Meet the Team
"Obesity needs a long-term approach that combines diet, increased activity and lifestyle changes. Both overweight and obesity can increase the risk for serious complications including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, gallstones, high cholesterol, gout and many types of cancer. Overweight or obesity occurs when, over time, the body takes in more calories than it burns. Another possible cause of obesity is a hormone imbalance."
"As an endocrinologist and a specialist in hormones and metabolism, we can assess the cause of your obesity and the possible complications. We also can direct how you should be treated and prescribe and monitor your medications. As a physician I strive to improve my patient' s quality of life and use the most current evidence to provide care. As a team, our goal is to help patients achieve their health goals by individualizing their treatment and integrating lifestyle, personal choices, medical conditions into their weight loss plan."
"I love to listen to patients. I learn just as much from them as they learn from me. I am a team player and work hard to make patients' lives better and healthier. I truly care about their health."
Suzi Albers, LAT, ATC, CSCS, P&PA - Health Coach
Suzi received her bachelor's degree in Athletic Training in 2008. With her love of health and wellness, she obtained her Strength and Conditioning Certification in 2009, her Health Coaching Certification in 2015, and Pre and Postpartum Certification in 2017. Suzi is a Health Coach for UnityPoint Clinic - Healthy Living Clinic and provides lifestyle and behavior modifications that support long-term weight management. She has a special interest in helping individuals find ways to become more physical active while incorporating long-term habit changes that ensures success. Suzi believes each person deserves to be happy and healthy. It is her goal to support patients so they achieve their own health objectives.