Signature Wellness was conceived in 2006. The goal then was the same as it is today. . . Helping our patients to become healthier through the best of Medical Science, Nutrition, and Fitness . . . all under one roof.
Deborah Matthew, MD
Deborah Matthew, MD is the founder and Medical Director of Signature Wellness. Twelve years after graduating from medical school, she decided that she wanted to offer more value to her patients. She knew that emerging science showed that there was more to offer in the areas of preventive medicine and wellness. Dr. Matthew combined her background in medicine with her interest in fitness, health and nutrition to create a complete medical wellness center. Her vision was to be able to offer advanced wellness care using scientifically based medical concepts free from pharmaceutical industry bias. This is in response to the observation that despite advances in medicine, preventable illness makes up 70% of the health burden in the US.
Dr. Matthew’s area of special focus is in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement. She has completed a 2 year advanced fellowship program in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine offered by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) which incorporates over 200 hours of continuing medical education. She has passed both written and oral exams offered by the A4M and has been selected as a national and international oral examiner by the A4M – she now tests other physicians to see if they have the knowledge required to meet the standards necessary for certification. She is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). Dr Matthew is a member of the North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society, the Institute of Functional Medicine, and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Staci Burrell, FNP
Staci has been a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner since 1998, focusing mainly on women’s health issues. She is Board Certified by the ANCC. In an effort to provide more holistic care to her patients, she began working with bio-identical hormones in 2009. She has participated in the fellowship training program with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Staci sees both men and women for hormone replacement and nutritional medicine. She enjoys helping to transform lives using the Signature Wellness approach.
Marci Scott ND
Marci brings extensive knowledge of naturopathic medicine and clinical nutrition to the practice. She is a graduate of the doctoral program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, and is an instructor for Hawthorn University’s Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition Program. Marci provides expanded clinical education to our patients with a calm approach that helps our patients understand and implement our recommendations more readily.
Heather Baerga RN BSN
Heather’s years of clinical nursing & aesthetic medicine experience make her well suited for helping our patients transition to a healthy lifestyle and better quality of life. Heather’s bright smile and knowledgeable manner helps to put our patients at ease as we work with them in their wellness journey. Heather’s special area of expertise is in aesthetics. She administers Botox, filler and sclerotherapy to help our patients look as good as they feel.
Debbie Dalessandro RN, BSN
Debbie has lived in the Charlotte area for twenty years. Her nursing experience has been in cardiac, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma and orthopedics. She began her Functional Medicine training in 2007, and is now a patient educator in our Belmont office She runs our Wellness Seminars and is an excellent resource for patients making lifestyle transformations.
Dee Langford, APRN-BC
Dee is an advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in adult psychotherapy. She helps patients to create a more positive mood, reduce anxiety, improve focus, and promote a sense of calm. She offers group stress management classes as well as one on one counseling.
Margit Magee – Clinical Assistant
Margit is from Europe-Estonia. She obtained her first Esthetics license in 2004. She received a second license from the Academy of Nails and Esthetics in Charlotte, NC. Margit has over 8 years of experience in skincare and over 15 years of experience in modeling/beauty industry. Margit is our resident medical aesthetician and the services she offers include dermaplaning, chemical peels, and skin care recommendations, always with a welcoming smile and gentle touch!
Ashley Helms – Patient Coordinator
Ashley started working at Signature Wellness July 2014. She previously worked as a surgical coordinator for a plastic surgery center for 11 years. Her favorite aspect of working with the patients at Signature Wellness is educating and guiding patients to feel good about the decision they have made to transform their lifestyle. Ashley’s strong desire is to help patients and to create a positive patient experience.
Rosalie Natolli – Patient Coordinator
Rosalie has worked in aesthetic medicine practices in the Charlotte area for many years. She is a true believer in the importance of healthy living, and enjoys sharing our philosophy of wellness. She ensures our patients feel welcome and cared for.