Robert Kushner, M.D.
is a renowned Chicagoan, doctor and published author. Board certified in internal medicine and nutrition, Dr. Kushner has studied in-depth the life patterns approach to weight loss, which is based on more than 20 years of clinical experience.
Since 2001, Kushner has been listed in the Best Doctors in America
Database, and has become a reputed national and international speaker. He is frequently quoted in the media and has appeared on such national television programs as Good Morning America
As the author of the American Medical Association’s newly released Obesity Treatment Guide for Physicians (2006)
, Dr. Kushner requires all of his overweight patients to take the Diet Personality Quiz  before he initiates weight loss treatment. This is a diagnostic quiz that allows Dr. Kushner and his staff members to better focus their care on each patient and his or her specific problems.
According to Dr. Kushner,
"Most diet plans miss the boat when it comes to getting one’s weight under control for life. Being overweight is a multi-dimensional lifestyle problem; it’s not just about the food.”
Therefore, his approach is one that aims to work for not just one specific person, but rather anyone who wants to lose weight and keep it off for good.