Meet Our Team
Your Medical Spa in New London
Kristin M. Kenny is a licensed, professionally trained Registered Nurse who graduated with her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Central Connecticut State University in 2014 with honors and was on the dean’s list.
Erin S. Azia is a Certified Laser Technician, Skin Specialist, Practice Manager and business co-owner of Gregory Azia MD, We’re So Vain and Defy Nature in New London, CT. She received her extensive training in the aesthetic field at the renowned National Laser Institute in Dallas, Texas, Aesthetic Skin Institute in Miami, Florida and is an active member of ASLM.
Dr. Gregory Azia is in solo practice in New London, Conn., specializing in general, laparoscopic, vascular, and breast surgery. Dr. Azia has expanded Defy Nature LLC as a nonsurgical cosmetic aesthetic practice in New London. He is the medical director for Defy Nature LLC.
Theresa Grabowski – Theresa is here to answer all pre-appointment questions and concerns and make booking an appointment as easy as possible. Her warmth, compassion and exceptional background made her a perfect addition to our practice We would love to meet you and have you take advantage of our complimentary consultation. Our goal is to ensure our patients are accommodated and comfortable. Here at Defy Nature, we love to make patients feel beautiful in their skin. We are not just treating signs of aging, but by doing so we aim to enhance your confidence and promote an overall happier lifestyle. Theresa has joined our Defy Nature team in November of 2013. Since she joined our team, patients go out of their way to compliment her and we couldn’t be happier! “I love what I do and it is so rewarding to see how happy and satisfied our patients are.”
Andrea Cox is one of our fabulous medical assistants. Andrea joined Dr. Azia in March 2012. She has been working in the beauty industry since 2014. She graduated from Huntington Institute as a Medical Assistant in 2002. She is excited to bring her knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for skin care to our patients.
Cathy LaPrade has worked at Defy Nature for more than 5 years. She has a passion for being part of the team and finds satisfaction is making sure each client is receiving the best possible care during their visit. “I love my job! I am blessed and feel proud to work where people of all ages, skin tones and conditions feel comfortable coming to Defy Nature to improve their looks and to feel better about the overall health and appearance of their skin. My goal is to welcome everyone. Complimentary consultations are a great way to meet and get to know us!”
Linda Lemieux, a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and has more than 20 years experience in coding and billing. Linda has been with Dr. Azia’s office for more than 9 years. In addition to her many responsibilities as a CPC, Linda is the administrator of office policy in the areas of HIPAA standards and office compliance, insurance regulations, and credentialing of insurance companies. She has attested to Meaningful Use for the State of CT for 5 years and attested to MIPS. She maintains office software, is responsible for financial transactions with insurance payments as well as the Defy Nature sales and tax revenue. Linda believes in doing the right thing, has an outstanding work ethic and goes above and beyond what is expected of her and no task is to large.