Christy Kirkendol-Watson

Dr. Christy Kirkendol-Watson, Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Weight loss expert. Life coach. Friend. All rolled into one.

You’re motivated to lose weight — but you might get frustrated. You’re determined — but you might hit roadblocks. You’ll be amazed at the difference Dr. Christy Kirkendol Watson can make in your journey to losing weight. No one has a better understanding of the challenges and pitfalls of this difficult process than this specialist in Medical Weight Loss and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Rather than surgery, Dr. Christy advocates using medically-proven weight loss supplements, diet plans and medications. Caring, sympathetic, encouraging and enthusiastic, she’s there for you every step of the way, with sound advice, a shoulder to cry on, and a hand to high-five when you reach your goals.

  • IU School of Medicine
  • St. Vincent Internal Medicine Residency
  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine
  • Member ASBP and The Obesity Society

Dina Palmer

Dina Palmer, Physician Assistant

Nutrition expert. Cheerleader. Passionate teacher. Always at your side.

What you’ll notice first about Dina, our Physician Assistant, is her kindness and compassion. Just when you start to feel discouraged with your weight loss journey, Dina’s friendly hand on your shoulder and her calming words make things a little easier. Many patients say that she’s their greatest cheerleader.

But for Dina, nutrition is not just her job, it’s also her hobby. When she’s not at the clinic teaching you about nutrition, she’s trying new recipes, reading up on the latest food trends, following kids nutrition, even making her own baby food. In fact, she’s worked in clinical weight loss for 5 years and is full of info and tips to inform your journey to a healthier life. Dina and her husband live on Indy’s westside in Avon with their two adorable young sons.

  • Certificate of Advanced Training in Obesity Medicine, American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • Physician Assistant at both IU Health and Medical Weight Loss Clinics
  • B.S. in Biology and M.S., PA-C, University of Kentucky


Lorie Blythe, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Passionate Motivator. Weight Loss & Fitness Expert.

If you’re discouraged or frustrated about your weight, Lorie has the magic touch to help motivate you over any hurdles. Since 1997, she’s worked in both surgical and non-surgical medical weight loss. She’s seen it all from challenges to lifetime success and uses that to guide you. With her help, you’ll hit your weight loss milestones and ultimately achieve your healthy weight.

Healthy weight is the way of life for Lorie. She’s passionate about fitness. A certified personal trainer and spin instructor, she can give you tons of ideas for easy exercises tailored specifically for what your body needs. When she’s not at work – she loves biking and spending time outdoors with her family. Coming up with quick easy, healthy meal plans helps her juggle work, an 8-year old, a teenager, and a husband. She’ll share them (the recipes that is), just ask!

Lorie is also a certified legal nurse consultant. So she’s a stickler for medical compliance processes and rules. She helps keep LiveLight running smoothly – the right way – for you.

  • M.S. in Nursing, Adult Health, Indiana University
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Bariatric Nurse
  • Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Certified Personal Trainer & Spin Instructor