At Revitalyze MD, our practice integrates medical aesthetics and functional medicine, using a holistic approach so we can help our patients look and feel their best!
Aesthetic medicine is a clinical subspecialty of anti-aging medicine that uses minimally invasive treatments to enhance a client’s satisfaction with their physical appearance. These aesthetic treatments are done with the goal of maintaining a natural, youthful and healthy appearance.
At Revitalyze MD, we seek to integrate medical aesthetics with functional medicine to provide a comprehensive approach to each patient. Functional medicine is an expanding field of medicine that provides an individualized approach to health and wellness and its foundation is strongly biology-based. It focuses on the root cause of symptoms and disease, and treatment is tailored to the specific needs of each patient to bring the body back into balance.
Our comprehensive consultation will allow us to connect with you and understand your lifestyle and any symptoms that may be present, and ultimately what you may need to feel your best. We believe in the value of both inner and outer beauty as well as internal harmony and want to bring these into balance so that you can be the best version of yourself!
Debra Durst, MD
Dr. Durst is on the cutting edge of education in the field of Anti-aging medicine. She spent the first 20yrs of her career practicing as a board-certified Emergency physician. After attending an American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine conference in 2011, her view of medicine was changed.
She became passionate about expanding her practice of medicine to the emerging field of Anti-aging/ Functional Medicine. She has pursued extensive studies in this field over the last 6 yrs and is now board certified in Anti-aging/ Regenerative Medicine in addition to Emergency Medicine. Further, she completed a fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine. She is passionate about putting her education and skills into practice. She is opening “Revitalyze MD” in Knoxville, TN.
Revitalyze MD will integrate Medical Aesthetics and Functional Medicine to provide a holistic approach to make the client feel the best that they can both inside and out.
Emily Presley, MSN, FNP-C
Emily is an AANP-certified licensed nurse practitioner trained in a wide variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Originally from Maryland but a Southerner at heart, she earned a Bachelors of Nursing from the University of South Carolina and a Masters of Nursing degree from East Tennessee State University.
Before making the transition to Aesthetics and Functional Medicine, Emily’s background is in emergency medicine and trauma, and she worked at various Level I trauma hospitals across the south. Emily has extensively trained with Dr. Durst and has experience performing all the aesthetic and wellness services that RMD offers. She is also skilled in implementing IV nutrition therapy to help patients feel and perform their best by correcting mild nutritional imbalances in the body.
Emily lives in North Knoxville with her husband, their daughter and two dogs, and also has passions for cooking, traveling and Crossfit.