Erika Mangrum Launches Aesthetic and Medical Practices, LLC

Erika Mangrum, former president and CEO of Iatria Spa and Health Center and current chair of the firm's board of directors, has launched Aesthetic and Medical Practices, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting professionals that are building or expanding an aesthetic or medical practice. The firm provides a variety of business and marketing services designed to assist healthcare professionals, including spa owners and doctors. Aesthetic and Medical Practices services can be retained on a long-term, short-term or project basis and include business assessments, viral and formal marketing tactics, technology infrastructure, business growth strategies and industry networking.

A recognized industry expert, Mangrum grew Iatria into a national award-winning firm including such honors as being named Top Day Spa/Medical Spa Chain by DAYSPA magazine, Distinguished Day Spa of the Year by the national Day Spa Association and one of Inc. magazine's Inc. 5,000, a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Mangrum was named Woman Business Owner of the Year by the Greater Raleigh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 2005. Prior to forming Iatria, she served in executive and management roles for Sprint, and Bell and Howell for 12 years combined. For more information on Aesthetic and Medical Practices, LLC, please call (919) 870-1975 ext. 10 or visit the Web site at www.aestheticmedicalpro.com.

"I have been working as a consultant for a long time through my teaching at the University of California at Irvine," said Mangrum. "Over the years I have gathered clients looking for additional assistance and I am pleased to formalize that beyond the teaching with Aesthetic and Medical Practices, LLC."

About Aesthetic and Medical Practices, LLC:
Aesthetic and Medical Practices, LLC is a Raleigh, N.C.-based consulting firm that provides a variety of business and marketing services designed to assist healthcare professionals, including spa owners and doctors, in achieving their goals for continued growth and success. The firm's services can be retained on a long-term, short-term or project basis and include business assessments, viral and formal marketing tactics, technology infrastructure, business growth strategies and industry networking. The firm is led by recognized industry expert, Erika Mangrum, former president and CEO of Iatria Spa and Health Center, who grew her business into a national award-winning firm including such honors as being named Top Day Spa/Medical Spa Chain by DAYSPA magazine, Distinguished Day Spa of the Year by the national Day Spa Association and one of Inc. magazine's Inc. 5,000, a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Mangrum was named Woman Business Owner of the Year by the Greater Raleigh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in 2005. Prior to forming Iatria Spa and Health Center, she served in executive and management roles for Sprint, and Bell and Howell for 12 years combined. For more information on Aesthetic and Medical Practices, LLC, call (919) 870-1975 ext. 10 or visit the Web site at www.aestheticmedicalpro.com.

About Iatria Spa and Health Center:
Iatria Spa and Health Center is a full-service medically oriented spa with three locations in the Triangle area of North Carolina. The spa helps guests to escape the everyday stress through massages, facials, hand, face and body treatments, and spa day packages. Under the supervision of an on-site medical doctor and with nurse practitioners performing the services, Iatria offers laser hair removal, Botox®, Restylane®, JuvedermTM, Radiesse®, laser skin rejuvenation, Syneron Matrix IR fractionalized light therapy for acne scarring, wrinkle reduction and skin tightening. Iatria was named Top Day Spa/Medical Spa Chain in the Country by Day Spa magazine, a Five-Star Beauty Destination by NewBeauty magazine, one of the Top 20 Day Spas in the country by Launchpad magazine, Best Day Spa in the Triangle Award from Independent Weekly, and the Best Spa in western Wake County in The Cary News' yearly "Best of the West" poll. The Triangle Business Journal's Book of Lists has named Iatria one of the Top Women Owned Businesses in the Triangle every year since 2005, and the firm is a two-time recipient of the Pinnacle Business Award for Steady Growth and Profitability. For more information, call (919) 870-1975 or visit www.iatria.com.