Dr. Ethan Lazarus, Weight Loss Doctor in Denver
Born: Denver, Colorado, raised in Greenwood Village, practiced family medicine in Littleton, and now lives in Lone Tree!
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School
MD: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Residency: Family Medicine, John Peter Smith hospital, Ft. Worth, Texas.
Married with 3 children – Zoey (15), Zachary(13) and Sean (8) as of 2022
Enjoys biking, running and skiing
Accomplished musician – cellist, pianist, composer. Click here for more info…
Dr. Lazarus will help you achieve your goals including short-term (getting weight off), medium-term (integrating healthy lifestyles into your daily routine and sustaining motivation) and long-term (keeping weight off and staying healthy). By getting to know you as a unique individual, he can help understand where the problem areas are and what we need to focus on. He will guide you in selecting a treatment approach that will be safe and effective for you. He can also help manage the other obesity-related medical problems like type II diabetes, elevated blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and even things like insomnia and depression.
- Physician and Owner of Clinical Nutrition Center since 2004, a privately owned medical practice
- President (2021 – 2022) for the Obesity Medicine Association, a society with over 5,000 physicians and other healthcare providers treating obesity
- Past-President (2022 – 2024) for the Obesity Medicine Association
- Secretary-treasurer, Vice-President, President-Elect, Board of Trustees (2014 – 2021) for the Obesity Medicine Association
- Diplomate: American Board of Obesity Medicine
- Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
- Specializes in medical weight loss
- Delegate in the American Medical Association
- Healthcare Advocate of the Year. Obesity Action Coalition. November 2018.
- Obesity Medicine Clinician of the Year. Obesity Medicine Association. October 2015.
- Peter G. Lindner Award. Obesity Medicine Association. October 2018.
- Vernon B. Astler Award. October 2013.
Dr. Lazarus in the media
GLP-1s can help patients drop 5% or more of their body mass. But most doctors aren’t prescribing obesity meds, and insurers aren’t covering them.
As this year comes to a close, it offers clinicians a chance to reflect on the current state of obesity medicine and look ahead to what’s next. The COVID-19 crisis will still be top of mind forcing our field to continue to adapt — this will be particularly true for our colleagues involved in obesity treatment. Click here to read more.
The culmination of another year offers clinicians a chance to reflect on the current state of obesity medicine and look ahead to the developments on the horizon. Certainly, we can expect our field to continue reacting and responding to the COVID-19 crisis — and this will be particularly true for our colleagues who practice bariatric surgery. Patients with obesity are at a significantly higher risk of adverse health outcomes as a result of COVID-19, and these dedicated healthcare professionals play a vital role in helping to stem one of our country’s most pressing public health concerns. Click here to read more.
Overcoming medical barriers to weight loss
Read this informative article where Dr. Lazarus was interviewed and discussed obesity treatment in the article “Overcoming medical barriers to weight loss”
Few Signs of a Taste for Diet Pills
Read Dr. Lazarus view on diet medications in “Few Signs of a Taste for Diet Pills”
Person-first, preventive approach needed to tackle obesity
Dr. Lazarus was interviewed by the AMA/AMA Wire, on how to overcome the stigma associated with obesity, in this article “Person-first, preventive approach needed to tackle obesity”
Dr. Lazarus is the first medical weight loss expert quoted in this article “What 10 Obesity Experts Wish You Knew About Weight Loss.”
Liquid Meal Replacements: Better Than Other Weight Loss Options?
Weight loss expert Dr. Ethan Lazarus comments on: Liquid Meal Replacements: Better Than Other Weight Loss Options?
Why Calling Obesity a Disease Is a Good Thing
Ethan Lazarus, MD, a weight loss expert in Denver comments on Sanjay Gupta’s article, “Why Calling Obesity a Disease Is a Good Thing”
Journey Talk Live
Dr. Lazarus was the featured guest on Journey Talk Live, a show hosted by Dr. Nick Slenkovich. Dr. Slenkovich is a plastic surgeon in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. This interview explores the ins and outs of medical weight loss. You can watch the interview on Facebook Now.
Overcoming Misperceptions About Diabetes
Dr. Lazarus was interviewed for this great article posted in the WSJ, “Overcoming Misperceptions About Diabetes” Read complete article
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals to offer free genetic testing for rare forms of genetic obesity. Click here to read more.