Meet Our Medspa Staff
Leonard Hochstein, MD/ Medical Director
Dr. Leonard Hochstein graduated with top of the class distinctions and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1990. Between 1990-1995, he trained in general and trauma surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
During his time at Parkland Memorial, Dr. Hochstein decided that his passion was surgery; where he’d have the ability to directly and somewhat instantly, impact the quality of a patient’s life. It was this desire that fueled Dr. Hochstein’s passion for plastic surgery.
Patient care is and always will be his number one priority.
Dr. Hochstein is ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery) board certified physician. Since establishing his thriving plastic surgery practice, Dr. Hochstein has performed over twelve thousand surgeries. He was even awarded Allergan’s Black Diamond Award, which is only granted to the highest level breast augmentation providers.
Over 15 years of training and experience have provided Dr. Hochstein with the skills necessary to achieve countless beautiful and natural surgical results on nearly all areas of the body.
Dr. Hochstein’s vision has since emerged with a comprehensive aesthetic retreat where all one’s transformational needs are fulfilled at Hochstein Medspa.
Maricielo Garcia, LMT
Maricielo is a licensed massage therapist since 2010. Her in depth knowledge and experience with post-surgical lymphatic drainage massage is what makes Maricielo passionate about helping post-operative patients recover quicker. She believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. She combines that notion with her education to provide her clients with a thorough, soothing, and effective massage. Maricielo tailors each massage to the patient’s specific needs.
Larisa Belyakova, Full Specialist/Esthetician
Larisa is a licensed full specialist in the state of Florida for the past 14 years. In addition, she has a nursing degree in Russia and applies her warm, caring touch to all her clients. She strives to offer relaxing services that are also results driven. She is known for her thorough extractions and exceptional waxing services as well.
Larisa enjoys being an esthetician, and is very proud that she is able to deliver a relaxing spa experience that also addresses the unique skin care needs of each client. Larisa is ready to get your complexion into tip-top shape.
Dr. John Deluca, M.D., D.C.
Dr. John DeLuca is a 2005 graduate of St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, in 2008, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. DeLuca was a practicing Chiropractic Physician, board certified in the areas of Pain Management, Chiropractic Sports Care, and Clinical Nutrition. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia, his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Penn State University, and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Dr. DeLuca is a graduate of the Acupuncture For Physicians program from UCLA.
Dr. DeLuca is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and has obtained certifications in Hyperbaric Medicine, Pain Management, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, and Manipulation Under Anesthesia. He is a member of the Age Management Medicine Group, the Institute of Functional Medicine, the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Considered an expert in Integrative Medicine, Dr. DeLuca has presented numerous lectures and workshops as a Visiting Professor at St. George’s University School of Medicine. He is a former educator as well as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, and has instructed hundreds of doctors at Activator Methods International seminars. In addition to Internal and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. DeLuca’s professional interests include maximizing hormone and neurological functioning, Age Management and Regenerative Medicine, Detoxification and Chelation Therapy, Sports Medicine and Weight Loss, as well as promoting Prevention through Personal Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. DeLuca practices Integrative Medicine. As defined by Dr. Andrew Weil: “Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person –body, mind, and spirit– including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.”
Dr. DeLuca’s unique education, professional training, and background allows him to bring the best that each discipline has to offer to develop an individual treatment plan for each patient.
Jelena Petkovic, PA-C, MMS
Jelena Petkovic PAC MMS is a licensed medical practitioner, speaker, and author who specializes in a new medicine known as “integrative Antiaging Medicine”, a specialty merging eastern and western medicine tools to prevent disease and premature aging. Jelena blends her expertise in medical detoxification, Ayurveda and digestive health optimization, hormone balancing and mind-body medicine to help reset and restore people to their most flourishing state of health.
In the past 3 years, while working on her doctorate, Jelena has focused her research and practice on mind-body, spiritual and energetic elements as the core focus in patient consultation and diagnosis. She believes all stems from energetic disequilibrium and misalignment with true self, leading to un-happiness, poor self care and disease.