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Gene Pershwitz, M.D.


Dr. Pershwitz founded ModernWeigh to empower individuals on their journey towards healthier lives. With a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities of weight management, he is committed to providing personalized care that goes beyond mere weight loss. Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), Dr. Pershwitz combines his expertise with a compassionate approach to help individuals achieve sustainable results. He believes in addressing the unique needs and goals of each patient, creating personalized plans that encompass nutrition guidance, behavioral modifications, and ongoing support. By focusing on long-term success and promoting positive lifestyle changes, Dr. Pershwitz aims to improve overall well-being and help individuals take control of their health.

Cara Savino, your wellness coaching expert

Cara Savino, MA

Practice Manager

Cara Savino is our Practice Manager at ModernWeigh. With a passion for supporting weight loss journeys and a commitment to exceptional patient care, Cara plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth operations of our clinic. Her strong organizational skills and attention to detail contribute to an efficient and welcoming environment for our patients. Cara collaborates closely with our medical team to provide personalized support and guidance throughout each individual’s weight loss journey.

Cara earned a master’s degree from Wesleyan University and is also a Duke Health trained Health & Well-Being Coach where she provides personalized guidance and support to individuals seeking to achieve a fulfilled and balanced life. With two children, aged 8 and 1, Cara finds joy in balancing her parental responsibilities with her professional pursuits. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors and indulging in her love for reading.

Amanda Herlocker, MS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

ModernWeigh’s Nutrition Focus Program was created and designed by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Amanda Herlocker.

Amanda is enthusiastic about advancing nutrition through the creation and implementation of nutrition education programs. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, former clinical manager/lead dietitian for Medi Weightloss Clinics of Charlotte, and founder of The Queen City Dietitian, LLC, a nutrition lifestyle company focused on empowering doctors to guide patients through meaningful nutrition journeys.

Amanda graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and an Accredited Dietetic Internship in Nutrition and Dietetics. She currently lives in Charlotte, NC. Aside from her passions for nutrition and The Pirates, Amanda loves her husband (Ben), daughters (6 and 9 years old), dog, and sports.