Dr. Laura Ellis

Dr. Laura Ellis is a vein surgeon also specializing in minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation and aesthetics. Her expertise centers around anti-aging procedures and holistic health and her philosophy is "I want you to look as good as you can for your age without looking 'done' or like someone else.  I want you to look like YOU, but 10-15 years younger!"  She is Founder of one of the first independent Vein Surgery and Aesthetic Centers in the country in 2003.  As the creator of medAge® Customized Medicine and Aesthetics, she proclaims that in 2009 she was “the first medAge® patient”. At the age of 46, it changed her life profoundly. She then assembled a team of professionals to deliver the most comprehensive, science-driven age management medicine on the East Coast. In recent years, patients from around the country and globe have sought out the medAge® program. Now with offices in California and North Carolina, medAge® has been improving lives coast to coast.

Dr. Ellis holds a degree from UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She has published major articles on the subject of laser skin rejuvenation. The publications include the journals Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery Quarterly.  Dr. Ellis is a member of Vein Experts and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Vein Therapy News and the Board of Advisors for Aesthetic Business & Technology.  She is author of the book Skin Care Secrets From the Inside Out, A Step by Step Guide to Great Skin at Any Age. Dr. Ellis’ surgical practice serves as a preferred training center for physicians from around the county. Training is offered in leading-edge cosmetic and laser techniques as well as state-of-the-art vein treatments.

Dr. Ellis lives in Asheville, North Carolina and Laguna Beach, California.  Her son Mark is a student in the School of Engineering at her alma mater, NCSU and her younger son David attends Asheville High School. Their beloved animal companion is a rescue dog, Roscoe. Dr. Ellis supports the Asheville Art Museum and the LA County Museum of Art.  She proudly supports Southern California public radio KCET. She owns and operates AXcess Racing, LLC, a professional sports team in MotoAmerica promoting and training young athletes.  She is producing a documentary film on the dangers of environmental toxins. She proudly supports the Genesis Alliance, Manna Food Bank, Power of the Purse and the Boys and Girls Club of Buncombe County. She is also a charter member of the Founders Circle of the Asheville Humane Society.

Scott Griffith, PA-C

Scott is a Physician Assistant and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. With a background in Cardiology, Urology and Family Medicine, it was during his 7 years in Family Medicine that Scott became clearly aware that the current traditional medical treatment model does not sufficiently support patient wellness. This led him to pursue Functional Medicine, nutrition, and mindfulness meditation and to personally implement them into his own health care. The positive changes he experienced, as well as those he witnessed in his patients, continue to propel him along his path.
 
Scott received his Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree through a joint program at Seton Hall University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He trained in Functional Medicine with The Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University, and Anti-Aging Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Scott received training in Mindfulness Meditation through the University of Massachusetts Medical Center’s Center for Mindfulness and the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Originally from Connecticut, Scott has relocated to Asheville from Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his partner Tim, and their four rescued animals, two greyhounds Roxie and Teak, a Chinese crested named Cooper, and Leo the cat.

Trina Pistor, CpT, CNC, CIC

Trina has always been very passionate about fitness, health and wellness. She shares her passion with others helping design the best nutrition and exercise plans customized just for them. She creates these workable plans for by paying attention to patients’ likes and dislikes. “Working at medAge® has brought all of my talents together in one place. The transformations I have seen confirm daily, we are doing it right.” Trina employs a natural, holistic approach to health management. This includes custom fitness plans. It also entails proper and satisfying nutrition, and coaching for stress management.

Trina began with certification in Pilates in 2004. She then became certified in spin, group fitness and yoga. Putting it all together she became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2013 with continuing education through the American College of Sports Medicine. She holds a Nutritional Counselor Certification through the Global College of Natural Medicine and is actively obtaining certification as an Intrinsic Coach though Intrinsic Solutions, International.

Trina was born and raised in Southern Michigan on a small farm. She made Asheville her home in 1995. She stays busy with 2 teenage daughters. Trina seeks balance in her own life by considering “play” very important. You may find her having an Americano at a local coffee house, riding with a local road cycling group or in a yoga class.