About Wesley R Eichorn DO
I'm a board-certified Family Medicine physician with additional training in Obesity Medicine. I'm also a Registered Nurse and much of my success as a physician is attributed to my training and experiences as a nurse.
My dream is that one day people will treat food with the respect it deserves. The root cause of many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even some forms of cancer are often caused by unhealthy food choices. I know that healthy food choices along with other healthy lifestyle choices will enable people to live longer, healthier, happier lives.
My journey in healthcare started because I wanted to help people. As a nurse, I felt a tremendous satisfaction in helping patients and their family members find joy, hope, and purpose in life no matter what illness they faced. I felt that the more I would study, the more I would know, and the greater my impact would be. I decided to go on to medical school, thinking I would become a doctor who worked either in a critical care department or in an emergency department. Through the course of my training I felt called to preventing disease and promoting health rather than treating diseases so I decided to become a family doctor instead. That was rewarding, but I still felt there was something missing. I felt like there was so much more we as doctors should be doing to promote health.
During my training I became very interested in treating obesity for several reasons. I saw so many people who had diseases stemming from obesity and I felt that if we could treat the obesity, or even better if we could prevent obesity, we could prevent the disease. I learned about how different foods affect not only our weight but also many other aspects of health such as blood pressure and energy. I had been treated for high blood pressure ever since I was in my 20's and it seemed like there was nothing I could do that would treat it effectively. I had tried decreasing my salt intake, I had tried eating less red meat, I had tried exercising more. It seemed like nothing was helping with my weight or with my blood pressure and I felt I was doomed to be on medications for the rest of my life. I felt like I didn't have enough willpower. I felt like a failure.
I finally developed a better understanding and appreciation for how different foods affect us. I was able to get off my medications by changing what I ate! I started sharing this information with my patients, but I found it took a lot of time. In my practice as a doctor, there is not enough time to discuss how our food affects us. Because of this, I felt the best way to share this information with others would be by creating a website where I could direct people to learn more.
Much of what I have on here will change over the course of time, but my goal is to provide information and links to other resources that will help you in your health journey.
The information on this website is not in any way endorsed, condoned, or affiliated with my employer.