Austen Smith, D.O., a weight loss specialist at Firelands Center for Coordinated Care, has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM Diplomate. ABOM Diplomates are physicians who undergo rigorous training in obesity medicine and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation. While certification is not required as a weight loss specialist, it signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine.
Smith feels that medicine has given him the opportunity not only to add years to a patient’s life but also life to their years. Smith began practicing at Firelands Health this year after completing fellowship training in obesity medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.