Ethan Lazarus, M.D.
Ethan Lazarus M.D. specializes in helping individuals with weight problems lose weight and live happier, healthier lives. He is board certified both by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and serves as their delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA). In this role, he advocates for recognition of obesity as a medical problem, educating and avoiding the stigmata associated with obesity, and to improve prevention, recognition and treatment strategies for overweight and obese individuals. He also serves as an educator to physicians and is a frequent lecturer at area hospitals and nationally providing continuing medical education on various obesity-related topics including teaching about weight bias, quality improvement in a bariatric practice, and nutrition at the obesity medicine review course offered by the ASBP twice a year to physicians around the country.
Why choose me as your weight loss doctor?
Since joining the staff at CNC, Dr. Lazarus has focused his practice on medical weight loss and long-term weight control. His expertise is now medically supervised weight loss and management of obesity-related medical problems. In addition to his involvement with the AMA, AAFP and ASBP, Dr. Lazarus receives additional training from The Obesity Society (TOS) and the Harvard Obesity Course. Dr. Lazarus excels at managing obesity as a medical condition, which is what the Obesity Medicine specialty is all about.
Most importantly, Dr. Lazarus understands that every person he treats has a unique set of circumstances that has resulted in the weight problem. No two individuals gained weight for the same reason. Therefore, every person requires an individualized weight loss program. Some people gain weight for emotional reasons – depression, boredom, loneliness, stress, a bad relationship, insecurity, or even abuse. Some gain weight due to other medical problems like diabetes, thyroid issues, arthritis, insomnia, digestion issues and food allergies or intolerances, and side effects of many medications. Whatever the contributing factors, exploring the whole person rather than just focusing on the food choices can be an important step towards figuring out together the lifestyle changes that will be necessary not only for successful weight loss, but for long-term weight control.
Making the decision to lose weight can be difficult. Many of our patients have been contemplating which direction will be best for them but are unsure of the right choice. As a Physician, I hold myself and my staff to the highest standards, always placing my patient’s health and well-being first and foremost. I enjoy developing an ongoing rapport with every person I treat because this caring and understanding is key to figuring out what got each individual in trouble with their weight in the first place.
Focusing on the cause of the problem while following evidence-based and scientifically sound practices leads to better weight loss and is why our patients enjoy such a high rate of success.