Medical Team

Weight management expertise

The medical team at Scripps Clinic Center for Weight Management

Weight management expertise

Our Scripps Clinic Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery team — with the combined expertise of physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, a certified lifestyle coach, clinical psychologist and support staff — uses proven, evidence-based therapies and practical tools to provide comprehensive care throughout your weight loss journey.


Our board-certified physicians are specialists in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and will develop an individualized treatment plan and oversee your care every step of the way.


Our highly trained board-certified surgeons specialize in minimally invasive bariatric and laparoscopic surgical techniques and have performed thousands of weight loss surgeries.

Nurse practitioners (NP)

Our nurse practitioners have expertise in weight management as well as diabetes and will work closely with you throughout your treatment to provide education and guidance.

Registered dietitians (RD)

Our registered dietitians will evaluate your nutritional needs, review your diet and help you develop a successful, sustainable healthy eating plan.

Clinical psychologist

Our clinical psychologist will work with you to help identify psychological or behavioral issues that may affect your ability to lose weight, as well as provide ongoing support to help you maintain success.

Behavioral health specialist

Our behavioral health specialist and professional life coach inspires and coaches individuals to adopt a healthier lifestyle through thehighly successful and comprehensive behavior change program, Scripps Living Lite.

Bariatric nurse

If you are having bariatric surgery, our registered nurse will meet with you during the pre-surgery phase to assess your needs and begin the education process.

Physician’s assistant (PA)

Our physician assistant works closely with our bariatric surgeons, assisting during surgeries as well as providing post-surgery care.