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Sarita Golikeri, MD, ABOM, CCMS

Accepting New Patients

Sarita Golikeri

Williamsburg Geriatrics & Lifestyle Medicine

4125 Ironbound Road
Suite 201
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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FAX

(757) 808-5283

Office Hours

Monday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM

Languages

English

BIOGRAPHY

MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM IN WILLIAMSBURG, VA

Sarita Golikeri, MD, ABOM, CCMS is a local family medicine physician certified in culinary medicine – an emerging field of medicine that seeks to prevent and manage chronic disease and promote healthy lifestyles through cooking. .

The primary focus of Dr. Golikeri’s clinical practice is to help patient’s live healthy lifestyles through weight management and nutrition. In complement to this focus, she takes a special interest in preventive care in the young, and the young at heart, as well as the treatment of chronic disease including diabetes, hypertension, dementia, high cholesterol, asthma, and obesity. Dr. Golikeri’s motto is, “It is better to prevent trouble than to treat it.”

Dr. Golikeri is board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Culinary Medicine through the Tulane School of Medicine Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. As a culinary medicine specialist, Dr. Golikeri consults with patients on the management and prevention of conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol through diet and nutrition. She also sees patients who are struggling to lose weight and those who are experiencing difficulty maintaining a healthy weight.

Dr. Golikeri earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Chicago and her medical degree at St. George’s University in Grenada. After medical school, Dr. Golikeri returned to her home state of New Jersey to complete her family medicine residency at Somerset Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the University of Pittsburgh

After completing her fellowship, Dr. Golikeri moved to the Williamsburg area with her husband, Dr. Vijay Subramaniam, a pulmonologist with TPMG Lung and Sleep Specialists in Williamsburg, and began practicing medicine at Fort Eustis in Newport News, providing care for active and retired military personnel. She joined TPMG Colonial Family Medicine in 2014 and in 2019 opened her practice, TPMG Williamsburg Geriatrics & Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Golikeri enjoys sharing knowledge and guidance about living a healthier lifestyle, and is a practitioner of her advice, incorporating good nutrition and wellness practices into her daily routine and offers virtual cooking classes monthly. She also serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatrics at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). To learn more about how our medical weight loss program and our culinary medicine practices can improve your health and wellness, or if you’re interested in taking her cooking class, call the office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Golikeri.


In the News

Hampton Roads Show | October 2018 – In the Kitchen: Curried Lentils with Kale and Sweet Potato

Hampton Roads Show | June 2019 – In the Kitchen: Summer Vegetable Chowder

 

Dr. Golikeri’s Printable Biography

EDUCATION

Undergraduate: University of Chicago
Medical School: St. George's University
Residency: Family Medicine, Somerset Medical Center
Fellowship: Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Board Certified: Family Medicine and Geriatrics
Added Certification: Culinary Medicine, Tulane School of Medicine Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

HONORS & AWARDS

2021 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2019 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"

Awarded recognition for three years by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Recognition Program (03/14/2018-03/14/2021)

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

Culinary Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Obesity Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Management Education

TESTIMONIALS

"Hi my name is John C Smith, and I am a member of the Lean Md program. I started the program in January 2021. The program has been a life changing experience for me and my family. The Lean MD products was a game changer for me. When I started the program I weighed in at 290lbs. I reached my goal of 250 lbs in April 2021. Dr. Golikieri and her staff were very helpful and supportive. The Lean MD program requires discipline, so you have to want to do it for your self. It’s worth it . I did it for myself, but my family is also reaping the benefits of my weight loss. Also my type 2 diabetes is under control and my blood pressure is at an all time low. My primary care physician has adjusted my meds and hopefully he can start taking me off some of the medications soon."

“I've been over weight for as long as I can remember... at least since early grade school. My weight has always fluctuated over the years and I've tried nearly every diet out there. Now in my mid 40’s, I was determined to take control over my health. I wanted to live a long and healthy life and enjoy every minute of my future. In 2019 I began talking to my primary care physician about weight loss options. On my own, I attempted to take control myself and was mildly successful, then the pandemic hit and it all went down the drain. In the summer of 2020 my physician started me on a proper plan. I now take recommended vitamins and supplements; I portion out my foods, eating 3 meals a day with 3 small snacks, every 2-3 hours; I get up and walk on breaks at work; I've got a treadmill routine consisting of a one hour walk five days a week; my husband and I take a local trail walk once a week; I've incorporated a light weight lifting routine; I have weekly meetings with my weight loss coach, which helps me stay on track and make adjustments to my routines as necessary; and I use different sources for tracking my calorie, carbohydrate, and water intake. To date, I've lost over 75 pounds in just over 8 months with a medically supported plan. I feel happier, more energized, determined, and most of all confident in my future."

“Last Spring, I had major surgery, which was successful, and also resulted in a weight loss of approximately 25 pounds. I now had a 25 pound "head start" in my goal to lose weight, but I had tried to lose weight on my own in the past with terrible long-term results, so I knew I needed a system with structure that was also medically proven and physician supervised. I began looking around for a local in-person option and I found the "LeanMD" program run by Dr Golikeri.  The in-person instruction on what foods to eat and what not to eat, how to get your metabolism into ketosis so that weight loss is more rapid and most importantly, how to keep the weight from returning.  Dr. Golikeri has also sponsored several virtual cooking classes to show you different foods that are good for you and your diet and get you out of your comfort zone. I have been very pleased with my weight loss results with the LeanMD program.  It is not a miracle pill, rather a system that with steady work, will help you lose weight."