Advanced Life Clinic is owned by Dr. Hayley DeGraaff, an Arkansas native and graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. DeGraaff originally completed her residency in family medicine at UAB Huntsville, but later went on to work in geriatrics as an associate professor of medicine of the university. It was during this time that she became interested in anti-aging medicine and the growing effort to improve overall patient wellness.
After pursuing additional training in the field, Dr. DeGraaff opened Advanced Life Clinic in 2004, starting with simple anti-aging procedures but quickly adopting an overall, integrative practice that includes lifestyle coaching, weight loss, and wellness. Today, the Advanced Life Clinic is one of the region’s foremost destinations for patients interested in a whole-body approach to looking and feeling younger.
As for Dr. DeGraaff, she says the satisfaction that comes with helping patients achieve their goals cannot be underestimated. “A lot of people might look as aesthetics as totally frivolous. Are we curing cancer?” she asks. “No. But patients are extremely appreciative when you make them feel better. It’s very rewarding.”
Dr. DeGraaff has been licensed to practice medicine in Alabama since 1996, and is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine as well as a past member of the American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. DeGraaff is fully trained and certified in the use of the Lumenis Lightsheer laser, Lumenis Duet, Ultherapy, Matrix CO2 Laser, Sandstone Tattoo Removal Lasers, and the Quantum IPL Laser. She has completed numerous training courses in the use of Botox® and wrinkle fillers, and at one time was a member of the physician training staff for Sculptra.
Dr. DeGraaff – Owner/Medical Director
Chris Hutton – Chief Financial Officer
As Advanced Life Clinic’s chief financial officer, Chris primarily works behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the clinic.
Teri-Beth Mordecai, Office Administrator
Teri-Beth graduated with her Master’s of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Healthcare Administration in December of 2016 from the University of North Alabama. She is ecstatic to be continuing her career her at Advanced Life Clinic as the Practice Administrator. She brings a vast array of knowledge having a background in aesthetics, dermatology, urgent care, primary care, and wellness. Teri-Beth stated, “I love working at Advanced Life Clinic and am excited to work behind the scenes to help the practice run smoothly and effectively. It is an honor to work for a doctor that stays up to date on aesthetic offerings and truly cares about helping her patient’s look and feel their best.”
Olivia Clark, Lead Patient Coordinator
Olivia earned her stripes in customer service after a long career with Delta Airlines, and while she is now happy to be permanently based in Huntsville, she says still enjoys “meeting different people every day and fixing their problems.”
Bonnie Maples, LPN & Licensed Esthetician
Bonnie brings extensive experience and expertise to Advanced Life Clinic as a graduate of Minnesota State Technical College and St. John’s School of Aesthetics. She says she particularly enjoys the “growing and changing” aspect of the wellness and anti-aging fields, adding that “it’s medically rewarding.”
Diane Reisentz, Front Office Manager
Diane joined Advanced Life Clinic as office manager after working in retail for many years. “I never thought I would work in a doctor’s office, but people come in here and leave happier,” she says. “I lucked into this job and it worked out!”
Julie Landwehr, Front Office Assistant
While her title is front office assistant, Julie is in fact a customer service specialist. So it comes as no surprise to learn her favorite part of working at Advanced Life Clinic is interacting with the people around her. “I like all the people I work with and I like the people that come in,” she says. “I especially like seeing them happier when they leave than when they came in the door!”
Christian Elizer – Microblader/Permanent Makeup Artist
Christian brings the beauty of eyebrows, lips, and eyeliner to Advanced Life Clinic. She is the owner of PureBrow Huntsville and we are excited to be the host of her procedure studio. She does excellent work and transforms patient’s lives daily. Please go to www.purebrowhsv.com to learn more about Christian and her work.
Tracy Raynor – Weight Loss Consultant/Laser Technician
Tracy is joining Advanced Life Clinic with a vast amount of medical knowledge having worked in different practices throughout the years. She has a passion for helping patients feel and look better. Come see Tracy today to discuss all of your weight loss and laser hair removal needs.
Johnna Grimes – Nurse Practitioner
Johnna is a native of Winchester, TN that moved to Huntsville in 2007 to begin her educational journey at the University of Alabama – Huntsville. She completed her bachelors of science in nursing undergraduate degree in 2010. She then went on to further her education by completing her Master’s in Nurse Practitioner studies with a specialty in acute care-adult gerontology from the University of Alabama- Huntsville in 2015.
Johnna is a very distinguished nurse practitioner bringing experience from both Vanderbilt Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital. She has a passion for providing quality healthcare to patients.
Johnna is a delight to be around and fits perfectly with our family here at Advanced Life Clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys running, crossfit, and reading.
Johnna has been licensed as an extending provider since 2015 in both Tennessee and Alabama. She has certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Courses, and Basic Life Support. She brings a vast array of knowledge and experience to our clinic.