About Our Practice
Western Wake Wellness was founded in 2013 by Dr. Cynthia Young. Dr. Young has practiced in Cary, NC since 2005, and believes that family medicine is the best job in the world.
We are pleased to be recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, the highest level possible, by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Our providers are also part of the WakeMed Key Community Care network.
As a member of the Key Physicians network, you can be confident that you are getting the highest quality of care throughout our organization. We are a community-based group of primary care physicians centered on your health.
About our Providers
Cynthia Young, MD
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
Ivy is a native to North Carolina – a rarity these days! After spending her formative years in Charlotte, she earned degrees in Biology and Clinical Laboratory Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. After graduating, Ivy worked as a Medical Technologist at UNC Hospitals for 3+ years. Spending time behind the microscope made Ivy realize that she wanted to be on the other side of patient care, and she returned to school at East Carolina University, earning her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. During her time in PA school, she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, as well as spent time in Belize for an international Family Medicine rotation. Her path also crossed with Dr. Young and Ken Lake while she interned with them as a student. After graduation in 2013, Ivy joined the Western Wake Wellness family and has been a part ever since.
Ivy loves the relationships that are formed while working in Family Medicine. She is passionate about all areas of practice, from pediatrics to women’s health to management of chronic diseases. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.
When she is not caring for patients, Ivy and her husband love to travel and experience new cultures as often as they can. She also enjoys spoiling her Miniature Schnauzer (Leonidas), practicing yoga, hiking, reading and watching her beloved Tar Heels.
Jessica Pulling, NP
Jessica Pulling, our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, has been a treasured member of the Western Wake Wellness family since 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.
Maggie Rockers Tyni, FNP
Maggie is a Family Nurse Practitioner who is excited to join Western Wake Wellness and provide primary care to everyone in the family and the wider community. She is especially interested in the management of chronic illness, preventative care, women’s health, newborns, and kids. Maggie received her Master’s in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill, a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Simmons College, and a Bachelor’s in molecular biology from the University of Illinois. Her nursing career has included experience in adult and pediatric oncology, labor and delivery, postpartum care, and mother-baby home visits.
Before relocating to the Triangle area, she spent many years working as a nurse and living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, and Chicago. Though she’s a Midwesterner at heart (and die-hard Cubs fan), North Carolina is now her home for good. She lives in Durham with her husband and young daughter, and enjoys slow weekend mornings with a good cup of coffee, learning how to garden (tips are always appreciated!), hiking at the Eno River, and exploring everything that North Carolina has to offer.
Candice Hayes, PA
Candice grew up in Lexington, North Carolina, before moving to Raleigh in 2004 to attend NC State University for her undergraduate studies. After graduating, she worked as an ophthalmic technician for 6 years. During that time, she discovered her love for general medicine and her desire to pursue a career as a PA. She returned to school at Elon University, earning her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Prior to joining Western Wake Wellness, Candice has practiced in Primary Care and Geriatric Medicine. She is passionate about Family Medicine and enjoys working closely with each of her patients to help them achieve their health and wellness goals. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.
Candice now lives in Cary with her husband, stepson, and Maltese (Harley). In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, playing board games, and spending time with family and friends.