Natalie is a Certified Physician Assistant who specializes in caring for people affected by excess weight and their weight-related conditions. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Minnesota and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Augsburg University. Her advanced training includes an Obesity Management Primary Care Certificate (American Academy of Physician Assistants), a Certificate of Advanced Education for NPs and PAs (Obesity Medicine Association) and attendance at the Harvard University of Medical School's Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine. She is an active member of the Obesity Medicine Association and the Minnesota Obesity Society.
Natalie is passionate about helping people achieve sustainable weight loss by counseling on nutrition, physical activity, behavior change and utilizing anti-obesity medications. She recognizes that obesity is a disease that can be treated and managed lifelong. She aims to eliminate the stigma and shame patients often feel surrounding their struggles with weight. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, strength training and spending time outside with her family during all the beautiful seasons in Minnesota.