About

Hi I’m Dr. Spencer, an Obesity and Lipid Specialist Physician.

Many people are confused about how to lose weight and how to optimize health. I want to help with that. I am sick of the gurus and quacks out there trying to dupe my patients and followers. Let’s cut through the nonsense.

While studying exercise science and pre-med, I wrestled heavyweight for the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (Tar Heels) and did pretty well.

After college, I decided to pursue a medical degree at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Virginia Tech Campus) to spread the idea of nutrition and exercise as medicine. My residency training was done through the VCU-Riverside Family Medicine program in Newport News where I was able to hone my skills further. I then studied and specialized in Obesity Medicine (ABOM) and Lipidology (ABCL).

Other than medicine, I am married to a beautiful neonatologist (baby specialist doctor), who I met during medical school. We have two little kids who keep us busy.

My Goal is to Show Everyone That Lifestyle IS Medicine

People call me “The Doc Who Lifts,” because I am extremely passionate about using exercise as medicine for my patients and because I work out a lot myself (I actually lift).

I personally believe we should be pushing lifestyle as medicine as hard as possible and of course using medicines when necessary.  If you follow me, you’ll learn the most up to date information on how to live the healthiest life while looking your best. This same information is given to my patients and I want to spread it to the world.