Our Team

Rachel I. Chastanet, MD, FACP

Dr. Chastanet is a retired Navy doctor who is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She has been a physician for over 30 years and has been practicing Obesity Medicine since 2011.

Dr. Chastanet is a graduate of the Penn State/Jefferson Medical College BS/MD program and of the combined residency training program in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine at EVMS. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2009.

As the spouse of a bariatric surgeon and a formerly obese person herself, Dr. Chastanet is in a unique position to help treat patients with obesity.

Elina S. Reynolds, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CCRN-K

Ms. Reynolds attained her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Virginia in 2011, and more recently achieved her Nurse Practitioner Certification at South University. She is licensed and certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board.   



Elina has extensive complex nursing experience and certification in critical care, as well as many years’ experience teaching future nurses. She is very passionate about practicing in Obesity Medicine and helping to prevent the illnesses she spent years treating.

Originally from Russia, Ms. Reynolds moved to the U.S. in 2002 and loves living near the beach with her family.