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Do you have concerns about your weight and the effect it has on your overall health? Studies have shown that being overweight or obese increases your risk for many chronic illnesses, such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, and chronic liver disease. In addition, being above your ideal body weight increases your risk for many types of cancer and may worsen the severity of certain symptoms, like heartburn and snoring.
Let's say you want to lose weight. So what is the best approach is for you? Which diets or weight loss programs are effective? What if you need a place to start? Dr. Kimberly Gudzune, a board certified internist with expertise in weight management and a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, can help.
She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from the University of Colorado. Dr. Gudzune attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she received her doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees. She completed her training in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. After residency, Dr. Gudzune engaged in additional weight management training and completed a clinical research fellowship within the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Her research focuses on the impact of obesity on the patient-physician relationship and how factors in the physical and social environments influence body weight. Her research has been featured in The New York Times and on National Public Radio.
In her practice, Dr. Gudzune uses an integrative approach to design weight management plans that blend diet, exercise and medications with other modalities such as massage, acupuncture, and therapy.
To schedule an appointment, please call 410-828-3585.