Janine Darby, M.D., shares a world of wisdom in just three words: “Health is wealth.” As a double-board-certified family physician and bariatrician, as well as the founder of Lifestyle Changes, she would know. Her words carry even more weight in light of the fact that an ongoing global health crisis has claimed the lives of more than 3 million people.
Educated at renowned institutions including Carnegie Mellon University, American University, and the Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Darby says she “always wanted to be a doctor.” She felt the pull of her life’s calling early on; at eight years old, when most girls her age were more interested in dolls and toys, she was intrigued with how the human body works. She also had a fascination with different forms of disease—skin cancer, in particular—resulting from an experience with a family member.