I am a board-certified family medicine physician excited to share the benefits of LIFESTYLE and OBESITY MEDICINE.
I am passionate about wellness- and ideally have been focused on prevention of disease and chronic disease management as a family doc. But as we all know, that is simply not enough!
With over 60% of Americans really struggling to maintain a healthy weight, stretched thin with little extra time to exercise regularly, and feeling the strain and isolation of the recent COVID19 pandemic- I, too, wanted and NEEDED to change my own path.
LIFESTYLE MEDICINE empowers our choices to focus on improved nutrition, increased physical activity, better sleep hygiene, more stress management tools and self-care, mindfulness, and avoidance of substance use. The benefits are real and have been proven to reverse disease processes.
OBESITY MEDICINE focuses on treating obesity not as a failure of willpower but rather as a true, chronic disease that deserves partnership with a medical team that understands the genetics and epigenetics of obesity and the neurohormonal influences that make weight management complicated and challenging. Just like high blood pressure or diabetes, obesity is a disease process that deserves close monitoring and regulation without shame or blame.
There are obvious, natural overlaps between LIFESTYLE and OBESITY MEDICINE. The best is working in partnership in a coaching format to educate and cheerlead my clients to identify and achieve their goals.