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Medical Staff at InShape Medical Cary, NC

Our Medical Staff at InShape Medical Is Dedicated to Guiding You to a Better State of Health and Wellbeing. Our Goal Is to Help You to Be the Very Best That You Can Be.

Dr. Robert Patterson, MD

Dr. Patterson is the Medical Director of InShape Medical. Dr. Patterson is known for taking an integrated/functional approach to the practice of medicine. He has an extensive knowledge of both westernized medicine and alternative treatments, enabling him to draw from both traditions to best meet the needs of each patient. Dr. Patterson also has extensive knowledge and experience in anti-aging medicine and non-surgical aesthetics treatments. After receiving both his undergraduate & medical degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Dr. Patterson spent his residency in Charlotte, NC. Additionally, he has served on the faculties at UNC, Duke, and East Carolina Schools of Medicine.

Dr. Robert Patterson, MD

Dr. Robert Patterson, MD

Dr. Patterson is the Medical Director of InShape Medical. Dr. Patterson is known for taking an integrated/functional approach to the practice of medicine. He has an extensive knowledge of both westernized medicine and alternative treatments, enabling him to draw from both traditions to best meet the needs of each patient. Dr. Patterson also has extensive knowledge and experience in anti-aging medicine and non-surgical aesthetics treatments. After receiving both his undergraduate & medical degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Dr. Patterson spent his residency in Charlotte, NC. Additionally, he has served on the faculties at UNC, Duke, and East Carolina Schools of Medicine.

Christine A. Lupienski, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Christine is a Family Nurse Practitioner at InShape Medical. Christine has nearly a quarter century of experience in delivering high-quality medical care to patients in a broad range of clinical settings including family practice, nutritional therapy, aesthetics, weight loss, age management, and wellness. She is known and appreciated for her passion in providing the highest quality care to all of her patients. Christine received her BSN from Grand Canyon University and her MSN, FNP at Arizona State University.

Christine A. Lupienski

Christine A. Lupienski, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Christine is a Family Nurse Practitioner at InShape Medical. Christine has nearly a quarter century of experience in delivering high-quality medical care to patients in a broad range of clinical settings including family practice, nutritional therapy, aesthetics, weight loss, age management, and wellness. She is known and appreciated for her passion in providing the highest quality care to all of her patients. Christine received her BSN from Grand Canyon University and her MSN, FNP at Arizona State University.

Vaishali Thanawala, PA-C

Vaishali is a Physician Assistant at InShape Medical. She grew up in Sanford, NC and attended North Carolina State University. Vaishali graduated with a Bachelors degree in Microbiology, followed by a Masters degree in Physiology. After working in several patient care settings including pediatrics and physical therapy, she attended the Physician Assistant Program at Campbell University, graduating in 2015. Since that time, she has gained experience in psychiatry, addiction medicine, primary care, nutrition, and weight loss. Vaishali’s medical experience includes management of diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorders, and obesity. Her passion is lifestyle medicine with an emphasis on functional medicine. Rather than focusing on symptoms of diseases and disorders, Vaishali prefers to identify the root causes of disease and help her patients restore optimal function through proper nutrition and lifestyle. In addition to her passion for helping her patients achieve optimal health, she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, arts, and crafts.

Vaishali Thanawala, PA-C

Vaishali Thanawala, PA-C

Vaishali is a Physician Assistant at InShape Medical. She grew up in Sanford, NC and attended North Carolina State University. Vaishali graduated with a Bachelors degree in Microbiology, followed by a Masters degree in Physiology. After working in several patient care settings including pediatrics and physical therapy, she attended the Physician Assistant Program at Campbell University, graduating in 2015. Since that time, she has gained experience in psychiatry, addiction medicine, primary care, nutrition, and weight loss. Vaishali’s medical experience includes management of diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorders, and obesity. Her passion is lifestyle medicine with an emphasis on functional medicine. Rather than focusing on symptoms of diseases and disorders, Vaishali prefers to identify the root causes of disease and help her patients restore optimal function through proper nutrition and lifestyle. In addition to her passion for helping her patients achieve optimal health, she enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, arts, and crafts.

Shelley Peptis, CMA

Shelley is a Certified Medical Assistant and a Wellness Consultant at InShape Medical. She is a nationally certified laser technician and has extensive knowledge and experience in medical weight loss, aesthetics, nutritional therapy, and anti-aging therapies. Shelley is on the front lines of patient care in the clinic. She has a passion for softball and general fitness. Her energetic and thoughtful care, counseling, and coaching is greatly appreciated by patients and clinic staff alike.

Shelley Peptis

Shelley Peptis, CMA

Shelley is a Certified Medical Assistant and a Wellness Consultant at InShape Medical. She is a nationally certified laser technician and has extensive knowledge and experience in medical weight loss, aesthetics, nutritional therapy, and anti-aging therapies. Shelley is on the front lines of patient care in the clinic. She has a passion for softball and general fitness. Her energetic and thoughtful care, counseling, and coaching is greatly appreciated by patients and clinic staff alike.

Dennis Patrick Owens, MS, CHt, CNT, CHC

Dennis (or, Denny as he is known to patients and coworkers) is the Executive Director of InShape Medical. In addition to directing the overall business activities of the clinic, he coaches and consults with patients and clients to guide them in meeting their individual goals for health and well-being. Dennis takes a mind-body approach to coaching and consulting in order to address the whole person and has a passion for helping people live happier, healthier, more prosperous and fulfilling lives.

Among his credentials are:

  • Master of Science, Strategic Leadership
  • Certified Nutritional Therapist
  • Certified Health Consultant
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Certificates in Positive Psychology & Meditation
Dennis Patrick Owens

Dennis Patrick Owens, MS, CHt, CNT, CHC

Dennis (or, Denny as he is known to patients and coworkers) is the Executive Director of InShape Medical. In addition to directing the overall business activities of the clinic, he coaches and consults with patients and clients to guide them in meeting their individual goals for health and well-being. Dennis takes a mind-body approach to coaching and consulting in order to address the whole person and has a passion for helping people live happier, healthier, more prosperous and fulfilling lives.

Among his credentials are:

  • Master of Science, Strategic Leadership
  • Certified Nutritional Therapist
  • Certified Health Consultant
  • Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Certificates in Positive Psychology & Meditation

Michele OwensCNT

In addition to being a well-respected Wellness Consultant, Michele is the Director of Operations. She is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and has a great breadth of knowledge in the subjects of weight loss, nutrition, and age management. Michele is driven by a passion for positive patient outcomes and is highly regarded among patients for being thoughtful and taking a personal interest in their health & wellness successes.

Dennis Patrick Owens

Michele OwensCNT

In addition to being a well-respected Wellness Consultant, Michele is the Director of Operations. She is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and has a great breadth of knowledge in the subjects of weight loss, nutrition, and age management. Michele is driven by a passion for positive patient outcomes and is highly regarded among patients for being thoughtful and taking a personal interest in their health & wellness successes.