IDM Physicians Network2019-07-22T13:12:45-04:00


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 |

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  | F: 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.

Dr. Ian S. Burron

Dr. Ian S. Burron

Specialty: Family Medicine
1880 Ellice Avenue
T:  204-775-2400

Dr. Ian S. Burron completed a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy), and a Doctor of Medicine both at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Burron is a candidate diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (February 2019).

He is a Family Physician with certification in Emergency Medicine an a special interest in obesity and lifestyle medicine.
Dr. Evelyne Bourdua-Roy, MD, MCMF

The Toronto Metabolic Clinic

​2175 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 304
​North York, ON M2J 1W8
T: 647-341-4517 |  F: 647-497-6006

The Toronto Metabolic Clinic offers treatment for various conditions through dietary intervention, under the supervision of a dedicated and well-trained medical team, including both family physicians and specialists. Our dieting program is based on intermittent fasting and low carbohydrate/ketogenic consumption, and offered in partnership with Don Valley Integrated Digestive Clinic and Dr. Jason Fung’s Intensive Dietary Management Program.

United States (East)

Dr Aastha Kalra

Dr. Aastha Kalra

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Obesity
89 River St
Sleepy Hollow , NY 10591

New York ( Gramercy Park)
130 E 18th St
New York NY 10003

New Jersey ( West New York)
6040 John F Kennedy Blvd
West New York NJ 07093

T: 914 266 0321
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Dr. Aastha Kalra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra University- NorthShore LIJ Health System in New York and thereafter served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine for a year. An outstanding physician, Dr. Kalra’s skills extend beyond traditional medicine to include a special interest in Obesity and Diabetes Reversal. She is founder physician of telemedicine startup , Weight Zero MD which is a virtual clinic leveraging technology for reversal of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Clodagh Ryan

Dr Clodagh Ryan

Specialty: Family Medicine
Cara Direct Care
1400 W. 47th St., Ste. 1
La Grange, IL 60525
T: 708-571-CARA (2272)
F: 281:667-0104

Dr Clodagh Ryan is a board-certified family medicine physician who graduated from medical school at University Of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland in 1999. After working in Ireland for a few years, she moved to the Chicago area where she completed family medicine residency at Adventist La Grange Hospital in 2008. She opened her Direct Primary Care practice in La Grange, Illinois in 2017 which gives her more time with patients to educate them on lifestyle choices which can reverse chronic disease, and provides affordable care for uninsured/underinsured families.

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.

Crystal Dyer, MD

Crystal Dyer, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine/Obesity Medicine/Sports Medicine
Center for Wellness
Address 1:
1843 W Morris Blvd
Morristown, TN 37813
T: (423)581-7976
Address 2:
1360 Dolly Parton Pkwy
Sevierville, TN 37862
T: (865)429-0921
Address 3:
1101 E McKinney Ave
Rogersville, TN 37857
T: (423)272-1900
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Dr. Dyer is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has completed additional training in Sports Medicine as well as Medical Acupuncture and Aesthetics. Having personally struggled with weight issues, Dr. Dyer herself has shed over 50 lbs and realizes that obesity is a complex problem that does not have a one size fits all solution. Dr. Dyer and her staff believe in individualized approaches to health and wellness and are supportive of intermittent fasting as one of the tools to accomplish patient goals.

Cynthia Villacis, MD

Cynthia Villacis, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine
Health Connections Direct Primary Care
527 Centre View Blvd.
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
T: (859)905-0707 |
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Dr. Cynthia Villacis is board certified in Family Medicine and opened Health Connections Direct Primary Care in 2017 to have the time to help people achieve their health care goals. Obesity contributes to a many chronic health problems and by working towards a healthier weight, patients are able to improve their overall health. Dr. Villacis also has struggled with her weight and recognizes that reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is a journey and she works with people no matter where they are in this process. She encourages physical activity and body acceptance while actively taking steps to improve health and function through weight reduction.

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.

Jakleen Labbad MD

Jakleen Labbad MD

Specialty: Family medicine, obesity medicine
Revital Health
25125 Detroit Rd. Suite 140
Westlake OH 44145
T: 1-888-6Revital
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Dr. Labbad Is passionate about weight loss and helping people reverse disease through optimizing their lifestyle. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo and completed residency in Family Medicine At Case Western Reserve University/ University Hospitals. In addition, she is board certified in obesity medicine And has been practicing as a weight-loss specialist for several years.

Bret Scher MD

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.

Linda M. Lee MD

Linda M. Lee MD

Specialty: Family Practice/Functional Medicine
Atlanta Functional Medicine
5755 North Point Parkway #74
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
T: 770-667-3006

Dr. Linda Lee is a Board Certified Family Physician trained in Functional Medicine. Her passion is to help patients with metabolic disorders such as diabetes, PCOS and obesity reverse their symptoms using Fasting and diet. She also works with patients who have autoimmune disorders, using fasting/autophagy protocols to help put their autoimmunity in remission.

Mark B McColl, MD

Mark B McColl, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Trinity Direct Primary Care, PLLC
10437 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
T: 865-244-1800
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I’m a primary care physician board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics who believes the three pillars of good health are nutrition, exercise, and sleep. I work with my patients to help them understand their health trajectory especially when it relates to cardiometabolic disorders like insulin resistance and diabetes. My physician partners and I have developed intensive hands on teaching aids and several educational programs utilizing LCHF/IF nutrition in combination with exercise that have proven highly successful in reversing these illnesses, enhancing weight loss, and restoring health and functional fitness in our patients.

Mark P. Nelson

Mark P. Nelson, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine
DuPage Medical Group
150 E. Willow
Wheaton, IL 60187
T: 630-510-6900 | E:

Dr. Nelson is a Board Certified family physician. Through his 31 years of experience in primary care, he has been witness to the growing waistlines and blood sugar levels of his patients. Seeing that the “eat less, move more” advice was failing; he moved to a low carb, high fat approach eight years ago. This has produced great results in his patients. So he’s been able to manage many medical issues without resorting to medications. This new approach has revitalized his practice. He feels like finally he can really help his patients.

Mona Lala, MD

Mona Lala, MD

Specialty: Obesity Medicine, Emergency Medicine
742 N Ada St, Suite 1S
Chicago, IL 60642
T: 773-270-8223

Dr Lala is a board certified physician specializing in weight loss medicine. Dr Lala attended University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School and Emergency Medicine Residency at University of Illinois at Chicago as well. She has had over a decade of experience observing and treating patients who suffer from obesity and the vast number of complicating health conditions that come with unhealthy weight. It is due to this experience that she has a profound passion for treating patients to achieve a healthy weight and, most importantly, a higher quality of life. In 2018, she founded Kinetix Medical Weight Loss and Wellness, and has dedicated herself to working with patients to reach their health and weight goals.

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.

Molly Rutherford, MD, MPH

Molly Rutherford, MD, MPH

Specialty: Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine

Bluegrass Family Wellness
6225 W Hwy 146, Suite 1
Crestwood, KY 40014
T: 502-532-8223
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Dr. Rutherford started Bluegrass Family Wellness, a Direct Primary Care practice, in 2015 in order to provide excellent, affordable, accessible care. Her innovative practice model allows her to spend time with patients, focus on wellness, while offering wholesale labs and medications at steep discounts.

Nivedita S Bijoor, MD

Nivedita S Bijoor, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and Obesity Medicine

Oakview  Medical Associates RejuvenateMD
11 Five Forks Plaza Ct, Suite A
Simpsonville, SC 29681
T: 864-627-0444
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Dr. Nita Bijoor is triple board certified in Family Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine and Obesity ( Bariatric) Medicine. She is a fellow member of the Obesity Medicine Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.  She served as the chief resident of the Medical University of South Carolina Family Medicine-Spartanburg Residency Program. Her passion for nutrition, physical fitness and preventive health inspired her to start her private practice in Greenville, SC in 2008 where she is also the medical director of a very successful non surgical weight loss program. Her special interests are metabolic syndrome, PCOS, insulin resistance and customizing LCHF and IF programs for her patients.

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.

Steven Horvitz, D.O.

Steven Horvitz, D.O.

Specialty: Lifestyle Medicine
110 Marter Ave, Suite 408
Moorestown, NJ 08057
T: 856-231-0590
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Dr. Steven Horvitz is the founder of the Institute for Medical Wellness (IMW), the first Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice in New Jersey. The IMW has a strong focus on Lifestyle Medical Care. Dr. Horvitz works with each individual patient to help prevent disease by searching for triggers/causes of disease, and hopefully helping patients to remove them. Dr. Horvitz has a special interest in how metabolism and your immune system affect health for both good and bad.

Dr. Tro Kalayjian

Dr. Tro Kalayjian

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine
84 Route 303
Tappan, NY 10983
T: 845-397-2873

Dr. Tro Kalayjian is a board certified physician practicing internal and obesity medicine, with a focus on diabetes, hypertension and lipid management. His focus is on implementing lifestyle and dietary modifications whenever possible. Dr. Tro Kalayjian, himself, has lost over 150lbs and has also worked with over countless patients with weight loss, diabetes, and hypertension through remote consultations via tele-medicine equipment and software.

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
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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.

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.

Brandon Alleman, MD, PhD

Brandon Alleman, MD, PhD

Specialty: Family Medicine
Antioch Med 1126 S. Clifton Ave
Wichita, KS 67218
T: 316-350-8008

Dr. Alleman is a board certified Family Medicine physician. He received his undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Hope College, was a Fulbright Scholar in Budapest, Hungary and then went on to received his MD and PhD in Translational Biomedicine from the University of Iowa. After graduating from Family Medicine Residency he went on to co-found the Direct Primary Care practice Antioch Med in Wichita, Kansas.

Cecily A. Ganheart MD

Cecily A. Ganheart MD

Specialty: Women & Children

Midwest Women’s & Children’s Specialty Group
Address 1: 3510 Clinton Pkwy Pl #310, Lawrence, KS 66047
T: (785) 830-8105
Address 2: 12200 W 106th St, Overland Park, KS 66215
T: (913) 599-1396

Freeman Health Systems
Perinatology Center
1532 W. 32nd, Ste. #302
T: 417-347-8590


Cecily Clark-Ganheart, MD, FACOG is a Maternal-Fetal Medicine physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Clark-Ganheart has a special emphasis on preconception weight loss and treatment of PCOS with lifestyle interventions, specifically intermittent fasting and low carb.  She believes lifestyle is the most under utilized tool for fighting disease.  Dr. Clark-Ganheart has a passion for combining her knowledge of fertility, women’s health, and lifestyle medicine to achieve optimal outcomes.  Aside from treating PCOS, Dr. Clark-Ganheart treats patients regardless of gender to assist in the achievement of optimal health.

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.

Gilbert Head HD

Gilbert Head HD

Specialty: Family Practice
Family Medicine at Legacy
17241 Oak Dr, Suite 101
Omaha, NE 68130
T: 402-896-1833
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Dr. Head has practiced Family Medicine for 35 years and in 2015 changed his focus to personalized health care & prevention. He has extensive experience treating diabetes and obesity. He strongly endorses and personally practices both intermittent fasting and ketogenic methods.

Dr. Indrani Raman MD

Dr. Indrani Raman MD

Specialty: Board certified in Internal medicine, and Nephrology , Certified Diplomat of Obesity Medicine by ABOM, Fellowship training in Integrative Medicine (AzCIM)
Excel Health MD PLLC
318 W FM St 544
Bldg C, Suite#4
Murphy, Tx-75094
T: 972-752-3199 | F: 972-759-9051
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I am a nephrologist who has been practicing traditional medicine for last 12 years in Dallas, Texas. After noting the severe complications from the obesity epidemic with my own patients, I decided to switch gears towards preventive care and Wellness. As a board certified doctor and based on my own personal success, I can provide guidance for ketogenic, low carb diets, FDA approved anti obesity medications and fasting.

Chronic Kidney disease and dialysis patients are considered to be more complicated by other doctors for weight loss management. With my extensive clinical experience, I am uniquely qualified to provide weight loss management under close clinical supervision for this demographic.

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.

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.

Kissi R. Blackwell

Kissi R. Blackwell, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine
Clarity Direct Care, PLLC
1908 Elmwood North, Suite 102
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
T: 940-441-CARE
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Dr. Blackwell graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX in 2006 and John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency Program in Fort Worth, TX in 2009. She owns the first Direct Primary Care practice in Wichita Falls, Texas and has an interest in diabetes and preventative medicine. She is an advocate for intermittent fasting and dietary interventions for the treatment of disease and the maintenance of overall health.

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

280 Legacy Dr
Suite 106, Plano, TX 75023

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.

Richa Mittal

Dr. Richa Mittal

Specialty: Board certified in Internal Medicine, Diplomate American Board of Obesity Medicine
8380 Warren Pkwy, Suite 100
Frisco, TX 75034
T: 469-294-3501
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Dr. Mittal is a board-certified internist and diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine. She went to medical school at the University of Texas at Austin and completed her internal medicine residency at McGaw Memorial Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. Her years of experience as an internist, hospitalist, and medical director of a weight loss program, have provided a strong foundation that has led her to start her own medical weight loss and wellness practice in Frisco, TX (DFW metroplex). Her focus is to deliver comprehensive and personalized care, in order to provide effective medical weight management. She is passionate about nutrition, fitness, cooking and preventive health, and she blogs weekly about related health topics.

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.

Stefanie Huff, MD

Stefanie Huff, MD

Specialty: Emergency Medicine with interest in Weight-loss and Wellness
3350 Peoria St, Ste 120, Aurora
CO 80010
T: 303-242-3657
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Dr. Stefanie Huff is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with an interest in weight-loss and wellness. She has experienced Dr. Fung’s program described in The Obesity Code firsthand through her own 30-pound weight loss. Dr. Huff graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed Emergency Medicine residency at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Valerie Liao

Dr. Valerie Liao

Specialty: Obesity Medicine/Internal Medicine
7777 Forest Lane, Suite A-331
Dallas, TX 75230
T: 972-566-2886 | F: 214-723-5671
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Dr. Valerie Liao graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1993, and served in the US Air Force until 2002. She is a board certified Internal Medicine physician and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is the Program Director of Nonsurgical Weight Loss at Medical City Dallas.

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.

Bret Scher MD

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.

Charlene Lichtash

Charlene Lichtash

Specialty: Internal Medicine
8767 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90211
T: (310) 385-3588 | F: (424) 314-8735
W: lichtashc  E:

Dr. Charlene Lichtash is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, with a special interest in weight-loss and metabolic disorders. She has found Dr. Fung’s approach to be life-changing for many of her patients, and she supports patients who wish to use intermittent fasting and dietary changes to improve their health and reverse or manage disease. Dr. Lichtash received her bachelor of science degree in psychobiology from UCLA, her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, and she completed Internal Medicine residency training at Olive-View UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Gaja Andzel

Gaja Andzel

Specialty: Endocrinology
33758 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa CA 92399
T: 909 795 9747

Dr. Andzel is a board-certified internist and endocrinologist. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010, the year she graduated from Medical University of Warsaw, Poland. She completed her postgraduate training in Chicago IL, Phoenix AZ and Loma Linda CA. Her personal experience of normalizing glucose levels with fasting and carbohydrates restriction lead to offering these modalities as a therapeutic option to her patients. Dr. Andzel finds nutrition therapy very effective in treating obesity, diabetes type 1 and type 2, as well as autoimmune conditions and hormonal imbalance. She finds assisting patients in health transformation very rewarding.

Marcy Meyer, MD

Marcy Meyer, MD

Specialty: General Medicine
NET Health Direct Primary Care
2613 N 21st St
Tacoma, WA 98406

Dr. Marcy Meyer grew up in San Diego, California. She attended San Diego State University, earning her Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She earned her medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and continued her training at Tripler Army Medical Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After serving in the U.S. Army for over 21 years, Dr. Meyer chose to embark on her civilian career, by establishing NET Health Direct Primary Care.

Peter Lehmann MD

Peter Lehmann MD

Specialty: General Medicine
Vintage Direct Primary Care

Poulsbo Office:
19319 7th Ave NE Suite 114
Poulsbo, WA. 98370
Kingston Office:
25985 Barber Cutoff Road Suite B-1
Kingston, WA. 98346

T: 360-930-3500 (Work), 360-509-2749 (Cell)

Dr. Lehmann, a 1990 graduate of the George Washington School of Medicine, has been in private practice for over twenty years.  He left corporatized medicine to open his solo practice, Vintage Direct Primary Care, in January of 2016. This practice has allowed him the time to concentrate his practice on helping patients become healthier, not relying on the healthcare system to just treat disease.
Dr. Priyanka Wali

Dr. Priyanka Wali

Specialty: Internal Medicine/Obesity Medicine
3380 20th St #102
San Francisco, CA 94110
T: 415-841-3372

Dr. Priyanka Wali is a board-certified Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine physician who comes to you with an open heart and a sharp mind ready to heal from all aspects. She graduated from the University of Southern California cum laude as an undergraduate in Los Angeles and continued her training there for medical school. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco Her philosophical approach to medicine stems from holistic concepts, primarily that “Food is Medicine” and many medical illnesses arise from disconnection of natural-occurring phenomenon. For patients suffering from prediabetes, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fatty liver, insulin resistance, or irritable bowel syndrome, she is adept at implementing dietary therapies to reverse those conditions.


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.

Ana Iacob

Ana Iacob

Specialty: General Adult Psychiatry specialized in Eating Disorders
Valais Hospital, Route de Grand Champsec 80
Sion, 1950, Switzerland
T: +41 76 4443393 | M: +521 5537339154
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Dr. Ana Iacob is a psychiatrist working in Switzerland in the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry department. She believes that lifestyle choices have an important impact on both mental and physical health. By using cognitive and behavioural therapy, she helps her patients to incorporate a healthier lifestyle focusing on nutrition, fitness and behavioural changes. She speaks English, French, Italian and Romanian and she is proud to be a part of the IDM Physicians Network.

Dr. Christophe GAUDEUL M.D

Dr. Christophe GAUDEUL M.D

Specialty: General Practitioner
EurAm Medical Center
1F North Tower, Ocean Pearl Building
19 Huali Lu, Zhujiang New Town
T: 020 3758 5328
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Dr. Gaudeul was educated in France and received a diploma in general practice in 1991 in Toulouse. He mainly in the field of primary care, as a country doctor or a mountain doctor. He also worked in the field of pulmonary rehab, sports medicines, with obesity related pulmonary insufficiency and addiction.He currently works in China in international clinics. with patients that are mainly expatriates from all over the world.

Dr Glen Hagemann

Dr. Glen Hagemann

Specialty: Sports physician
The Sharks Medical Centre
12 Walter Gilbert Rd, Durban
KZN, South Africa
T: +27 (031) 3121136
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Dr. Glen Hagemann is a practising sports physician who is a past president and honorary life member of the South African Sports Medicine Association. He is a member of the Noake’s Foundation Nutrition Network. He is a reviewer for the British Journal of Sports Medicine and embraces both professionally and personally the LCHF way of living for health, weight loss and sports performance reasons.

June Hayrelle Gorriceta, MD, DPCP

June Hayrelle Gorriceta, MD, DPCP

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Yas Healthcare, 2nd Floor
Dusit Thani Hotel Complex, Muroor Road
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
T: 02-333-6999
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Dr Gorriceta is a diplomate of Internal Medicine from the Philippines who is currently practicing as a General Practitioner in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She is dedicated to improve the lives of patients with the long-term goal of eradicating the worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes through educating and guiding patients about dietary modifications and intermittent fasting.

Dr. Maíra Soliani Del Negro MD/ PhD.

Dr. Maíra Soliani Del Negro MD/ PhD.

Specialty: Anesthesiology
Av Barão De Itapura, 1226
Campinas, SP BRAZIL
Clinica MEDS (019) 3231-1111

Dr Maira Soliani graduated in 2009 and concluded her Anesthesiology Specialty in 2013. She holds a PhD since 2016 also by Campinas State University in Brazil. (UNICAMP)

After realizing that a great part of her patients’ post operative complications are closely related to the modern chronic metabolic diseases, and that diet and fasting could prevent them from becoming sick the first place, she began to treat patients with metabolic diseases and obesity in her clinic in Brazil.

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.

Wanda Tan

Wanda Tan

Specialty: General Practitioner
SinoUnited Health

Gefei Center Clinic
757 Mengzi Road, Room 304-307
Huangpu District, Shanghai 200023

Zhangjiang Clinic
268 Zhangjiang Xiangke Road, Room 101-102/105-108
U-plus Building, Pudong New Area
Shanghai, 201210

T: 400-186-2116
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Dr. Wanda Tan is a General Practitioner with a background in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. She completed her medical degree in Antwerp, Belgium and post graduate training in Melbourne, Australia. She has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a Masters Degree in International Health and a special interest in Functional Medicine and Nutrition. She currently works in an international clinic in Shanghai, China.