Dr. Dominique Fradin-Read
M.D., M.P.H., Board-Certified in Preventive and Anti-Aging Medicine Founder, VitaLifeMD
European education and medical training
At the age of 25, Dr. Dominique Fradin-Read opened her first practice in the South of France after graduating summa cum laude from medical school and finishing a residency in internal medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. She soon understood that her true passions were prevention and anti-aging, and she decided to enhance her education in these fields by completing a two-year fellowship program in preventive and lifestyle medicine at France’s Aix-Marseille Université. Dr. Fradin-Read quickly became a leading advocate of preventive aging and regenerative medicine in Europe, adding yet another specialization later when she completed a fellowship in cardiovascular preventive medicine. She actively worked on the development of cardiovascular and metabolic prevention programs with the French Association of Cardiology and the French Committee for Health Promotion and Education. For several years she was associated with one of Europe’s major medical spas, serving both as its medical advisor and as a practicing anti-aging physician. She then had the opportunity to work in close collaboration with the French Chef Michel Guérard on weight loss treatments that emphasized the importance of a “Pleasurable Slimming Cooking Program."
Life in the U.S. and the start of VitaLifeMDDr. Fradin-Read completed an internship in Internal Medicine through UC San Francisco and a residency in Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University where she concurrently earned a Master of Public Health degree and was elected a member of Delta Omega, the public health national honor society. Dr. Fradin-Read is board-certified in Preventive Medicine and, in addition, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She spent several years as a staff physician and a faculty member at the Center for Health Promotion in Loma Linda where she was actively involved in the lifestyle, hormone, and weight management program. She currently holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
Around this same time, Dr. Fradin-Read served for several years as a consulting physician for the Murad Medical Group in El Segundo where she collaborated closely with renowned dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad to implement the new anti-aging concept of beauty from the inside out (the idea that, in order to look young and beautiful, we need to optimize general health).
Dr. Fradin-Read then worked as staff physician for several years at LifeSpan Medicine, an integrative medicine practice group in Santa Monica.
Finally, in 2015, she decided that it was time for her to achieve her dream of opening a practice in the U.S. where she could offer patients a broader spectrum of treatments. These now include wellness and preventive aging programs that combine lifestyle interventions, personalized internal supplementation and hormones supplementation, as well as innovative European rejuvenating therapies.
CARLEY CASSITY, N.P.
CARLEY is a family nurse practitioner with extensive experience in preventive medicine and alternative therapies.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Carley obtained her first degree from UCLA and went on to teach and travel in underserved countries. Marrying into a family of homeopathic pharmacists, she gained a wealth of knowledge in homeopathy, flower essences, and naturopathic medicine.
Practicing preventive, natural medicine, yoga and meditation in her personal life for many years, she realized the importance of incorporating holistic practices into western medicine and returned to school obtaining her BSN, and MSN from Bellarmine University in Louisville Kentucky. She remained in Kentucky for several years, where she worked in emergency medicine, women’s health and general medicine and taught clinical practice at Bellarmine University. During that time, she continued to travel to underserved countries teaching medicine and obtained the Bellarmine award for Clinical Excellence.
Carley has since broadened her scope of practice into preventive anti-aging medicine and aesthetics. She returned to California in 2017 to join VitaLife-MD and started working in close collaboration with Dr. Read whom she admires and respects for her extensive expertise in anti-aging and preventive medicine. She is able to incorporate alternative therapies and emerging practices such as PRP and Stem Cell therapy to the unique esthetic programs offered at VitaLifeMD
XOCHITL, our Patient Care Manager at VitaLifeMD, has been working with Dr. Dominique Read since the opening of the practice in 2015. She is primarily responsible for meeting all the administrative needs of our patients. Working in close collaboration with Dr. Read, she is the principal point-of-contact for both patients and health care professionals. Since receiving her B.S. in psychology from California Lutheran University in 2014, she has worked in the field of in-home care both as a coordinator and as a caregiver and has a keen understanding of patients’ needs. VitaLifeMD patients are enthusiastic in their praise of Xochitl’s dedication, energy, and professionalism. She makes every effort to respond rapidly to the specific inquiries and general needs of patients, and she consistently provides the vital link that assures patients of their importance to us.
CHARLES CAPRIEL, L.V.N.
CHARLES is our highly dedicated nurse and our “ go-to-guy” if you have any need or question. He trained as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at North-West College in West Covina and subsequently received advanced Nutritional Intravenous (IV) Therapy training. He worked previously at various hospitals and private practices in the Los Angeles area and joined the VitaLifeMD team in 2016. Charles has been praised by many patients for his wide-ranging clinical competency, his commitment to safety and accuracy, and his reassuring personal demeanor. Charles is always happy to take the time to discuss with patients the details and benefits of our various therapies in order to ensure that their experience at VitaLifeMD is as optimal as possible. He is known as a skilled phlebotomist that can access any difficult vein in any kind of situation.
CHERYL WISE, R.N.
CHERYL has been praised by many patients for her clinical skills and caring nature. She brings to VitaLifeMD over 25 years of experience in various aspects of healthcare. Cheryl earned her A.S. degree in nursing and is certified in IV therapy, phlebotomy, and basic EKG. She previously worked in settings ranging from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, as well as in several private medical clinics in the Los Angeles area. She joined VitaLifeMD in 2016 and received her certification in Vacuodermie® therapy. Since then she has become an expert in treating patients with this unique technique, combining it with specific IV therapies during their weight loss program.
LAURENT WAGNER, R.N.
Born in Paris, France, LAURENT immigrated to Connecticut when he was 10 years old. He later moved to Boston to study at Boston University, eventually transferring to the Berklee College of Music where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2002 in pursuit of the sunshine and culture of California, and in 2011 he earned his R.N. certification at El Camino College, receiving an Outstanding Academic Award in Nursing. Laurent has worked as a nurse in various medical departments including psychiatry, cardiology, and emergency medicine. After witnessing the consequences of poor lifestyle choices on health and longevity while working in different hospital environments, he developed a keen interest in preventive medicine and patient education. In 2015, he met Dr. Fradin-Read and has since worked with her in support of her philosophy of wellness and prevention. He is a talented infusion IV nurse who cares deeply about his patients, and he is proud to be part of the VitaLifeMD team.
DIANA trained as a medical assistant at American Career College and later earned her phlebotomy certificate from Contra Costa Medical Career College. Additionally, she is certified in intravenous (IV) therapy and got her certification in Vacuodermie® therapy. She worked in several medical offices and acquired various medical skills in patient care and testing before joining the VitaLifeMD practice two years ago. Her role is multifunctional and she can both help patients with administrative needs or join the nursing staff when an opportunity arises. Diana is a highly intuitive healthcare provider who brings to VitaLifeMD a youthful energy and a true zest for integrative medicine.
SARAH is our attentive and thorough Administrative and Billing Assistant. She communicates with patients about scheduling and helps them with check-out at the end of the consults.
A 2010 graduate of Vassar College, Sarah subsequently earned her master’s degree in library and information science at Canada’s McGill University. Her broad and eclectic background includes healthcare administration, archival research, and historic costume preservation. Sarah served as an intern at both the FDR Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York, and the Wende Museum in Culver City. Her varied skills make her a valuable asset to VitaLifeMD.
HEATHER is our dynamic Front Desk Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. She welcomes arriving visitors and communicates with patients about scheduling and other administrative matters. With her extensive administrative experience in fast-paced, patient-focused settings in the past, Heather is the perfect team member to help the operations at VitaLifeMD go smoothly. She is the first link between patients and providers and always makes sure that messages are transmitted and answered in a timely manner. She organizes the schedules for all services and activities, and coordinates all initial and follow-up consults in the best manner possible. Her enthusiasm and organizational skills bring a plus to our VitaLifeMD team.
SUSAN brings to VitaLifeMD more than a decade of esthetic experience achieving visible improvements in her clients’ skin and overall wellness. After receiving her Associate’s degree from Santa Monica City College in 2003, she spent several years working at the Burke Williams Day Spa and Massage Center before beginning a three-year stint at the Murad Store and Skincare Spa.
Extremely passionate about health and skincare, Susan specializes in anti-aging facials that offer a one-of-a-kind blend of high-performance products, lymphatic detoxification, Chinese acupressure, and massage. Susan also holds a Certificate of Advanced Education in Vacuodermie® therapy and offers a unique rejuvenating VitaLifeMD treatment that adds the lifting effect of Vacuodermie® technique to her more traditional esthetic services .