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Meet Dr. Adkins


Dr. Lidia Adkins, CFMP, D.C., PKT

Dr. Lidia Adkins, CFMP, DC, PKT is the founder and CEO of the Carolinas Weight Loss Institute.
Dr. Adkins has never been content to accept the “status quo” or “just get by”, but she has excelled at every step of her professional career. This is reflected in her educational pursuits and in the attention to detail she gives to every patient at her Institute. Dr. Lidia Adkins, DC graduated Summa Cum Laude from Sherman College of Chiropractic. Prior to her enrollment at Sherman, she completed a big part of her medical training at Carol Davila Medical University of Bucharest, Romania.

One of Dr. Lidia’s passions is helping women overcome their weight loss challenges. She has spent years and countless hours studying in several postgraduate programs how to treat and manage nutritional related deficiencies that lead to weight gain. She studied with some of the foremost authority figures in holistic and nutritional medicine in the United States now days. In 2010, Dr. Adkins started her pursue in in developing a holistic, functional weight loss protocol that takes in consideration the uniqueness of each individual, according to that persons’ genetic make up, metabolic predisposition and health status.

Dr. Adkins sees patients that have spent years going from specialist to specialist trying to get healthy. They exhausted their time, investments and hopes and yet they are in a bad place. This is what motivated her to train with Dr. Datis Kharrazian and to start incorporating Functional Medicine in her practice.
She is trained in Functional Blood Chemistry, Functional Endocrinology, Brain and Neurotransmitters. She is currently enrolled in Functional Medicine University, pursuing a Diplomat Degree with the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. Dr. Adkins is happily married with 2 beautiful children.

Dr. Adkins is currently in active practice managing weight loss patients at our Gastonia, NC location.