ur healthcare providers focus on preventing disease and illness and maintaining a patient’s good health. They treat illness and injury by providing a broad range of health care services traditionally provided by a physician. Our providers perform physicals, diagnose illnesses, order treatments and tests, interpret medical tests, provide counsel on preventive health care and write prescriptions.
René McCarty is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant with more than 25 years of experience in Family Medicine, Women's Health and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). She enjoys helping people of all ages maximize their health, but has specialized training in the use of bio-identical hormones.
She attends multiple conferences a year specific to hormone therapy and has several certifications including one in sexual health and treatment. She reads and studies hormonal function extensively, focusing on hormone replacement therapy and the many benefits provided to her patients, as it is her passion in medicine.
Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Certification.
Wendy Freden is a board certified Physician Assistant with 17+ years of experience in Family Practice and Urgent Care Medicine. She joined our health center from Urgent Care with Trinity Mother Frances where she practiced at 4 different locations. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University's Physician Assistant program and spent the first 6 years of her PA career as the sole provider of medical care in a rural/medically underserved community health clinic.
As a wife and a mother of three, Wendy brings a great deal of knowledge to our team. She treats patients of all ages but has a passion for helping individuals understand the importance of exercise & maintaining a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition. She has a passion for working with patients to help redesign their lifestyle choices and break bad nutrition habits, allowing them to reach goals and achieve the overall health they have been searching for.
Carly Graff is a nurse practitioner with experience in family medicine and critical care. As a mother of four children, she brings a wealth of practical knowledge & a good dose of common sense to our health center! Carly specializes in working with patients on regaining their health and then learning how to maintain it.
She also cares for patients with chronic issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and thyroid problems. Carly completes wellness exams for both men and women and works with patients on specialized weight loss programs designed to treat the individual as a whole. She is also rapidly learning about hormones therapies and working with patients to find their optimal hormone balance for a well functioning body.
Physician Assistants and Nurse PractitionersP
hysician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are formally trained, licensed medical professionals. They have a collaborative relationship with a physician supervisor; Charles D. Haas, M.D. who serves as Medical Director for the LifeTime Health Center clinic.
Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are advanced medical providers with autonomy and are not to be confused with a medical assistant. They are trained to serve in a variety of clinical settings and in all medical specialties. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are rigorously trained in the same medical model as physicians. This training advances a PA’s or NP’s expertise in all areas of medicine in a condensed time frame. Training is roughly two-thirds the length of traditional medical school with 108 weeks of general primary care education. PAs and NPs may enhance their chosen medical specialty in a structured residency program, hand in hand with their physician colleagues.
Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are also required to pass a national medical certification board; PAs re-certify every six years while NPs re-certify every two years with either CME hours or a certification examination.