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Dr. Mahtab Ahmed, Family Medicine

Dr. Mahtab Ahmed, Family Medicine

“As a healthcare worker, it is our duty to spread the current knowledge and science of obesity in our communities. I gave lectures for obesity management in residency programs and other settings in my local communities. Everywhere I went, I recognized an intense interest in weight management. “

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Dr. Abigail Amy Annan, Family Medicine

Dr. Abigail Amy Annan, Family Medicine

“The education and knowledge required to take the certification is the greatest value. Through the preparation process, I came to understand the science of obesity. I have subsequently developed my own art of practice.”

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Dr. Jennifer Ashton, OB/GYN

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, OB/GYN

” I wish that physicians and the lay public alike understood that obesity is not as simple as ‘eating less and moving more.’ It was only in studying for certification that I learned about principles like the ‘set-point theory’ or the ‘defense of fatness’ in which the body seeks to return to its heaviest weight even IF significant weight loss is achieved. “

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Dr. Amira Ayad, Family Medicine

Dr. Amira Ayad, Family Medicine

“I have a great achievement every day in my practice. I enjoy every single case [when] I get feedback from my patients sharing how their life has totally changed.”

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Peminda K. Cabandugama, Internal Medicine

Peminda K. Cabandugama, Internal Medicine

“Battling obesity is the next great obstacle that is facing modern medicine. With its ability to impact all facets of life and pathology, this is the next global epidemic that needs to be addressed by all caregivers whether they know it or not. “

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Dr. Cherise Dyal, Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Cherise Dyal, Orthopedic Surgery

“It is imperative that we not only tell our patients that they need to lose weight and develop more healthful lifestyle habits, but also provide them with the resources they need to accomplish it.”

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Dr. Kaya Jones Oyejide, Family Medicine

Dr. Kaya Jones Oyejide, Family Medicine

“As a family physician, I use my obesity medicine training every day. This includes, but is not limited to, motivational interviewing to help a patient make lifestyle changes, or more detailed recommendations for diet, exercise and medications.”

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Dr. Karl Nadolsky, Endocrinology

Dr. Karl Nadolsky, Endocrinology

“Obesity medicine is the ultimate “holistic” specialty as it is the disease process which adversely influences all systems. This requires concerted efforts by all stakeholders to continue to advance the support for care for patients in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary manner.”

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Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, Family Medicine

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, Family Medicine

“I wish other physicians would start treating obesity the same way they treat diabetes and hypertension, instead of a condition due to just willpower or laziness, start understanding the complexities including physiology and psychology.”

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Dr. Ann O’Connor, Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Ann O’Connor, Pediatric Surgery

“I passionately believe that patients who suffer from obesity need to have a comprehensive approach that includes all treatment options including surgery. They are entitled to have factual and current options available to them.”

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Dr. Carol Penn, Family Medicine

Dr. Carol Penn, Family Medicine

“What we do in obesity medicine enhances the bond between physician and patient creating a reciprocal integrated relationship that is inspirational and meaningful to both.”

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Dr. Vani Prabhakar, Endocrinology

Dr. Vani Prabhakar, Endocrinology

“I am glad I decided to expand my knowledge into obesity medicine and am lucky enough to apply it in my current practice. I hope that formal obesity training becomes a part of all endocrine fellowships and several other specialties too.”

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Dr. Craig Primack, Med/Peds

Dr. Craig Primack, Med/Peds

“I was trained in internal medicine and pediatrics. Before coming to obesity medicine, I thought I knew what I was doing to help patients with obesity. Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know. At my first conference, my eyes were opened.”

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Dr. Bharti Shetye, Internal Medicine

Dr. Bharti Shetye, Internal Medicine

“[Certification] connects me with fellow obesity medicine physicians at local and national levels, brings forward mentor-mentee relationships, keeps clinical acumen at my sharpest and keeps me abreast regarding advances in obesity medicine.”

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Dr. Dominique Williams, Pediatrics

Dr. Dominique Williams, Pediatrics

“The confidence and knowledge that come from certification not only enrich the dialogue with colleagues but also improves my skills as an advocate for children and adolescents with obesity.”

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Dr. Robert Ziltzer, Med/Peds

Dr. Robert Ziltzer, Med/Peds

“Obesity treatment requires a comprehensive approach: nutrition, exercise, lifestyle change, appetite control, accountability, and a maintenance plan with long-term follow up. These are all elements I attained through the process of obesity medicine training.”

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