Meet the Doctor

Melody Covington, M.D., ABOM Diplomate

Weight loss doctors in Charlotte NCDr Covington is the CEO and Medical Director of Abundant Health & Vitality Associates. She is a board certified internal medicine and obesity medicine physician who obtained her medical degree from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed residency training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She grew up in Charlotte and knew as a teenager that she would practice medicine in her home town. She chose to sub-specialize in obesity medicine after noticing that many of her primary care patients suffered from chronic diseases that could be cured with weight loss and proper lifestyle habits.

 

After working in a large medical weight management program she changed her vision to focus on quality and not quantity. She knew first hand that weight management required special attention, lots of time, and accountability. To add, qualified physician supervised weight management practices are few and far between. Dr Covington felt that it was especially important to create a special niche for medical professionals. As many as 50% of medical personnel are overweight or obese and this population is disproportionately confronted with factors that lead to weight gain such as stress, lack of sleep, long and challenging working hours, and limited access to healthy food while at work. To add, multiple in-person visits for weight management, the expectation that medical providers are in immaculate health, and the sensitivity surrounding weight loss are barriers to medical professionals seeking and receiving services to address their weight.

 

Dr. Covington has created the type of environment that she wished existed during her 80 lb weight loss journey. You will have the privacy and convenience that you deserve, for medical providers, that means not entering a lobby full of your patients or co-workers. Although diet and exercise are the foundation for healthy weight, you will not be told to exercise harder or eat less, Dr. Covington understands that for some people this is simply not enough. Most importantly, you will have a doctor who treats the entire person and can look past the scale to help you gain comfort with your body, improved health, and a better quality of life.

 

Dr Covington has been recognized by Pride Magazine as a”Woman to Watch in Medicine” and received the “small business hero” recognition by Charlotte Business Resources during their #31DaysofBiz.

 

Check out Dr Covington’s interview with Charlotte Business Resources.

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