Dr. Huffman, our bariatric medical director has been helping patients lose weight through nutritional-behavioral, medical and surgical programs for over 30 years. He has treated over 10,000 overweight and obese patients through his private clinics; American Bariatric Centers® and today he is helping ordinary people enter the field of nutritional-behavioral weight loss through American Bariatric Centers Direct Nutrition.

Starting his career in hospital and outpatient-based Optifast® and Medifast®(Take Shape for Life® parent company) he became an expert in nutritional-behavioral weight loss utilizing functional foods including the VLCD (very low calorie diet). Dr. Huffman served as the national medical director to hundreds of commercial weight loss centers including Physicians Weight Loss Centers®, and Metabolic Research Centers® developing protocols and programs to help patient reach optimal weight loss.

One of America’s first board certified bariatric physicians, former trustee to the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and member of the medical committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Huffman has trained and mentored physicians and bariatric surgeons from coast to coast. As bariatric medical consultant to Allergan (LapBand), and Covidien (gastric sleeve and gastric bypass), Dr. Huffman educated both physicians and patients on the most effective preoperative and postoperative treatment protocols.

Whether you are just trying to lose a few extra pounds for a special event or are a bariatric surgical patient on your path to a much healthier and happier weight, you are likely to be using nutritional-functional foods as part of a comprehensive weight loss program. Proti MD offers the highest quality, lowest pricing available on the market today, but more importantly we offer the of our clinical team, including Dr. Huffman so that you can get the most out of your effort.


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