Meet The Team
Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness
Dr. Searson is a board-certified Family Physician. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended the University of Notre Dame for college. She returned to Missouri for medical school, before moving to Charlotte in 2002 to pursue Family Medicine residency training at Carolinas Healthcare System, now Atrium Health. After completing residency training, she went on to complete a Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill.
Dr. Searson served as a the Director of Maternal Child Health in the Department of Family Medicine for 10 years. In that role, she thoroughly enjoyed caring for a wide variety of patients, whose ages ranged from prenatal to 95 years young, as well as teaching residents the fundamentals of women's health and maternity care. During this time she had the privilege to be present for hundreds of deliveries, and was able to care for several of "her" babies into their teen years. Dr. Searson cherishes the trusting relationships that develop over time, and truly loves getting to know and care for whole families.
Over the last 10 years, Dr. Searson has become more interested in lifestyle medicine and wellness. She has sought out additional training in Integrative Medicine, Integrative Nutrition and Wellness Coaching, and is excited to be able to better integrate these components into her practice in the Direct Primary Care model.
Outside of work, Dr. Searson enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and their two English labradors. She loves travel, being outdoors, and participating in anything creative. Her current creative passion is oil painting. You may notice a few hanging around her office.
A LETTER TO MY PATIENTS
Dear patients, 2018
Thank you for entrusting your care to me. Being a physician is a great privilege, and along with great privilege comes great responsibility. I have always, and will always, strive to provide compassionate, evidence-based medical care while taking into account the individual needs of the whole person in front of me.
Throughout my 16 years in Charlotte, I've seen medicine change from an intimate relationship between doctor and patient into big business with data collection and billing at the center of it. For the past several years I have yearned to put the doctor-patient relationship back at the heart of what I do, and so have chosen to take this leap into solo practice in order to do just that. In my mind, being able to offer the best medical care requires the time to listen, think and discuss during an appointment. Direct Primary Care is an innovative model that allows us to have this much needed time. After years of thoughtful planning, I am thrilled to be opening The Art of Health, where I can truly practice both the science and the art of medicine!
Stacey Searson, MD
Hollister Conrad RN
Hollister Dibble is a Registered Nurse. As a Charlotte native, she is thrilled to see the landscape of healthcare in our city shifting to provide personalized, holistic primary care to families in Charlotte. In fact, Hollister grew up right around the corner from the office!
Hollister attended nursing school at UNC Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!) and spent several years working as a pediatric inpatient nurse at Duke Children’s Hospital. In 2015, she returned to Charlotte and continued to work in nursing for adult and pediatric patients at both Novant and Atrium Health. Her experiences in the healthcare field led to an increasing interest in Integrative Medicine and the connection between mind, body, and spirit. Hollister sought out additional training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) to obtain certification in Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching. She joined The Art of Health in 2019, and is excited to be able to employ both her nursing and Wellness Coaching skills with patients at The Art of Health. In addition she brings expertise in skin microneedling, a natural and non-toxic anti-aging alternative to Botox.
In her free time Hollister likes to cook, read, travel, practice yoga, go to concerts and spend time with loved ones.
Jenny Heddleson RN
A Charlotte native and registered nurse, Jenny offers compassionate, heart-centered care to assist patients and clients in their healing process and overall sense of well-being. She knows that an integrative approach to healthcare is without a doubt the optimal path to maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. With experience in oncology nursing, labor and delivery, hospice, and infusion therapy, Jenny has supported patients by providing holistic education regarding their disease process to enable them to better care for their whole being. Being able to contribute meaningfully to The Art of Health’s model of creating personal relationships, promoting healthy lifestyles, and supporting the whole family is an honor and a privilege.
Jenny holds a BA in Religious Studies from UNC-Charlotte and is a graduate of Mercy School of Nursing in Charlotte. She earned her massage therapy licensure through Southeastern School of Bodywork and Massage Therapy in 2006 and became certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner in 2020. In addition, Jenny is a certified Yoga Instructor as well as a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher.
In her free time Jenny loves reading and acquiring way too many books, likes crocheting, and enjoys hiking with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.