Meet the dynamic duo that will guide you on your way to a happier, healthier you.
Weigh to Wellness partners with each of our patients to develop a treatment plan tailored to each patient’s individual needs, focusing on weight loss and reducing the health risks associated with obesity. Whether a patient wants to lose several hundred pounds or just a few, our comprehensive approach will help each of our patients to establish long-term goals to avoid endless cycles of yo-yo dieting.
Why Choose Us?
My name is Leslie Ellison and I have worked in the weight management industry for over 23 years. I am passionate about empowering people with knowledge, and working closely with patients to achieve their individual goals. I began a new journey myself by opening Weigh to Wellness in June 2014. I love my job! My husband and I have been married for 16 years and we have been blessed with two precious children, Gavin is 14 and Ava is 9. We also have a miniature Goldendoodle named Cash. Our family spends a lot of time at the ballpark and we enjoy being at the lake. I look forward to providing the best in weight management care for you!
Dr. Timothy H. Real
Welcome to Weigh to Wellness!
My name is Dr. Timothy H. Real and I have been in private practice for over 26 years, board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. I am now, also, board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Many of the chronic diseases I’ve treated have the major contributing factor of obesity. These diseases include heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis of back and knees, hyperlipidemia, and now, growing evidence that weight can contribute to the risk of cancer.
Most doctors counsel their patients they must lose weight but then don’t provide the structure, tools, and accountability needed for this to happen. That’s where Weigh to Wellness can fill the gap. About 63% of Americans are either over weight or morbidly obese. Estimates suggest that by 2020, 50% of Americans will have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and weight control is key in prevention. We have found that when patients are motivated to make a change and lose those extra pounds, their requirement for medications become less.
Let us help you get healthy and regain control of your life!
My name is Hannah Dickey, I am a Dietitian and I was born and raised in Trussville, AL. I have been involved in sports my entire life and always had an interest in being healthy. In high-school I started to struggle with my eating patterns and body image. My family and I decided I needed some help and I began to see a dietitian. Through this experience my eyes were opened up to a whole new world of what “eating healthy” really looked like. I fell in love with nutrition and wanted to learn more, so I declared it my major for college. I recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Food and Nutrition and completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics. I’m ready to help you reach your goals, change your lives and guide you on your Weigh to Wellness. A fun fact about myself, I was a cheerleader at Mississippi State University, which is where I met my husband! We got married in February 2015 and are excited to start our new lives together and see where the Lord takes us.
My name is Chelsie Suggs and I am from the St. Clair County area. I have been in the healthcare field for a few years now; I worked in the eye care field for 2 years before making the switch to Weigh to Wellness back in June of 2014. I enjoy coming to work each day and watching our patients meet their goals and just being their best self!
My name is Ashley Dollar and I’m from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration with a degree in Marketing and a minor in Computer Technology and Applications. I have always had a passion for helping people in any and every way possible. I love being able to encourage people and seeing them happily achieve their goals. I’m an active member of Church of the Highlands and love it there! I also love spending time with my niece and nephew and of course the rest of my family! I enjoy taking care of my body by staying fit with Pure Barre and annually participating in a few 5k’s. I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to work with each of our patients and see them reach their goals.
MS, RD, LDN
My name is Katie Mote and I am from Memphis, TN. I now reside in Vestavia Hills, AL with my husband, Steven. We spend a lot of with our family and friends, love being outdoors, and travel every chance that we have. I attended The University of Alabama until 2010 when I received my bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition. Roll Tide! I then decided to head back to my home state of Tennessee and earned my Masters in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Lipscomb University in Nashville. My studies continued at Marywood University where I completed my dietetic internship and boards to officially become a Registered Dietitian in 2013. I am thrilled to share my knowledge and experience in the nutritional field with the patients of Weigh to Wellness and provide the highest quality care that I can. It’s my passion to establish rapport with patients and ride the journey with them to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
My name is Kaitlyn Harbison and I was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. I graduated from The University of Alabama in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition. In August of 2017 I completed my Dietetic Internship and combined Master’s degree in Nutrition Sciences from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Soon after, I completed my board exam to finally become a Registered Dietitian! I love spending time with family and friends, especially my pet bunny rabbit, Dixon and kitten, Piper. I enjoy using my background in nutrition to motivate others and help them achieve their goals!