Over 400 doctors recommending a low-carb or keto diet

Are you looking for a licensed physician who can assist you with your low-carb lifestyle? Here’s an interactive global map of medical doctors recommending low-carb or keto diets who can help manage your medications and oversee your transitions as you adopt the diet. We are constantly adding to this map.1

Use this map to find a doctor near you, or keep reading below for a selection of some of the impressive physician testimonials about the power of the low-carb, or ketogenic diet to transform health.

Are you a doctor who wants to know more about treating patients safely and effectively with low carb? Find our resources here.

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A selection of doctors’ testimonials


Ken B

“As a family doctor, I learned that my patients could lose weight and keep it off with the ketogenic diet; I began recommending in 2016. Many of my patients have used this diet to reverse metabolic diseases that they had been told were life-long and progressive.”

Ken D. Berry, MD
The Berry Clinic
Family Physician
Camden, Tennessee
Website: Ken D. Berry, MD.com


Evelyne B-R

“I recommend low-carb and keto diets with and without intermittent fasting to all of my patients who have lifestyle-related chronic conditions, because of the science behind these approaches and their impressive clinical results. I also recommend they visit the Diet Doctor website to find trustworthy information and delicious recipes.”

Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy, MD
Family Physician
Contrecoeur, Québec, Canada
Website: Clinique Reversa

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Sean

“For the 10,000 members we see a year, why do we recommend a nutrient-dense, low-carbohydrate approach to improved health and well-being? Three reasons: It is founded on real science. It’s composed of real food. It delivers real results.”

Sean Bourke, MD
Family Physician
Founder and Chief Medical Officer
JumpstartMD
Website: JumpstartMD


Charles C

“Our medical practice was featured implementing a low-carbohydrate plan for a patient with type 2 diabetes in the documentary The Magic Pill. We believe food can be used as medicine. Many of our patients with insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, PCOS and more will see excellent results and resolution of chronic disease states with low-carbohydrate diets. Education and understanding as to which dietary strategy is best for the individual is essential in reclaiming one’s health. There is no doubt in my mind that low-carbohydrate planning can be extremely useful and safe for the appropriate clinical scenario.”

Charles Cavo, DO
Family Physician
Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
West Hartford & Southington, Connecticut
Website: Pounds Transformation


Colin C

“I treat patients with cancer, specializing in breast cancer. I also perform clinical research on the interactions between diet, cancer, and exercise, and advise my patients on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for helping to prevent and reduce the risk of cancer by promoting a healthy metabolism. These recommendations include a general reduction in carbohydrates, including low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets, based on the available literature that supports this approach. I also recommend that patients take control of their own health by educating themselves with sources that provide evidence-based recommendations and scientific reviews.”

Colin Champ, MD
Radiation Oncologist
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Website: Duke University Medical Center

More about Colin


Robert C

“As a bariatric surgeon and as a researcher studying the liver for two decades, my research has shown that it is the toxicity of chronic excessive carbohydrate consumption that is the primary cause of obesity and obesity-related co-morbidities. As an obese doctor myself, I was able to lose 90 pounds once I recognized that I had a carbohydrate addiction and so eliminated carbohydrates from my diet. While I have performed more than 8,000 bariatric surgeries, I firmly believe that surgery is only a tool. Obesity and diabetes are not treated by surgery, but rather by the journey to become carbohydrate-free.”

Robert Cywes, MD
General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery
Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery
Jacksonville, Florida
Website: Obesity Understood


Mark

“As a family physician in the most obese state in the USA, I see the devastation of type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease in almost every hospital patient I see. For six years, I have been using education and a low-carb lifestyle to help these patients get healthier, reduce meds, gain energy, and lose belly fat. They learn that this is a sustainable life plan filled with joy and good food. Every day I share the amazing resource of Diet Doctor in my practice. Together as a global community we can put these conditions in remission and prevent them all together.”

Mark Cucuzzella, MD
Professor Family Medicine
West Virginia University School of Medicine
WVU Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health
Website: Dr. Mark’s Desk

More about Mark


Ignacio C

“In my psychiatric practice, the high rate of obesity and metabolic disorders among my patients prompted me to develop an integrative therapeutic response, especially to address frequent patterns of impulsivity/compulsivity, low energy/lethargy, mood instability, mental fog, poor concentration and cognitive deterioration. A real-food, low-carb, healthy-fat, often ketogenic lifestyle, combined with intermittent fasting, stress management, rest, and movement — and appropriate pharmacotherapy as needed — results in improved general health, cognitive function, mood management, and quality of life. Diet Doctor, especially the new Spanish site, is a great tool for my patients.”

Ignacio Cuaranta, MD
Psychiatrist
Rosario, Argentina
Website: Dr. Ignacio Cuaranta


Mike E

“The mission of Diet Doctor says it all: Make low carb and keto simple. For over a decade the website has been an invaluable resource for evidence-based nutritional advice and support for anyone seeking to lose weight and improve health with diet. And the results speak for themselves. By building a nutritional safe harbor, available to anyone, anywhere, anytime, Dr. Eenfeldt and the Diet Doctor team have revolutionized the delivery of nutritional information for the greater good of a world that needs it desperately.”

Michael Eades, MD
Broomfield, Colorado
Website: Protein Power


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“I prescribe ketogenic whole-foods diets because they are powerful metabolic interventions with the potential to address root causes of psychiatric disorders, including inflammation, oxidation, and insulin resistance. I enthusiastically recommend the Diet Doctor website to all my patients because it is the most comprehensive resource for low-carb news, advice, science, inspiration and support in the world. The information there is trustworthy, easy to understand, available in multiple formats and languages, and funded entirely by the people.”

Georgia Ede, MD
Psychiatrist
Northampton Massachusetts
Website: Diagnosis Diet

More about Georgia


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“I recommend low-carbohydrate diets to all my patients because of their proven ability to help manage type 2 diabetes and obesity. DietDoctor.com is consistently the best resource available anywhere for reliable information on making low carb simple.”

Jason Fung, MD
Nephrologist
Medical Director and Founder
Intensive Dietary Management Program
Toronto, Canada
Website: The IDM Program

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Jeffry Gerber

“As a physician I was frustrated and distressed by patients’ worsening health and by the spiraling health care costs caused by diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions, all linked to the food we eat. We help our patients improve their health and optimize their weight with prescribed lifestyle modification, teaching them the link between unhealthy, refined and processed foods and chronic illness. Our growing database of patients who have lost weight and improved cardio-metabolic markers demonstrates the benefits of low-carbohydrate, whole-food diets. In short, reducing the carbohydrate content of our meals controls hunger, promotes weight loss, and improves health.”

Jeffry Gerber, MD
Family Physician
Founder, Suburban Family Medicine
Littleton, Colorado
Website: Denver’s Diet Doctor

More about Jeffry


Mariela G

“I recommend low-carb and keto diets because there’s nothing more fun than empowering people to treat the root of the problem to help regain their health. Diet Doctor offers a great deal of support to me and to my patients because it allows them to digest the information in their own time and, particularly if it’s the first time they hear it, it helps ease their fears to see that there’s a whole world of science supporting the new prescription (food) I am giving them.”

Mariela Glandt, MD
Endocrinologist
Tel Aviv, Israel
Website: Glandt Center for the Treatment of Diabetes


Eric and Sophie H

“We recommend low-carb and keto diets with and without intermittent fasting to all of our patients who have lifestyle-related chronic conditions, because of the science behind these approaches and their impressive clinical results.”

Sofie Hexeberg, MD & Erik Hexeberg, MD
Nutrition and Internal medicine
Tønsberg and Sandvika, Norway
Website: Dr Hexeberg


Tro K

“As a board certified physician practicing internal and obesity medicine, I reclaimed my health and lost over 150 pounds by ignoring conventional medical advice. I now focus on diabetes, hypertension and lipid management through lifestyle and dietary modifications whenever possible. As well as seeing patients in my clinic, I provide remote consultations via tele-medicine software and equipment, utilizing remotely-tracked bio-impedance scales, blood pressure cuffs and continuous glucose monitoring devices.”

Tro Kalayjian, MD
Internal & Obesity Medicine
Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss & Direct Primary Care
Tappan, NY
Website: Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss


Hana K

“I have been working as an internal medicine doctor and diabetologist for over 20 years, focusing on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and also teaching future doctors and nutritionists. In 2016, we corrected our official dietary guidelines for GDM, removing the minimum recommended intake of carbohydrates and setting a maximum at 200 grams a day, with low-carbohydrate diets as an option. I would like to thank GDM dietitian Lily Nichols, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt at Diet Doctor and the entire LCHF community for improving outcomes of Czech women with GDM and other patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes or metabolic syndrome.”

Hana Krejci, MD
Internal Medicine, Diabetology
Charles University Medical School
Prague, The Czech Republic
Website: Těhotenská cukrovka


Robert

“Real food — that is low-sugar, high-fiber — works for most of the population, but some patients may need a low-carb diet for best results. For those patients, I am totally for low carb. I have certainly had many insulin-resistant patients who didn’t get better until they went on a low-carb diet. I am not remotely concerned about negative effects of low carb. I feel that, aside from patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and type 5 hyperlipidemia, a low-carb diet is entirely safe.”

Robert Lustig, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology
University of California, San Francisco
Website: Robert Lustig.com


Dr. Aseem Malhotra, MD

“The totality of evidence is very clear: A low-carbohydrate dietary approach is the most effective way to manage the insulin resistance syndrome which is that single biggest driver of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diet Doctor has been instrumental in providing extremely useful, clear and educational material to all who want to implement this dietary approach in to their lives. That’s why I recommend the website to all my at-risk patients.”

Aseem Malhotra, MD
Cardiologist
London UK
Website: Dr. Aseem Malhotra


Paul M

“I recommend low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets to almost all my patients, from the general public to world-class Olympic athletes. A huge variety of benefits can be seen, from improvements in metabolic health and reductions in joint pains to enhanced athletic performance. While a degree of nuance is needed for specific recommendations, based on factors like general health and goals, the general principle is to reduce carbohydrates while ensuring appropriate intake of fat and protein. This addresses the key problem of insulin resistance, which is central to many modern disease states, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.”

Paul Mason, MD
Sports & Exercise Medicine
Concord & Randwick Clinics
New South Wales AUS
Website: LowCarbDoctors.com.au


Leena M

“As an interventional pain physician, in addition to cutting-edge techniques I use nutritional strategies to deliver people from a cycle of pain and disability. Chronic pain may result from inflammation and metabolic disarray; it intersects every part of life and is an illness as much as it is a symptom. Obesity and aging are inflammatory processes at the root of many pain-inducing chronic diseases. I suggest anti-inflammatory, low-carb, ketogenic diets and fasting protocols to optimize patients’ health. Diet Doctor is a great resource for patients compliant with this lifestyle.”

Leena Mathew, MD
Columbia Physicians
Associate Professor
Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
Columbia University, New York
Website: New York Presbyterian Hospital


Joanne

“I have been a UK family doctor since 1990, and discovered the low-carb and keto ways of life in 2014. Until then, I had never seen a way of eating that resulted in normal weight and improvements in other health problems like diabetes, epilepsy, arthritis, and asthma. When I discovered Diet Doctor I was very impressed, and loved the recipes. I now run low-carb courses for the public and health care professionals.”

Joanne McCormack, MD
Family physician
Warrington UK
Website: Fat Is My Friend

More about Joanne


Katharine M

“I am a family physician and co-author of the book The Diabetes Diet. I have been advocating a low-carb diet for patients for the last 16 years — for weight loss weight, cardiac risk reduction, and better blood sugar control in type 1 and 2 diabetes. The diet enables patients with type 1 diabetes to reduce their insulin needs, while patients with type 2 diabetes on insulin may be able to eliminate the drug completely. I leave the choice as to whether the diet needs to be ketogenic or not up to patients, depending on their motivation and goals.”

Katharine Morrison, MD
Family Physician
Mauchline Ayrshire, UK
Website: Diabetes Diet


Ted N

“I have recommended low-carbohydrate diets for my patients for the past 20 years of medical practice as it seems to be an excellent way to improve body composition and health. I have found that Diet Doctor has a wealth of helpful information. I particularly appreciate the beginners’ guides and the recipes!”

Ted Naiman, MD
Family Physician
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington
Website: Virgina Mason

More about Ted


Tim N

“In 2010 I came face-to-face with the compelling, robust evidence for the effectiveness of the low-carb, high-fat diet to prevent and treat serious diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart disease. It contradicted everything I knew as a doctor and scientist about optimal nutrition. I have since aimed to change medical dogma and foster respectful dialogue on evidence-based nutrition, but at a brutal personal and professional cost, even though eventually vindicated. The Noakes Foundation, since 2012, has been promoting unbiased nutritional research into the effects of LCHF on all aspects of human health. The sugar-free train is bound for glory.”

Tim Noakes, MD
Founder
The Noakes Foundation
The Nutrition Network
Website: Nutrition Network


Naomi P

“By personalizing variations of low-carb or keto diets, with or without various types of fasting, my patients inspire others as they lose weight, feel better, and improve or even reverse disease and inflammation. There are many ways to individualize this way of life. Diet Doctor is a useful resource for patients and for other healthcare providers. Whether they are looking for some recipes and ideas for meals, a complete meal plan and shopping list for a two-week jump start, or they just want to keep learning more about low carb, keto and intermittent fasting, they can find trustworthy useful answers.”

Naomi Parrella, MD
Family Physician
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Medical Director
Center for Weight Loss and Lifestyle Medicine
Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center
Website: Rush Center for Weight Loss and Lifestyle Medicine


Chris P

“I have personally followed a low-carb, keto diet for over 20 years for my own health, and have used it for over 15 years with patients, primarily for weight loss. Recently, I have found the medical version of the ketogenic diet to have antipsychotic effects and mood benefits in patients with chronic mental illness, so I am pioneering the clinical use of the ketogenic diet in psychiatry. I often recommend Diet Doctor to patients, friends, and family as a trustworthy resource for weight loss versions of the diet. For the treatment of serious mental illness, I recommend working with a trained clinician.”

Chris Palmer, MD
Psychiatrist
Director, Continuing Education, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Belmont, Massachusetts
Website: Chris Palmer MD


Blair O

“As an interventional cardiologist for 30 years —and an avid runner and active person — I realized as I aged that eating less and moving more did not work for me or for my patients. The ketogenic diet resulted in a 30-pound weight loss and a dramatic increase in energy. As a past president of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, I have been urged by medical colleagues to share my ketogenic knowledge widely. With my wife, a certified health coach, I have established a cardiometabolic clinic for obesity and insulin resistance syndromes. One of the resources we recommend is Diet Doctor.”

Blair O’Neill, MD
Interventional and Preventive Cardiologist
Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
Vice-Chair, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Website: Ketocule Health Coaching

More about Blair


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“At the Norwood Surgery in the North of England we have been offering a low-carb option for our patients with type 2 diabetes since 2013. We feel this makes perfect sense in a condition which could be seen as one where sugar is acting as a ‘metabolic poison’, remembering that starchy carbs like bread rice or breakfast cereals digest down into surprising amounts of sugar, as predicted for us by the glycemic index.”

David Unwin, MD
Family physician
Merseyside, UK
Website: Norwood Surgery Southport

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Priyanka

“Food is medicine; anyone who suffers from insulin resistance, (pre)diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or metabolic syndrome, should absolutely be prescribed a ketogenic diet, which is a therapeutic tool to restore metabolic health.”

Priyanka K. Wali, MD
Internal Medicine/obesity medicine physician
San Francisco, California
Website: Priyanka Wali


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“I practice the best internal medicine that I ever have using an LCHF (keto) lifestyle – it is called ‘Keto Medicine!'”

Eric Westman, MD
Internal medicine/obesity medicine physician
Associate professor of medicine
Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic
Websites: Duke Health; Adapt Your Life; Heal Clinics


Sue W

“When the low-fat dietary advice I had been preaching for decades didn’t work for me in middle age, I changed to low-carb. After mentorship from Dr. Eric Westman, I introduced low-carb to my patients with astonishing results reversing diseases I had only been “managing”. In fact, more than 90% of patients who come to me on insulin are able to come off. I run a multidisciplinary medical weight loss clinic helping to restore health. This has brought the joy back into medicine for me. Diet Doctor has been an amazing resource to help me and my patients in this journey.”

Sue Wolver, MD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University,
Richmond Virginia
Website: VCU Medical Weight Loss


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“At the Duke Diet and Fitness Center, our residential clients can choose from three levels of carb intake that happen to be aligned with the Diet Doctor’s levels of liberal low-carb, moderate low-carb and keto low-carb. The alignment is not by chance, however. It’s because we have separately come to the same conclusions after carefully and objectively reviewing the evidence and gathering information from experienced clinicians and patients. The Diet Doctor website is very unique in that regard, and a great resource for our patients!”

William Yancy, MD
Internal medicine & Obesity Medicine
Director, Duke Diet and Fitness Center
Website: Duke Diet and Fitness


If you are a licensed, practising physician who is recommending a low-carb or ketogenic diet to your patients or referring them to the Diet Doctor site and you would like to be listed on the map, please send your information and statement to anne.mullens@dietdoctor.com.


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