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.
Grace McLaurin, PA-C
Grace McLaurin has been practicing in the Hickory area for the past 17 years. She is a Certified Allergan Duet Trainer and Speaker that has trained over 50 practitioners in Botox and Juvederm injection techniques. In addition, she trains others in sclerotherapy techniques, advanced skin rejuvenation, and Bioidentical Hormone usage. Ms. McLaurin has advanced training in multiple laser systems. She has extensive experience in Internal Medicine and Women’s Health. Ms. McLaurin received her PA degree from Wake Forest University.
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.
Dr. Monica Hemmen, D.C.
Dr. Monica Hemmen, DC has been practicing chiropractic and acupuncture since 2006. Her special interests include taking care of patients with various musculoskeletal disorders, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, repetitive use syndromes, nutrition and fitness needs, and general health and wellness patients. She has specialized training in Classical Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and treats various illnesses and disorders as well as cancer patients with pain and chemo-related symptoms. She is a prestigious graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, IA.
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, Laser Genesis, Clear & Brilliant, New Generation Thermage CPT, skin care or laser services. Making her clients feel pampered is her specialty! Deanna recently received her certification in Thai Therapy.
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, 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, & Makeup Application.
Lynn Brady, Massage Therapist
Lynn is a graduate of Maiden School of Massage & Bodywork Therapy. Lynn specializes in Relaxation, Sports, and Therapeutic Massage. Lynn has also received her Certification in Ayurvedic Treatment which helps Sinus Problems, Headaches, and Migraines. Lynn's natural ability, talent and easy demeanor have received praise from many of our clients. We are very happy to have Lynn as part of our Massage Team.
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.
Keisha Setzer, CNA
Keisha has worked with Grace for many years and has extensive experience in women’s health and aesthetic treatments. She currently assists Grace in the office. She also works closely with our weight loss patients. When not at Vitality Keisha enjoys spending time with her family, and jet skiing.
Tammy Hoyle, CLA II
Tammy has many years of clinical experience in the medical field. Tammy currently assists Todd with Aesthetic and Medical Procedures. She also works closely with our weight loss patients. When not at Vitality Tammy enjoys spending time with her family.
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.