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I am an obesity medicine specialist and enjoy working together with patients of all ages to improve their overall health and well being. I am interested in health at every weight, nutrition and lifestyle medicine. I take care of patients with all types of eating disorders as well.
I am honored to welcome patients to a care team that works together to reach your healthy lifestyle and weight loss goals. I believe in working together with patients and families to reach shared goals and promote long term lifestyle change.
Our team delivers a personalized comprehensive plan tailored to each individual. I am board certified in internal medicine as well as pediatrics providing me with clinical expertise from young children to adolescents to adults of all ages. I work on many teams that promote obesity prevention across the community as well. I look forward to working with you and your family!
I am an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota and enjoy teaching residents and students as well as collaborating on research studies.
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics
Chief Resident: University of Cincinnati
Residency: University of Cincinnati
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Cincinnati, OH USA
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA
Undergraduate: Iowa State University
BS Chemical Engineering
Ames, IA USA
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Kelly AS, Metzig AM, Rudser KD, Fitch AK, Fox CK, Nathan BM, Deering M, Schwartz BL, Abuzzahab MJ, Gandrud LM, Moran A, Billington CJ, Schwartzenberg SJ. Exenatide as a weight-loss therapy in extreme pediatric obesity: a randomized, controlled pilot study. Obesity 201;20(2):364-370.
- Member The Obesity Society
- Member American College of Physicians
- Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
- Member American Society of Bariatric Physicians
I grew up in Iowa and moved to Cincinnati, OH to initially work as a chemical engineer before going to medical school. I stayed in Cincinnati for medical school and residency. My husband and I moved to Minneapolis where I have been a primary care physician for many years before specializing in helping patients to lose weight in a way that promotes health and wellness with lasting lifestyle change. In my time away from work I enjoy biking, walking and just about any outdoor activity especially going to concerts by the lake. We have one son and enjoy traveling with our family as well.