Success Stories

Dr. Nikki

Weight loss Before and After

Weight Lost – 40 Lbs

“I moved to Charlotte in Spring 2015, soon after finishing my medical residency program. I was 50 pounds overweight and mentally and physically exhausted. I knew I had to lose weight; especially as a new private practice physician.


I started with exercise, jogging regularly. I felt better but I failed to lose weight. My next step was working with a personal trainer. This helped somewhat but my weight loss was very slow. For some reason my body was fighting my attempts for weight loss, as if it wanted desperately for me to stay at the higher weight. To add, I had a major sweet tooth and could not shake my love of sugar and desserts.


Six months after starting my exercise routine I made an appointment with Dr. Covington. She partnered with me on a detailed plan that included nutrition, physical activity, and medical therapy. She seemed to instantly know the missing piece to my weight loss routine and in the first month I lost 13 pounds! This was exactly what I needed and from this initial weight loss I got more focused and more motivated to follow the plan. While continuing medical therapy, my healthy habits became easier and more consistent.


Eventually I no longer needed medical therapy and Dr. Covington started to transition me into a weight maintenance plan. Currently, I work with my personal trainer and continue on a healthy and balanced diet. I have changed the way that I think about food and exercise and I am happy that I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Covington, she has truly played a pivotal role in helping me find the balance and weight loss success that I needed.”