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!”
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.
Whitney Teeples – Coolsculpting Specialist/Laser Technician
Whitney brings a vast array of knowledge to our practice having experience in dermatology and esthetics. She specializes in Coolsculpting and Laser Hair Removal services but also is extremely knowledgeable in all things skin. Whitney has a radiant personality and strives to always brighten her patient’s day. Whitney is a great addition to the Advanced Life Clinic team.
Kari DeGrandpre – Nurse Practitioner
Kari joins the Advanced Life Clinic family as the lead provider in our sister clinic, Advanced Life Care. Kari is a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Kari began her nursing career in 2002 and received her Master Degree as a family nurse practitioner in 2016 from The University of Alabama Huntsville. She has clinical experience in Family Practice, Neurology and Women’s Heath. She is very active in our community having volunteered in the past with the ALS association and currently serving as a board member on the Eric S. Obermann Foundation. Kari is a great addition to our team as we know she will take care of all of your health care needs. She is very excited to bring a more modern approach to primary healthcare to the Huntsville Area.