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Meet Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Dr. Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. -- Board Certified Family and Bariatric PhysicianA Word From The Doctor:

“I have made it my life’s work to foster healthier lifestyles for my patients. I know about today’s hectic life: with an active practice, a husband and four children, I live that way too. My staff and I deal every day with the same challenges you face. That’s why, over the years, I have developed my diet program. My program fits into the Real world, with convenient meals, of the highest quality and incomparable tastes. My Diet program is easy to understand and to follow long-term. Best of all — the food is delicious. Dieting to me means eating better, not depriving or suffering thought monotonous meals.

It has worked for thousands of people and it will work for you.

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Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., is a busy family woman, devoted to her husband and four children. Yet, as the medical director of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center and as a versatile media expert covering healthy eating and living, she is equally committed to the care of her own patients and the promotion of wellness for everyone.

Dr. Cederquist has appeared as a weight-management expert on national television, as well as the contributing medical editor on medical and nutritional issues on NBC-Ft. Myers for the past five years. She also shares her wisdom through her "Get the Skinny" radio health segment heard around the country, her newspaper column, and with her best-selling book, "Helping Your Overweight Child."

As one of only about 250 doctors nationwide to have achieved board certification in bariatrics–the specialty of medical weight management–Dr. Cederquist knows the difficult reality people face in trying to develop healthy eating habits and manage their weight: The truth is we want to enjoy real food and delicious dining, but eating right is a lot of work, and we need practical simplicity that fits into our already busy lives. Too often, we end up resorting to quick fast-food convenience.

Faced with this challenge, Dr. Cederquist surveyed the available meal choices for her own patients, and she found the options severely wanting. Most pre-packaged meals available for license were nutritionally insufficient, and, frankly, pretty unappetizing. Dr. Cederquist decided to start from scratch.

With her team of nutritionists and award-winning chefs, Dr. Cederquist researched and developed the complete menus you'll enjoy in your BistroMD cuisine. Prepared from the finest raw ingredients according to unique, original recipes, these delicious, high-quality meals are unparalleled for quality and value. In fact, they're just what the doctor ordered.

Dr. Cederquist's Background:
A native of New York, Dr. Cederquist was a stand-out from the start. A National Merit Scholar, she won a full scholarship to the University of Miami's Honors Medical Education program before even graduating from high school, and went on to complete both her bachelor's and M.D. in six years. She was admitted to both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honors society, for which she was later elected an officer.

Upon being awarded her M.D. in 1991, Dr. Cederquist was honored with the national Upjohn Achievement Award for "Outstanding Personal and Professional Qualities Deemed Most Valuable in a Physician" at graduation. She undertook her family practice internship at Fairfax Hospital, before going on to be appointed chief resident at the Medical College of Virginia and subsequently earned her board certification in family practice. Dr. Cederquist's clinical work with patients of all ages gave her a comprehensive view of average Americans' health issues, and she observed that too many of the problems faced by her patients were directly related to their weight. This inspired her particular interest in bariatrics, the specialty of medical weight management, and she began the work to earn her board certification in bariatrics. She remains one of only about 250 physicians in the nation to have achieved board certification in the field.

Dr. Cederquist returned to Florida in 1996, and established her own practice two years later. In addition to her clinical work with patients, Dr. Cederquist often gives lectures for medical professionals and the lay public about weight-related disorders, and the entire complex of causes and consequences related to Americans' burgeoning weight problems. Among many professional memberships, she counts as significant her election to the board of trustess of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

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