Edgar H. Ballenas, MD
Dr. Ballenas received his degree from New York Medical College and finished his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center / Mount Sinai. In 1994, he became board certified in Emergency Medicine, and ever since then, he has practiced at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth, MA as an Emergency Medicine Physician.
In 2004, Dr. Ballenas became certified in medical esthetics and continues to perform laser lipo body sculpting. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians. Dr. Ballenas brings decades of experience to our practice.
Jordana Szpiro, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Dr. Szpiro garners the following distinctions:
- Nearly a Decade of Experience with Cutera Proprietary Technology
- Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
- Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- Advanced Education in Surgical Management
- Advanced Experience with Non-Surgical Skincare Treatments
- Cutera XEO-Equipped Laser Skincare and Beauty Administrator
Dr. Szpiro’s Affiliations
Dr. Jordana Szpiro has earned and cultivated the following affiliations:
- Partner’s Healthcare
- Mt. Auburn Hospital
- Cambridge Health Alliance
- Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford
Futuristic Skincare and Beauty Technology
Our treatments at Boston Common are designed for tomorrow, available today! XEO® is Cutera’s very first completely customizable workstation. We offer options to accommodate the preferred solutions of each patient. Dr. Szpiro believes in providing concentrated care and creating a culture of change and positivity. Together, we’ll determine the best course of treatment to achieve your aesthetic enhancement ambitions without resorting to surgeries with sizeable downtime and risk.
Patrice Stewart, RN
Patrice Stewart graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has practiced in a variety of medical and surgical specialties including Dermatology and Emergency Nursing.
Patrice specialized in Dermatology during her seven years as Clinical Nurse Leader at Tufts Medical Center’s Dermatology Department. At Tufts, Patrice collaborated with Dermatologists, Mohs surgeons and residents to provide state-of-the-art comprehensive dermatological care. She developed practice standards, worked in melanoma and psoriatic research, conducted patch testing, cared for a variety of dermatological disorders and implemented the clinic’s new infusion center. She is particularly interested in preventative measures when treating aging skin.
Patrice advanced within the field of medical aesthetics by building upon her solid dermatology background. She practiced at For a New You Med Spa administering aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels to rejuvenate the skin, botulinum toxin for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles, dermal fillers for deeper rhytids and volume loss and laser to stimulate collagen and treat dyspigmentation.
Cosmetic procedures allow Ms. Stewart to incorporate her love of dermatology with the artistic flair of aesthetics.
Maghan Francoeur, Practice Manager
Ms. Francoeur is the office manager and oversees office practice procedures, practices and marketing. Prior to joining Boston Common Skin Center, Ms. Francoeur was an executive assistant at Clifford Projects and before then she was on office manager at Crescent Heights, both in Honolulu, Hawaii. She brings her skills in office management, customer service and marketing to the Boston Common Skin Center.
Indra Kanwal, Social Media Coordinator
Indra Kanwal runs the Boston Common Skin Center social media accounts and works on the office’s marketing ventures. She is a Business Administration major at the University of Southern California and works in-office when home over the summer. She brings her background in marketing, social media, photography, and Back Bay to the Boston Common Skin Center team.