Contributed by Physician’s Plan Weight Loss and Wellness

Weight loss. It’s one of the hardest challenges a person can face at any age. Many Lake Norman residents, both old and young, have turned to Physician’s Plan Weight Loss and Wellness to help with their weight-loss struggles, after trying unsuccessfully to shed pounds. Physician’s Plan, with locations in Huntersville and Hickory, offers patients a fresh start with a plan customized to individual weight loss goals and medical profile. Explains Alex Javier, a recent patient who joined with his wife, “After four and a half months of office visits, creating new habits, being more aware of our food intake, and making healthier lifestyle decisions, I have lost over 65 pounds and my wife has lost more than 30!”

The Physician’s Plan team uncovers the actual cause of weight gain, such as slow metabolism, hormonal and nutritional imbalances, or genetic factors. The customized plan helps patients speed up metabolism, curb hunger, improve health, and increase energy. Says Dr. Chris DiOrio, medical director of Physician’s Plan, “Each patient’s needs are different. One male in his forties who recently lost 120 pounds needed help with portion control. A recent female patient in her seventies needed the motivation to exercise more. Each plan is different here at Physician’s Plan. The difference we see in the patients is unbelievable—physically and beyond.”

Because of its highly trained staff and physicians who take the time to truly know their patients, Physician’s Plan also offers patients a chance for weight loss results that will last. Says a recent patient, “I tried many different weight-loss plans that provided me some level of success only to gain the weight back. This yo-yo cycle was unsustainable and unhealthy. Physician’s Plan changed all of that.” He adds, “The doctors and staff at Physician’s Plan were encouraging, realistic, supportive, accommodating, and held me accountable. I am eternally grateful!”

If you are interested in a customized plan, or want to learn more about Physician’s Plan, visit