About Us

Meet Our Team

Richard S. Schaffer, Jr., MD – Medical Director

Dr. Schaffer’s weight management program is one based on dietary and lifestyle modifications, achieved through nutritional education, improved awareness, and healthful behavioral changes. His focus is on life-long, sustainable changes in one’s diet and lifestyle that lead to healthier living and improved weight control. This is a more natural approach than many bariatric clinics take, and does not have the potential risks and downside of gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Schaffer’s approach is multi-faceted and customized for each patient and encompasses a multi-week curriculum of topics. As part of the complete program, he may suggest utilizing B-12/ lipotropic injections and/or appetite suppressants, but these are discussed on an individual basis and may not be appropriate for all patients. This program is an outstanding one for all individuals, even if you may feel you do not need to lose any weight at all. So, if you have an interest in living in a healthier way and for a greater quality of life, please contact our office for an appointment. We offer several packages with affordable payment plans. Dr. Schaffer is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association.

Obesity Medicine Association, 2011-present
Advisory Board Member, T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, Asheville 2014-present
Board Member, T.H.E. Center for Disordered Eating, Asheville, NC 2012-2014

Megan Rossiter, PA-C | Fort Mill


Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant Program
George Washington University
School of Medicine and Health Science
Washington, DC
August 2009 – August 2011

Bachelor of Science – Biology, Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
University of North Carolina, Magna Cum Laude
Wilmington, NC
1998 – 2002

Tyler Vail, MMS, PA-C – Certified Physician Assistant


Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies
Nova Southeastern University
School of Medicine and Health Science
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Graduated: 2013

Bachelor of Arts – Exercise Physiology, Minor – Chemistry
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Graduated: 2009