My name is Dr. Janine Darby and I have been practicing medicine for 15 years, with a specialization in Family Medicine and most recently, Obesity Medicine. I chose this particular field because I have a vested interest in chronic illness prevention. In addition to my work life, I am also a wife of 24 years and a mother of four.
Six years ago, I turned 40. I felt sluggish, had gained some extra weight over time, and didn’t feel well both mentally and physically! I decided to focus on losing the weight and took the first steps to change my life, by changing my diet. I coupled the change in my diet with a fitness regimen. I lost 30 pounds and felt great about myself; and more importantly I felt more energized than ever.
During my weight-loss journey I became intrigued with the field of obesity medicine. I attended multiple conferences and learned more about this complex field of medicine. I realized that this was what I wanted to devote my time to and so Lifestyle Changes was born. I began to share my story with patients who had their own weight issues; as well as tending to other health needs/issues they may have. I follow evidence-based medicine, to create a comprehensive weight loss management plan and prescribe anti-obesity medications if deemed appropriate for the patient. It gives me great joy to see my patients lose weight, feel better and improve their overall health.
I am thrilled to launch Lifestyle Changes, a virtual medical practice; and look forward to transforming more lives!