Cynthia Young, MD has practiced in Cary since 2005, and believes that Family Medicine is the Best Job In The World. She has a BS in Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and a Medical Degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She loves the Hawkeyes but loathes the snow, which is why she returned to the South for her Residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. Following a series of complex geographic negotiations with her New-England-born spouse, she then settled permanently in North Carolina. Dr. Young is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, and the North Carolina Medical Society. She has a special interest in women’s health, pediatrics, and preventive care. She lives with her husband, 2 children and a slightly neurotic dog in Cary, and enjoys gardening and running.

Ivy Todd, PA was born and raised in North Carolina - a rarity these days! After spending her first 18 years in Charlotte, she moved to Chapel Hill to attend college. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in Biology in 2006 and Clinical Lab Science in 2007. Ivy then worked for 3 years as a Medical Technologist at UNC Hospitals. She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2013. During PA school, she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and traveled to Belize for an international Family Medicine rotation; she also did a clinical rotation with Ken Lake. Her areas of interest include preventative medicine, oncology, women's health and management of chronic disease. Ivy also loves traveling, reading, UNC basketball, tennis, and plotting when she will finally get a dog.

Jessica Pulling, NP, We are excited to announce Jessica Pulling, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, has joined the Western Wake Wellness family as of January 3, 2017.  Jessica specializes in pediatrics and will be available to see all pediatric patients aged 21 and under.  We are so excited to have her as our pediatric base is growing daily, and she will bring a plethora of knowledge and experience to help us meet your needs and server you better.

Jessica grew up in Michigan and received her Bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.  She worked as a RN in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan until moving to NC in 2006 and continued to work in the NICU at the University of North Carolina.  After working for six years as an RN, she received her Master's in Nursing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  Jessica has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 2011 and previously practiced in Michigan and Raleigh, NC.  Jessica is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau honor society for nursing and the National Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Jessica is married with 3 daughters and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, running, football and reading.

Maria Kennedy recently earned a Master of Public Health in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina. She is very passionate about helping others learn about disease prevention through sound nutrition & general wellness. Maria specializes in individualized nutrition plans to help patients meet their health related goals based on their medical history, personal preferences and lifestyle. She finds great satisfaction in helping patients and seeing improvements in their health. Outside of work, Maria enjoys cooking, spending time with friends & family and blogging.

To learn more about nutrition services offered or to schedule an appointment with Maria, please call (919) 524-6551. You can also visit her website at

Courtney Fletcher Courtney is a North Carolina native and grew up in High Point.  She recieved her Bachelor's degree in Sociology with Biology minor from Meredith College.  She moved to Durham to attend the Accelerated Bachelor's in Nursing degree from Duke University.  After working for four years as a nurse, she received her Master's in Nursing from Duke University. Courtney has worked as a Family Nurse practitioner since 2011. She has held roles as senior clinician, lead provider, Ambassador for Joint Commission readiness, National Clinical Quality Council and DOT Peer Resource Panel. In 2017, she was nominated for Preceptor of the Year for both student nurse practitioners and newly hired providers.

Courtney is a member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners and North Carolina Nurses Association. She has also been a member of the Sigma Theta Tau honor society of nursing. Courtney is married with one daughter, one cat, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with family, camping, hiking, exercising with Camp Gladiator, running, baking, and Duke Basketball.

Ann Conlon-Smith, IBCLC of Triangle Lactation is a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She is the mother of six sons, all of whom were breastfed, including a set of twins. A La Leche League leader for more than 20 years, she is passionate about breastfeeding and helping breastfeeding mothers to become empowered and successful!

While breastfeeding is optimal nutrition for a newborn, not all breastfeeding experiences are perfect from the start, and sometimes professional help can make a big difference. Mothers returning to work often benefit from the guidance of a lactation consultant. Ann enjoys working with new mothers to assist with breastfeeding difficulties either through a consultation or by offering guidance in choosing a pump, scale, or herb that might help. She offers Breastfeeding Support classes and a variety of products conveniently available for rent or purchase as needed. 

To schedule an appointment, you can call her directly at (919) 389-1599. For more information, visit her website:

Christin Simpson, LPA is a psychologist and exercise physiologist and has had a private therapy practice since 2001. She works with clients struggling with eating disorders, weight management, depression, anxiety and other issues.  She recognizes that optimal health is obtained by creating an individualized balance through the physical, emotional, intellectual, relational and spiritual components.  Christin feels strongly about assisting her clients with their concerns while working toward achieving balance and optimal health.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, running and yoga.

To schedule an appointment with Ms. Simpson, please call her directly at (919) 481-3830 or visit her website at