Founder of Lifestyle Changes

Bariatric Expert; Medical and Weight Management Physician; Author; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advocate; Township Supervisor Candidate; Mother; and Wife

After four children, I made a pledge to concentrate on obesity medicine and to develop a personal plan to lose the weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle.”

Dr. Janine Darby

After four children, I made a pledge to concentrate on obesity medicine and to develop a personal plan to lose the weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle.”

Dr. Janine Darby

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Dr. Janine Darby, MD

Dr. Janine Darby is a business leader, medical doctor, bariatric expert, civic leader, advocate, mentor, and role model to many. She is also the founder of Lifestyle Changes, a concierge, virtual medical practice focused on weight loss and management. Dr. Darby is a double board-certified physician in Family and Obesity Medicine. She offers medical expertise partnered with personal experience to help patients achieve comprehensive weight loss transformations. Dr. Darby launched Lifestyle Changes in April 2019 and in two years she has successfully lead hundreds of patients on personal journeys towards significant weight loss and ongoing weight management. Under her supervision, patients have lost up to 50 pounds in four to six months and more than 100 pounds in a year.

“My passion for obesity medicine began when I was 39 years old. After four children, I looked in the mirror in tears, depressed, self-conscious, and imprisoned by an excess of 30 pounds on my small height of 4’11”. I made a pledge to concentrate on obesity medicine and to develop a personal plan to lose the weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Darby.

Dr. Darby’s personal journey, as shared in her book Get Your Sexy Back, is the foundation of her private practice focused on a range of weight loss needs and subsequent health issues. She partners with each patient to design a personalized, holistic approach that addresses the individual’s mindset, behaviors, understanding of food, meal prepping, cardiorespiratory health, and medication management.

She runs Lifestyle Changes from her home office, where she offers patients private virtual sessions via a secure, HIPAA compliant video chat platform and in-person visits as necessary. This platform helps patients to navigate their busy schedules that often prevent their commitment to a successful weight loss program. Dr. Darby also developed a private-label collection of vitamins and supplements to complement her treatment plans.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Darby leverages her family medicine expertise by working weekends and off-hours at local Urgent Care facilities in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She believes that by serving her community through these medical centers, she is able to ensure quality health care to people with various needs and of all ages.

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Outside of her medical profession, Dr. Darby established the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force in August 2020.

To meet the organization’s vision to live in a community that accepts, respects, and encourages the value, dignity, and capabilities of all individuals, the DEI Task Force promotes diversity through support and development of equity and inclusion practices that will eliminate discrimination and ignorance in the surrounding community.

The DEI Task Force hosts ongoing Facebook programs featuring DEI leaders, live concerts, trivia contests, and recipe submissions celebrating various cultures. In these efforts, Dr. Darby was recognized as “Citizen of the Year” from the Lower Providence Township. She and her team meet weekly and have successfully removed Indigenous People imagery from the local high school and mascot, they hold monthly roundtable discussions with the Lower Providence Police Department and continues to raise funds to help pay for scholarships and other DEI programming and resources.

Local PA Representatives recognized Dr. Darby’s community leadership and recruited her to run for Lower Providence Township Supervisor in the November 2021 elections. Dr. Darby is outlining her position on various issues including community engagement and unification, street safety requirements, and township beautification, amongst others. Dr. Darby’s civic leadership and personal experience with the local public school district that educated her four children, make her an ideal candidate for this six-year position.

Dr. Darby earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Carnegie Mellon University and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her three-year residency in Family Medicine in the Philadelphia suburbs and was Chief Resident in her last year. She spends her leisure time with her husband and children while traveling, frequenting art museums, attending shows at the theater, painting, drawing, and driving fast cars. She and her family are unified in their efforts for racial equality and together along with the community successfully led multiple peaceful protests in the summer of 2020.

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Outside of her medical profession, Dr. Darby established the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force with the vision to live in a community that accepts, respects, and encourages the value, dignity and capabilities of all individuals.

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Outside of her medical profession, Dr. Darby established the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force with the vision to live in a community that accepts, respects, and encourages the value, dignity and capabilities of all individuals.

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What our patients are saying …

With Dr. Darby’s help, I was able to finally lose 40 pounds! When we met, I was tired, apprehensive and very frustrated with my weight; she helped me feel like myself again. Dr. Darby is personable, very knowledgeable, and was extremely positive and patient while we worked together.

Renee W.

Dr. Darby got me into this journey to better health kind of by chance and I am grateful she did. Dr. Darby is so easy to communicate with, when I have struggles, she meets me with suggestions when I have questions about how to make my program work for my life, she has answer and if she doesn’t know she will find out. She is a positive guide on my journey to better health!

Stephanie L.

I’ve been a patient of Dr. Darby’s for almost ten years and I recommend her to everyone that desires a skilled and fully committed doctor. In today’s “drive-thru doctoring”, Dr. Darby is a rare find who listens, never rushes you, thorough, kind and caring. She’s a living representation of the Hippocratic Oath who not only treats you as a person and truly cares about your overall well-being.

Nicole K.

Not only was it a great experience, I’m learning new ways to eat healthy without starving. I learned to make eating right a lifestyle and dieting doesn’t work.

Khidja S.

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