Hi! I'm Doctor Emily Vinzant

Doctor Mom E

I am proud to be equally MD and M-O-M. When you are a Doctor, everyone wonders about your credentials. Let’s get that out of the way first:


  • University of Kansas – Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Secondary Education
  • Saint George’s University School of Medicine – Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine – Residency in Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine – Certification
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine – Certification

I love Family Medicine because I genuinely love people. Maybe too much. My husband, Brian, regularly reminds me to worry about myself and not everyone else. And I REALLY love helping my patients lose weight and gain health and self-confidence. Those are the best visits. That passion took me down a special path to:

  • Life Coach Certification | The Life Coach School | March 2020
  • Weight Coach Certification | The Life Coach School | March 2020

So, now for the good stuff.

I am also the mother of a 1-year-old daughter, Eliza, and a 16-year-old daughter, Ella. I have 3 step-sons (Austin (22), Alec (20), and Adam (14)), a husband, and a yellow lab named Ace. And my life has been anything but simple. I was pregnant with my daughter my first semester of medical school, spent my daughter’s first birthday on an island just destroyed by a hurricane, and struggled through life as a divorced, single-mom, medical resident. I met my husband, moved to the country, and we had a baby the week our youngest turned 13. And I really do love my life.

I love to write and I love to teach. This blog is my answer to the repetitive question,

"How can I lose the weight and keep it off?"

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