Our Team - Signature Wellness

Your 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 journey to optimal health!

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 Past-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.

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. 

Nicole completed her diplomate training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) in 2014 and became an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) in 2022.  

Nicole is passionate about finding the root cause of her patient’s concerns, focusing on a comprehensive wellness approach to foster overall health and longevity.

Staci Burrell FNP-C

Certified Family 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.

AJ Bales NP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner

AJ has his Masters in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner. He was a Recon Scout Sniper who served 15 years in the United States Marine Corps with multiple combat deployments and awards. He completed training with The  Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Training Academy and is enrolled in the fellowship training program with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)

AJ believes that true preventative medicine should address sleep, stress, nutrition, exercise and sexual health before a prescription should be written.

Elissa Bolling PA-C

Clinical Aesthetics Physician Assistant

Elissa is a Physician Assistant specializing in aesthetic medicine. She has a strong passion for what she does and helping patients become their naturally beautiful selves. She is an artist and focuses on the details and intricacies that make each patient beautiful.

Elissa has been a Physician Assistant since 2016 and is certified by the NCCPA. She has trained along side plastic surgeons and has over 4 years of injectable experience. 

She also provides evaluation and treatment of sexual health issues for both men and women with a functional wellness approach.

Melissa Hipsher RN, BSN

Nurse / Patient Educator

Melissa is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience. She has experiencing caring for a diverse population including medical, surgical, emergency, and cardiac patients.

Melissa has a passion for wellness as well as keeping people healthy using food as medicine.  In April of 2022 she became a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.  

Marci Cheney ND

Naturopath /  Patient Educator

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.

Helen Gardiner-Parks FNTP

Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner / Health Coach

Helen is passionate about food and healing; she believes in Hippocrates’ adage about food being medicine and is committed to supporting people in eating as close to the earth as possible. 

Helen has a Masters degree in education and is certified as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP). She has training in Positive Intelligence and transformational coaching and is here to support you in achieving optimal health in mind, body, and spirit.

Andie Sloan

Holistic Esthetician 

Andie is a licensed esthetician with a passion for helping people and making them feel and look their best. She brings a wealth of experience of customer service from the beauty industry, where she excelled at patient education, services, and care. 

 She aspires to make every patient feel special and provide a great experience from beginning to end.

Marissa Moshonisiotis

Office Manager

As a management professional Marissa’s journey has been fueled by a commitment to excellence and an innate passion for forging meaningful connections with others. Beyond the day-to-day spreadsheets and business plans, lies her true passion: connecting with people. Driven by a genuine desire to empower and uplift, she is dedicated to leveraging her background in holistic health and business management to serve our Signature Wellness community in meaningful ways that she hopes will resonate long after the first interaction.

Suzie Freitag

Patient  Care Coordinator

With a compassionate approach and dedication to enhancing our patient’s experience, Suzie has been instrumental in her role as Patient Care Coordinator to build connections with patients throughout the course of their journey at Signature Wellness. Suzie came to us with a long standing background in sales and customer service along with a passion for physical healing and emotional wellbeing.  Suzie has been able to share her experience through the lens of being a patient of our practice prior to starting her career with us in 2021.  

Jane Pavlish

Patient Care Coordinator

Christina Linkowski

Patient  Care Coordinator

Christina enjoys sharing a patient’s wellness journey with them from their initial Discovery call and then throughout their entire health transformation. With over 20 years of experience in holistic care as a Licensed massage therapist and an extensive background in customer service, she has been told that she provides a level of comfort and calmness to our patients. She understands the importance of being heard from her own health challenges and looks forward to getting to know you and celebrating your new chapter in health. 

Madison Polite

Patient Care Coordinator

Madison is a Patient Care Coordinator whose passion is to help others get the care they deserve. If you have called into the office, you have probably had the chance to speak with her!

Madison has always had a passion for functional medicine.  After struggling with her own health challenges, she finally got the answers she needed from the team at Signature Wellness.  As such, she strives to help others receive the same care and experience the same welcoming arms she had when she started her journey!

Rachel Dixon

Clinical Assistant

Rachel is a dedicated clinical assistant and certified personal trainer with a passion for health, fitness, and holistic wellness. With extensive experience in the health and fitness industry, Rachel has been actively involved in promoting well-being and empowering individuals to lead healthier lifestyles for several years​

Angelica Sandiford

Clinical Assistant

Angelica is a committed clinical assistant who is dedicated to promoting wellness and providing compassionate care to patients. Currently pursuing a career in medicine and women’s health, she is deeply committed to the principles of functional medicine and its holistic approach to wellness

Emma Gardiner-Parks

Supplement Concierge

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