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.


Dr Deborah Matthew

Deborah Matthew, MD


Dr. Matthew is the founder and Medical Director of Signature Wellness. Dr. Matthew combined her background in medicine with her interest in fitness, health and nutrition to create a complete medical wellness center.

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 the President of the North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society, member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Marci Scott, ND

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.

Staci Burrell, FNP

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.

Nicole Bentivegna NP-C

Nicole Bentivegna, NP-C

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.

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.

Heather Baerga RN, BSN

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 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.

Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms

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 Natoli Patient Coordinator

Rosalie Natolli

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.

Margit Magee Aesthetican

Margit Magee

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!

Eleanor Riccardi Patient Coordinator

Eleanor Riccardi – Patient Coordinator

Eleanor has been in the beauty and wellness industry for 15 years prior coming to Signature Wellness. Her passion for health and community wellness led her to make a career change. Eleanor is one of our patient coordinators here, with a desire to provide personal service and connect with our patients.