Dr. David A. Croland
Weight Loss Doctors in Charlotte NC
Dr. David Croland is an Osteopathic Physician who leads the team of bariatric weight loss doctors and providers at Learn2Lose. He earned his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency training at the E.W. Sparrow Hospital Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Croland became board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (1992-2018) and is also certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, the organization that certifies bariatric weight loss doctors in the US and abroad. He is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Croland is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
What is a Bariatrician?
A Bariatrician is a licensed physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of overweight, obesity and other weight-related conditions. Commonly referred to as weight loss doctors, bariatricians commonly specialize in one of the primary care fields before undertaking additional education and training to become certified in Obesity Medicine.
What Makes a Bariatrician Different from other Physicians?
Any physician can diagnose obesity and prescribe a basic weight loss plan, but a bariatrician has studied the diagnosis and treatment of overweight and obesity extensively. A bariatrician has the skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to tailor a weight management program to the needs of each individual patient. This means that when working with a bariatrician, you have an increased chance of success with their programs.
To receive certification as a bariatrician by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, a physician must be a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and have received special training in the medical treatment of overweight, obesity and related conditions AND successfully complete written and verbal components of the certification exam.
Bariatricians help their patients lose weight and keep it off with a comprehensive program of diet and nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes and, when appropriate, weight loss* medications.