Medical Staff


Dr. Clarissa Kroese
Board Certified Physician Specializing in Aesthetic Medicine

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Raquel Merlini, RN
Registered Nurse & Aesthetician

Raquel has been with Dr. Schenden since 2010. She is a Registered Nurse who has been trained in cosmetic injections. Raquel's patient care includes working as an aesthetic, operating room, and recovery room nurse in our fully accredited operating center. She is also a licensed aesthetician at Schenden’s Medical Day Spa performing laser treatments including IPL, Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch and medical grade Chemical Peels. She is a value to all three of our companies and is always willing to help where needed. Known for an artistic eye, her goal is to help people feel beautiful and refreshed.


Joanne_CausleyJoanne Causley
Medical Assistant

Joanne has been a certified Medical Assistant for 25 years, and has worked with Dr Schenden’s practice for over 10 years.  She is dedicated to assisting you as the patient through your pre-operative and post-operative appointments, and to answering many of your questions concerning your procedure.  She is very attentive to your needs and believes that after a cosmetic surgical procedure, the patient has a whole new outlook on their life.  She will help to make that a wonderful and positive experience for you as a patient.  She also works in Schenden’s Medical Day Spa as a certified Massage therapist and performs body contouring Smooth Shapes and Endermologie treatments.


Aliana_WeathersAlaina Weathers
Medical Assistant

Alaina completed her medical assisting training at Ross Medical Education Center and has been with our practice for two years. You may also know her from Schenden’s Medical Day Spa where she worked as a receptionist while completing her education. She enjoys building strong patient relationships and providing our patients with the very best pre-operative and post-operative care. If she is not assisting the doctors, Alaina can be found behind the front desk scheduling patient appointments and is a helpful resource in answering any questions you may have about our practice.


Michelle_HomrockyMichelle Homrocky
Medical Assistant

Michelle has been with Dr. Schenden’s practice for over 20 years. She works part time as a Medical Assistant. She took time off to raise her family and we were thrilled to have her return to the office. She is compassionate and caring and enjoys working directly with the physician and patient care. If she is not assisting the doctors, she can also be found behind the front desk scheduling patient appointments and is a helpful resource in answering any questions you may have about our practice.