Dr. Shaffer has been in the medical field for over 30 years with 20 of those dedicated to emergency care. Over the past decade Dr. Shaffer has become more and more interested in issues surrounding adult and childhood obesity. His understanding of this problem inspired him to develop a program for helping individuals overcome their eating disorders through education and counseling. He believes all patients can enjoy the fruits of their labor through discipline and dedication. Dr. Shaffer understands what it takes for each individual to become successful by providing a quality service in a comfortable environment.







Tricia Foley has been a Registered Dietitian for 10 years.  She  received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Western Carolina University in 2004.   In 2005 she moved to Christiansburg, and received her master’s degree in Nutrition from Virginia Tech in 2007.  Tricia has had an opportunity to work professionally in clinical, sports and weight loss settings.  These opportunities have enabled her to help those with a wide range of nutritional needs.  In addition, Tricia specializes in food sensitivities and is a certified LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) therapist.  She is passionate about guiding patients in the right direction when it comes to making sound nutrition choices.   Currently she works with patients to address and manage their weight so they can ultimately live a healthy life free of chronic diseases related to obesity.  She was awarded “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year” in 2014.



Robert is a 2010 graduate of Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in Blacksburg, where he received 600 hours of training in Professional Medical Massage. This program included the study of many modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and neuromuscular. After graduation, Robert completed his certification with the Virginia Board of Nursing. He has a strong belief that everyone is unique and massages should be tailored to help individuals meet their own needs and goals. Robert’s mission is to support individuals in achieving life balance through personal wellness. A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body and mind, Robert is a proponent of massage for relieving physical as well as emotional stress and strongly believes in massage as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being.

* Robert is available to make appointments at our Christiansburg location only.


New data on the obesity rate in America was recently released from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).   The results are staggering: 67.6 million Americans were obese and 65.2 million overweight as of 2012.  This has increased from just 32% of total population being obese in 2004.

At the Weigh Station, our medical staff is dedicated to helping America fight against obesity. Dr. Shaffer is a certified member of the (ASBP) American Society of Bariatric Physicians – a leading national professional organization providing physicians and other health professionals with education in the medical management of weight loss and related medical conditions.


Although he is not a member of our staff, we highly recommend Robert Ferrari, B.S., R.Ph., IHC as a qualified Health Coach!

He can be reached at: 540.358.0049

 How can a Health Coach help?

Picture yourself at your healthiest.  Not just being healthier than you are right now, but being the healthiest you can possibly be.  Now, imagine the organization you work with, as an employee, director or founder, president, or CEO, has the same level of health. As a Duke-trained Integrative Health Coach and a Developmental Coach with training by Harvard professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, I will help you achieve your ultimate health, business, and developmental goals by creating the supportive space needed to explore all aspects of your life and discover how they affect your health, your work pattern, your relationships and more.  There are no templates, no "one-size fits all" solutions. The power to transform your life is within you,right now, at this very moment.  I believe this power is overlooked by today's healthcare system and most organizations, and that by harnessing this power, your power, you can achieve any goal you set your vision on. Working together we will devise your individual plan to optimize your well-being and start your progression so you can become better than your current best! 



Group sessions if groups get established: $50 per person per session

One-on-One session as a stand alone session (no contract) $150/session. This is for the person who needs just a little support.  Perhaps they have a good history of weight loss and have experienced a recent set-back or other situation they feel can be addressed in a single planning session.

One-on-One sessions with a multi-session contract $95 per session

Most contracts are designed to support the client's specific needs after a free consultation which usually lasts 1 to 2 hours.  During this time the client's readiness to change, confidence, importance of change and other areas are discussed and an individual plan is formulated.  Most contracts run 6-12 months with 2 sessions each month. So:

6 month $1140

8 month $1520

12 month $2280

One-on-One sessions using the Immunity to Change, model for people who have repeatedly tried and failed to achieve lasting change, minimum 8 month contract, $125 per session. ($2000 for 8 months (16 sessions) )

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