About This Site

I’m a physician who specializes in both internal medicine and bariatric medicine.   Bariatricians have expertise in non-surgical weight loss, as opposed to bariatric surgeons, who perform weight loss surgery.  Non-surgical weight loss recommendations focus on lifestyle change pertaining to diet, exercise and behavior.  When appropriate, a bariatrician may prescribe medications that facilitate weight loss, or refer for bariatric surgical consultations.  Bariatricians also evaluate and treat weight-related conditions, such as sleep apnea, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. 

On this site, you will find suggestions and advice about weight loss, including tips on lightening up your cooking, savvy grocery shopping, smart snacking, and links to other helpful websites.  Someday, there may be a forum or question and answer opportunities, and things like that.  There may be an occasional or frequent recipe or snack find, or I may share my own experiences and issues with weight and eating struggles.