Both Drs. Nael Gharbi and Shazel Gharbi completed medical school at the University of Damascus School of Medicine in Syria in 2006. They finished a three year residency in Internal Medicine at St Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL. Both are board certified in internal medicine and completed advanced training in laser/light and radio frequency technologies as well as BOTOX and filler training with the International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. Medical weight management is part of their internal medicine background.
Both Drs. Shazel and Nael are employed as hospitalists Franciscan Alliance St. Anthony Hospital in Crown Point, IN. If you are seeing a resemblance in training and appearance, yes, they are twins! They are pleased to share in the duties as owners and medical directors of Old Town Medspa.
Nael Gharbi and Shazel Gharbi
Meet Our Team
Jennie Shreeves received her Esthetics license from Pivot Point and has been practicing since May of 2008. She has been working with Drs. Gharbi since Old Town Med Spa opened.
She is trained and certified on multiple laser platforms including our Quanta lasers, Diode lasers and the Cutera XEO platform. She is also certified on high-end skincare services, including advanced customized PCA and VI peels as well as HydraFacials. Additionally, she performs body-contouring services with Exilis and Vanquish. Her favorite services to perform are chemical peels, microneedling and laser vein removal.
With experience at full-service day spas and dermatologist offices, she knows how to correct and maintain her clients skin as well as make them feel at ease. She enjoys staying current with the latest innovations and techniques in the skincare and beauty industry by furthering her education whenever possible.
Outside of the office, Jennie volunteers with at risk youth. She also enjoys music and traveling!
Valerie Sydor is a certified laser technician, laser safety officer and licensed esthetician.
In 2009, she received esthetics training with the prestigious Aveda Institute here in Chicago and in 2011 became certified at the top aesthetic laser academy, National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ.
She has been performing medical aesthetic treatments for the past 8 years and continues to further her education to the benefit of her clients. Her specialty is laser hair removal and expert product recommendations for all skin types and issues.
Alexandra was born in Poland and came to the U.S when she was very young. She is bilingual speaking both English and Polish.
Continuing in her family business, Alexandra has a passion for skincare and making people feel beautiful. Her aspirations are to one day own her own Medspa. She graduated from The New Age Institute and received her Esthetics license in 2017.
After joining the team at Old Town Med Spa, her knowledge and skills shined in an office role and she was quickly promoted to Office Manager and Patient Coordinator. Her day-to-day tasks consists of front desk duties, inventory, and making sure both of our locations run smoothly. She is the doctors’ right-hand woman in the office.
In her free time, Alex enjoys volunteering at the animal shelters Anti-Cruelty Center and Alive Rescue and cooking!
Born and raised in Northwest Indiana, Amanda graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communications with minors in both Public Relations and Journalism. She moved to downtown Chicago in 2013 and has since had an active career in corporate and entertainment PR and marketing.
As the newest member of the Old Town Med Spa office team, she serves as Office Coordinator with roles consisting of front of house functions and multi-office organization. She also handles PR and Marketing duties for the Spa.
Outside the office, Amanda is an advocate for the environment, mainly promoting city recycling. She has also always had a passion for animals!
Brittany is from the Southwest suburbs and currently lives in the city of Chicago. She attended G Skin & Beauty Institute receiving her Esthetician license. During her training, she especially enjoyed training in chemical peels.
She joined Old Town Med Spa in 2017 and now serves as a Spa Coordinator. Her skills consist of delivering top-notch customer service, scheduling appointments, greeting clients, answering any questions, attending to emails, and she is always willing to help with whatever is needed.
Brittany is currently furthering her education to reach her aspirations of becoming a Medical Esthetics Technician.
Brittany enjoys spending her free time gaming and reading comics!