Our Providers | Draelos Metabolic Center

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Dr. Matthew Draelos, M.D., F.A.C.E. | Jennifer Allen, R.D., L.D., C.D.E. 

Catherine Gardner, N.P | Amber Purvine, PA-C

Draelos Metabolic Center is home to an outstanding team of certified weight loss specialists – all committed to helping you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.

Under the direction of Dr. Matthew Draelos, board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, this highly qualified team is devoted to helping patients achieve a better quality of life through control of obesity and other chronic metabolic diseases.

The Draelos Metabolic Center weight loss team includes diabetes counselors, nutrition experts, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, sonographers and laboratory technicians. Patients at Draelos Metabolic Center receive counseling and care from all team members.

The Draelos Metabolic Center is a direct outgrowth of Dr. Draelos’ belief that patients deserve the most advanced and specialized medical care available in their struggle with all metabolic diseases, including overweight and obesity.

Dr. Draelos has been in private practice in the Oklahoma City metro area for more than 12 years. Previously he served on the medical faculties at Harvard Medical School and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

 

Matthew T. Draelos, M.D., F.A.C.E.

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Matthew Draelos, M.D. is Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. He has devoted his professional career to helping his patients control and live with a variety of chronic metabolic and hormonal diseases.

The Draelos Metabolic Center is a direct outgrowth of his belief that patients deserve both specialized and the most advanced medical care in dealing with metabolic diseases, including obesity.

 

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Jennifer Allen, R.D., L.D., C.D.E.

Jennifer Allen  
“Nutrition and exercise play such a large role in our overall health.  I love being able to educate patients and help them feel more empowered to make healthy lifestyle changes.  Building relationships with patients and helping them achieve their goals, is something I'm very passionate about.”

 

Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jennifer Allen is an integral part of the DMC team, providing patient counseling in all areas of diabetes self-management and weight loss/management. She also provides patient training on the correct use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, plus develops patient education materials for weight-loss plans and diabetes management. Finally, she coordinates patient care with other healthcare providers and manages the clinic’s dietary supplement purchasing and inventory.

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Catherine Gardner, N.P

Catherine Gardner   Catherine Gardner holds a Nursing degree from the University of Wyoming and a post-graduate degreein women's health as a Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania. Catherine has broadexperience in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, MigraineManagement, and Psychiatry.

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Amber Purvine, PA-C

Amber Purvine  

Amber graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Education. She furthered her studies at the University of Oklahoma Physician Associate Program where she graduated with a Master's of Health Science degree in 2003. She has an extensive practice history within the fields of internal medicine and interventional radiology. She previously served on faculty at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in the education of future Physician Assistants.

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