Nutrition and Weight Loss Programs

Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group – TPMG’s certified medical experts in nutrition: Ebtehal Abdelaal, MD, ABOM, Sarita Golikeri, MD, ABOM, CCMS, Margaret Gaglione, MD, FACP, Gale Pearson, MS, RDN, CDCES, and Mary Roberts-Curran, MA, RDN, CHES.

Each expert has a unique focus, whether it is bariatric, obesity, or culinary medicine, with a commitment to similar goals:

  • Preventing and managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity
  • Providing healthy lifestyle guidance and education
  • Helping patients reach their weight-loss goals and dietary goals
  • Providing health programs that improve overall wellness

TPMG Peninsula Medical Associates Weight-Loss Program:

Ebtehal Abdelaal, MD, ABOM at TPMG Peninsula Medical Associates offers a weight-loss program designed to help participants live healthier and feel younger. This program provides a comprehensive plan for nutrition, physical activity, behavioral health, and weight-loss medications. Participants will learn how to navigate their choices and choose a health plan that works best for them.

Virtual Cooking Classes:

Sarita Golikeri, MD, ABOM, CCMS at TPMG Williamsburg Geriatrics and Lifestyle Medicine offers monthly, virtual cooking classes, providing healthy alternatives to some of your favorite meals. After signing up for the classes, participants receive recipes to follow along from their kitchens. Dr. Golikeri incorporates good nutrition and wellness practices into her daily routine and would like to share that knowledge.

TPMG Coastal Internal Medicine Maintenance Programs:

At TPMG Coastal Internal MedicineMargaret Gaglione, MD, FACP offers maintenance programs such as meal programs and grocery store food programs to help participants achieve their weight-loss goals. Dr. Gaglione also uses pharmaceutical therapeutics if needed.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes:

Gale Pearson, MS, RDN, CDCES, and Mary Roberts-Curran, MA, RDN, CHES at TPMG Nutrition Services offers virtual Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) classes the first three Mondays of every month from 5 pm-8 pm. The goal of DSME classes is to help people with diabetes learn how to manage the condition while living healthy lives now and in the future.

If you are looking to develop a healthier lifestyle with the help of our medical experts in nutrition, sign up for one of our programs today.

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