About Us

Dr. Schmidt, Sheila and Julianne share a passion for encouraging others to live a healthy lifestyle to look and feel their best. They take pride in delivering compassionate , quality care and strive to offer the best possible customer service to each patient.

Our Staff

Dr Jennifer Schmidt

Dr Jennifer Schmidt

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt

Medical Director

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt is originally from the Chicago area. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1988. Following graduation, Dr. Schmidt performed research at Searle Pharmaceutical Company until 1991, and then began medical school, realizing that she desired to help others in a personal way. She graduated from Midwestern University in 1995 and completed her Family Practice residency at Mac Neal hospital in Berwyn, IL in 1999, an affiliate of Rush Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Schmidt served as clinical faculty at the Mac Neal Family Practice residency program the year following her graduation, before relocating to North Carolina in 2000. She is a board certified physician and an active member in the North Carolina Medical Society.

After relocating to North Carolina, Dr. Schmidt practiced Family Medicine in Cary for 10 years. As a physician who practices holistic medicine, she became increasingly concerned about the obesity epidemic and the host of serious illnesses associated with excessive weight. She began practicing Bariatric Medicine as part of her Family Practice in 2009, after receiving bariatric training.  Dr. Schmidt is an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Dr. Schmidt established Doctors Weight Loss Center of Cary in 2010
to provide people with weight issues access to a practice committed to delivering quality, comprehensive and compassionate care. She is passionate about helping her patients achieve the best health possible through lifestyle modification, and treats each patient individually and with respect.

Dr. Schmidt enjoys spending time with her two children, Nate and Ella. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, exercising and reading in her spare time.


Medical Office Assistant

Sheila served in the USAF as a Medical Technician. After being honorably discharged Sheila worked in several different medical offices in Florida before relocating to North Carolina. She worked full time while going to school to advance her skills. She joined the Doctors Weight Loss Center of Cary team in April 2014.

Sheila is the proud mother of two daughters and grandma to one adorable grandchild. She loves playing cars and doing jigsaw puzzles with her grandson.


Julianne Spears - Medical Assistant

Julianne Spears – Medical Assistant


Julianne Spears

Medical Assistant

Julianne was thrilled to join the staff in June 2012 after graduating in April from Miller-Motte College as a Medical Clinical Assistant. Her training also includes surgical technology. Having lost 70 pounds herself in 2011, she especially enjoys being a cheerleader to our patients on their way to accomplishing their weight loss goals.

Julianne is lucky to have both her grown children living in the area. She has had a life-long interest in fiber arts, woodworking, paper crafts, and architecture.