Meet the Team

Dr. Hagerty

Dr. Hagerty is a board-certified physician who has been practicing medicine since 2004. At his Spokane medical spa, his caring philosophy of making the “patient first” combined with his passion for detailed, medical excellence have made him a sought-after physician among the thousands of patients he has worked with.

Dr. Hagerty grew up in the Los Angeles area exposed to people, philosophies and cultures in all walks of life. After completing high school he served a two-year church mission in Kentucky. While working on his Bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University, he served as a laboratory instructor in anatomy, histology and pathology. He decided to pursue a career to become a college professor by enrolling in the Ph.D. program in Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Arizona on full scholarship.

His graduate work specialized in developing artificial blood vessels and wound healing, during which he discovered his passion for clinical medicine and treating patients. As a result, he completed his Master’s degree and entered medical school at the University of Arizona. After graduating from medical school he transitioned to Cleveland, Ohio where he completed residency in Emergency Medicine at the world-famous Cleveland Clinic Foundation and MetroHealth Medical Center. Fascinated by new technology and how it enhanced patient care, he remained there as faculty and completed a one-year fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound. Since then, Dr. Hagerty has taught clinical ultrasound to physicians at the national level and has been published in textbooks used around the world.

Ten years ago, Dr. Hagerty moved with his wife and three children to Spokane, Washington, where he has continued to work as an emergency physician. In addition to his clinical work in the emergency department he has served as the medical director for the local paramedic school, the medical director for local fire departments, and acts as a consultant in the medico legal community.

Recently, Dr. Hagerty’s extensive education and passion to learn have seamlessly dovetailed with the latest technology advances to bring patient treatment to new levels with HD Lipo. As an experienced and reputable physician, he has the skill and technique needed to achieve superior results and the bedside manner to put every person at ease. He is thrilled to help patients improve their confidence, have greater satisfaction and accomplish their physical goals at Premier Body and Laser: Your Body in High Definition.

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Rachelle Hagerty

Rachelle Hagerty is the Human Relations Director, Office Manager, and co-visionary of Premier Body and Laser. Rachelle met and married Dr. Hagerty in 1995, just before he finished his undergraduate work. She has worked at times over the years as a financial administrator while focusing on her highest priority: raising their three children. Her greatest joy in life comes from her family where most of her energy and time are committed. However, she still finds time and fulfillment in community and church service, participation in her kids’ school activities, genealogy, fitness and travel adventures with her family when time allows. Just a few years ago as her kids were getting older, Rachelle went back to school and fulfilled her goal of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. Rachelle is excited to now work side by side with her husband at their Spokane medical spa, experiencing the joy of patient care that Dr. Hagerty has loved for so many years.

Alyssa McDonald

Client Relations Director

Alyssa is the Client Relations Director for Premier Body and Laser, which you can consider the “den-mom” of the clinic. With a passion for all things clinical, skills in business and administration, as well as her love for taking care of others, Alyssa plays a vital role in Premier’s family. Alyssa has lived most of her life in the Spokane area and feels blessed to live in a community where kindness, compassion and neighborliness is the norm. She is married to her “forever-crush” Jay, and they work as a team to care for their three children, two dogs and three fish. Alyssa has also been a Sunday school teacher for 12 years and cannot imagine ever giving it up. She enjoys laughing, singing, dancing, gardening and bright colors. Alyssa earned her undergraduate degree from Whitworth University in Health Sciences and was awarded a graduate degree from Gonzaga University in Business Administration. Alyssa views her work at Premier Body and Laser as a calling. She is proud to work with such a fantastic team, caring for the best patients in the world. Alyssa is delighted to be your personal guide through your transformation journey, your constant support system, and hands down, your greatest cheerleader!

Caitlin Eaton

Caitlin is Dr. Hagerty’s surgical assistant and right-hand man during the med spa’s Spokane liposuction procedures. Caitlin is a Spokane native and comes from several generations of medical family; she began working for her father’s OB/GYN practice and volunteering in the emergency room as a teenager, and progressed to working as an ER Tech after college. She is an alumna of both Gonzaga Prep and Gonzaga University, where she presided over the Social Dance Club while spending her spare time as a salsa and tango DJ. Caitlin currently works as an ER technician when she is not DJing in the Premier procedure room (also known as Club Hagerty) and has now traded in her Latin dance high heels for dance parties in her living room with her husband and two small, spicy, delightful children, who keep Caitlin busy enough to forget what having real hobbies was like. Caitlin delights in working hard for people she cares about, and loves being able to connect with her patients and support them through the remarkable liposuction process.

Deborah Rountree

Deborah is the newest member of the team at Premier Body and Laser as our Laser Specialist. Living most of her life in Spokane she has come to love exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Deborah and her husband enjoy hiking with their two daughters and two dogs. Deborah graduated from Glen Dow Academy as a Master Esthetician in 2019, and had her laser training through NIMA (National Institute of Modern Aesthetics). She is also licensed as a Phlebotomist and works as a histology tech at one of our local hospitals. She started out in the medical field as a phlebotomist in 2007, but went back to school in 2018 to pursue her passion in skin care. Deborah loves laser work at Premier and is excited to be a part of a team that shares her values in always putting the patient first.

Tara Criddle

Licensed Massage Therapist

Tara was born and raised in the Spokane Valley and loves living in the PNW because of the hiking, biking and boating opportunities in the area. She is married to the quirky, fun man of her dreams and has 2 daughters she calls her best friends. Tara has always struggled with migraine headaches and found that massage was the one thing that could bring her the most relief from chronic pain. She fell in love with the modality of massage, and it’s benefits, so much so that she became a massage therapist. Her greatest desire is to help others find relief from pain and stress as she experienced herself. She has a love for all people and says nothing makes her feel happier than to know her patients feel loved, taken care of and find pain relief on their wellness journey. Her special training and technique in Lymphatic Massage is a vital part of the Premier experience and results. Tara has a very gentle touch, a kind heart, a great listening ear and is a perfect addition to the Premier Body and Laser family.

  • Photos courtesy of Kody Little Photography