About Us

Our Team It’s really not about usit’s about YOU. Your Success Becomes Our Success

There is a new practice in the world of medicine. It all begins with a focus on wellnessnot sickness. Quite an interesting concept when you think about it. Suddenly, life is full of new possibilities. What if you could actually re-invent yourself? We truly believe you can!

At InShape Medical our passion is “helping you manage your health” with a comprehensive individual plan addressing your personal health goalswhether they be weight loss, anti-aging, or nutrition in a professional, medically supervised, boutique wellness clinic setting. Health and wellness coaching coupled with highly effective protocols is central to our approach and the reason that our clients have such a positive experience and high success rates.

Since opening in 2012, InShape Medical has helped thousands of people on their path to optimal wellness. Our medically supervised weight loss, wellness, and anti-aging programs are designed to help you achieve fast, effective, and lasting results. Our patient friendly clinic is located about halfway between the 1-540 Expressway and U.S. Route 1, on Highway 64, making it convenient to all areas of the Triangle, including: RALEIGH, DURHAM, CHAPEL HILL, CARY, MORRISVILLE, APEX, and HOLLY SPRINGS. Some of our patients even travel from as far away as FAYETTEVILLE and WAKE FOREST to receive the best treatment from our knowledgeable, friendly, and professional staff.


Our Staff

The 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. Our staff believes in mind-body wellness and takes an integrative approach, using the most effective methods to help you reach your goals for positive health.

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.

Jennifer Taylor, MS, RN, FNP

Jennifer is a Family Nurse Practitioner at InShape Medical. Jennifer has more than twenty years experience in delivering high-quality medical care to patients in a broad range of clinical settings including family practice, aesthetics, weight loss, age management, nutrition and wellness. She is known to our patients as upbeat and personable as well as being a knowledgeable and dedicated health care professional. Jennifer received her BSN from the University of New Hampshire and her MSN, FNP at the University of Maryland.

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

Michele Owens, CNT

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.

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