Rahul Khare, MD
Rahul Khare, MD is the founder and the Medical Director of Innovative MedSpa. He was an emergency physician and Associate Professor at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for over 12 years and is currently an emergency physician at Illinois Masonic Hospital. Dr. Khare believes in having you look the way you feel inside. Because of this, Dr. Khare is pleased to offer a variety of cosmetic and laser services to our patients such as injectable fillers and Botox, chemical peels, and laser skin treatments. Patient safety and satisfaction are his primary focus and he believes going above and beyond the standards of patient care. He is committed to making sure the staff are expertly trained, undergo regular evaluations, and use only state of the art equipment. Our state of the art facility is equipped with all the latest equipment and techniques available in the cosmetic skincare field.
Jessica Jurkovic RN, BSN, Clinical Director
Jessica has over 15 years nursing experience and started her career in the Emergency Room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This is where Dr. Rahul Khare and Jessica worked for over 10 years together. After working in the ER, Jessica became a perioperative nurse. Working in surgery she found a passion for the aesthetic industry, and she advanced her training in medical and aesthetic injections and specializes in neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport) dermal fillers (Juvederm, Volbella, Voluma) lasers, and regenerative medicine such as PRP (platelet rich plasma).
Jessica believes in taking a highly personalized approach with each individual to achieve optimal and natural results that ensure her clients not only look, but feel their best. By combining her extensive medical expertise and her artistic abilities, Jessica is able to help her clients achieve their aesthetic goals safely and effectively.
Vanessa DiCristofano, BSN-RN
Vanessa DiCristofano, BSN-RN is our first mobile Botox injector here at Innovative Med spa. Vanessa has been a nurse for 3 years and has worked previously in a plastic surgeon’s office spiking her interest in the aesthetic aspect of nursing. She completed her certification for injections in January 2018 and has been injecting ever since. Vanessa began her career here in January 2019, and she specializes in utilizing Botox & Dysport products and Kybella treatments. Vanessa aims to develop a long-lasting rapport with her patients and to educate and provide her patients with the tools needed to reach their aesthetic goals. Vanessa schedules time with her clients as an as needed basis allowed quick and convenient treatments for patients with busy schedules. She also hosts a number of Botox parties to allow the opportunity for preventative and cosmetic treatments to be done in a comfortable and enjoyable environment. Vanessa is passionate about her field and loves to help her patients obtain beautiful and lasting results.
Jennifer Healy Licensed Medical Assistant, Certified Laser Technician
Jennifer has been in the medical field for 23 years. She worked with Dr. Rahul Khare at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for 12 years before coming with him to open up Innovative Express Care. Jennifer has a huge passion for medical aesthetics and all things skin care. She is a certified medical assistant and laser technician.
Meredith Villarreal FNP
With a compassionate and patient focused mindset, Meredith is excited to be a part of the Innovative Medspa team while also currently working as one of their primary care providers. Meredith is from Phoenix, AZ and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Graduating Magna Cum Laude, Meredith obtained her Bachelors & Masters of Science in Nursing at Grand Canyon University. While working in primary care, Meredith’s passion for aesthetics led her into training for advanced cosmetic injections, as well as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments.
Meredith focuses on preventative and restorative treatments with a goal of helping each patient achieve a natural fresh look. Understanding the importance of listening to client’s concerns, Meredith takes the time to develop patient-specific plans of care and thoroughly explain them to ensure both provider and client are on the same page. When she’s not working at Innovative, Meredith can be found riding her bike around town, working out or reading for an expanding number of book clubs.