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Our Team

Our team of laser technicians are highly skilled, registered and certified in the state of Vermont. Each technician goes through a rigorous training process to ensure that they provide our patients with the highest standard of quality, safety, and care. Our technicians have worked with Astanza Duality Lasers on a number of different procedures. 

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Medical Director:


Dr. Maria G. Carracino,M.D. , P.C


  • Doctor of Medicine   University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Bachelor of Science   Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


  • Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Fletcher Allen Hospital
  • Aesthetic Advancements: Aesthetic Applications in use of Neurotoxins and Dermal Fillers, Boston Massachusetts
  • Certified Provider of Laser Services


Cleveland Rickards, MPH, P.A.



  • Master of Public Health, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 2002
  • Bachelor of Science-- Physician Assistant Studies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts--Biology, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH. 1995

Prior Experience:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2000 - present
  • Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants, 2003 - present
  • Physician Assistant Association of Vermont, 2003 - present


Physicians Assistant:


Oliver R. Barkley, P.A.


  • Franklin Pierce College - Physician Assistant

  • Virginia Commonwealth University - Special Education

Prior Experience:

  • Nat'l Commission On Cert of Physician Assistants


Barbara Swan, MSN, FNP-C



  • Master's degree- nursing, University of Rochester - 1984

 Prior Experience:

  • Marathon Health- Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Marathon Health -Chief Nursing Officer
  • Marathon Health - Chief Clinical Officer
  • UVM -Adjunct Professor at the Department of Nursing