Weight and Wellness

Mission: We exist to love God and love others through a ministry of competent and compassionate healthcare using a whole-person, patient-centered, shared-decision making approach that matches the unique needs of people with evidence-based solutions.

Obesity: A chronic, relapsing, multi-factorial, neurobehavioral disease, wherein an increase in body fat promotes adipose tissue dysfunction and abnormal fat mass physical forces, resulting in adverse metabolic, biomechanical, and psychosocial health consequences.

Treat Obesity First: By treating obesity first as a primary condition, we can stop and even reverse the progress of over 230 related conditions including diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, hypertension, and more. Obesity is a real condition affecting millions of real people and we offer real solutions!

  • Pillars of Weight and Wellness:
  • Whole-person, integrative approach: We treat whole people…mind, body, and soul!
  • Metabolism, medical history, and molecules: Customized care addressing your unique background, history, and genetics including anti-obesity medications when appropriate.
  • Nutrition: Develop enjoyable, healthy, and sustainable whole-food based eating plans based on patient preferences and needs
  • Fitness: Individualized, fun, physical activity plans for life long cardiorespiratory fitness, strength, and flexibility.
  • The “Brain Game:” Mental health and wellness strategies to overcome obstacles,  sustain success, and maximize well being including motivational interviewing, obesity-specific cognitive behavioral techniques, and spiritual development
  • Community: Building and fostering groups of like-minded people who overcome obstacles and succeed forward TOGETHER! Together we can do this!


Prenatal Care: We have a longstanding history of providing prenatal care to our local and surrounding communities. We treat a wide range of pregnancy-related complications, such as hypertension and gestational diabetes, as well as co-existing medical conditions like hypothyroidism and depression that can affect pregnancy. Our providers typically follow patients every four weeks at the beginning of the pregnancy, every two weeks at the start of the third trimester, and then every week for the last month or so of pregnancy. We understand that symptoms experienced during pregnancy can be unpredictable and as a result, we always have a provider on call!

Prenatal Services:

  • Prenatal Care
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Co-existing Medical Conditions
  • Non-stress Testing
  • Miscarriage Management

Labor & Delivery: We perform all of our deliveries at the Family-Centered Maternity Suite located in Garrett Regional Medical Center, which was recently recognized as one of only three hospitals in Maryland to receive the distinction of Best Maternity Hospitals 2021 (as noted in Newsweek magazine). Additionally, our nursing staff recently received the Daisy Award for excellent patient care.

Labor & Delivery Services:

  • Vaginal Deliveries
  • Cesarean Deliveries
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation

Postpartum & Newborn Care: Postpartum & newborn care starts in the hospital and continues on into our clinic. One of the unique aspects of our practice is that our physicians are able to follow up with both the mother and the newborn in our clinic.

Postpartum & Newborn Services 

  • Newborn Circumcision
  • Newborn Care
  • Postpartum Care, including Postpartum Depression screening and treatment
  • Contraceptive Care


Routine Appointments (Well Child Care & Sports Physicals)

Parental Concerns: First and foremost, your child’s routine appointments are a chance to raise any questions or concerns. This can be anything from concerns regarding their behavior to a rash on their skin – we are here for everything.

Prevention & Guidance: Routine check-ups are an opportunity to be reminded of the safety recommendations for your child as well as any applicable screenings or vaccinations. The advice we give will depend on the age of your child.

Tracking Growth: We monitor the weight and height of children to ensure that your child is keeping track with their peers. A child who is not following the growth curve is at risk for failure to thrive.

Tracking Development: We will regularly have you fill out an Ages & Stages Questionnaire at your visit to determine if there are any concerns regarding the development of your child. These questions focus on the five main areas of development: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem-solving, personal-social. Children who do not meet developmental milestones sometimes need early intervention or closer follow up.

Vaccines: We recommend following the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule of vaccinations in order to prevent your child from acquiring certain infections. We have our recommended vaccination schedule posted in all exam rooms. The State of Maryland also recommends a screening lead level and anemia screening at the ages of 12 and 24 months.

Sports Physicals: We are able to complete sports physical forms for your child. There is often part of the form for the parent/guardian to complete, and our providers complete the medical exam portion. When routine check-ups (well child visits) are completed timely – rarely is a separate visit needed for a sports physical.

Urgent Care (Same Day Visits)

We understand that having a child who is sick can be stressful. We will work with you to get your child in our clinic as soon as possible in order to prevent visits to urgent care or the emergency department. We strongly believe that the best care you will receive is from providers that know your child’s history. As a result, we have allotted appointment times each day for acutely ill patients in our practice. We also have rooms at our main office in Oakland as well as our Accident office specifically designed for our patients who are sick.

Chronic Medical Problems

Children and adolescents deal with a wide range of medical conditions, sometimes requiring prescription medication. We routinely treat conditions such as asthma, eczema, ADHD, constipation, seasonal allergies, acne, headaches, and more!

Core Services

  • Abscess incision and drainage
  • Allergy injections
  • Circumcision
  • Circumcision (infant)
  • Infant care
  • Joint drainage
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Newborn care
  • Physical examination
  • Removal of wart
  • Sport physicals
  • Vaccinations
  • Well baby care
  • Well child examination
  • Urgent care (same-day appointments)

Top Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Arrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation)
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Headache
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Neutropenia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis

Adult Medicine

Preventative Care

  • Annual Wellness Visits
  • Vaccinations

Screening for common cancers: Screening for common cancers can prevent thousands of cancer deaths. We will recommend cancer screening based on your age, sex, and medical/family history.


Skin: biopsy, abscess incision & drainage, wart/mole removal, laceration repair (stitches), removal of staples or stitches

Women’s Health: pap smears, colposcopy, LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure), endometrial biopsy, placement/removal of nexplanon, placement/removal of intrauterine device

  • Joint Injections

Hospital & Emergency Department Follow-Up Visits

Our physicians manage all of our practice’s patients when they are hospitalized at Garrett Regional Medical Center. We believe this allows for better quality of care in the hospital as well as improved coordination of care when we follow up with you after discharge from the hospital. We typically follow up with patients who have been hospitalized within a week. For those who have been evaluated in an emergency department setting, we will work to follow up with you in a timely manner as well.

Acute Care

We have a specially designed space at our main office in Oakland and our Accident office that is designated to caring for our acutely ill/sick patients. This allows for same day scheduling to prevent your having to go to urgent care or the emergency department and also helps limit wait times.

Chronic Medical Problems

We manage a wide range of chronic medical conditions. Listed below are just some of the more common conditions we see in our clinic. Please note for obesity, we have a dedicated service line at our practice directed towards weight and wellness.

  • Cardiovascular Conditions: High blood pressure, Heart disease, High cholesterol, Palpitations, Atrial Fibrillation, Blood clots
  • Mental Health Conditions: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, OCD
  • Endocrine Conditions: Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Menopause
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions: Heartburn, Constipation, Diarrhea, IBS
  • Respiratory Conditions: Asthma, COPD, Tobacco Use, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Acute Conditions such as Bronchitis
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions: Muscle strain, Arthritis, Falls/Injuries
  • Neurologic Conditions: Headache, Neuropathy, Stroke, Dementia
  • Infectious Conditions: Upper respiratory infection, Urinary tract infection, Pneumonia, Sexually transmitted diseases.

Core Services

  • Abscess incision and drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Breast exam
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraception Management
  • Endometrial Biopsies
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Excision shaving or destruction of skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Gynecologic cancer screening
  • Gynecological exams
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • IUD placement and removal
  • Joint arthrocentesis
  • Joint injection
  • Laceration repair
  • LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure)
  • Mole removal
  • Nexplanon placement and removal
  • Pap smear
  • Pelvic exams
  • Physical examination
  • Preventative care
  • Removal of wart
  • Skin biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Trigger point injections
  • Urgent care (same-day appointments)
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccinations
  • Well baby care
  • Wellness exams
  • Weight loss consultation

Top Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic diseases
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Headache
  • Heart disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious diseases
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sleep apnea
  • Symptomatic menopause
  • Vaginitis/Vaginosis