MEET THE TEAM
Deirdre Leake, MD
Dr. Leake holds dual Board Certifications with both a five-year residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery from the University of Rochester, NY, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the highly esteemed University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Her dedicated six full years of training solely to the head and neck area make her a true expert. Combine this education and experience with her passion and eye for art and she is unstoppable in flawlessly transforming or modifying any aesthetic or medical concern.
Dr Leake consults and operates primarily from her Facial Rejuvenation Centre in St Augustine, Florida. She is proud to be the Medical Director for the Premier Medical Spa team.
Alice Beard, PA-C
Mrs. Beard has over 15 years experience in General Adult and Pediatric Dermatology to bring into each complimentary consultation. As a graduate of the University of Florida, College of Medicine's Physician Assistant program, Mrs. Beard began working in Internal and Emergency Medicine prior to focusing on Dermatology. She is Nationally Board Certified and holds a Florida prescribing and DEA license. She aims to bring genuine recommendations and natural appearing improvements through safe, effective, and state-of-the-art medical aesthetics.
Mrs. Beard is the founder of Premier Medical Spa, LLC and actively sees patients. Additionally, she has participated in numerous clinical research trials to stay up-to-date on advancing medicine and aesthetics. Further, Mrs Beard guest lectures at Universities and College classes as well as trains other injectors. In her spare time, she focuses all her attention toward her husband and two boys.
With over a decade of experience in the industry, Katie's passion for aesthetics stems from her own journey with mental health. She believes that emotions not only have a direct impact on our skin, but also that the condition of our skin can affect our emotional well-being, highlighting the interconnected nature of these aspects. Understanding that self-care is unique to each individual, Katie is dedicated to providing every client with a tailored opportunity to relax while she determines the optimal approach to achieve their desired results.
Katie emphasizes the importance of consistency and trust in the process when it comes to skincare and achieving visible results. She is committed to educating and updating clients on their treatment plans, ensuring they feel supported throughout their journey. Her passion for addressing clients' most significant insecurities and advocating for self-care empowers them to feel confident and resilient. As a multi-certified professional, Trained closely by Alice for several years, Katie is a staunch advocate for continuous learning, ensuring she stays current with the rapidly evolving and progressive esthetics industry. Clients can rely on her , experience, education, meticulous attention to detail, and artistic vision, all of which contribute to an exceptional experience at every visit.
Outside of her professional life, Katie enjoys delving into graphic design, listening to podcasts, and exploring the outdoors with her 5-year-old son, Harry.
Our Therapy Dog, Mr Baggins, has been with the spa since it's inception or his birth... whichever happened first those many years ago. Nonetheless, "he" is a happy, hypoallergenic yet fluffy, laid-back-love-bug ready to greet you, should you allow it. While a pure gentlemen to humans of all ages, colors and sizes, Mr B has failed to grow a liking to others of the canine variety. Thus, we must ask for a heads-up, should you decide to bring your favorite furry friend with you to an appointment.
Mr Baggins trained at the exclusive school of the Beard Family Household where he excels at loving on adults, children and 2 older dogs who have respectfully placed him last in the chain of command. He furthered his training with Basic Good Dog Obedience and community service therapy hours. In his spare time he enjoys chasing lizards & squirrels.
Dealyer Briggs LMT
Therapeutic Massage | Nagozi Body & Skincare
Dealyer Briggs L.M.T, has 15 years experience in therapeutic massage. Her company Nagozi Body and Skincare provides therapeutic massage for the enhancement of health and wellbeing. She is dedicated to provide the best product/service educating her clients with nurturing therapy sessions. She promotes relaxation and self-healing. You are the main focus catering to your uniqueness and needs. There are many amazing benefits to massage and I look forward to sharing them with you.