Owner / Medical Director

Dr. Phil Hong Nguyen has the honor of being a national speaker for Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox, Juvederm, Kybella, and Coolsculpt. Physicians and clinicians across the country come to Happy Clinic Denver to train under Dr. Phil on the latest aesthetic techniques. He also is the education director for the American MedAesthetic Association. Dr. Phil has been a licensed physician in the state of Colorado for the past 20 years.  He also holds licenses in the states of Indiana and California. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1998.  He has been doing cosmetic/ aesthetic procedures since 2001.  Dr. Nguyen prides himself in being an artist and minored in Fine Arts Studio for his undergraduate studies.  He paints, draws and sculpts. Thus, he naturally gravitated to the cosmetic/ aesthetic field of medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained in family practice and did his internship at the University of Colorado Swedish Medical Center.  


Dr. Phil takes great pride in giving his patients a natural looking appearance, and has had over 16 years experience performing injectable procedures. He personally sees about 1000 faithful patients a month, making him one of the most experienced and sought after cosmetic physicians in the country. "We are all just a few millimeters away from looking like Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt," and "Anyone can stick a needle into you, but it takes an artist to make it look good!" are two of his favorite quotes.


Dr. Phil speaks English and Vietnamese fluently, and knows enough of Spanish, French, Thai and Mandarin to be dangerous. He is a world traveler and foodie, with his favorite place to visit being Southeast Asia. Dr. Phil is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Taavish Sharma, DMD
Aesthetic Injector 

Dr. Taavish Sharma graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with a Doctorate in Dental Medicine. He has since moved back to Colorado, the state he grew up in, to practice in facial aesthetics. During his time at Happy Clinic Denver, Dr. Sharma has completed over 5000 procedures for a wide variety of patient needs. 

During his studies as a dental student and now as a dentist, Dr. Sharma quickly fell in love with the aesthetic side of practicing in clinic, understanding just how good it can feel to see marked improvements in the mirror. He is very excited to bring his craniofacial expertise, along with his extensive training under Dr. Nguyen at Happy Clinic Denver, to make patients look good and feel their best.  Making injectables his focus, Dr. Sharma frequently addresses the entire face, ranging from botox for TMJ pain, to fillers everywhere from the temples to the jawline, all the way to complete makeovers. He also loves to provide guidance on the other aspects of facial rejuvenation that the clinic can provide so that patients achieve the best outcomes possible.   

"I am excited to introduce Dr. Taavish Sharma, DMD to our Happy Clinic Team. His eyes and smile will brighten your day, and his gentle touch will keep you looking fabulous!" - Phil H. Nguyen, MD


Outside of the clinic, Dr. Sharma enjoys being outdoors and exercising just as much as he enjoys being indoors with music or a good book. He is always looking for suggestions on where next to hike or to eat! 

Dr. Victoria Monroe is a born and bred Hoosier with her heart in the mountains, taking her to the state of Colorado. Dr. Monroe graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2016 with a doctorate in dental surgery. Because of her eye for symmetry and beauty, Dr. Monroe has found a love for facial aesthetics. Her dental training allows her to understand that “millimeters are miles” and that the subtlest changes can make one look fabulous! Dr. Monroe wholly espouses the Happy Clinic philosophy of “Subtle is the new WOW!”™.


Dentistry has given Dr. Monroe the ability to be a specialist in the head and neck, and allows her to understand the anatomy behind the face. Dr. Monroe is committed to excellent outcomes, and customizes treatment plans to each patient's needs. She also has spent numerous hours training with Dr. Nguyen during her academic career, and is excited to expand her knowledge of facial aesthetics.


“I am excited to have Dr. Monroe join the Happy Clinic team. Not only is she bright and beautiful, but she is also kind and caring. Her gentle and confident hands will help you look your best! It does not hurt that she is also my niece, and that the apple does not fall far from the tree!” – Phil H. Nguyen, MD

Dr. Monroe is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

In addition to putting a smile on your face, Dr. Monroe likes to fill her passport pages with stamps of new places, camp in National Parks in North America, and spend time with her husband and her two fur children.

Victoria Monroe, DDS (Chu)
Aesthetic Injector 

Dr. Alex Kretowicz graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and did her residency training at Sky Ridge Medical Center. She earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors in English Literature at the University of Southern California (USC), where she also completed her post-baccalaureate. While in medical school, Dr. K served as the president of the dermatology interest group, co-founded a free dermatology clinic in Aurora, and published several papers on melanoma. 


Dr. K is passionate about helping patients feel confident in their own skin. Thus, she loves that injectables make this goal possible in a matter of minutes at a fraction of the cost, and without the downtime of surgery.


A California transplant, Dr. K loves the beach and visits her family (and drooly bulldog) often. In her free time, Dr. K can be found trying out a new restaurant with friends, attending a show, or shopping at a vintage store.

“You will love her passion for aesthetic medicine and will be charmed by her kindness.” - Phil H. Nguyen, MD

Alex Kretowicz, MD
Aesthetic Injector

Rob started his career in healthcare by enlisting in the Navy, as a Hospital Corpsman, where he served for the lead surgical technician for the Plastic Surgery Department at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. 


After leaving the Navy he earned his nursing degree at Advent Health University and began working in the Intensive Care Unit. Striving to make a greater impact for his patients he went on to complete a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida and achieved national board certification as a Nurse Practitioner. 


After graduating he worked in vascular surgery for a number of years. While there he trained and educated nurses and other nurse practitioners on vascular disease and treatments. 


Longing for a change of scenery (and to escape humidity) Rob and his family relocated to Colorado Springs. It is here where he began his career in aesthetics. Rob loves collaborating with patients to develop a treatment plan to make them feel great about their skin. He has previously worked in medical spas and provided concierge aesthetic treatments over the past few years. 

Rob Fore, MSN, FNP-C
Aesthetic Injector 
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Michelle Garduno,
Certified Laser Specialist

Michelle is a Colorado native with over 7 years in the laser and skin care industry.  She is certified in lasers, chemical peels and body contouring and has also completed multiple advanced laser training and certification courses.


Michelle works successfully with all ages and skin types including acneic, scarred, sun damaged, aging and dull, devitalized skin.   She is passionate about providing customized treatment plans to help her clients achieve their personal skin care and aesthetic goals.  She understands the importance of skin care and what medical grade treatments and home care regimen products her clients should be using to achieve their goals.  She also believes that beauty is truly from within and is an ardent believer in good nutrition as an important component of overall skin health.


Michelle has extensive experience and advanced training in state of the art lasers and non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as intense pulse light therapy, laser hair removal, tattoo removal, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, body contouring, laser vein treatments and many other treatments.


Providing comfort, confidence and outstanding customer service and satisfaction as a skincare professional is of utmost importance to Michelle.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the Happy Clinic Denver family.  I love my career and I’m looking forward to establishing relationships with my clients and helping them look and feel their best.”


In her down time, Michelle enjoys spending time in her garden and with her husband and two children.  She also loves the active Colorado outdoor lifestyle, especially walking, hiking and yoga.  She needs to keep active because she is a self-proclaimed foodie and especially loves all types of Asian cuisine, especially Korean dishes.

Lindsay was born and raised in a small suberb of Wichita, Kansas, making her a true mid-Westerner. Her love of family, the wide outdoors, and the mountains, kept her in the West, but led her to Colorado around 20 years ago. A sharp mind and passionate drive to help others led Lindsay to work in the service world, where she cultivated her ability to work well with all types of people, backgrounds, and diversities. Her compassionate nature and nurturing demeanor make her the perfect partner at The Happy Clinic for helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals.


Lindsay graduated from the College of International Esthetics, Inc., and is a nationally accredited Aesthetician, trained in laser rejuvenation, skin tightening, and body contouring. She also holds certifications in microneedling, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. She also attended CoolSculpting University and achieved her Masters in CoolSculpting, making her one of our top providers for body contouring. She excels at producing fabulous results and changing the way people look at themselves in the mirror, by improving the shape of every area she treats. She listens, she understands, and she’s motivated to make every single patient happy about their treatment outcome, one cycle at a time.


Lindsay is also our top provider for MiraDry, the permanent solution to sweat and odor in the underarms! She believes everyone has the right to be free of sweaty pit stains! When she’s not working she loves to take care of her dog Lilly, be a role model to her stepdaughter Avery, and a great partner to her husband, Rob. Her beauty outlook is that our industry isn’t vain, it’s all about self care and feeling your absolute best for as long as you can, inside and out. 

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Lindsay Iafrate,
Certified Laser Technician
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Alfonso Fuentes,
Certified Laser Specialist

Alfonso has brought his love of aesthetics and dedication to patients to Happy Clinic Denver since 2012.  At the encouragement of his long-time friend, Dr Phil H. Nguyen, Alfonso left a successful career in telecom to pursue his passion for helping people.


Under Dr. Nguyen’s mentorship, Alfonso has become a skilled and talented skin care practitioner.  He is a Licensed Aesthetician and a Certified Laser Specialist.  Alfonso knows firsthand the benefits of what he does for patients, having transformed his skin and appearance after years of neglect and premature aging.


His personal transformation has ignited an unwavering commitment to helping others reach their full aesthetic potential. His devotion to superb care has led to exciting outcomes for patients looking for a natural and effective approach to skin rejuvenation.


Alfonso’s understanding of the diversity of treatments and technologies offered at Happy Clinic Denver allows him to offer highly personalized and effective care for our patients.


Alfonso’s joy for life comes from his appreciation of family close friendships, movies, dancing, music, travel, and good food.