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.
INVEST IN YOURSELF
YOU are the most important driving force in your health and wellness!
Whether you need:
1) a simple refresher class or one-time coaching session to discuss your health concern and get focused tips to get you back on track
2) desire a longer-term dedicated relationship with a physician coach to keep you moving forward-
I am excited to work with you!
All too often- there is no time in the doctor's office to discuss what really matters- diet, exercise, sleep, tobacco/alcohol use, stress management/mental health, and social connectedness.
The goal of Lifestyle and Obesity Medicine is to put YOU back in the driver's seat creating the change needed to achieve success with a supportive coach cheerleading you on!
This is for YOU, and ALL ABOUT YOU!