Dr. David A. Croland
Dr. David Croland leads the team of professionals at Learn2Lose. As an Osteopathic Physician who has practiced medicine in the Carolinas since 1992, Dr. Croland 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.
Jean Marie De Barros, PA-C
Jean Marie completed her Physician Assistant Studies at Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami and received a Master of Clinical Medical Sciences. At the University of South Carolina, she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology. Jean Marie has been practicing as a PA since 2006 and is focused on providing excellent clinical care to patients. She is currently licensed in North Carolina and is board certified as a PA through the NCCPA.
Anne Skinner – N.P.-C
Anne completed her Master in Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sewanee: The University of the South. She then went on to receive another Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is passionate about helping patients improve their lives by reaching their weight loss goals. She is nationally board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Cherryl Klitch – P.A.-C
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.
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, patients have an increased chance of success with their programs.
To receive certification as a bariatrician, a physician must be a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and have received special training in the medical treatment of overweight, obesity and related conditions.
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.