IDM Physicians Network2018-06-20T13:28:44+00:00


Dr. Evelyne Bourdua-Roy, MD, MCMF

Dr. Evelyne Bourdua-Roy, MD, MCMF

Specialty: Family Medicine
Clinique Reversa
4915, rue Marie-Victorin
Contrecoeur, Québec J0L 1C0
T: +1 450 587-2057 | E:

Dr. Evelyne Bourdua-Roy is a certified Family Doctor, who has trained with Dr. Fung and Megan Ramos, and is currently getting her certification in Obesity Medicine with the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is the founder of Clinique Reversa, in South Shore, Montreal, and La Sarre in Canada. Clinique Reversa offers a 5-month program (in French) with medical supervision to reverse chronic diseases associated with lifestyle habits, such as type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Evelyne Bourdua-Roy, MD, MCMF

Dr. Angie Hong

Discovery Family Health
77 Provost Drive
North York, ON, M2K 0B7
T:  416-901-7407  | Fax: 416-901-9780

Dr. Angie Hong is a graduate of the University of Toronto medical school and a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is a family physician with a special interest in obesity medicine in North York, Ontario.

United States (East)

Sarah H. Smith, M.D.

Sarah H. Smith, M.D.

Specialty: Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine
Inova VIP 360
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
T: 703-776-7005 | W:

Dr. Smith is a board-certified internist and diplomate in Obesity Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh and completed Internal Medicine Residency at George Washington University. She currently directs a comprehensive and individualized medical weight management program encompassing nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral changes. She is dedicated to providing compassionate, collaborative and evidence based medicine.

Bret Scher MD

Dr. Eric Sodicoff

Specialty: Internal Medicine
PMA Medical Specialists
13 Armand Hammer Blvd, Suite 100
Pottstown, PA 19464
T: 610-323-3100 | F: 610-323-706

General Internal Medicine physician with both hospital and primary care office practice. I am a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh. Board certified in Obesity by the American Board of Obesity Medicine with special interest in treating chronic disease by addressing root causes.

Gwendolyn Knuckles

Dr. Gwendolyn Knuckles

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obesity Medicine
Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness
2459 Emerald Place #102
Greenville, NC 27834
T: 252-757-3939 | F: 252-7573973
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Dr. Gwendolyn Knuckles is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obesity Medicine. She sees and treats men and women for weight issues and metabolic disorders with a special interest in the management of menopausal concerns. She believes strongly that food is medicine and life balance is critical to healthy living.

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Lilliam Chiques, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Watson Clinic, LLP
1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33813
T: 863-680-7390

Dr. Chiques trained in Internal Medicine at the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and she graduated from Yale University and the University of Puerto Rico Medical School. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, and is a diplomate of the Obesity Medicine Association. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Michelle Bisutti

Michelle Bisutti,MD

Specialty: Family Medicine
4041 N. High St. suite 100B
T: 614-927-9212

Dr. Michelle Bisutti is a board certified Family Medicine physician and Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. Prior to attending medical school , Dr. Bisutti was a certified personal trainer and has been a lifelong enthusiast in health and fitness.

Tatiana Arolli

Tatiana Arolli, DO

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Optimal Health Direct Primary Care
8133 Easton Road, Ste 117
Ottsville, PA, 18942
T: 267-454-6896 | W:

Dr. Tatiana Arolli is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician. She has graduated magna cum laude from St Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY where she majored in Biology and attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She later completed an Internal Medicine residency. She has opened a Direct Primary Care Practice where she focuses on wellness and prevention.

Sandra M. Palavecino

Sandra M. Palavecino

Specialty: Internal Medicine/ Bariatrician
Nanticoke Physician Network
8472 Herring Run Road
Seaford DE 19973
T: 302-5365395 | F: 302-6283963

Dr. Palavecino obtained her medical degree in the central University of Venezuela and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut in 2012.

Dr. Palavecino is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has practiced in Sussex County for several years. She has additional expertise in Bariatric Medicine and diet counseling. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, the Obesity Society the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Palavecino has been part of our bariatric practice since 2015 and the Director of our Medical Weight Loss program since Spring 2016.

Dr. Alexandra Sowa

Alexandra Sowa, MD, MA

Specialty: Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine
SoWell Health
121 E. 60th St, New York, NY 10022, Suite 3C
T: 212-918-1956 | W:

Dr. Alexandra Sowa is a board-certified physician of Internal Medicine, and a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Both a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and New York University School of Medicine, she currently practices in New York City and holds an appointment as Clinical Instructor in Medicine at New York University School of Medicine.  Her practice, SoWell Health, optimizes wellness and weight loss through a combination of nutrition, lifestyle and medicine.

Outside of her practice, she is a frequent television, radio and print media contributor.

Paul M Thaxton

Paul M Thaxton, MD, FACOG, ABOM

Specialty: Gynecology and Obesity Medicine
Advanced Medical Weight Loss
7013 Evans Town Center Blvd., Suite 101
Evans, GA 30809
T: (706) 922-4545, (706) 922-1717
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Dr. Paul Thaxton is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Obesity Medicine. While teaching as a Clinical Assistant Professor of OB/GYN at the Medical College of Georgia, he was honored with the Resident’s Teacher of the Year Award and has been chosen by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America several times. Realizing years ago that today’s healthcare system is really geared more toward sick care, Dr. Thaxton has focused his efforts and research on disease prevention and reversal by treating both men and women for weight loss issues, metabolic disorders, and hormone imbalances.

United States (Central)

Afua Agyarko

Afua Agyarko, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine
2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., 5th Floor
Spring, TX 77389
T: 281-465-1765

Dr. Agyarko is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Katherine Emerine

Katherine Emerine, D.O.

Specialty: Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine
1860 W Winchester Rd, Suite 109
Libertyville, IL 60048
T: (847)996-0607

Dr. Emerine is board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She practices outpatient medicine with a focus on metabolic disorders. Dr. Emerine has been practicing weight management since 2016 with a focus on creating a healthier you through lifestyle changes.

Jennifer McCabe Lentz

Jennifer McCabe Lentz, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine/Obesity Medicine
Rocky Mountain Dietary Management
126 W. Harvard St. #1
Fort Collins, CO 80525
T: (970) 834-3431

Dr. McCabe Lentz graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2001, and is board certified in Family Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Lentz focuses on lifestyle changes and fasting resulting in successful long term wellness for her patients. Dr. Lentz is a long time advocate of using Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) and intermittent fasting (IF) to treat and prevent metabolic disorders.

Cristina A Perez Gomez

Cristina A Perez Gomez (NPI: 1568718526)

Specialty: Internal Medicine
16005 Executive Drive
Crest Hill, IL 60403
T: 815-664-3211

Dr. Christina Perez practices wellness and functional medicine in Chrest Hill, Illinois, at “All About You Wellness Center”, where she incorporates nutrition, detoxification, hormone balance, fitness and permanent weight control by self-care practices and changes of habits that will provide you with the 5 essential keys to resolving the underlying root causes that lead to the breakdown of health.

Dr. Christina Perez is a board eligible Internal Medicine physician and her experience includes training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center Psychiatry department and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Mount Sinai affiliated Internal Medicine program where she received the Medicine Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Care.

Lily Han

Lily Han, M.D.

Specialty: Obesity Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and Pediatrics
Empowered Life MD
Texas Health Resources Hospital
6300 W. Parker Rd, Suite 324
Plano, TX 75093
T: 972-403-5437 | W:

Dr. Han earned her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from UC Berkeley and medical degree from Weill Cornell University Medical College. She was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and awarded departmental honors for Clinical Excellence and Teaching Excellence. Her interest in obesity and diabetes originated 25 years ago while conducting research in obesity and diabetes at Rockefeller University. Dr. Han is board certified in Obesity Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and Pediatrics. She has been in practice for 20 years empowering young adults and their families via lifestyle modifications (nutrition, LCHF/IF, fitness, sleep & stress management) to prevent and treat chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Dr. Han has been named one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas and is excited to be a part of the IDM Community and Physicians Network.

Dr. Mohammed Waseem Imam

Dr. Mohammed Waseem Imam

Specialty: Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology
Starling Clinic
5503 N. Stateline Ave
Texarkana, Texas 75503
T: 903-794-7874
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Dr. Imam is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician with additional training in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He is currently pursuing board certification in Obesity Medicine and is a member of the Obesity Medical Association. He has been using intermittent fasting as an adjuvant treatment for several conditions, including obesity, diabetes, eczema, and allergies diseases. Dr. Imam believes in lifestyle modification in the treatment of disease, going after the root cause.

Sejal Desai

Sejal Desai, MD

Specialty: Obesity Medicine & Family Medicine
23960 Katy Freeway, Suite 140
Katy, TX 77494
T: 713-464-9939 | W:

Dr. Desai is a board certified Obesity Medicine and Family Medicine physician. She is Medical Director of WeighWellMD, a comprehensive, medically supervised weight loss program. The program focuses on helping patients reduce their risk of long term complications to live a longer, healthier life.

United States (West)

Bret Scher MD

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Specialty: Cardiology
4653 Carmel Mtn Rd Suite 308-132
San Diego, CA 92130
T: 858-799-0980 | F: 858-799-0998

As a practicing cardiologist for over 15 years, I have seen where our medical establishment fails to help those who need us most. We are too narrow-minded in our teachings and our practice. That is why I am so thankful I found LCHF and intermittent fasting. With these as additional tools, I have been able to finally reach and help those who I could not before. Now it is my mission to teach these tools to as many people as possible, to help each and everyone of you achieve your best health ever.

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Dr. Brian Lenzkes

Specialty: Internal Medicine
3260 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

Dr. Lenzkes is a board certified Internal Medicine doctor practicing in San Diego, CA. He has had a lifelong battle with weight gain and continued to struggle during medical school, residency, and for 13 years in private practice by following “The Standard of Care.” In February of 2017 he watched a YouTube video of Dr. Jason Fung discussing LCHF/IF and his life/practice of medicine changed that day. He has since lost nearly 50 lbs and is helping others on their journey. He is encouraged that his patients are able to maintain weight loss and reduce or discontinue medications including insulin. He is able to practice medicine in a way that is truly helping others to change their lives through lifestyle modification. He is proud to be a member of the IDM Physicians Network.


Dr. Ana Aurora Lorenzo Mejía

Dr. Ana Aurora Lorenzo Mejía

Specialty: Ophthalmology
Av. Tamaulipas #107 Colonia Hipódromo Condesa
C.P. 06170, Mexico City
T: +52 55 52565680 | M: +521 5537339154
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Dr. Lorenzo is an eye surgeon from Mexico City; she graduated from the Anáhuac University and concluded her specialty at the APEC hospital.
Her interest in fasting and diet began in an attempt to help treat patients with vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy.
In addition to running her ophthalmology practice, she also treats patients with obesity and metabolic diseases at her clinic.

Roshani Sanghani

Dr Roshani Sanghani

Specialty: American Board certified In Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Aasaan Health Solutions LLP
204, Amore building opposite Kabootar Khana
4th road, Near railway station
Khar West Mumbai 400052
T: +91 829 171 3280
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In 2011 after relocating from Chicago to Mumbai, India, she worked as a full time consultant Endocrinologist at Hinduja hospital Mumbai and setup the Diabetes Self-Management clinic there in 2014. In 2016 she founded Aasaan Health Solutions, a multidisciplinary clinic with endocrine, nutrition, physiotherapy and emotional counseling sessions aimed at lifestyle change to reduce medication burden and treat chronic hormone imbalance at the root. She is proud to be a part of the IDM physician network to help people reverse lifestyle disease.

Dr Sanjeev Balakrishnan, MBBS, M.Med, FRACGP

Dr Sanjeev Balakrishnan, MBBS, M.Med, FRACGP

Specialty: Family Medicine
Park Medical Group
2/779 Albany Highway
East Victoria Park
Western Australia 6101
T: +61 8 9452 9999 | F: + 61 8 9470 5253

Sanjeev holds a master’s degree in Family Medicine from the National University of Singapore. He is very passionate about management of obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome through the scientifically proven low carbohydrate-high healthy fat diet. He is a fully credentialed Family Physician in Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with almost two decades of clinical experience.