ABOUT OUR TEAM
Operations & Logistics Manager
Yardena Trevino has been in the cosmetic industry for more than ten years. Her experience makes her strive for excellence in customer service, where patient comfort is her top priority.
Raised in the Coachella Valley, she has developed an extensive background and expertise with Dermatology and Cosmetic medicine.
She’s a certified Medical Assistant, Medical Biller, and operates as the practice manager for Desert Med Aesthetics.
Yardena is a Certified CoolSculpt 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, Volume, and Kybella. Yardena and Dr. Doriana Cosgrove had the pleasure of being the first practice in California to launch Volbella and Vollure.
Yardena has been with Desert Med Aesthetics for over 3 years, and assists Dr. Daniel Cosgrove’s practice as the marketing liaison.
As a mother of four, 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.
Patient Care Coordinator
La’Rue Abram brings more than 15 years of diverse experience in the cosmetic medical surgery field to her clients.
A veteran of cosmetic surgery offices as well as hospital settings, La’Rue is guided by a focus on the unique needs of every patient, working always to customize individual care. Clients can also benefit from La’Rue’s thorough education: She has a degree in Business Administration and Social Behavioral Science, and is a certified life coach.
La’Rue has more than five years experience and extensive knowledge regarding CoolSculpt. Her other specialties include: NeoGraft, CoolSculpt, Restylane, REFYNE, DEFYNE, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure, Botox, Dysport, and more. She also has experience with overnight care, face lifts, liposuction, blepharoplasty and other cosmetic procedures.
La’Rue worked for two years as Clinical Supervisor at Dr. Daniel Cosgrove’s WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine before returning to the cosmetic world at Desert Med Aesthetics.
La’Rue is passionate about delivering great results for clients. But she keeps her life balanced outside of the office as well. She enjoys spending time with her family, eating healthy, traveling, and writing poetry. She lives in Palm Desert, with her husband Aarron – founder and owner of Trainer Joe’s Fitness.
Courtney believes that everyone deserves to be proud of the skin that they are in – regardless of age, gender, skin type, or skin history.
With eight years of experience working as a licensed aesthetician, she is proficient in a wide variety of aesthetic services, including: facial and body waxing, brow and lash tinting, dermaplaning, dermasweep, acne and anti-aging facials, acid peels, and customized facials.
She is also an acne specialist. Courtney is focused on providing outstanding medical-grade treatments that are results-oriented. At the same time, however, she brings a touch of tranquility to her clients thanks to certifications in Chinese accupressure and lymphatic drainage.
Overall, Courtney is driven to provide each patient with fully customized treatments and education regarding the endless possibilities of health and beauty. Born and raised in Chicago, she is thrilled to reside in California, doing what she loves to do!
Director of Clinical Services
Jennifer McGrath is almost obsessively devoted to providing the highest quality of personalized care.
A 15-year employee of WellMax, she manages our overall process of patient care, ensuring that follow-up care plans are completed, and Personal Health Portfolios are “buttoned up.”
Jennifer also does lots of hands-on patient care. She is licensed to perform the DEXA bone density and body composition studies, administers cognitive tests, performs cardiac treadmills, and more. In addition, she performs multiple laser treatments, including laser hair removal, IPL, Laser Genesis, and Titan.
Jennifer arrived in the desert from Beaverton, Oregon. She says that while Oregon is just fine, it’s too cold and rainy for full-time living. She likes it better here in the desert – with our team and our patients!
Renee Meza brings more than 17 years of experience in a variety of specialties to the clients of Desert Med Aesthetics.
From pediatrics to ob-gyn work, urgent care and ear, nose and throat, Renee has assisted in all types of small surgeries. A Certified Medical Assistant and Certified Phlebotomist, she has worked at WellMax Center for Preventative Medicine and Desert Med Aesthetics for more than 12 years.
Renee has enjoyed growing her knowledge of skin conditions and body diseases throughout her career. She is originally from Texas.