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Inspiring Conversations with Dr. Behnaz Behmanesh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Behnaz Behmanesh.

Hi Dr. Behmanesh, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. When I finally made it to medical school, I initially had a hard time picking out my specialty, until, that is, I started my family practice clinical rotation and fell in love with family medicine! I loved the variety of cases that I was seeing and the different age groups and people that I got to know and interactive with. So, I went on to complete a family medicine residency program and joined a large group practice.

It was at this point that I started to notice just how much the obesity epidemic in the United States was affecting patient health. Obesity is a medical condition and can place patients at risk for a multitude of other diseases that are completely preventable! I made it my mission to learn as much as I could about obesity medicine, even completing a comprehensive course in obesity medicine through the Columbia University Institute for Human Nutrition. And, this year, I got Board Certified in Obesity Medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

With my increased knowledge and expertise, I set out to open a medical clinic where I could practice family medicine and focus time and energy to help battle the obesity epidemic. And, so, BWell Family Practice – A Wellness & Weight Loss Center was born!

I am so excited to be able to help my patients achieve their health and wellness goals! 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It has definitely not been a smooth road. But, really, what amazing life achievements are?

With a small toddler and husband at home, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a full-time job, it was a challenge to take an additional obesity medicine course, study for a board exam, and start a new medical private practice. I thank my amazingly supportive family for allowing me to spend countless hours studying for my board exam, then actually taking the exam, and finally working through all the steps necessary to start my practice.

The process was also doable because of the passion that I have for being a doctor and helping my patients be the best version of themselves!

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about BWell Family Practice – A Wellness & Weight Loss Center?
I am a family and obesity medicine doctor and I provide acute and preventive medical care for my patients. Two of my unique services are a Comprehensive Medical Weight Loss Program and a Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Program.

What sets me apart from others is my passion for practicing medicine and the one-on-one individualized attention I give to my patients, whether they are seeing me for a sprained ankle or are joining my comprehensive weight loss program. I care about my patients and want to see them succeed in their health goals!

At BWell Family Practice, you will be treated as an individual with personalized, affordable, and comprehensive care. I want you to leave my office knowing that all your medical concerns have been addressed and that you have someone on your team who is rooting for your success and is available to you when you have questions or concerns. I want you to know that you are not alone, I am your biggest cheerleader and I want to see you healthy, happy, and confident in yourself!

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
I was a huge bookworm growing up and still am. I love to read and write, in fact, I just published my first Children’s Book “I Love You All Around The World.”

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