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Dr. DiOrio, Medical Director
Chris DiOrio is primarily a family man who became interested in medicine because his brother showed 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.
He attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate studies in biological sciences. After working in both a research and a clinical position, he chose “people” over research and then went on to medical school in California. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences and did his arduous internship year at the 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 the 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.
David Smith, MD
Khanh Eagle, MD
Sally Nicks, MD
Nailah Roland, MD
Leah Fleming, PA-C
Julianna DeTrane, PA-C
Denise Dhein, PA-C
Jeffre McCutcheon, PA-C
Lois Gatlin, PA-C
Allison Strahan, PA-C
Rachel Cox, PA-C
Jennifer Fabrizi, PA-C
Jennifer Berube, NP-C
Leah Fleming, PA-C, Master Injector
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 work out, 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.
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From Our Patients
Tamara B. | Charleston, SC
"I am 45 and was stuck at 200lbs. Because of the amazing staff, I got just what I needed to get going and keep it off. I have lost 30lbs, have an excellent routine, and have kept it off! Still losing but am so happy with the service. They made me feel comfortable and supported. Thank you ladies!"
Julie D. | Mt. Pleasant, SC
"Physician's Plan Mount Pleasant has the most professional and caring staff. You never feel alone in your journey to feel better regarding your health, weight, skincare, or appearance. They always have a smile and positive words for you. I look forward to coming often just to see these wonderful people. Everyone needs these folks in their life."
Robert S. | Summerville, SC
"Quick, easy, convenient, and most importantly encouraging and positive. I must maintain my weight within military guidelines. I have been using phentermine as needed for over 10 years. At other clinics, the physicians would shame me, even when there was significant progress made and it made me dread going. My results have been significantly better in the positive environment provided by Physician's Plan. Thank You!"
Valerie E. | Huntersville, NC
"The staff here is the best, such friendly, smiling faces. Sally gave me the best facial I’ve had in such a long time, super professional and educated me on skincare during our appointment. Shannon is also so awesome and makes sure all my appointments are booked! Love this place! 10/10 would recommend."
Lisa P. | Florence, SC
"I have been going since I moved to Florence for Facials, Clear & Brilliant Laser, Dermaplanning, and having my eyebrows tinted and waxed! Katie is amazing I love how much she loves her job and making all her clients feel beautiful! She is a true professional and I get so many compliments on my skin. She’s my secret anti-aging formula. The staff is always nice, pleasant, and efficient."
Shawna C. | Hickory, NC
"The office was great, staff very informative and helpful. Jill was my favorite, she’s knowledgeable and funny, put me at ease over the needles. The PA was amazing. It was an all-around great experience that I look forward to continuing. Thank y’all so much, I’m grateful!!"
Victoria P. | Rock Hill, SC
"Everyone at Physican's Plan has treated me with the utmost respect, love, and compassion. Their aesthetician is amazing and I always feel so refreshed. I have seen incredible improvements in my complexion and overall skin health, treating my needs so individuality. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for skin care. 10/10 would recommend. Don’t hesitate, let her take the utmost care of you and your skin!"