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Dr. Steve Tomlinson - Medical Director

Dr. S.A. Tomlinson – Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Tomlinson received his primary and secondary education in the Cayman Islands. At the age of 16 years, he was accepted by the University of the West Indies, where he studied Medicine, graduating as a Medical Doctor at the age of 21.

His internship in Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Emergency rotation was undertaken at the University Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica, where he also undertook a course in Anesthesia.

Dr. Tomlinson returned to Grand Cayman for a brief time in 1975, where he worked as Medical Officer of Health at the George Town Hospital.

He then entered a surgical residency programme in the United Kingdom and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979. He also worked for a short time in the USA as a General Surgeon.

Dr. Tomlinson again returned to Grand Cayman and worked with the Cayman Islands Health Service until 1983. His most recent position with the Cayman Islands Health Service was as Chief Surgeon.

In 1983, Dr. Tomlinson entered private practice. In 1985, he opened the Professional Medical Centre, which was the first ambulatory care center in the Cayman Islands, and indeed, one of the first in the world.

In 2000, Dr. Tomlinson opened The Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, the first private hospital in the Cayman Islands, a facility that he recently sold to local professionals. He currently works at his own private clinic, Savannah Medical Clinic at Countryside Mall. He is also the medical director of Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa, where he also sees clients for various injectables and wellness treatments.

Dr. Tomlinson participates annually in medical symposiums and conferences worldwide. He has also published numerous articles and papers for medical journals and subscribes to the BJS, JAMA, New England Journal of Surgery and the West Indian Medical Journal.

He is a member of the Cayman Islands Medical and Dental Society, The Southeastern Medical Congress, the International Society of Aesthetic Medical Professionals, British Medical Association, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and is registered to practice Medicine in the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Massachusetts and the Cayman Islands.

He represented the District of George Town from 1992-1996 in the Legislative Assembly, and in 2002 he was honored with the M.B.E.by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Dr. Tomlinson is a hardworking man of the soil, who is determined to continue to contribute, and assist with helping to improve the healthcare system in the Cayman Islands.

Jacqui Tomlinson-Smith - Managing Director

Jacqui Tomlinson-SmithJacqui Smith is a Physical Therapist, consistent community advocate, lactation consultant, Lamaze childbirth educator, Doula, mother, grandmother and well-known friend to many. Ms. Jacqui serves as the Director of Beyond Basics Medical Spa, and is responsible for the tremendous success of the business. A true entrepreneur, Jacqui makes every effort to upgrade the aesthetic services on island so that no one will have to travel abroad to receive such treatments.

Being a Baby Boomer herself and having contacts with so many people and families in Cayman, Jacqui felt that, while no one can stop the aging process, there should be a way to help people age later and age gracefully; to teach them how to take care of their biggest organ, their skin. She researched the various devices that were on the market and determined the elos technology by Syneron was unsurpassed in quality.

“Syneron was best for all Fitzpatrick types, it was FDA-approved, it was safe and there was minimal or no down time and afforded great results.”

Jacqui is trained and certified in the use of all the Syneron laser equipment and in all the pharmaceuticals that Beyond Basics carries. Aesthetic Enhancement International Institute by Barbara Jones also certifies her in performing chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

Dr. Tenson Edmonds- Laser Technician

Tenson Edmonds

Renee Whorms - General Manager

Renee WhormsComing Soon

Christina Smith - Aesthetician/ Laser Technician

 

Wendy Lynch - Executive Administrative Assistant

Wendy Lynch Wendy Lynch earned her MBA and BA in Business from Anglia Ruskin University in England, as well as an ITEC Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

She is also a Repechage Brand educator in the field of professional aesthetics training.

She has worked in the professional beauty business for the past 22 years, experienced in all aspects of the beauty environment, Brand Manager, administrator, sales, merchandiser, branding, spa educator and beauty professional business consultant.

She is highly creative, well organized, very outgoing and goal orientated individual. She offers exceptional customer service, have an eye for detail with superior communication and problem solving skills.

Rowena Alvarez - Registered Nurse

Rowena S. Alvarez, R.N. hails from the Philippines and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. For 4 years she worked as a Staff Nurse in the Emergency, Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Maternity and ICU Department in a large hospital in the Philippines, before moving to Qatar to work in a Medical Center that specializes in Dermatology, Venereology, Laser Treatment and Anti- Aging for 4 years. It was there that her passion in Medical Aesthetics was born. She was trained in Body Contouring Laser Treatments, Facial Treatments, Skin Care and Hair Removal Laser Treatments and obtained her firsthand knowledge in Aesthetic Injectables such as Mesotherapy, PRP, Botox and Fillers.

Since coming to Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa she was further trained and certified in Aesthetic Injectables under Aesthetic Learning Academy with Dr. S. Shatkin Jr, MD FACS, the only active practicing Plastic Surgeon in the World to be honored with the 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

Rowena is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Medical Professionals. She is qualified to offer:

  • Neurotoxin Injections for both aesthetic and medical procedures
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Mesotherapy
  • Microneedling & PRP
  • Laser & Light-Based Therapies
  • Sclerotherapy for small spider veins
  • CO2RE Intima for vaginal rejuvenation

Nurse Rowena is continuously updating herself on the latest trends and techniques in Aesthetics. Her goal is to provide quality, efficient, safe and satisfying care to her clients that will make them feel more beautiful and refreshed.

Divya Priya Rangasamy - Beauty Therapist/ Henna Artist

Divya RangasamyDivya has a BSc Physics and has 4 years’ experience as a Beauty Therapist – two in India and 2 in Cayman. She chose the beauty profession as it allows her the privilege to work directly with people and to make them look and feel beautiful. She is a master at Hair Removal by Threading and does a most beautiful job of creating that excellent shape brow to enhance your eyes and shape of your face. In addition, she does manicure and pedicures, waxing, facials and Henna body art. Divya is excited about her opportunity to serve the Beyond Basics’ Guests.

Carissa McLaughlin - Aveda Hair Stylist

CarissaAs a Native of Grand Cayman I have worked in the Salon/Spa industry for 8 years.

I have been Educated, Trained and Employed within the state of Florida, where I received my certificate of cosmetology from an Aveda Instution. As a Hair Stylist I have also had the opportunity to educate and manage salon staff.

I promote and encourage healthy beautiful hair, specializing in Blow-Outs, Bridal and Special Occasion Styling.

My work has been featured in magazines within Florida, and with many Bridal Photographers both in the USA and Grand Cayman

Carissa looks forward to joining the Beyond Basics team and serving their guests.

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