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~Bernard Michlin, MD Medical Director ~Laurie Reeves, Physician Assistant
~Mary Halls, AE Clinical Director ~Carrie Weaver, AE Assistant Clinical Director
~Kelly Stroup, RN Laser Specialist ~Nicole Dowler, R.N. Laser & Injectable Specialist
~Anastacia Tucker, R.N. ~Laura J Fann, Clinical Aesthetician

Bernard Michlin, MD focuses on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases and is prepared to deal with whatever problem a patient brings, be it common or rare, simple or complex. Dr. Michlin is a specially trained diagnostician who cares for those who have severe, chronic illnesses and situations where several different illnesses may be present at the same time. They provide patients with an understanding of wellness (disease prevention and the promotion of health), women's health, substance abuse, mental health, and those with disabilities, as well as treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

Laurie Reeves is a nationally certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from San Diego State University were she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Laurie went on to earn her Masters in Medical Science from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Since graduating, Laurie has been a California licensed Physician Assistant in practice in San Diego, California.  She is also a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as a member of San Diego Society of Physician Assistants.

Mary Halls' main passion is giving back to what has been so good to her…life. Working on such an intimate level with patients is such an irreplaceable experience. She acknowledges what a privilege it is to be able to touch and heal in so many ways. It is such an honor for her to assist someone in transforming their skin. Mary has trained in the medical esthetics industry for over 12 years and still retains her passion for skin care. When setting up the clinic, her main intention was to create an environment that was both nurturing and sophisticated; a place that would be a true reflection of all of us who have chosen to make this their work environment; a place where the true love and compassion we all feel for our patients washes over you the moment you walk through the door; and most importantly a place where you can transform your skin and celebrate your journey.

Carrie Weaver has been a part of the medical aesthetic field for 8 years. Her passion for education and skin nutrition has kept her excited and enthusiastic about her work with her patients at the clinic. As the assistant to Mary, she has had the opportunity to gain to both clinical and management experience, and continues to gain knowledge daily. Carrie looks forward to each day in the clinic, and will continue to provide the best possible skin nutrition to her patients.

Anastacia Tucker, RN graduated from Grossmont College School of Nursing in 2013. While in nursing school she worked within a local hospital as a nurse assistant caring for those recovering from a variety of illnesses. She began her career as a nurse in medical aesthetics, performing laser treatments targeting common skin related concerns. Anastacia remains focused and excited to continue her education as a nurse and within medical aesthetics, so that she provides the best care for each of her patients.  

Laura J Fann has been practicing Aesthetics for nearly 7 years and has been a part of the Alvarado team since 2010. The techniques she has learned though her years of experience and her continual education helps her to target hyper-pigmentation, acne, sensitive skin and provides many anti-aging benefits for everyone she sees. The focus she gives to her patients skin care goals allows her to customize each program in detail and her treatments are always given with a healing touch.

Krystalynn Sharts is our patient coordinator and also assists with the accounting in our office. She is currently new to the medical aesthetic field and enjoys learning and growing in this new environment. Krystalynn is in her third year at San Diego State University working towards her BS in Statistics Emphasis in Actuarial Science. She enjoys the new knowledge she has gained and finds pleasure in assisting all the patients in our office.


Samantha Bamford is our Assistant Manager and Events Coordinator. She graduated from San Francisco State University and achieved her BS in Psychology with minors in Holistic Health and Sociology. She is new to the skin care world and excited to learn how to apply her studies to this field. Through her own health journey, she has found special interest in nutrition, meditation, and yoga. She enjoys assisting patients with their needs and watching their excitement through the transformation of their skin.


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