The staff of Vitality Anti-Aging Center & Medical Spa are licensed professionals with many years of medical experience. We are trained to give the best care possible to each and every one of our clients.
Charles McKaraher, MD
Dr. McKaraher is board certified in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He has years of experience working in Hickory. He has worked in the Frye Regional Emergency Department and currently co-owns Piedmont Urgent Care of North Carolina. He is trained and experienced in non-ablative laser treatments. Doctor McKaraher is the Medical Director for Vitality. Doctor McKaraher and Grace McLaurin, PA-C have worked together for the past 12 years.
Doug Brooks, MD
Dr. Douglas Brooks, M.D., was born in Parkersburg, WV. He obtained his bachelor of arts in Biology in 1993 from West Virginia University where he graduated as a Presidential Scholar and Summa Cum Laude. He obtained his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1997. He completed his family medicine residency at the University of South Carolina’s Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in 2000.
From 2000-2006, Dr. Brooks practiced as a family physician with Morton Plant Mease Primary Care, the largest medical corporation in Tampa, Florida. From 2007-2015, Dr. Brooks practiced as a family physician for Carolinas Health Care system, the largest medical corporation in the state. Dr. Brooks is currently an adjunct professor with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving locally as a preceptor for medical students during their 4 years of training.
Dr. Brooks is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has an unrestricted license with the North Carolina Medical Board. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Brooks has expertise in evidence-based medicine, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, premature coronary artery disease, obesity, anxiety and depression, dermatology, and sports medicine. He also has taken a special interest in men’s health and wellness, hormone therapy, erectile dysfunction, anti-aging, and skin care. Dr. Brooks is a 5 star physician on vitals.com and has received the Patient’s Choice Award, given to only 5% of NC physicians and the Most Compassionate Doctor award, given to only 3% of NC physicians.
Dr Brooks enjoys sports, fitness, music, movies, travel, reading, computers, and photography in his spare time.
Grace McLaurin, PA-C
Grace McLaurin has been practicing in the Hickory area for over 20 years. She graduated from Wake Forest University Physician Assistant program. She has vast medical experience in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Women's Health. She has specialty training in bio-identical hormone replacement and aesthetics. Grace currently is an ACE trainer for Allergan and is on the faculty of trainers for Injectability Institute, where she teaches the world’s only patented injection techniques. Recently she was chosen as 1 of 30 ACE trainers to be a national trainer for Kybella, Allergan's newest injectable. She also has been on one of the advisory boards for the launch of Voluma.
Todd Hinceman, NP-C
Todd Hinceman, NP-C has been a nurse practitioner since 2002. He is a graduate of Duke University where he received a Masters degree in Nursing with focus in acute care and family nurse practitioner programs. He has a special interest in weight management, nutrition, fitness, metabolic syndrome, male hormone imbalances, laser facial rejuvenation, Botox, and facial augmentation utilizing various dermal fillers.
Deanna Drum, LMBT & Licensed Aesthetician
Deanna has been with Vitality since 2007. She has been a Massage Therapist since 1998 and an Aesthetician since 1999. With this experience, she is able to share her knowledge with each client she serves, whether it is through massage or Thai Therapy, Laser Genesis, Clear & Brilliant, New Generation Thermage CPT, Microneedling, PRP, Tattoo Removal, skin care or laser services. Making her clients feel pampered is her specialty!
Jean Paspa, Licensed Aesthetician
Jean is a skilled Makeup Artist and Certified Holistic Health Coach. She has vast experience with facials, Microdermabrasion, light treatments, Laser Genesis, Clear & Brilliant, New Generation Thermage CPT, Microneedling, PRP, Tattoo Removal and skin care. She is well versed in our skin care lines and can help you customize your skin care regime.
Lynsey Frey, Esthetician
Lynsey has been a practicing Esthetician since 2007, with a passion for skincare. It is obvious to her clientele by her desire to assist her clients in looking and feeling their best.
Lynsey specializes in Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Waxing, Facials, Laser Genesis, Clear & Brilliant, New Generation Thermage CPT, Microneedling & Makeup Application.
Zach Townsend, LMBT
Zach specializes in deep tissue, sports massage,and hot stone. Zach has been a part of Vitality since 2008 and is currently pursuing his degree in Physical Therapy.
Lori Winstead, Office Manager
Lori has extensive experience in medical billing and medical office management. She is a certified insurance coder and is very familiar with the daily needs of a busy medical practice. In her free time Lori enjoys spending time with her family, Thrift shopping, and DIYing.
Angela Townsend, Front Staff
Angela has over ten years customer service experience and Medical office administration. Angela is available to answer any questions regarding services and products offered at Vitality. In her free time Angela enjoys antiquing, spending time with her family, and collecting cookbooks.
Kristina Ennis, Front Staff
Kristina has many years of customer service experience and has been a welcome addition to the Vitality Staff. You may see Kristina at check in or check out when you visit our office. She also is your contact person for any Brilliant Distinctions questions, as our Brilliant Distinctions Specialist. Kristina is available to answer any questions regarding our Services or Skincare Products offered at Vitality.
Kathy Findley, Esthetician
Kathy has been a licensed Esthetician since 2001 and recieved her certification as Laser Technician with Cutera in 2003. With this knowledge of laser treatments, and various esthetic procedures such as Eclipse MicroPen micro-needling with PRP, HA & Growth Factors, Clear & Brilliant laser, Hydra-Facials, chemical resurfacing treatments and microdermabrasion Kathy is able to customize a skincare treatment plan specific to her clients needs. Kathy is currently accepting new clients and welcomes a complimentary consultation to discuss your skincare concerns.