Look good, feel good, perform well! - Warwick, RI

our mission

The modern day lifestyle is an on-the-go, 24/7 hustle leaving little time for sleep, exercise and self care. When we do not make the effort to care for the body we become prone to illness, have no energy and submit ourselves to the chronic diseases of our modern time – diabetes, obesity and gastrointestional dysfunction such as IBS.

Oceanside focuses on a patient centered model that prioritizes lifestyle choices, daily commitment to health and stress reductions as we realize the importance of preventative care. Our aesthetic services provide the preventative care that is necessary to age well and keep you looking and feeling confident.

"The human body is the miracle and when given the right tools you will look and feel more youthful and have the energy you need to perform well."


Kristina McAteer

MD, FACEP – Medical Director / Owner

Dr. McAteer grew up in upstate New York and moved to RI in 1994 to attend college where she earned her bachelors degree in biology. She worked in the field of public health before attending University of Vermont College of Medicine to earn her Doctorate of Medicine in 2005. She completed residency in emergency medicine in 2009 and is currently board certified in emergency medicines. She has been practicing professionally in Rhode Island since that time. Opening Oceanside Aesthetics and Wellness has been a personal goal for her as she was tasked to diagnose disease repeatedly in her professional work all the while realizing that much could have been done on the side of prevention. This is the beginning of a new chapter that will focus on the overall health of the body and mind, making that mind-body connection with the goal to help patients look great, feel great and have the capacity to perform well in their daily lives.

Shelby Smith


Shelby hails from North Caroline and completed her undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Exercise Science. She is a certified personal trainer and  is completing additional training at Total Nutrition Technology (TNT).  Her work at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching program has inspired her to offer more to her clients.   It is her mission to educate, support and guide my clients through teamwork in making lifelong, sustainable, healthy actions and behaviors to reach my clients goals.

Katey LaPlante


Katey is a Registered Nurse with 19 years of professional experience. After her career in emergency medicine Katey found a new passion for aesthetic medicine. She is currently certified for botox, fillers, sciton laser (including HALO, Forever Young BBL, laser hair removal, skin tightening and vaginal rejuvenation), hydrofacial, Micro-needling with PRP, dermal planing and cool sculpting. Katey brings her knowledge, compassion and a love for helping people feel beautiful in the skin they’re in.

Angie Cote


Angie is a registered nurse with over 25 years of experience in the emergency room. Angie is a mother of three beautiful daughters and has a passion for helping others feel their best. With an expertise in treating illness and disease, she now is ready to put her knowledge into cultivating confidence for women to feel and look like their best selves. Angie will be focusing on facial aesthetics and vitamin infusions to provide personalized, compassionate care to our patients.

Nikki Akaka


Niki has worked as a registered nurse for 10 years. She loves everything about emergency medicine but has joined Oceanside Aesthetics and Wellness to care for people on the other side of the health spectrum. To assist them with more preventative practices and just help people feel good about themselves. When she is not running around the ED you will find her chasing her 3 young boys, dog and cat with her husband in South County.

Amanda Voigt


Amanda, a life long Rhode Islander, graduated from The Community College of Rhode Island in 2017 with her associates degree in nursing and is currently pursuing her bachelors of nursing at Walden University. While she enjoys the fast pace and wide array of patients she gets to interact with, Amanda is excited to join the team at Oceanside Aesthetics and Wellness which will allow her to focus on a different kind of medicine and continue to grow as a nurse. She is looking forward to helping others care for themselves and keep them looking and feeling great.

Maggie Elson

Office Manager

Maggie is thrilled to be working with Dr. McAteer and this talented team of professionals who are committed to providing our clients with a stellar medical spa experience. Maggie moved to Rhode Island with her growing family almost 25 years ago and immediately fell in love with our beautiful state. After staying home to raise her family, she began her second act working as an administration assistant. The mother of three beautiful daughters and two adorable grandsons, she loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys time on the water, sailing and kayaking, plays tennis all year around and volunteers in the community.

Vin McAteer

Cheif Operating Officer

Vin joins Oceanside Aesthetics and Wellness as the Chief Operating Officer. Vin brings over 25 years experience in progressive governmental leadership positions to OAW, most recently as a senior member of law enforcement in the City of Cranston. He is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Rhode Island, where he had an extensive immersive experience in the value of public / private partnerships and the importance of engagement with the business community.