Patient Reviews


Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center
Rating: 5 Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center - Reviewd By Paitent


I was referred to Dr. Maddox by a friend for testosterone therapy. Dr. Maddox exceeded my expectations. Every time I see him he takes the time to explain and address all my questions and concerns. His staff is super friendly and they make me feel like a person and not just another patient at a doctors office. Highly recommended.

Meet the Team


You won’t find a team with this depth and breadth of experience at any other practice. Their skill and dedication to creating positive patient experiences makes Thrive the anti-aging center known throughout Portland for stunning results. Please take a moment to read more about the people behind Thrive’s reputation for unsurpassed care.

Dr. Adam Maddox - Medical Director


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Dr. Adam Maddox Dr. Maddox is a board-certified physician, leading in the field of integrative anti-aging and aesthetic medicine. From the time he was young, Dr. Maddox had a strong desire to help people maintain optimal health as they grew older. Growing up, he was keenly aware of the reality of disease and aging, watching many family members and friends become ill, and experience a diminished drive for life. From his sense of empathy, grew a personal interest in preventative medicine and general wellness. Dr. Maddox changed course during his medical training, switching from allopathic to naturopathic medicine due to his dissatisfaction with the conventional methods of treating disease, rather than preventing it. He completed his naturopathic medical training right here in Portland.

Based on the philosophy he attained in studying naturopathic medicine, Dr. Maddox has designed individualized forms of treatment that integrate advanced anti-aging laser and light therapies with internal medicine developed specifically for anti-aging. He also has a special interest in the capabilities of scientifically proven cosmeceuticals like Botox, Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Belotero, and provide testosterone replacement therapy for men.

Dr. Maddox, who trains other medical professionals on injectable techniques, has been featured in Portland Monthly, and on KGW/Channel 8, KPTV/Fox 12, and KATU’s AM Northwest.

Dr. Maddox graduated with honors from the Northern Arizona University before completing a four-year medical program at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is the founder and medical director of Thrive Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR.

Erik D. Schoenberg, MD - Facial Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Eric D. Schoenberg An intensely skilled plastic surgeon with an artful eye, Dr. Schoenberg has an innate sense of what looks naturally attractive. Dr. Schoenberg attended Boston University, Harvard University, and New Jersey Medical School, where he gained diverse education in medicine. Additional training was then received working with renowned facial plastic surgeons at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Cornell University. Dr. Schoenberg also took part in the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the esteemed Park Central Institute in St. Louis.

Wendy Pickett - Registered Nurse and Nurse Injector


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Wendy Pickett Wendy is a registered nurse with over twenty years in the field of emergency medicine. Prior to nursing school Wendy attended the University of Oregon where she earned her BS in Physical Education with an emphasis on Athletic Training. Wendy expanded her repertoire in 2012 adding aesthetics to her variety of skills. Wendy received her training in Botox and dermal filler injecting at the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, AZ and has taken many advanced injection courses. Wendy has made a lifelong commitment to healing and helping people feel better. She believes that everyone can look as young as they feel and approaches every patient with a holistic plan of care. When Wendy is not at Thrive, or working in the ER, she is most likely outside running, hiking, biking or golfing usually with her four sons.

Rachel Justicia - Practice Manager and Patient Care Coordinator


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Rachel Justicia Rachel Justicia is our Practice Manager and Patient Care Coordinator. She earned her BS in Psychology from Liberty University and is a Licensed Aesthetician and Makeup Artist. She also has a strong background in women’s health and business management. Originally from Michigan, Rachel moved to Oregon in 2002. She has a sincere passion for aesthetics and has spent over 10 years studying it, practicing it and being fascinated by it! Rachel enjoys fitness, indulging in new restaurants with her husband and fine French wines.

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Tristin Stanton - Licensed Medical Aesthetician


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Tristin Stanton Tristin is a Licensed Medical Aesthetician with over 10 years of experience in the Aesthetic world. She attended Cosmetology Careers Unlimited in NE Portland where she received her training in the Aesthetics course. Tristin is trained and certified in many various lasers and skin care treatments that Thrive has to offer. Since Tristin was young, she has always loved taking care of her skin. Her passion has since grown practicing healthy habits from the inside out, keeping her skin healthy and fresh. Tristin loves sharing what she has learned with others to help them feel the same way about their skin! When she isn't working, Tristin loves to spend time enjoying the beautiful outdoors and traveling with her family to many destinations around the world! She also spends a lot of time snuggling with her 3 little Chihuahuas!

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Marin Metzen - Front Office Manager


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Marin MetzenMarin Metzen is the Front Office Coordinator at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center. She joined our team in 2011 after she moved to Portland from Bend, Oregon. Marin has been in this industry off and on since she was 19 years old, working for a day spa as well as a facial plastics specialist before Thrive. She enjoys her relationships and daily interactions with our patients. Marin loves being able to represent Thrive at the front desk and be a support to the rest of the team in the back office. Marin is an extreme college football fan; you may see her sporting some yellow and green come football season. In her free time you will most likely find her, hiking, baking, eating good food and reading depending on the weather. Her favorite hike in the Portland area is Saddle Mountain; she says it’s absolutely beautiful up there.

" Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. " - Kahlil Gibran

Jade Ward - Front Office Coordinator


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Jade Ward Jade Ward is our Front Office Coordinator. She is a Licensed Aesthetician and graduated from the Master's program at the Aesthetics Institute of Portland. Her passion for skincare and beauty from the inside out started at an early age. Jade continuesto expand her knowledge in the aesthetic industry, with a focus in skincare and anti-aging. Jade takes pride in providing quality customer service and personally engaging with patients in order to providea positive experience.When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, cheering in the stands at the Blazers games, wine tasting in the Spring and Summer, and trying out somenew recipes at home with her boyfriend!

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Nora Medina - Licensed Aesthetician, and Medical Assistant


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Nora Medina Nora began her career in medicine because she always gained deep satisfaction from helping others. Over a career of many years focused principally in Women’s health she found that her ability to relate with patients and their unique needs on a personal level yielded better results for them and a meaningful sense of purpose for her. Time and experience in the medical field, combined with her own life experiences, provided her initial exposure to professional aesthetic care. Early in her career she obtained the education and training to become a Medical Assistant. When she decided to pursue aesthetics she obtained additional education and certification as a Licensed Medical Aesthetician. Working at Thrive has continued to nurture her passion, which stems from a deep desire to integrate wellness and skin care. She believes that when we care for ourselves internally it will be reflected externally. She feels very fortunate to have found her passion in life.

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Ashley - Certified Medical Assistant


Dr. Maddox Portland Reviews - Ashley Ashley is a Certified Medical Assistant. She has worked as a Medical Assistant for over 5 years. She has a strong background in the Orthopedic, Dermatology and Allergyfield. She is a graduate of Concorde Career College. Ashley discovered her passion for the Aesthetics industry whiles working in Dermatology. She has a sincere passion for helping and caring for people. Ashley strives to bring a warm, sincere and comfortingapproach with all patients. In her free time she enjoys camping, water sports and spending time with her two kids and husband.

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