South Florida-Based Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness Appoints Charlotte Russell Chief Executive Officer

March 07, 2013 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. - Dr. G’s Franchising Companies, LLC, spearheading the global franchise growth and operations for Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness, today announced that it has appointed Charlotte Russell as Chief Executive Officer. David Lopez, former CEO, will focus his efforts on the Board level and has been named Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The appointment of Russell, who has served as Chief Operations Officer since the Company’s inception in 2010, signals a strategic decision to reorganize its business to build upon the momentum it has created over the past three years. The Company has experienced rapid growth with 84 centers open and/or under development in 12 countries. Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness centers can currently be found in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, throughout Central and South America and Australia.

Russell stated, "I am delighted and honored to guide Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness, a company that transforms clients’ lives, through the next phase of its evolution. I look forward to working with our franchisees and staff to further our mission of building a world-wide network of doctor-driven franchises that provides an easy, proven, and individualized medical weight loss and wellness system.”

Russell is a franchise industry veteran. She led Quiznos Canada from 2001-2005 and has successfully built and expanded several other franchises in the United States, including DentalFixRx, LLC and Froots Franchising Companies, Inc.

As a business centered on health, Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness is among the second fastest growing segment in franchising, after restaurants, which account for one-third of all franchises in the country. In the U.S. alone, current estimates indicate that $100 billion is spent annually on weight loss products and services, including medical procedures and pharmaceuticals, with weight loss centers garnering between six and 12 percent of the total annual expenditure.

Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness offers safe and sensible medically supervised weight loss programs, as well as nutritional products, that assist individuals to easily and rapidly achieve their healthy weight and improve their lifestyles. Founded by Dr. Charles Goldsmith in 1994, Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness has 19 years of experience helping over 90,000 patients lose more than one million pounds. Unlike most weight loss programs where one size fits all, the Dr. G’s program is an individualized physician-supervised medical weight loss plan that uses its proprietary software and a full medical evaluation including blood work, EKG, metabolic rate, body composition, and behavioral history to create customized plans for safe and effective weight loss.

For franchising opportunities, please call (800) DRG-8242 or visit www.DrGsFranchise.com. For more information on Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness program, visit www.DrGsWeightLoss.com.

About Dr. G’s Franchising Companies, LLC

Dr. G’s Franchising Companies, LLC spearheads the global franchise growth and operations for Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness, the fastest growing weight loss franchise in the nation. Led by venerable industry veterans Charlotte Russell and David Lopez, the South Florida-based company launched franchising in August 2010 and has 84 clinics open or under development in 12 countries, including the U.S., Central and South America and Australia. The corporate staff at Dr. G’s Franchising Companies, LLC is a well-diversified group of medical and business professionals with decades of experience in the health care, weight loss and franchise industries. The company has developed a business model that is replicable worldwide. Its streamlined franchise program provides turnkey support for owners from site acquisition, construction and design, the grand opening, and business oversight and operations. For more information or for franchise ownership information, please call (800) DRG-8242 or visit www.DrGsFranchise.com.

About Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness

Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness provides a sense of ease, freedom and instant gratification that dramatically changes patients’ lives. The program offers safe and sensible medically supervised weight loss programs, as well as nutritional products, that assist individuals to easily and rapidly achieve their healthy weight and improve their lifestyles. Founded by Dr. Charles Goldsmith in 1994, Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness has 19 years of experience helping over 90,000 patients lose more than one million pounds. Unlike most weight loss programs where one size fits all, the Dr. G’s program is an individualized physician-supervised medical weight loss plan that uses its proprietary software and a full medical evaluation including blood work, EKG, metabolic rate, body composition, and behavioral history to create customized plans for safe and effective weight loss. Plans may incorporate a combination of FDA-approved medication and herbal supplements to help clients reach their weight loss goals. In the United States, offices are currently open in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania. For more information, please call (800) DRG-8242 or visit www.DrGsWeightLoss.com.

SOURCE Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness

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