Dr Savitha Susarla
Dr Savitha Susarla is a board certified family practice physician who believes in combining the mind, body, and spirit to achieve optimal health. She went to college at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign where she graduated with academic distinction in psychology and biology. She then graduated from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and then did residency training at the Cook County/Loyola family medicine program.
She practices what she preaches as she has been practicing yoga for 20 years, a vegetarian, a triathlete, plays the sitar, and an avid traveler. Dr Susarla has extensive training in dermatologic disorders and cosmetic medicine since 2005. She serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where she gets involved in clinical training of medical and physician assistant students in family medicine. She opened up OM Medispa to advance the quality of care because patients were not receiving the “answers” to the health concerns with the standard practice of medicine. OM Medispa focuses on the human being as a entire entity. Thus, she envisioned extension of preventive medicine and family medicine along with other services such as aesthetic medicine, bioidentical hormones, nutrition/exercise counseling, yoga, massage and more. OM Medispa continues to grow and mold to meet the healthcare needs of the community.
Sue Baccam LE, LNT
Hello, my name is Sue Baccam. I have been with OM Medispa since March 2008. I am a licensed esthetician, nail technician, and medical assistant. The greatest reward is to gain the trust of clients, by striving for honest education and realistic goals through proper management of client’s expectations, by explaining the physiological effects of what each treatment does for the skin’s matrix. In order to accomplish any clinical results, I realized that listening to the emotion of the client comes first. When a client finally feels positive towards her skin, it is truly satisfying and fulfilling. I have also collaborated with Dr. Susarla to offer an advanced esthetic workshop in Illinois. OM Medispa is approved by the state to offer continuing education hours for estheticians, so that they can keep their license current. Students see live demonstrations of lasers, injections, microdermabrasions, chemical peels, along with lectures and theories of treatment protocols, and esthetician’s primary role with a physician. This active learning allows them to see a glimpse of what a medical spa entails. I am grateful to be in this fascinating industry where technology and skin care continues to advance. I thrive on building a trusting relationship with my clients in order for their skin to achieve improvement in texture, reflection, product absorption, increased cell turnover, and collagen production through stimulation of fibroblast cells. It has been a blessing to be part of the OM Medispa team.
Kathy Chabria LE, PTA
I am a licensed esthetician, who graduated from the International Skin and Beauty Academy in 2010. I also have a Bachelors degree in Health Administration. I love the field of medical esthetics as it is always evolving and changing. With the combination of clinical skin care treatments, the proper at home skin care routine, along with the guidance from a knowledgeable, licensed skin care professional, I am able to ensure that all my clients are well attended. Care is my top priority.
Gosia Barczak LE
Welcome to everyone who I have not met! My name is Gosia Barczak, and I am a licensed esthetician. I graduated from the International Skin Beauty Academy in 2012. Under the enlightenment of passionate, well-educated instructors, I acquired a great knowledge, practical experience, and unique skills. I have been working in the medical field for many years as a current dental assistant, where I have been fortunate enough to experience cosmetic dentistry, and enjoy everyday. This opportunity has inspired me to esthetics, where I can use my interpersonal skills, and knowledge to facilitate clients into looking healthier and feeling better. In the fast pace of everyday life, we forget to take care of ourselves because we have others in mind. If that is the case, and you feel like it is time for some self pampering, please come and see us. From a holistic view, looking good outside is feeling good inside too.
Nancy Linhart LMT
Nancy Linhart is a licensed massage therapist and 2010 graduate of Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy. She joined OM Medispa in December 2012. Nancy expertise is in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial ( limited), and Pregnancy Massage. She continues to expand her skills and knowledge through continuing education.
Hello, my name is Olya Henry. I am the office manager here. I enjoy working with people and I think we have a great team. Also, I speak Russian. I have been working in a medical field for the last 5 years as a medical interpreter in Chicago and west suburbs area. OM Medispa is more than just a job, it is my home.
Lisa Schifferer, LE, C.S.T.
My passion for skin care came after I suffered a second degree sunburn on my face while on vacation. The pain, peeling, discoloration and horrified looks from people led me feel that no one should ever go through what I went through. My hair stylist at the time introduced me to an Esthetician. She recommended treatments and products that targeted my concerns and eventually corrected my skin. Because of my results, my new passion and career began.
I enrolled in the Esthetics program at Pivot Point International in 2000 and 15 years later, my passion for helping people with their skin care concerns has only become stronger. I have worked in day spas through the years while continuing to stay on top of new trends and techniques. My goal is to share with you my education and experience to address your concerns, achieve healthy skin (not “healthy looking” skin), and feel better about the most important person in your life; YOU.
My husband of 17 years, Paul, and I are avid football and baseball fans. We love to cook and entertain in our home almost every football Sunday. Both of us are very involved in helping Veterans by volunteering and fund raising. During the summer, you can spot us out on our motorcycle. And yes…we ALWAYS wear sunscreen.