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Our Team

The Team at Signature Wellness is here to help you reach your health goals!

You’ll benefit from the clinical experience of our founder, Dr Deb Matthew MD, as well our other experienced health care practitioners.  Our team will provide you with a personalized wellness plan to address the imbalances that are holding you back from feeling your best.  We’ll work together to help you rebalance, restore and rejuvenate!    

We are here to support you 100% in your healing journey!

Founder and Medical Director

Dr. Matthew has completed a 2 year advanced fellowship program in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine and passed both written and oral exams offered by the A4M.  She is a national and international oral board examiner for the A4M and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine as well as the American Board of Integrative Medicine. 

Dr Matthew is the President of the North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society (NCIMS), member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Nicole Bentivegna NP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Nicole has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2008. She is dual certified in Women’s Health and Adult Health by the NCC and AANP. Her focus since 2010 has been in preventative care, weight loss and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. She is a diplomate with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and certified as an obesity medicine specialist.

Nicole sees both men and women, focusing on a comprehensive wellness approach in the care of her patients.

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Staci Burrell FNP

Family Practice Nurse Practitioner 

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.

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Marci Scott ND

Naturopath

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 has been an instructor for Hawthorn University’s Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition Program.

Marci provides expanded clinical education with a calm approach to help our patients understand and implement our recommendations successfully.

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Heather Baerga RN BSN

Aesthetic Nurse Clinician

Heather has a been a nurse for 28 years and an aesthetic nurse injector for 12 years.  She plays many important roles in the office!  She does botox, dermal filler and laser skin treatments, as well as administering our nutritional IVs and sexual health treatments, including vaginal rejuvenation and ED therapies. 

Her warm personality helps people feel at ease, and she enjoys helping our patients look as good as they feel.

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Debbie Dalessandro RN, BSN

Nurse/Health Coach

Debbie’s nursing experience includes caring for patients with cardiac, plastic and reconstructive surgery, trauma and orthopedics.

She began her Functional Medicine training in 2007, and became a certified Health Coach after graduating from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in 2019.  

She is an excellent resource for patients making lifestyle transformations, and plays an important role in their success. 

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Ashley Helms

Patient Coordinator

Ashley has worked at Signature Wellness since 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 them 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.

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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.

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Margit Magee

Clinical Assistant

Margit is from Europe-Estonia and brings her passion for holistic care and beauty to the practice. Margit has over 8 years of experience in skincare as an esthetician and over 15 years of experience in modeling/beauty industry.

Margit keeps the office organized and running smoothly and we couldn’t do it without her!

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Eleanor Riccardi

Patient Coordinator

Eleanor has a passion for wellness, and has been in the beauty and wellness industry for over 15 years. Eleanor enjoys connecting with people and helping them understand how our approach may be able to help them. 

Dee Langford APRN-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Dee specializes in adult psychotherapy. She helps patients to create a more positive mood, reduce anxiety, improve focus, and promote a sense of calm. 

Take The First Step On Your

Journey Back To Health

Looking to explore our programs or learn more about your individual case? Our patient coordinator is standing by, to help you to learn more about our process.

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