CoreLife Novant Health announced that it has opened its first Charlotte area location in Ballantyne. A second location will open next month in Pineville. These clinics are the first of seven planned for the Charlotte metro and are an extension of the CoreLife Novant Health care model that launched in the Piedmont Triad in 2020.

CoreLife Novant Health is built for patients needing enhanced individualization, attention, care, education, and accountability. Each clinic team includes a nurse practitioner, registered dietitian, exercise specialist, and licensed clinical social worker who collaborate to deliver compassionate, comprehensive care plans for patients.

“CoreLife was founded because I witnessed my brother’s struggle with obesity throughout our adolescence,” says Sean Kostkowski, founder and president of CoreLife. “There was not a comprehensive health care solution available to him, but CoreLife is now providing that care to thousands of patients every year. Our partnership with Novant Health allows us to reach even more individuals and families looking to achieve better health and more enjoyable lifestyles.”

Unlike standalone weight loss programs, CoreLife Novant Health works in coordination with the patient’s greater care team to reduce the impact of chronic conditions, to prepare for surgery or advanced medical treatment, or to simply achieve better health. In 2021, patients lost 13,053 pounds in total with an average patient weight loss of 12.2 pounds. Additionally, there was an overall reduction in body mass index (BMI) points by 2,113.34 for an average of 2.33 points of BMI per patient.

“Through our integrated care model that coordinates medical care, nutritional counseling, behavioral health, and exercise in one location, CoreLife Novant Health provides evidence-based, personalized care to patients looking for a better way to manage their weight and chronic diseases,” says Dr. Jacques Laugerre, senior physician executive at Novant Health. “This comprehensive approach to the treatment of obesity as a disease is unique in the healthcare landscape, and we are thrilled to expand our services into Charlotte.”

CoreLife Novant Health’s Ballantyne clinic is located at 15015 Lancaster Highway, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28277. The Pineville clinic will be located at 9101 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Suite C4, Pineville, NC 28134. To learn more about the program, or schedule an appointment, patients can call (800) 905-3261 or visit Physicians interested in referring patients to the program can contact Jacqueline Minns, healthcare relations director, at 336-813- 2092 or