Dr. Brian Lenzkes is an internal medicine doctor in San Diego. Dr. Lenzkes went to UC Irvine and received a BS in Biology before attending USC Medical School. After graduating in 1999, he started his Residency Program at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and extended his residency for an extra year as Chief Resident before starting his private practice career at Internal Medicine Associates in 2004.
Dr. Lenzkes has been voted one of the “Top Doctors” in San Diego for 11 years. Even with gaining the respect of the medical community and his patients, he still felt a void as many patients with chronic conditions become more sick and require more medications. At the same time Dr. Lenzkes battled his own weight gain while following ‘standard medical advice’.
The inability of standard medical advice to help his patients with obesity and chronic disease, combined with his own weight gain, led him to the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. Along with treating patients, Brian lectures widely and hosts ‘Low Carb MD Podcast’ to spread the word about the growing body of research that supports the therapeutic success of this nutrition and lifestyle approach.