Dr. Nadia Pietrzykowska is the founder of Weight & Life MD. She is a physician Residency-trained and Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and Fellowship-trained and Board certified in both Obesity Medicine and Nutrition. She also is Master trained and Certified in procedural cosmetic medicine and rejuvenation procedures.
Dr. Nadia B. Pietrzykowska always wanted to provide comprehensive, yet personalized care to her patients. Care that would not be dictated by systems or administration but instead that would be patient-centered with a strong focus on well-being. Founding Weight & Life MD was the answer.
“Our Society underestimates the impact it has on our health”, Dr. Nadia Pietrzykowska says, “many of the ailments that I see are the result of excessive stress, maladaptation to the environment and being overwhelmed by the demands of daily life. In other cases, they are the consequence of natural or premature aging: menopause and andropause for example, can turn someone’s life upside down. It’s interesting and frightening to see how this is almost a taboo, or it’s being played down, but patients struggles are real”.
The same pertains to weight management. The problem is that the general understanding classifies weight struggles as a willpower problem with ubiquitous statements claiming that’s it’s enough to diet and exercise or may be to cleanse for a few days. “Well, if that was the case”, says Dr. Nadia B. Pietrzykowska, “we would not have an obesity epidemic that crosses age groups, cultures, geography, education levels, etc…This is a real problem and I see real patients struggling everyday, It’s not a willpower issue”.
Asides from using evidence-based medicine as the foundation of her daily weight management practice, she makes it a point to personalize treatment as she strongly believes that a weight loss journey is a trail with many unexpected turns. She tries to be ready at the side of her patients to tackle whatever might be in the way of their success to health.
“Besides getting hugs from patients”, say Dr. Nadia Pietrzykowska, my biggest joy is seeing diabetes improved, prediabetes, fatty liver disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure all improved! There’s no better feeling. In addition, patients are thrilled when they are able to stop or decrease some of their medications”.
Beyond weight loss, at Weight & Life MD, the ultimate wellness goal is to guide patients towards a lifelong healthy lifestyle. “it’s not easy and it may be a struggle” Dr. Nadia says, “but we are here to help”.
Over the years, she treated thousands of patients and changed the lives of many.
As her patients lost significant amounts of weight, she developed interest in procedural cosmetic medicine to help individuals bothered by some of the cosmetic side effects of weight reduction.
“That’s how I became really involved in medical esthetics”, says Dr. Nadia Pietrzykowska “and with time I just grew more fascinated by the possibilities that non-surgical cosmetic procedures can offer”. After hundreds of hours of training, additional education and multiple certifications, she decided to dedicate an entire portion of her practice to medical esthetics: “Beauty & Life MD, our Medspa is my new Baby”, Dr. Pietrzykowska says.
Today, the Medspa at Weight & Life MD is home to many medical treatments like non-surgical face and body skin lift procedures with PDO threads, advanced microneedling procedures, non-surgical hair restoration, treatments with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers, laser body contouring, LED light therapy and much more. Asides from delivering desirable results, the providers and staff’s goal is a seamless, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all clients.
“Overall, I am very happy with what I do, I get to improve people’s overall health, their well-being and esthetic concerns. What can be better than that?”
Dr. Nadia Pietrzykowska’s goal is to meet her patients just where they are and to help them become the best they can be.