Get To Know Our Team Of Experts At Total Health & Skin Center
Dr. Tara Rhue Wood – Medical Director
Dr. Wood attended Emory University for undergraduate. In 2000, she graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she met her husband. Dr. Wood served her country for three years as a Medical Naval Officer which is what brought her to North Carolina. She has spent the majority of her career practicing urgent care medicine with a special interest in skincare and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Wood and her husband have three children (and 2 fur babies) who keep them on the go. Dr. Wood enjoys running, exercising and traveling with her family. She is excited to bring her latest practice to the citizens of Holly Springs, so that they too, can receive her quality of care.
Rebecca – Certified Physician Assistant
Rebecca Holt, PA-C graduated from Meredith College in 1999 with a BA in Psychology. Rebecca then went on to graduate in 2004 from Jefferson College of Health Sciences’ Physician Assistant program in Roanoke, VA. Her past experience includes Urgent Care medicine, Family Practice and Emergency Room Medicine. Rebecca began working in Dermatology in 2006 and has special interest in prevention and early detection of skin cancers. She recently moved with her family to Holly Springs. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children in her free time.
Cari – Physician Assistant
Cari brings nearly 20 years of experience as a PA, including Primary Care, Sleep Medicine, Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine- including anti-aging laser treatment, Botox, and dermal fillers. Cari completed the Physician’s Assistant program the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC in 1997. She received her undergraduate degree from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Allied health. In her spare time, Carolyn pursues interests including travel, photography, reading and home improvement projects, and spending time with her 2 children.
Natalie – Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C
Natalie attended the University of Colorado where she graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors degree in nursing. She later obtained her masters degree in nursing specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from The University of Colorado. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has over 10 years of experience in the nursing profession working in medical and cosmetic dermatology, pediatrics, emergency medicine and urgent care. She is trained to diagnose and treat many acute and chronic dermatological conditions as well as perform various in office medical and cosmetic procedures. She is dedicated to providing evidence based, high quality, compassionate medical and nursing care. Natalie loves every aspect of patient care but her true passion is in prevention of and early detection of skin cancers. She also brings to us a wealth of knowledge in the areas of wellness and weight loss management.
Jessica – RN
Jessica has lived in Holly Springs for over 20 years. She has been working in cosmetic dermatology for 7 years, working with many local plastic surgeons. She has her Bachelors’ of Science in Nursing, which she received from North Carolina Central University. Jessica specializes in cosmetic procedures including Botox injections, fillers, skin rejuvenation lasers, laser hair removal, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. She is a member of the Dermatology of Nurses’ Association and plans to pursue her certification in Dermatology. Jessica is very detailed oriented and takes her time with every patient to meet their expectations. Jessica is married to her high school sweetheart and plans to start a family later this year.
Charley – Medical Assistant
Charley, a native to North Carolina, has many talents when it comes to the medical field. She worked as an Administrative Assistant, a Medical Assistant, a Certified Nursing Assistant and finally a Dental Assistant. Currently, Charley is furthering her education by pursuing her nursing degree. Her interest in Skin Care has been a lifelong dream and she is very happy to be working with Total Health & Skin Center. Charley loves helping others feel great about themselves inside and out. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, hiking, kayaking and traveling.
Norma – Medical Assistant
Norma grew up here in North Carolina. She graduated from ECPI University in 2010 with an Associate’s Degree in Science, majoring in Medical Assisting. Norma is also certified in Phlebotomy and EKG, and she has additional experience in Urgent Care and Pediatrics. Norma has always had a passion for working in the skin care industry and is very happy to be working in our clinic. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing her patients’ various skin conditions improve, and be a part in helping them feel better about themselves. In her spare time Norma likes to exercise, spend time with family and friends, and also enjoys running and cooking.
Alexa – Licensed Aesthetician
Alexa is a NC native who graduated with an Associates Degree in Biology. She is passionate about healthy skin at all ages, especially skin cancer prevention. This led her to obtain her Esthetics license and pursue a career in the medical industry. In her free time she loves to paint, spend time with family and friends, and trying new restaurants.
Melissa – Medical Assistant
Melissa comes to us from Connecticut and moved to Holly Springs, NC in 2013. She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan for almost 20 years and has 2 beautiful girls, Brianna and Avery. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Science and has worked in medical office/hospital environments for over 15 years on both the patient care side and the administrative side. Melissa enjoys spending time with her friends and family, gardening, listening to music, traveling with her family and going to the beach.
Kristin – Licensed Aesthetician, Medical Assistant
Kristin has lived in Cary, NC for most of her life. She’s a Licensed Esthetician and graduated top of her class from Miller Motte in 2015 with a 4.0. Kristin has always had a passion for skin care and wanting everybody to look and feel great! She loves spending time with her 4 year old daughter Madison and being a mom. Also in her spare time Kristin enjoys art, reading and going to the beach.
Nina – Licensed Aesthetician, Medical Assistant
Nina is the newest addition to our medical team and has been in the industry for 13 years. She has spent almost 10 of those years working with lasers. She specializes in hair removal, skin resurfacing and tightening, and peels. She is excited to part of our growing team and is just as passionate about acne as she is about lasers. When not a work, Nina is involved in a variety of things- as long as it brings a smile to her face!
Rachel – Front Desk
Rachel is originally from Fayetteville, GA. She came to NC to be closer to family and loves it here! With a Bachelors degree in Pre-Law with a concentration in criminal justice Rachel decided early in her career path she would like to do something different and thought the medical field would be a great way to expand her knowledge in customer care. Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends when she is not at work and also enjoys reading, museums, and exploring Raleigh.
Stacy – Front Desk
Stacy comes to us from Long Island, NY to be closer to family. Stacy has over 10 years of executive administration experience partly in the medical field and real estate industry. She has two beautiful daughters Carly and Nicole and is married to her husband Michael for 12 years. She enjoys cooking, working out, and spending quality time with family.
Hollan – Front Desk
Hollan is a North Carolina native growing up right down the street in Apex. He is currently getting his general education classes at Wake Technical Community College before transferring to NC State University. Hollan would like to major in psychology concentrating on human growth with the adolescents. He enjoys working out, nutrition, and counseling the youth of tomorrow.
Rebekah – Front Desk
Rebekah is currently a student at Wake Tech who aspires to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill. She is currently studying Political Science with the hope of going to Law School. She enjoys going to the beach, and hanging out with her family and friends. She hopes to one day relocate to California.
Betsy – Practice Manager
Betsy grew up in VA and moved to NC to attend Meredith College. She graduated with a degree in Business Management and worked for 17 years in large corporations in the Triangle. She is excited about the skin care industry and looks forward to being a part of helping patients feel confident and happy with their skin. Betsy has 2 daughters, loves trips to the beach and watching football.
Julie – Business Manager
Originally from New England, Julie moved to Holly Springs to be closer to family. With over 20 years in executive leadership roles, she also holds her Esthetics license. When not at work you can find Julie spending time with family and friends, volunteering with local organizations, and DIY projects around the house.
Brittany – Front Desk Associate
Brittany is a North Carolina native, and has lived in the Holly Springs area for over 20 years. She is a Wake Tech student, getting her Associates in Medical Office Administration. She enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, and spending time with her boyfriend of 5 years.