Weight Loss Specialists | Beaumont Digestive Health


Posted: June 10, 2015 at 4:41 am

Wendy Miller, M.D.Medical director, Weight Control Center and Beaumont Healthy Kids Program

Following her graduation from Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Miller completed a residency in internal medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She is board certified in internal medicine, bariatric medicine and as a physician nutrition specialist. In her role at the Weight Control Center, Dr. Miller leads the multidisciplinary team of weight loss specialists who treat overweight and obese patients. She performs research on the affects of obesity and the effectiveness of interventions related to obesity. She also provides preoperative medical evaluation and long-term follow up care for bariatric surgery patients. Dr. Miller says she is inspired by the dedication of the multidisciplinary team of weight loss specialists at the center as well as the patients who, through the help of the center, are able to resolve weight-related health issues and succeed in losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Every day I am able to celebrate with patients their triumphs in achieving better health and improved quality of life, she says. It is definitely an inspiration!

Kerstyn Zalesin, M.D.Medical director, Bariatric Surgery Support Program

Dr. Zalesin sees the impact of what she does every day in the lives of the patients she sees. I love this job because I am able to be a part of so many positive changes for our patients, she says. Dr. Zalesin is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. She is board certified in internal medicine and bariatric medicine and has published extensively on topics related to weight loss and bariatric medicine.

Denise Lee, D.O. Staff Physician, Weight Control Center and Beaumont Health & Wellness Center

Dr. Lee is board certified in internal medicine and has had an interest in weight management and preventive healthcare since completion of her residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center in 2002. She graduated medical school from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She is excited to participate in the latest research at Beaumont, trying to understand the most effective treatments for weight loss and bariatric issues. Dr. Lee believes in a holistic approach for her patients, taking into account each patients mind, body and spirit. It is an extreme privilege for me to be able to help patients get healthier and empower them to improve their own lives, Dr. Lee says.

Martin Lillystone Exercise physiologist, Weight Control Center

A Beaumont Weight Control Center specialist since 1989, Martys responsibilities include teaching patients how to develop safe, comfortable and effective exercise habits. I really enjoy being in the company of people making lifestyle changes that enable them to enjoy an enhanced quality of life, he says. Marty received his bachelors degree in health fitness in preventive and rehabilitative programs and his masters degree in health education, both from Central Michigan University. He is certified as a clinical exercise specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Silvia Veri, R.D. Nutrition supervisor, Weight Control Center

With more than a dozen years of experience, Silvia provides patients at the Weight Control Center with nutritional counseling and education for weight management. In her daily practice, she sees pre- and post-bariatric surgery patients as well as adult and pediatric patients in the medical weight loss programs offered by Beaumont. While she enjoys teaching nutrition and cooking classes in the center and in the community, what Silvia loves most about her job are the individual relationships she forms with patients. The highlight of my job is helping these patients achieve their weight loss goals through education and counseling, she says. Silvia graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in medical dietitics and is certified by the American Dietitic Association in adult, childhood and adolescent weight management.

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