Christopher DiOrio, MD

Chris DiOrio is the father of two happy, healthy & successful teenage girls who are the apple of his eye. He lives in Charlotte, NC, and likes to spend time on the water in nearby Lake Norman where he, his family, and friends wake-surf and enjoy outdoor pursuits of any sort. He also is often found traveling to the nearest beach for activities on the sand and in the sun.

He is primarily a family man who became interested in medicine because of his brother showing him the way as a clinical psychologist. His main motivation has always been to help people, but to help them in such a personal and individual manner as they were his own family & friends. This is his primary motivating tenet that has driven his medical and health care pursuit.

He attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate studies in biological sciences. After working at both a research and a clinical position, he chose “people” over research and then went on to medical school in California so he could help people. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences and did his arduous internship year at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/St Francis Hospitals Systems.

After finding his interest in critical and acute care medicine, he did his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of South Carolina. He then practiced at the Medical College of Georgia receiving Teacher & Faculty of the Year Award. He and his family moved to Charlotte, NC and his interest in Bariatric & Weight Management blossomed. The newly growing field of Obesity & Weight Management Healthcare grew and Dr. DiOrio was one of the first physicians in the area to bring this practice to the patients of North Carolina and South Carolina.

He and his partner, Kim Uyak, have become proud deliverers of health and wellness at Physician’s Plan Weight Loss & Wellness expanding from 3 offices to the current 7 locations.

Working with an exceptional team of leaders, professionals, and health care “givers,” Physician’s Plan teammates are able to deliver both weight management and aesthetic services in a unique personalized manner toward every patient’s individual needs. Dr. DiOrio is quite proud to work with a group of caring, compassionate, and skilled people who treat everyone with “family first” attention & expert care. We look forward to you & your needs to a healthier you as our primary goal & personal mission.

Kim Uyak, BS

Director of Operations

Kim has a degree in Biochemistry with an emphasis in Nutrition from Clemson University. She is a Certified Nutritional Counselor from the American Fitness Professionals & Associates and has also participated in numerous continuing education efforts focusing on healthy lifestyles and nutrition.

When not working, Kim spends her time…. well, working! Kim is also the commander in chief of the Uyak Household which consists of a husband and three adorable, young girls. Juggling it all successfully requires a balance between chaos and calm that every mom can relate to. Kim knows that the chaos of her life allows her to connect, understand and relate to her patients who need to learn to “fit it all in” and make time for themselves.

Kim says, “Growing with the company and seeing how far it has come and how many people we have helped over the years is absolutely incredible. I couldn’t ask for a more fulfilling job or more satisfaction. I strongly believe in what we do, how we do it, and how important it is for each and every one of our patients to achieve a healthier lifestyle for a better tomorrow”.

David Smith, MD

Provider, South Carolina

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Khanh Eagle, MD

Provider, Huntersville

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Jennifer Jones

Regional Director

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Leah Fleming, PA-C

Leah has been practicing at Physicians Plan for the past 11 years mainly in the Hickory and Huntersville offices but travels to the South Carolina locations at least once a month for injectables. Leah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science – pre-med track then attended the PA program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine where she first started aesthetic training in both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery.  Weight loss and aesthetics are her passion and Physicians Plan is her dream job as it combines all of her interests into one.  Leah believes in aesthetics as a process over time to produce natural-looking results, “If you look like you’ve had work done, you’ve done too much work”.

Outside of work, Leah spends time with her baby girl Emerson “Emmie J”, husband, and pup “Bodi”. She loves to workout, wake surf and read anything related to health and nutrition.  Currently, she is finishing her Doctorate focusing her research on medical weight management and nutrition.

Please visit her Instagram to see her latest aesthetic work at

Jennifer Berube, NP-C

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Bobbi Jo Garrison

Director of Business Development

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Sarah Messenger

Clinical Director, Summerville

Cindy Rieger

Esthetic Supervisor, Medical Esthetician, Summerville

Ashley Lewis

Clinical Coordinator, Summerville

Summer Barton

Clinical Coordinator, Summerville

Liz Williamson

Clinical Director, Mt. Pleasant

Yvette Noah

Clinical Director, Charleston

Shaffney Beaver

Clinical Director, Hickory

Jill Cline

Clinical Coordinator, Hickory

Kim Freel

Clinical Director, Huntersville

Karla Gonzalez

Clinical Coordinator, Huntersville

Darlene Mikolaichik

Clinical Director, Rock Hill