Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

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Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc. Pharmacy, CBE

Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc., a pharmacist from Saudi Arabia, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE).

Nashaat earned his Masters of Business Administration at Leicester University in England and his Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science at Cairo University in Egypt. He has also been certified by The World Obesity Federation after completing their Strategic Centre for Obesity Education (SCOPE) program.

Currently he serves as the Obesity Business Director for Novo Nordisk in SA. He has been instrumental in the professional marketing of the novel anti-obesity pharmaceutical, Saxenda. In addition, at Novartis Pharma he headed up the Cardio Metabolic Business Unit in SA. In this capacity he helped market pharmaceuticals that targeted many of the diseases associated with obesity (heart disease, hypertension and diabetes). As an educator he has conducted many obesity management programs for health professionals as well as community health programs for the public.

In recognition of his pharmacology expertise, intense interest in obesity treatment and prevention and commitment to public health education, AABC awarded him a fellowship and he has been recently Board Certified and Credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Educator (CBE).  He will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related diseases.

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Dr. Ahmed Alkhalaf Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Dr. Ahmed Alkhalaf BCs, MSc, PhD, CBC

Dr. Ahmed Alkhalaf, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Dr Alkhalaf has 19 years of experience as a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS). He received a Bachelor of Psychology from King Saud University, then obtained a Master of Science in Abnormal Clinical Psychology from Wales University and a PhD in Clinical Health Psychology from Plymouth University in the UK.

Currently he serves as a clinical health psychologist consultant for Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in the Psychiatry & Mental Health Services Department. He is an integral member of the bariatric team, conducting pre-bariatric surgery psychological evaluation and provides consultation with regard to the overall psychological care of bariatric surgery patients. In addition, he provides clinical supervision and training for psychologists and lectures to the psychiatry residency Saudi Board and Family Medicine Saudi Board.

Recognizing his vast experience and stature as a clinician, educator and researcher, AABC awarded him a fellowship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing Program.

His scholarship, professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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Jeffrey W. Sullivan, LPC Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Jeffrey W. Sullivan, LPC CBC

Jeffrey W. Sullivan, a Licensed Professional Counselor from Dallas, TX, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Mr. Sullivan received his Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. He practices at Innovation360 located in Dallas, TX, a mental health clinic specializing in substance abuse, complex psychiatric cases, and emerging adult issues. Jeff’s specialty is long-term weight maintenance. His interest in bariatric science stems both from recognition of the need for more specialists in the field as well as from his own personal life experience. He sees clients both individually and in group settings.

Jeff approaches clients from an integrated body-mind-spirit perspective and uses a variety of counseling strategies from cognitive to educational to assist them in reaching their goals. Those goals may be weight loss surgery or personalized dietary weight management or just to navigate life better, regardless of weight-related issues. His goal is always to help clients achieve wellness. He defines wellness as “not just the absence of illness but rather the presence of wellbeing…mind, body and spirit”.

To provide the most current techniques and best clinical practices in bariatric science, he recently completed a fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors and has been credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). His scholarship, professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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Robert Wheeler, MA, LMHC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Robert Wheeler, MA, LMHC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Robert Wheeler, MA, LMHC, CBC

Robert Wheeler, MA, LMHC, a licensed Mental Health Counselor from Washington State, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Mr. Wheeler has been practicing in community mental health for over 25 years. In addition to his licensure as a Mental Health Counselor he is also certified as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. As an educator he has spent a good deal of time as a professor teaching psychology and human services. He has recently opened a private practice in Tacoma, WA, specializing in bariatric counseling.

Mr. Wheeler combines his passion for mental health treatment with his commitment and dedication to bariatric counseling and the wellbeing of the patients he serves. To provide the most current techniques and best clinical practices in bariatric science, he recently completed a fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors and has been credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC). His scholarship, professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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Kelly Fernandez RDN, CBC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Kelly Fernandez, RDN, CBC

Kelly Fernandez, RDN, CBC, a Registered Dietician/Nutritionist, practicing in the Space Coast area of Florida, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Fernandez obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Keiser University and completed a specialized internship at Health First, in Melbourne Fla.

Currently she is a practicing clinical dietitian in Melbourne, where she manages acute/subacute, rehabilitation and post-surgical patients. She commented, “My enthusiasm and passion for nutrition came when I was personally diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and realized I needed to make lifestyle changes. This personal experience was my impetus to help others with nutrition and other lifestyle behaviors.”

Realizing how mistreated and misunderstood the obese population is, led to her seeking a fellowship with AABC and becoming a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor. Her scholarship, professional experience and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

Bernadette van der Boom-Bebb BSC, MACP, CCC, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Bernadette van-der Boom-Bebb, BSC, MACP, CCC, CBC

Bernadette van-der Boom-Bebb, BSC, MACP, CCC, a mental health professional from British Columbia, Canada, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Bernadette’s professional education and training in biochemistry/microbiology/chemistry led to a two-decade long career in the pharmaceutical industry. Her experience includes preclinical and clinical trial medication research. While working with psychiatrists she was inspired and realized that she wanted to pursue a mental health career. She returned to graduate school and completed a master’s Psychology Program at Yorkville University in Canada and at the same time completed a fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric counselor.

Bernadette’s training and education in both the physical and social sciences have provided her with a unique integrated biopsychosocial treatment approach.Her scholarship, professional experience and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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Dr. Abhinav Mahajan Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

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Dr. Abhinav Mahajan, DPT, CCI, ITPT, CBC

Dr. Abhinav Mahajan, DPT, CCI, ITPT, a licensed physical therapist based in Modesto, California, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science he was recently credentialed as a Board-Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Dr. Mahajan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy practicing with California Rehabilitation and Doctors Medical Center, both in Modesto. At these centers he also serves as clinical director and instructor for clinical education, site services, for Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, and Speech therapy program student’s placements. He earned his master’s degree from A.T. Still University in Arizona and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northern Michigan University. Continue reading

Dr. Dalia Shawer, First Egyptian Health Professional Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

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Dr. Dalia Shawer, CBC

Dr. Dalia Shawer, CBC

Dr. Dalia Shawer, a pediatrician and licensed clinical nutritionist is the first Egyptian health professional to be awarded Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Dr. Shawer completed her medical training in Pediatrics at Alexandria University in Egypt and her Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition training from the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. She also has been Certified as a Lactation Consultant by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants. She specializes in pediatric and adult nutrition and weight management.

Her years of clinical experience in Egypt and Kuwait supports current research that demonstrates that a mother’s nutrition before and during pregnancy can contribute to their baby’s development of obesity. To offer her patients best practices she became a fellow with AABC and completed their specialized training and certification program.

Her scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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Tricia Cooke, MS, CDN, CNS, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

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Tricia Cooke, MS, CDN, CNS, CBC

Tricia Cooke, a licensed clinical nutritionist-dietitian from Flushing, NY, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Cooke is an accomplished health professional with more than a decade of clinical experience counseling patients with complex chronic diseases. She has specialty in weight management and in the treatment of patients pre and post bariatric surgery.

Her training and education includes a BS in Nutrition from Queens College and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York Institute of Technology. She is a NYS Licensed and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist, in addition she has been Certified in Adult Weight Management by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

Recognizing that obesities have biological mechanisms, psychological processes and social influences and requires specialized post-graduate training, she became a fellow with AABC and successfully completed their certification program. Her clinical experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.

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Nicole Keating BS, CPT, CBC Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

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Nicole Keating, BS, CPT, CBC

Nicole Keating, BS, CPT, CBC, who resides in Arvada, Colorado, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors, (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science, she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Her professional education includes a BS Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She has been certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise as well as the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The American Fitness Professionals & Associates has awarded her certification as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, Weight Management Consultant and Pre-Post Natal Exercise Specialist. Continue reading

EPIGENETICS: NATURE VIA NURTURE

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Science has historically been riddled with the nature vs nurture conundrum as it relates to human development. Perhaps this riddle has been solved with the emergence of the field of epigenetics. Epigenetics suggests that it is not nature vs nurture but rather nature via nurture that shapes human development.

Epigenetics recognizes that we all are born with a heritable genetic “blue print” that predisposes our development. Like father, like son; like mother, like daughter.  Developmental conditions like height and weight are more heritable then almost any other human condition studied. However, some of these inherited genes (nature) are malleable by outside influences (nurture) that can shape or reshape these predisposition potentials and affect our development.

Having tall parentage would likely predispose for tallness. But that predisposition potential cannot be realized unless weight baring activity and optimal nutrition (calcium, protein, Vitamin D etc.) is available. Continue reading

Avoidance Syndrome and  Dysregulated Eating Behaviors 

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Bariatric clinicians at The American Association of Bariatric Counselors have identified a frequently undiagnosed shame based dysfunctional psychological disorder that is pervasive amongst many obese patients that can help explain relapses: AVOIDANT PERSONALITY DISORDER DSM-5 30

As the diagnosis suggests, the main coping mechanism of those with avoidant personality disorder is avoidance. This chronic disorder is so deeply rooted, that shame riddled obese patients will avoid the pain of confronting anything that conjures up their obesity shame.

Feelings of shame triggers avoidant behaviors; interruption of self-monitoring, scale use, exercise, mindful eating, weight gain and especially not keeping appointments at your office/clinic This can explain how a minor weight gain can become a full blown relapse.

How Avoidant Personality Disorder Leads To Avoidance Syndrome and  Dysregulated Eating Behaviors

The best way we can explain how the Avoidance Syndrome leads to dysregulated eating behaviors and weight gain is by telling by a real story. There are many ways that this story can begin but this is the version that most patients identify with and how the story was told to me by a patient.

 

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Part 1: Why Would Somebody Lose All The Weight and Then Gain It Back?

Part 2: Treating the Shame of Weight Gain

Metabolic Obesity vs Hedonic Obesity

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Some years ago Connecticut College undergrad students and a professor of psychology found that “America’s favorite cookie” is just as addictive as cocaine – at least for lab rats. And just like most humans, rats go for the middle first. (See video above)

Their study found that that Oreos caused a higher level of activation than cocaine or morphine in the same brain pathways related to drug addiction. This supports the hypothesis that processed foods like Oreos that synthesize flour, sugar and fat are contributors to the obesity pandemic and comparable to drug addiction. Continue reading

Does Obesity cause Diabetes, or does Diabetes cause Obesity?

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Even those of us in the bariatric science community can become prejudice to the familiar and can and be blinded by the science of public consensus.

Perhaps it is because we often recognize overweight/ obesity prior to a diagnosis of type II diabetes that we leap to a cause and effect relationship and thus conclude that obesity causes diabetes?  Maybe we are wrong. What we know now about Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome is that insulin resistance prevents glucose from entering our cells and results in elevated blood glucose. The elevated glucose is then converted in fatty acids and with the aid of insulin gets stored as fat in adipose tissue, resulting in obesity. Continue reading

Researchers Discover Thin Gene Hormone

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Asprosin hormone: Extreme Thinness Hormone May Prevent Obesity and Diabetes

Asprosin hormone the Thin Gene

The gut and brain have a multitude of very powerful chemical messengers that regulates eating behavior and weight.

In recent years bariatric scientists have been able to finally identify some of the messengers that can start and stop a meal. Being able mediate these messengers may offer the “the silver bullet” cure for diabesity treatment.

Current science thinking is that these gut brain cross-talking chemical messengers may be very different between the thin and thick. Continue reading

American Association of Bariatric Counselors Receives Approval by National Board for Certified Counselors

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Announcement

The American Association of Bariatric Counselors, Providers of Bariatric Education and Certification for Licensed, Registered and Certified Health and Education Professionals Has Become a Continuing Education Approved Provider for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Sheryl Phillips, Director of Academic Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors

Sheryl Phillips, Director of Academic Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors

Sheryl Phillips, Director of Academic Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC), has announced that AABC has successfully met all standards of education, and has become a Continuing Education Approved Provider for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Today, there are more than 60,000 National Certified Counselors in 40 countries. Certified Counselors have met high research based national standards set by the counseling profession. AABC shares the NBCC vision of enhancing society worldwide through quality counseling. Continue reading

American Association of Bariatric Counselors Receives Accreditation

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Stephen Phillips, Director of Public Policy and Legislation

Stephen Phillips, Director of Public Policy and Legislation

Stephen Phillips, Director of Public Policy for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC), has announced that AABC has successfully met all standards of education, and has become a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider for The Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR is the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Director Phillips stated that, ìthe Commission’s certification programs are fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accrediting arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence based in Washington, D.C. AABC’s accreditation reflects achievement of the highest standards of professional credentialing. Continue reading

María José Camacho-González, MS, CBC, Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

María José Camacho-González, MS, CBC

Maria Jose Comacho-Gonzales, a licensed psychologist from San Juan, Puerto Rico has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

She completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at The University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Carlos Continue reading

Darrin Peterson, MA, M.ED., LPCC-S Awarded Bariatric Board Certification

Darrin Peterson MA, M.ED, CBC

Darrin Peterson MA, M.ED a Licensed Professional Counselor and Social Worker from Columbus, Ohio, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science he was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Mr. Peterson is credentialed by The Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board holding a professional license in both Clinical Counseling and Social work. He holds two master’s Degrees (M.A., M.ED) from Ohio State University and The University of Dayton where he completed his clinical training. He also completed advanced training in psychological assessment and evaluation at The Ohio State University School Psychology Program.

He currently practices at Metamorphosis Counseling & Consulting LLC, and has over 25 years of clinical experience, working with individuals, families, groups, and couples in community-based, residential, and outpatient settings. Using a multimodality approach to treatment and patient care, that integrates theoretical orientations tailored to specifically meet the need and development of the individual. He is culturally competent and very comfortable working with diverse populations.

Recognizing the emergent need for specialized bariatric training and education he has completed a post-graduate fellowship with the American Association of Bariatric Counselors and has been credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor, (CBC).  His scholarship, professional acumen and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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Fellows Spotlight August 2020

Dr. Daniel Goldman, Ph.D., CBC, is a licensed psychologist from Sarasota, Florida.
He is a senior fellow with AABC and was board certified and credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor in June of 2015.

 

 

 


Dr. Goldman is in private practice and works collaboratively with bariatric health centers. He conducts pre-surgical assessments and prepares patients for bariatric surgeries. He also offers specialized counseling for non- surgical bariatric patients.

 

How has your fellowship with AABC enhanced your counseling skills?

The AABC certificate program really reinforced how incomplete – and thus clinically erroneous– a so-called ‘common sense’ approach to weight loss can be. For instance, common sense tells us that managing weight should be as simple as “calories in, calories out,” but bariatric science has helped professionals identify the individual biological mechanisms, psychological processes and social influences of obesities We now know that not all obesities are the same and require very individualized treatments.

 

How has your fellowship with AABC advanced your career?

When physicians refer patients to me for care, or assessment, they know I have received specialized training in bariatric science. Certification and credentialing have highlighted my professional stature has fostered my collaboration with bariatric health centers.

 

Dr. Goldman exemplifies our professional fellowship. AABC fellows are conducting cutting edge research, applying and sharing their knowledge in public and private sectors; shaping policy and best practices locally, nationally and internationally,

We are extremely proud of our fellowship.

Jennifer Elliott, LPN, Awarded National Bariatric Board Certification

Jennifer Elliott, LPN, CBC

Jennifer Elliott, LPN, a licensed practical nurse from Alexander, Arkansas, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized fellowship training and education program in bariatric science she was recently credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).

Ms. Elliott has extensive training, clinical experience and knowledge in both nursing and bariatrics. She earned her nursing degree at Baptist College of Health Science in Memphis, Tennessee. She has practiced in the areas of medical case management, utilization review, pre/post-operative services, quality assurance, workers compensation and legal nurse review. Clinically she has worked as a surgical scrub nurse.

For more than seven years Ms. Elliott served as a bariatric program coordinator for a self-funded non-ERISA. Her diversified bariatric experience includes, contract negotiations, bariatric case management, appeals/denials, quality assurance, pre-authorization, claims repricing, nurse liaison and patient health education.

Recognizing her vast experience, and stature as a clinician, educator and administrator, AABC awarded her a fellowship in their Bariatric Certification and Credentialing program. Her scholarship, professional acumen, and commitment to public health will further the AABC mission of providing best practices in the care, treatment and prevention of obesity and related disorders.

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Fellows Spotlights June 2020

Patricia Cooke MS, CDN, CNS, CDE, CBC, is a New York State Licensed Certified Dietician Nutritionist, Certified in Adult weight management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Certified Bariatric Counselor. She was Board Certified and credentialed as a Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC) in June 2018.

 


Ms. Cooke’s primary work setting is a Community Health Center which serves low income and underserved communities in Queens and Brooklyn, N.Y. Patients receive comprehensive medical services as well as nutritional services. Patricia counsels’ patients, of all ages for weight management/weight loss, chronic disease and overall improved dietary and lifestyle habits.

 

How has your fellowship with AABC enhanced your counseling skills?

My training and certification as a bariatric counselor (CBC) has given me the tools to address not only the specifics of the change in diet required but in addressing the myriad of biopsychosocial issues which are present in an individual struggling with obesity. Patients do recognize and trust the CBC credential and are assured of my specialty and competence.  They trust my understanding of the many obstacles they have faced and my competencies to provide sensitive and individualized treatment.

 

How has your fellowship with AABC advanced your career?

Specifically, since receiving Bariatric Certification I have been able to build health partnerships with many patient’s, Bariatric Surgeons and Primary Care Physicians. Physicians as well as professional colleagues recognize my CBC credential, specialized training and expertise in the bariatric sciences.  This has given them confidence in my competence and knowledge and the comfort to allow me to take the lead in the patients’ care.

 

Patricia Cooke exemplifies our professional fellowship. AABC fellows are conducting, cutting edge research, applying and sharing their knowledge in public and private sectors; shaping policy and best practices locally, nationally and internationally.

We are extremely proud of our fellowship.