A Blog About All Things Health and Health Care

TDWI writers are often provocative, sometimes funny, and always entertaining ~

The Doctor Weighs In (TDWI) was started in 2005 by Patricia (Pat) Salber as a blog about obesity and weight loss. As years passed, TDWI began to add a cadre of wonderful writers, both regular and occasional contributors. You can check who our regular contributors are HERE! The topics covered have expanded and we now cover all aspects of health care. These are some of our most popular categories:

Cancer   |   Cardiology   |   Drugs & Pharmacology   |   Entrepreneurs   |   Exercise & Fitness   |   Food & Nutrition   |   Geriatrics   |   Genomics   |   Global Health   |   Hospital Management   |   Innovative Companies   |   Lifestyle   |   Medicine   |   Mental Health   |   Metabolism & Biochemistry   |   Obesity & Weight Loss   |   Patients   |   Patient Safety   |   Physicians   |   Policy   |   Primary Care   |   Psychology & Neurobiology   |   Stress & Relaxation   |   Technology   |   Wellness

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, Founder and Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Patricia (Pat) Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder and Chief-in-Editor of The Doctor Weighs In. She is a board certified internist and emergency physician who loves to write about fat, fitness, diabetes, weight loss and a whole bunch of other things that interest her. Follow her @docweighsin.

Steven Chan

Steven Chan, MD, MBA is the Physician Editor of The Doctor Weighs In’s Tech page. He is a resident physician in psychiatry & behavioral sciences at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine who loves to write about the latest trends in telepsychiatry, smartphones and mobile wearable devices for mental health, and applications for cultural psychiatry and underserved minority health. Follow him @StevenChanMD.

Tammy Tran is the Director of (Almost) Everything and Managing Editor of The Doctor Weighs In. Follow her @ttran06.

Gloria Cho is the Assistant Director and Creatives of The Doctor Weighs In. Follow her @gloriacho_hi.


Steffie Harner is the Social Media Manager and Research Analyst. Follow her @steffieharner.

We carefully curate our posts to be sure we are bringing you the best writers and the most credible sources. Many of our occasional contributors publish their work first on their own blog and then send it to us to reach a wider audience. We also publish guest posts from writers that meet the same high standards to which we hold our regular writers. Here is a list of our regular authors and contributors:

Al Lewis

Diane Evans

Dov Michaeli

Julie Hemker

Margaret (Maggi) Cary

Michael Wong

Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, Founder and Host of The Doctor Weighs In

Steve Wilkins

Steven Chan