Local Entrepreneur Opens Weight Loss Franchise in Winston Salem

Winston-Salem, NC - Winston Salem’s residents now have access to a proven weight loss program that works! North Carolina is in the top 20 states that have the highest obesity rates in the US. With 29.7% percent of the population in North Carolina suffering from obesity (Centers for Disease Control, 2016), Owner Frank Kelly, resident of Winston –Salem for 17 years, and his team of medical professionals are looking forward to providing patients with the tools and support they need to lose weight and get into a healthier lifestyle. As part of the program, patients receive nutritional and behavioral counseling, exercise recommendations, and a supply of the Medi-Weightloss® Signature Supplements.


About Medi-Weightloss® Winston Salem’s Medical Team

Dr. David N Smith, Medical Director, is a published author, national lecturer and Yale-trained physician-scientist certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease. After a successful NIH basic science fellowship and Epidemiology training at Columbia University, he moved to Charlotte in 2009 to practice as an invasive cardiologist. He holds active professorships at Yale University, Wingate University and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He also is the principal investigator of multiple trials involving cardiovascular disease, diabetes and smoking related disease. He currently works at Premier Cardiovascular Care through the Personalized Integrative Preventive Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Cardio-Wellness, and Cardio Renal programs. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Smith is a martial artist, musician and a devout family man to his wife and four busy scholar-athlete children.

Camilla Leonard, Physician Assistant, completed her undergraduate degree at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC.  She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA where she earned her MPA. Her background includes medical esthetics and plastic surgery.  She is a member of Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants.  Camilla has had a passion for flying and dance since a young age. She hopes to motivate her patients to utilize their interest in eating healthy and fitness to establish a healthier lifestyle.

Britney Tutchton, Medical Assistant, attended Seminole State College in Sanford, FL for her EMT certification. She currently holds certification in first aid, emergency medical technician, and firefighter I & II. Her past experience is in emergency medical services and urgent care. She has worked the past 2 years as an MA in an urgent care setting. Brittany plays softball on a co-ed league and enjoys spending time with her nieces and family.  She is originally from Florida but relocated to NC in 2016. Brittany feels being active is an important factor in her weight loss experience and that balance is the key to success.

About Medi-Weightloss®

Established in 2005, Medi-Weightloss® offers a physician-supervised weight loss program. Physicians and medical professionals provide individualized care based on patient’s goals, health, and medical history. The program includes weekly consultations that focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. In addition to weight loss programs for adults that has resulted in 3.5 million pounds lost nationwide, Medi-Weightloss® has specialized weight loss programs for adolescents and diabetics. Medi-Weightloss® also offers a Workplace Wellness Program, InterActive Exercise, and Signature Supplements and Products. Currently, there are over 130 franchises sold in 31 states.

The Winston-Salem, NC office is welcoming new patients!

3878 Oxford Station Way Winston-Salem, NC 27103





Centers for Disease Control (2016). Nutrition, physical activity and obesity: data, trends and maps. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/state-local-programs/profiles/pdfs/north-carolina-state-profile.pdf