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-Interpreting measured metabolic testing for patients to teach them how to achieve dietary and activity goals that are exclusively personalized to their bodies, medical conditions, and lives.
-Working with bariatric surgery patients after surgery to achieve maximum outcomes, managing malnutrition complications, and optimizing patient care for those who may be struggling with weight re-gain after bariatric surgery.
-Working with other medical specialists who need their patients to meet a BMI requirement and reduce peri-operative risks in order to safely proceed with a medical procedure and customizing patient care for that procedure. Examples include: joint and spine surgery, IVF/fertility treatments, organ transplant optimization, reducing recurrence of abdominal hernia, etc.
-Creating comprehensive yet tailored programs for large corporate wellness programs and employee performance optimization.
Dr. Zalavadia is dually certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. As a specialist in medical weight management, she is passionate about helping her patients prevent and reverse obesity related illnesses though a non-surgical, comprehensive approach.
Dr. Zalavadia, is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to complete her medical training at St. George’s University School of Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Zalavadia furthered her training and developed her passion for treating weight management patients and weight-related conditions at Geisinger Medical Center where she was selected for a fellowship in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition Support.
With her training, Dr. Zalavadia is in an exceptional position to be able to tailor a patient’s diet and activity plans based on physiology and their individual metabolic needs. She is a strong proponent of preventative care and is passionate about preventing, slowing the progression of, and possibly reversing weight related medical conditions.
Patient Care Philosophy: We are all unique, and everyone’s body is different. Therefore, there is no “one size fits all” standardized approach that will deliver every individual the same results. I strongly believe in teaching patients how to create sustainable life-long changes that are customized to them and embrace their individuality. Thus, allowing patients to achieve and maintain their own personal healthiest state.
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3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610