Dr. Manuel Lam, M.D.

My mission is to restore you to optimal metabolic health, so you can live a long and healthy life, fulfilling your dreams and passions.

Dr. Lam was born in Venezuela and immigrated to the small state of Rhode Island at a young age. He attended Brown University in colonial Providence, where he studied computer science. He stayed at Brown's Alpert Medical School, where he received his degree in medicine and masters in medical sciences. He decided that after more than two decades in the east coast, it was time to move on to greener pastures. He moved to sunny California, where he trained at Stanford for internal medicine residency.

After residency, he dedicated his practice to working as a doctor exclusively in the hospital. He gained satisfaction from taking care of acutely sick patients and solving diagnostic dilemmas. He worked at various hospitals throughout the peninsula, including Stanford Hospital, the VA Palo Alto Hospital, Washington Fremont Hospital, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

During his early years, he noticed that most of his patients had metabolic syndrome. "Metabolic syndrome" is a cluster of findings, which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and extra fat around the organs. Dr. Lam developed an interest in helping his patients achieve weight loss to treat diabetes and high blood pressure. He incorporates the philosophy that food is the best medicine, based on the old age by Hippocrates: “Let Food Be Thy Medicine, and Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.” He has witnessed remarkable patient transformations, using intermittent fasting and ketogenic nutrition to treat chronic disease. This has led to his passion for the field of medical weight loss and the start of this clinic.

When he is not working, he enjoys reading at the park, playing with his cat Mimi, and oh yeah, spending time with his fiancee Marika.

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    845 Oak Grove Suite 110 Menlo Park, CA

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