"This is why we do what we do"

Three words to describe Julie Young, BSN, RN DEDICATED, INDUSTRIOUS, and CURIOUS.

“When I see patients return to us feeling healthier and more confident, I think, ‘This is why we do what we do.’”

To me, functional medicine is about healing the whole person. Dr. McRae and I are often treating the same people; while she’s helping them feel better on the inside, I’m helping them feel better on the outside.

As an aesthetic nurse, I perform everything from Botox to Sculptra to Dermal Fillers and more. Every day is different for me! I love helping people feel and look good, giving them that extra confidence boost can make a huge difference in their lives. When people first come in, we start with a consultation. After discussing their goals, I come up with a personalized treatment plan that’s affordable, realistic, and gets them the best results. Sculptra is one of my favorite procedures because it works with your body’s natural processes to achieve facial restoration. Not to mention the results are long-lasting, and patients look amazing afterwards!

I love seeing my patients feel happier and healthier. Often times they’ll come back to the office to tell us about how great they feel. It makes me think, ‘This is why we do what we do.’

I actually didn’t know about aesthetic nursing before finding Vitality. A few years ago I was a nurse on a burn unit, and one night while driving home from work I saw a billboard on the side of the highway for Vitality. I immediately reached out and asked to come shadow Dr. McRae to learn more about their practice. At the end of that day, I told them, “If you ever need a nurse, I’d love to work here.” I’ve been here for three years now and have found my passion in combining functional medicine with non-surgical cosmetics!

I believe that nursing was my underlying calling all along, though I didn’t know it at first. I started out in college thinking I’d be a microbiologist. My biology teacher at Loudonville High School, Mr. Sprang, helped me find my passion for science. I don’t feel like I was a good student before him; he ignited my love for learning. But I quickly changed my major to nursing.

My brother was hit with an RPG in Afghanistan, and at first we didn’t think he was going to make it. He was in a coma for eight months and then needed extensive rehabilitation. He’s paralyzed on his left side and is legally blind and deaf. We spent a lot of time in the hospital with him so I got to know the nurses really well. The nurses took great care of my brother and made an effort to include my family in everything. They also talked to me about how much they loved their jobs. I had so much respect for them.

Now I’m getting ready to graduate with my Doctor of Nurse Practitioner degree from Ashland University Dwight Schar College of Nursing & Health Sciences. I’m excited to continue to bring my knowledge and passion to Vitality. I’m hoping to grow the aesthetic services side of Vitality even more so that we can continue offering the best to our patients. I love working here and I love what we do!

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