How it started
Meet Gloria Bird, FNP-C, the nurse practitioner behind MetroMed Aesthetics. Originally from Uruguay, South America, she moved to Memphis in 2004 to attend Christian Brothers University, from which she graduated in 2008 with a B.S in Natural Science.
In 2010 she decided to pursue her career in nursing, becoming initially an LPN, continuing her nursing career by obtaining her RN, BSN and ultimately her MSN (Masters in Science of Nursing), with a concentration in Family Medicine from The University of Memphis in 2020 (Go tigers!). During her career, she worked in geriatrics, medical surgical oncology and cardiac units - She eventually discovered her true passion in Labor and Delivery, where she enjoyed taking care of mothers and their newborns. Once she finished her NP degree, she continued working in Obstetrics in the outpatient setting.
In 2018, Gloria was invited to attend one of her first aesthetic trainings at Bartlett Medical Spa. The course was offered by A.R.T (Aesthetic Rejuvenation Techniques). During the following years she continued to expand her Aesthetic education out of her own personal needs, completing additional training with AMET (Aesthetic Medical Educators Training), PRP through IAPAM (International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine) and completing additional technique courses by Dr Tim Pierce (UK).
Gloria became increasingly frustrated with the inability to find a place for her own aesthetics needs that offered flexible scheduling. All the local spas offering cosmetic injectables, only saw clients during regular 9-5, M-F business hours. For her, leaving in the middle of clinic hours while seeing patients, was not an option. Many of her friends expressed that they were having the same issue. For busy professionals, leaving the office in the middle of the day, for an elective cosmetic procedure was not ideal. It was also no secret, that no one wants to come back to the office with visible evidence of having an elective cosmetic procedure. After some encouragement from peers, friends, and family, she decided to start her own business, and MetroMed Aesthetics was born. The idea behind it is simple: simple scheduling, flexible hours, great results, in the comfort of your own home or at our office.
While networking with other local professional in the aesthetics industry, it was brought to her attention that there were no cosmetic injectors in the Memphis area that spoke Spanish, leading many patients to seek treatments in Miami. Gloria is now the only bilingual Spanish-English injector in the Memphis area. She has been featured by La Prensa Latina - the mid-souths Bilingual Latino Newspaper on several occasions.