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Medical Director

Dr. Ocasio earned his medical degree from the prestigious Weill Cornell Medical College, where he also completed his anesthesiology residency. After graduation, he continued his specialized training at several medical institutions, including Cornell New York Presbyterian, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Ocasio also received specialty training at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he completed his fellowship in Interventional Pain Management. Along with his medical credentials, Dr. Ocasio holds a master’s degree in neuroscience from Seton Hall University.

Dr. Frank Ocasio is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management specialist who has been in practice for more than a decade.  In his pursuit to treat acute and chronic pain, Dr. Ocasio knows that complete restoration is better than management.  He uses the latest evidence-based research to apply plasma-based and cellular therapies, which may hold the key to repairing damaged tissues and restoring health.  His passion is to harness the body’s own abilities to heal rather than simply mask the signs of aging and degeneration.  

Tina Ocasio

Director of Aesthetics

Tina Ocasio started her career as a surgical technician in the operating room at Huntington Hospital in Long Island, NY, in 2007. She quickly found herself gravitating to the plastic surgery cases. Tina enjoyed the challenge and detail that went into the art of remodeling the human body.

In addition to her work at the hospital, she began working in outpatient plastic surgery offices across Long Island. In the operating room, she assisted with breast implantation, breast reconstruction, abdominoplasty, liposuction, blepharoplasties, rhinoplasties, etc. In the treatment rooms, she helped prepare patients for botox, laser treatments, and other minor cosmetic surgical procedures.

Over the years, Tina has worked with over a dozen plastic surgeons and assisted in thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. She brought her knowledge and experience in the field of plastic surgery to help build and design North Shore Medical Wellness to be the kind of experience that patients deserve.

Cherie Karaptis

Master Injector

Nurse Practitioner Cherie Karaptis is a highly experienced professional with over ten years of expertise in aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery. Known for her personalized approach and attention to detail, Cherie has established herself as a trusted provider, delivering exceptional results to her patients. With a passion for enhancing natural beauty, she combines her extensive knowledge and artistic sensibilities to create personalized treatment plans that meet her patients’ unique needs and goals. Cherie’s dedication to her craft, commitment to staying updated with the latest advancements, and compassionate care make her a sought-after practitioner in the field.

Marissa Blau, PA-C

Master Injector

Marissa Blau, PA-C is a highly skilled Physician Assistant specializing in aesthetic procedures. After graduating from Touro College in 2015 with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies, Marissa has dedicated her career to providing exceptional care in the field of aesthetics. With nine years of experience as a PA, including seven focused on plastic surgery and aesthetics, she possesses a deep understanding of cosmetic procedures and strives to deliver outstanding results. Marissa’s expertise, combined with her compassionate approach, allows her to build strong relationships with patients and guide them through their aesthetic journey with confidence.



Our multi-modality approach to pain relief transfers over to our aesthetic practice. At North Shore Medical Wellness, we are dedicated to helping patients enhance their vitality and experience long-term rejuvenation. Just as we know there is no one-size-fits-all treatment plan for pain, we understand that each person’s goals for their body and wellness require personalized care and consideration. Here at North Shore Medical Wellness, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best treatments from experts making decisions with your unique needs in mind.

Currently offering Emsculpt NEO and Emsella, we are proud to provide our patients with two of the most revolutionary non-invasive procedures available today. We view patient care as a collaborative experience. We never prioritize money or time over quality care and strive to spend as much time as necessary understanding each patient’s concerns and needs.

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