Meet Our Staff!
Dr. Steven Werdehoff is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and board member of the non-profit organization HEMSI. He graduated in 1994 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He had a gap year in Lake Tahoe, California, skiing and exploring the West before attending the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, where he graduated with his MD in 2000. Dr. Werdehoff completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University Hospital of Cincinnati in 2004. Believing in the power of exercise to maintain health, he has pursued CrossFit for the past 8 years. Dr. Werdehoff enjoys spending time with his wife and children. In addition, he has a knack for the kitchen, striving to master new ways to tempt the taste buds. Dr. Werdehoff became a founder of Synergy Med-Spa to help patients reach their potential in health and wellness.
Dr. Michael Chang is a native of Houston, TX. He received his Bachelors of Science at Stanford University, then went on to the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, where he obtained his Doctorate of Medicine in 1996. In 1998, Dr. Chang completed his General Surgery internship at the University of Texas in Houston, and in 2000, he completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. His clinical interest also includes wellness, which stems from his passion for helping others live healthier and happier lives. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Chang also serves as a team physician for the Houston Texans. Dr. Chang enjoys physical fitness, watching football, and spending time with family in his spare time.
Monica Williams, MD, is an award-winning writer, international speaker, and board-certified emergency physician. Prior to turning her attention to precision health and wellness, she was highly influential in the end-of-life field, authoring a book and advocating for better transitions in end-of-life care and patient preparation. She appeared in local and national media as a medical expert including the Washington Post, and the Emmy Award-winning TV show, The Doctors. Dr. Williams has practiced emergency medicine in both California and Alabama and is the proud mother of 3 young adult children. In addition to this busy life, she has also spent 15 years studying cellular-level health and biohacking. Now Dr. Williams is excited to bring that knowledge to Synergy MedSpa!
Haley is a native of Decatur, AL who has been in nursing for the last 11 years. She is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She graduated from the University of Alabama with her BSN in 2012 and obtained her master's at UAH in 2017. She has worked in emergency medicine and primary care. She strives to develop a connection with her patients so that she might better care for them. Her goal is for her patients to live healthier lives. She believes that your mental and physical health improves when you take care of yourself. She enjoys camping with her family, reading, and traveling in her spare time.
Ellie is a licensed master esthetician from Washington state. She moved to the North Alabama area four years ago and loves it here! When she is not making her clients' skin glow she is off traveling and trying new things. In the end though her true passion is skin! A couple of her favorite services to perform are microneedling and dermaplaning. Both of these services will leave your skin glowing!
Brandee is a registered nurse working in multiple fields across her career that has helped her build the skills to apply in aesthetics. Her passion is patient care and building a connection with her patients helping them become their best selves while applying her nursing knowledge in order to safely treat and customize plans for each patient.
Bree is our Front Desk Manager and does an amazing job of bringing a welcoming presence to Synergy Med-Spa. Her passion for patient care as well as meeting and helping people ensures that our clients receive a positive, welcoming, and long-lasting experience. While Bree has been with Synergy Wellness for the past year and a half, she most recently accepted the position of Front Desk Manager at our Med-Spa.