In today's society, we respect and honor many people, including the elderly, medical professionals, law enforcement, and veterans. Every day, men and women dedicate their lives to protecting our beloved country, which does not go unseen. Even individuals currently not in the military are still very honorable citizens who have put their lives on the line for others. Dr. James LaPere is one of these incredible people. After high school, LaPere joined the Air Force and became a medic. He served eleven years as a medic, was deployed in many countries, and spent one year in the Honor Guard. After his military career ended, he pursued his career as a doctor, hoping to serve his country in a different but meaningful way. Even though he was moving in another direction, James says he "Wouldn't change my time in the air force for anything."
Three years ago, James and his family moved to Murfreesboro and instantly felt at home within the community. After moving here, he became a doctor on staff at TriStar Stone Crest Medical Center and opened his medical aesthetics practice called The Refinery Medical. With his particular fascination with medicine's cosmetic and aesthetic sides, James offers options for his clients that regular practicing physicians don't. He has created a safe place for professional athletes who need an exceptional physique help to come and get their needs met. Botox, micro-needling, lypo dissolve therapies, laser hair removal, and hormone replacement options for both men and women are only a few services available at the Refinery. James offers a discount to his fellow veterans and thoroughly enjoys getting the opportunity to provide them with his services and help them in any way he can. He also has a great partnership with Carbon Culture Gym, holding many educational seminars several times a year. Using only the highest quality of tools and materials, James offers a list of high-quality services that will benefit areas of our community immensely. His goals for the future of Refinery Medical are to expand services, procedures, and hours of operation. James says, "My ultimate goal for all my clients is for them to feel the most comfortable in their skin." For more information on all the services at Refinery Medical, head to their website, therefinerymedical.com, or their Facebook at The Refinery Medical & Aesthetics.