Aastha Kalra, DO

Obesity Medicine

Obesity Medicine

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Dr. Aastha Kalra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. She has extensive experience in managing range of acute and chronic illnesses suffered by adult patients. Her excellent skills, however, extend beyond traditional medicine, as she has a special interest and expertise in preventative medicine, and medically supervised weight loss as well as disease reversal via weight loss. She is committed to helping patients address their specific medical problems. Her quality of care is uncompromising and is equaled only by her compassionate demeanor and bedside manner. She is founder physician of a telemedicine weight loss clinic, Diabesity Doctor (Weight Zero MD).



Dr. Kalra completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra University – NorthShore LIJ Health System and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Kalra is a member of the American Board of Preventative Medicine, the Obesity Society, the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and the American Medical Association. She is also an active member of SoPE (Society of Physician Entrepreneurs).

Education

  • BS: North Carolina State University

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, LECOM

  • Residency in Internal Medicine – Hofstra University NSLIJ Health System

  • Chief Resident in Internal Medicine – Hofstra University NSLIJ Health System

Board Certifications

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an option if you have severe obesity and haven’t been able to lose enough weight to improve your health using other methods or have serious obesity related health problems, it is designed...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Medications

Prescription medications to treat overweight and obesity work in different ways. For example, some medications may help you feel less hungry or full, sooner other medications make it harder for your body to absorb fat...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Waist to Hip Ratio

One important parameter to consider as someone who specializes in medical weight loss is waist to hip ratio. Patients with obesity will have a higher waist to hip ratio. And we often use this to...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Psychosocial

Let’s talk about psychosocial impact of obesity. The psychosocial consequences of being overweight or obese can include lower self-esteem and anxiety and more serious disorders such as depression and eating disorders such as binge eating...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Gut Brain Connection

Let’s talk about gut-brain access. Gut-brain access refers to physical and chemical connection between the gut and the brain. Recent research indicates that the microorganisms present in the gut may be capable of directly or...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Exercise

Let’s talk about the role of exercise or physical activity? Research suggests that regular exercise can be important factor in prevention and treatment of obesity and its metabolic complications. A program of a low to...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Body Fat

How is body fat distribution an important factor? A sign of being overweight and suffering from obesity is having an unhealthy body fat distribution. Fatty tissue is found in different parts of body and has...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – Science

Let’s talk about science on intermittent fasting. Does it work? Does it not work? How much does it work based on science? So the food that we eat is broken down by enzymes in our...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – PCOS

I get asked often, “what is PCOS and how can intermittent fasting affect PCOS?” PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder in women. The clinical manifestations can vary from menstrual disorder...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – Overview

So I wanted to speak about one of my most favorite topics. Yes, right; intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting, also known as time restricted feeding is when you restrict the number of hours in the day...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – Autophagy

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – Aging

I get asked often, “does intermittent fasting have effect on aging or anti-aging?” Let’s talk about science on that. The evidence is not much clear as far as lifespan effects. Animal studies have shown mixed...

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Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an option if you have severe obesity and haven’t been able to lose enough weight to improve your health using other methods or have serious obesity related health problems, it is designed...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Medications

Prescription medications to treat overweight and obesity work in different ways. For example, some medications may help you feel less hungry or full, sooner other medications make it harder for your body to absorb fat...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Waist to Hip Ratio

One important parameter to consider as someone who specializes in medical weight loss is waist to hip ratio. Patients with obesity will have a higher waist to hip ratio. And we often use this to...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Psychosocial

Let’s talk about psychosocial impact of obesity. The psychosocial consequences of being overweight or obese can include lower self-esteem and anxiety and more serious disorders such as depression and eating disorders such as binge eating...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Gut Brain Connection

Let’s talk about gut-brain access. Gut-brain access refers to physical and chemical connection between the gut and the brain. Recent research indicates that the microorganisms present in the gut may be capable of directly or...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Exercise

Let’s talk about the role of exercise or physical activity? Research suggests that regular exercise can be important factor in prevention and treatment of obesity and its metabolic complications. A program of a low to...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Obesity – Body Fat

How is body fat distribution an important factor? A sign of being overweight and suffering from obesity is having an unhealthy body fat distribution. Fatty tissue is found in different parts of body and has...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – Science

Let’s talk about science on intermittent fasting. Does it work? Does it not work? How much does it work based on science? So the food that we eat is broken down by enzymes in our...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – PCOS

I get asked often, “what is PCOS and how can intermittent fasting affect PCOS?” PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is the most common endocrine disorder in women. The clinical manifestations can vary from menstrual disorder...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – Overview

So I wanted to speak about one of my most favorite topics. Yes, right; intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting, also known as time restricted feeding is when you restrict the number of hours in the day...

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – Autophagy

Watch and Share
Aastha Kalra, DO

5 months ago

Videos

Intermittent Fasting – Aging

I get asked often, “does intermittent fasting have effect on aging or anti-aging?” Let’s talk about science on that. The evidence is not much clear as far as lifespan effects. Animal studies have shown mixed...

Watch and Share
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