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Dr. David LaMond

Bariatrics
Asheville , NC
21 years experience male

Locations

Blue Sky MD

Asheville , NC

Address

1998 Hendersonville Road, Asheville , NC
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Blue Sky MD

Hendersonville , NC

Blue Sky MD

Hendersonville, NC

About

Bio

David LaMond, D.O., A.B.F.P. ~ Biography Dr. LaMond is a nutrition, hormone and prevention expert. Drawing from his foundation and board certification in Family Medicine, he has created the core medical principles behind the blue sky concept of total patient care. He is an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and American Academy of Family Physicians. He has been a featured speaker for numerous medical conferences and has been a consultant and has made several appearances on health television broadcasts. His written work has been featured in medical journals and other print media, with a focus on insulin resistance, nutrition, non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and wellness. Dr. LaMond is a luminary, speaker and consultant for Eleme Medical, Osyris and Candela Corporations and is an expert in non-invasive and minimally invasive body contouring and cosmetic laser surgery. Drawing from his training experience in residency, winning consecutive post-baccalaureate teaching awards for the best resident teacher for medical students at Albany Medical College, he developed a love for teaching others. This teaching experience translated into a hands-on, approachable and easy to understand weight control program for patients. After years of development and thousands of successful weight control patients, he discovered a link between weight control and hormone optimization. This led to the development of a comprehensive hormone optimization program, which works in harmony with weight control and aging skin. His objective is total patient care and feeling great, inside and out. Dr. LaMond is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice. After graduating from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA in 2001, Dr. LaMond completed an Internship and Family Medicine Residency at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. Dr. LaMond completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and Duke University, graduating in 1997, with honors. Dr. LaMond is currently a clinical professor at Wake Forest University and a Fellow of the American Board of Family Physicians.

Specialties
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Bariatrics

Dermatology

Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
57 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Probably hormones: Although surgery might have an influence, low testosterone in both men and women is often responsible for low libido, or desire. Both men and women ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Up to one year: Leptin, the hormone which regulates how your fat cells use energy and store fat, controls your metabolic set point. It is directly related to your b... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Whey = Muscle: Whey protein contains essential Amino Acids (meaning your body can't make them on their own and you need them from your diet) and is easily utilized b... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Probably not: It's unlikely, if u are still concerned. Follow up w your ob.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Fluid retention: Could be fluid retention from a relative dehydration which catches up w you by the end of the day. Cut back on caffeine and alcohol. Consider sodiu... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Elimination diet: Try an elimination diet. You'll remove suspected allergens like wheat or dairy for a week, if symptoms improve, try reintroducing them one at a tim... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
No: Hypoglycemia is typically a symptom of Insulin resistance, meaning your body is not recognizing or using Insulin well. It often leads to diabetes. ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Not typically: Estrogen in excess causes weight gain. If you block estrogen formation, it actually may prevent weight gain in certain cases. Low or overly blocked ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yep: It's sulfa antibiotic commonly used for eye infections.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Low sugar, low carb: Addisions is a disease of cortisol or stress and fluid balance hormones. If you are on synthetic cortisone, like prednisone, you will have a negative... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Don't recommend: The reality is at some point you will have to have a 'relationship' with food; whether dining out, celebrations with friends and family or going to th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
4-6 weeks: Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
4-6 weeks: Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Avoid thinking in terms of glycemic load. Think instead about counting grams of carbohydrate. Most people require less than 100 g carb per day, ho... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
NO magic pill: Not possible, especially if you undergo lipo utilizing tumescent technique (local/outpatient).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, these are commonly done together, and will likely be more cost effective.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
No sugar, low carb: Diabetes is a disease of sugar and carbohydrates. You need to limit them at all costs. Insulin, the storage hormone of sugar and carbs, in excess ca... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Try FAA: Compulsion is part of a spectrum of disorders like OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and in the setting of food, really is related to food addiction... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Nothing: Sounds like they are the same.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Depends on the patient. The most widely used is pent ermine, which has been used safely for over 50 years. It's now being used in combination w othe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Several: Most common and longest record of safety is phentermine. It has been on the market for over 50 years.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
NO: I support the us fda decision to remove HCG weight loss products from the market. Scientific studies do not support the use of HCG promotes a "normal... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Alcohol=sugar: Alcohol is the same as sugar in your body. After consuming any type of sugar, your body produces insulin, the storage hormone of sugar/carbs, to proc... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Control environment: You need to get out of your toxic environment, get rid of the crap. Ask your friends and loved ones for help. Get out of the fast food line now. Yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
No Magic Pill: I joke with my patients, "there's no magic pill." however, medications for weight control can be a helpful tool when used in the context of a bariatr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Hormone dysfunction: Often central obesity is a function of hormone dysfunction. In women, estrogen receptors are found in your belly. Estrogen dysfunction/dominance lea... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Depends: The fact that you are calling it binging, tells me it's too much. If your indulgence is uncontrolled, you are binging! binging is part of a spectrum... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Life-Long Commitment: As a bariatrician, my role is to provide a patient with a life-long solution to lose and maintain weight loss. Based on recent literature, evidence s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Never: They won't. Hcg oral or injectable will not show up on urine testing. Try taking a home pregnancy test to prove it to yourself. Hcg in urine is the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Skin care, laser: Various physician directed skin care lines along w laser/light based therapies can have profound and cost effective results.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Possible diabetes: This warrants a work up by your primary.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Low carb: Anything w less than ten grams of carb or low sugar. Avoid high calories, 150 or less per serving.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Probably not: Net gram loads of crabs in excess of 180 grams per day or less will begin to accumulate triglycerides (excess sugars) in the liver and eventually over... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Probably: Excessive dryness can make sebum (skin oil) production worse, which can block pores and actually increase bacteria production ( which is what creates ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Don't recommend: The reality is at some point you will have to have a 'relationship' with food; whether dining out, celebrations with friends and family or going to th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
No hospital stay: Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve. You will not need hospital s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Low sugar: Yep, simple answer is you need to decrease inflammatory triggers in your body. Insulin, the storage hormone of sugar and carbs (bread/pasta/grains) i... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Impossible: Genetics and hormones control fat distribution or where you lose or hang on to fat. Lose the weight, you'll be glad you did!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Depends on your size, exercise intensity and body composition. On average, most people burn 600-800 calories per hour w vigorous exercise (sweating/h... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Interval training : Interval training, or increasing you effort for short periods of time, count about double w regard to calorie burn or "fat burn" than standard "target... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Don't recommend: The reality is at some point you will have to have a 'relationship' with food; whether dining out, celebrations with friends and family or going to th... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
It's Not: Cutting down on sugar is probably the single most effective diet/nutrition and, frankly, national health crisis. Most problems with cholesterol on a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Combination. : Sounds like combination skin which will often respond to gentle exfoliation, a hydrating moisturizer as needed and a 'vitamin a' based product 2-3 tim... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Depends: Get your resting metabolism checked (measured or calculated) by a doctor or dietician who specializes in weight loss. They can then write a proper di... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. LaMond is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. LaMond is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I have adrenal shutdown so learning a little about a similar disease is helpful.
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please tell me tablet of treatment of nose and uper lip swelling .
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013

Affiliations

LaMond Family Medicine
Blue Sky MD
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