The physician that started the medically-supervised weight loss movement.
Dr. Stanley K. Bernstein, MD, General Practitioner, is an experienced physician in the field of Bariatrics and has been practicing for over 40 years. Bariatrics is the medical management (the study and treatment) of obesity and weight loss. He has been helping people lose weight quickly and safely and to keep it off long term.
Inspired by a passion to actively improve the quality of his patients’ lives and frustrated by the poor results of obesity treatment administered by most physicians and commercial diet clinics, Dr. Bernstein spent years researching and developing The Dr. Bernstein Diet.
“I want to help people lose weight before they face unnecessary medical problems down the road” – Dr. Bernstein
Dr. Bernstein graduated from the University of Toronto in 1966 and interned at the renowned Mount Sinai Hospital. As a physician, his personal goals and professional aspirations have always had one commonality: a commitment to go beyond merely monitoring and treating symptoms in his patients, but to correct the underlying problems and truly improve their quality of life.
Following his internship, he went into family practice and took on geriatric work at the renowned Baycrest Centre. His reputation as a GP saw him quickly develop a very busy family practice.
It was during these years that he became disappointed with the inadequate results with the methods for the treatment of obesity that he was taught in medical school.
Dr. Bernstein wanted to focus on treating the underlying problem causing health issues in his patients and to provide a treatment process with better results.
His interest in the condition of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) led him to develop a method of controlling hunger through the introduction of vitamins, minerals and proper diet that proved effective in reducing cravings. He also joined the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, an organization devoted to educating physicians in methods of treating obesity.
Finally, after years of development and research, he began administering a unique diet program that generated dramatic results achieving rapid and healthy weight loss.
The Bernstein Weight Loss/Disease Management practice grew primarily by word of mouth over 40 clinics across Canada today. To date, with the network of clinics staffed with specially-trained nurses and doctors, The Bernstein Diet has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose millions of pounds of excess weight, improving their health, longevity and quality of life.