About Lisa Oldson MD

Hi. I’m Lisa Oldson, a former primary care physician (board certified in Internal Medicine) and a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. My passion is helping people with weight management. I have been on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago since 1998 and am a Clinical Instructor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. I attended medical school and residency at Rush University Medical Center, where I was chief resident in 1997.

Whether people watch their diet and exercise in order to lose weight, to maintain weight, to treat a medical problem, or just to be healthy, I want to help. There’s a lot of new science that informs our understanding of weight problems, but often doctors get too technical when explaining weight management to their patients. No wonder people have trouble losing weight when we overwhelm them with conflicting or confusing information about carbohydrates, calories, monounsaturated vs. polyunsaturated fats, leptin, ghrelin and so on. I like to keep it simple. Giving straightforward advice means sharing what I do for myself and my family, based on the medical literature regarding weight, nutrition, physical activity and wellness.

Thanks for reading and I wish you the best of health.

Lisa Oldson, M.D.

Twitter: @LisaOldson

Northwestern Faculty Profile: http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/faculty-profiles/az/profile.html?xid=15403

2 replies

  1. So excited to have found you here. You came up in a conversation with Jennifer Jarvis and Tina Goro! I googled you and here I am! I’m always looking to be healthy and conscientious about food choices with my boys. Glad to have another resource! I am moderating a new weight loss challenge with some friends and will include you as a resource.

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