Batres is a licensed esthetician with 14 years of experience in skin care, hair removal, among other cosmetic modalities. Licensed by the Louisiana School Board of Cosmetology, she is certified to administer skin care treatments for various skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation, rosacea, acne, and aging skin.
Through her training, Gabriela knows that it takes quality products and technologies to provide you with optimal results to look your best. She customizes every treatment for what your skin needs while providing a comforting and relaxing touch to improve your skin for the ultimate medspa experience.
Ted Wheelock, L.M.T.
Ted Wheelock is a veteran Massage Therapist with ten years of experience in luxury spas, medical offices, and VIP clients. He has a passion for sharing the benefits of massage therapy, and has spent his career perfecting multiple modalities to ensure that each client receives the best treatment possible.
In his free time he enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, travel, wine tasting, and spending time with his dog, Jax the German Shepherd.
Nancy Ruth Coatney, M.A., M.S., R.A.
Business Manager/Registered Aromatherapist
Nancy Ruth is a Registered Aromatherapist through the Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) and holds a Master of Science in Aromatherapy degree from the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). Her Master’s Degree in Education is from the University of Phoenix. She is currently pursuing certification in botanical skin care, aromatic medicine, and herbal studies. With over 1200 hours of formal training and education, Nancy Ruth considers herself an avid aromatherapist, a perpetual student, and a teacher at heart. She has Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner status through the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) and is a NAHA (National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) Certified Professional Aromatherapist (Level II).
Nancy Ruth's philosophy is to practice aromatherapy with intention and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge and expertise through private consultations, classes, and workshops.
The beauty deep MedSpa was designed and crafted by local artisans with your comfort as the central motivating factor. The walls are adorned with artwork from Louisiana artists, and West African artifacts from Dr. Tesi's travels.