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Dr. Marci Dietrich

Bariatrics
Douglassville, PA
42 years experience female

Locations

Office

Douglassville, PA

Address

8 Church Lane, Douglassville, PA
Directions

About

Bio

55 year old female physician / single mom to fanatastic 14 year old swimmmer son. Living in a suburbs. Starting a family medcine practice 26 years ago. Prior to that i was a Navy physician. I was assigned to Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego, CA. I served as a LT at the SEALTraining Center in Coronado, CA. Very Interesting. i was assigned to ARLEX in Washington, DC promoted to LCDR, at the clinic of the Commandant of the Marine Corps--Kelly. That covers 1980-1985. I then started my family practice in Douglassville, PA; close to my elderly parents. i became certified in family medicine and bariatric medicine. I also have basic certification in medical acupuncture and aesthetic medicine. I have served as medical advisor on two hospice organizations. Solo family medicine is difficult in today's medical system.

Specialties
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Bariatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

203 Answers
57 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Obesity initial tx: I recommend a patient try to change her environment as much as possible. Get support for childcare--so there is time to walk. Get an active job--or v... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Poss incr risk of BC: Lots+, a family history-mother and/or father's side, early onset of period, dense breasts, alcohol use/excess, hormone use esp. Postmenopausal, hx o... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Anorexia: Anorexia is complex. I believe that anorexia becomes better, can be controlled, and not be the "center" of one's lfe. But, just as there are compulsio... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Many in addition: In addition, it is well known that obese people earn less money at their job, also are less likely to get a job.Obesity is often judged by others as a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
A good question: To my knowledge there is ongoing research to figure out the potential impact of fertility treatment-hormonal-on the development of breast cancer. The... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Absolutely: If your thyroid lab test are in the normal range on your replacement therapy; there is no reason for concern. Your doctor and you must also consider ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Radiation,don't know: I do agree with dr. Ho, with the exception of triple negative breast cancertnbc is neg for estrogen, progesterone, her2 receptors because of this ther... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Prep the best u can: Instead of preparing to feel stressed by your new arrival; try to imagine the exciting possibilities of the this "new life" you will prepare to take p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Tiger Mom??: I assume you have a type a, goal driven, perfectionistic, controlling mom.Please try to talk to her about how you feel. That may not work.Next, try to... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Whoa......: There is a big differance between a bad experience and an experience that is traumatic enough to cause a lasting traumatic stress disorder1. A trauma... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Hi: The fastest way to burn fat is really about exercise. A combination of cardiovascular workout and some weight training. Research has shown that by var... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Wtloss home delivery: The positives about home delivery are portion control and ease of use.I imagine the companies that deal in home delivery would allow you to purchase a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
FDA approval: The fda "provisionally" approved the implants. The issue I have is the implant makers have not fully complied with the follow-up of patients getting... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
It can be treated: Metastatic breast cancer means it has spread to other parts of a person's body. At this stage, currently, it is not curable. But, definitely there are... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Yes,: Yes ----the fda is currently trying to investigate the increase inanaplastic lymphoma. It makes one wonder since there is definitely an increase? Why ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Reduce hunger: Sometimes exercise and the body chemicals produced by it can give patients a mild euphoric/appetite suppressant effect.Other than that some weight med... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
No OTC meds exist!: I wish there was an alternative to phen/fen. On a brighter side, the phentermine-still able to be rx by a knowledgeable weight loss physician was res... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Dear White Bread: Theoretically, if you have no weight problems, exercise, no medical problems, and great family medical history, and you eat various foods; protens l... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Fat+: What we do know that genetics (family history) has a lot to do with where we tend to deposit our body fat. It has been found that intra abdomimal fat... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Medical Management: There are no known diet pills that have been adequately researched over the counter. As a prescription med, Phentermine , given by an experienced phy... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Starting: I often tell my patients to "journal" their activity and food intake. Then, if you know that you start an eating "fest' post dinner while watching t... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Wishful thinking: Hi over the long haul of bariatric meds, Phentermine (generic of adipex) still sems to work the best in my opinion. But, and a big but--no pun intend... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Sarcoidosis: Yes, a granuloma could form around the area of a nerve for the area you describe. An MRI of that area could be useful, but few radiologists are able ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Never any reported: Phentermine ihas never been shown to be addictive. It can have some stimulating side effects more so in some patients that others, that is why a patie... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Phentermine: Brandonray01, Phentermine should not be routinely given to a teen. Exercise, food decrease, and emotional help are plan a. If your obese cousin does... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Heartburn?: Hi, i do not know much about you, but you need to seek medical help ---asap. Why, heartburn can be a symptom of an early heart attack or an aortic a... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Dear Gaining Weight: Our bodies are "programed" to hold onto weight for many reasons. My suggestion is that you get a thorough physical exam including a history of your he... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Low blood sugar: Another thought, how do you know you have low blood sugar? Are you relating the symptoms you might have-lightheaded, dizzy, weak, sweaty, fatigue , h... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Dear Yeast,: Yeast normally lives in your vagina along with normal vaginal bacteria like a ecosystem. If you are diabetic, take antibiotics, overweight, douche too... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Sarcoidosis: There is no known cure for sarcoid. Historically, steroids have had some use, some newer drugs like Methotrexate and others have helped. There are so... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Depends: Since no one knows the cause of sarcoid-we are not sure-but it is likely genetically there is defect in immunity which "could" be inherited at about t... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Anyone can be addict: Unfortunately, even newborns can be addicted to their birth mother's drug habits.Of course, it is not the innocent baby's or child's choice to become... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Sarcoidosis help: Wow! you are so kind. Many patients with sarcoidosis have fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, sweats, skin problems, possible breathing problems, sin... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Dear bgonzalez, i feel that family history is at least 50% of a patient's evaluation. I still believe that family genetics is greater than 50%, perh... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Lack of desire 2 eat: Simply, the lack of desire to eat.Some very sick patients lack the desire to eat food tastes bad, feel full, food smells bad.These ptsmay have a termi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Nail diseases: I believe that Lamisil (terbinafine) cream- trademark is somewhat effective for nail fungus. That is what i think you are referring to... But there a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Sarcoidosis: Dear js sarcoidosis is found most commonly among the health care professions and teachers. Ethnicity also seems to be a factor in that those of afric... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Possible: Hi, you need to have a full history and physical exam, also an eval of the stresses in your life. You need to have a diagnosis, unexplained weight los... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
An add on as to WHY: Body image has been an integral sense of identity and value for many thousands of years. Women mostly are more valued in our culture for being the "no... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Complicated: Hi there, i have found that it is best to seek out physicians who are trained and comfortable with treating obesity. While I am comfortable with the... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Cellulitis?: Cellulitis-infection of the skin of a bacterial origin. It is usually warm tender, red, expanding region of the body surface; it can be accompanied by... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Of course, but: Obstructive sleep apnea is very important as it can be very serious; even life threatening. So, tomorrow, call your doctor's office and explain to the... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Don't give up on finding a diagnosis--even different than fibromyalgiapain is a symptom of "something"; not a diagnosis. I have seen cases where a pa... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
It is normal: As often as you wish. Of course, you realize that this is a private matter and individual choice. Sexual satisfaction is a normal aspect of being huma... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Mets to Brain: Unfortunately, a cure would be very unlikely.But, survivial time and quality of life are increasing there are meds that can treat disease that spreads... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Treatments: Latest treatments are few and far between, but much research is being done and a patient could look into the new investigative trials especially if th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Losing insulation: Hi you are probably doing great, please get routine labs done esp. Thyroid. But in the event all is o-kwhen you lose fat in your body you lose it all ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Not losing bloated: Hi there, bloating-in itself could be a problem not related to your whole question.Please get a great history and physical exam done by a certified p... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
ER: Without specific information, go to er asap via ambulance. Yes, this sounds dramatic, but-it is the safest way for you to be cared for in this instan... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Fat Burner: I wish there was a "fat burner", but you are the only "furnace" you have. Exercise is a great fat burner, but realistically, it takes at least an hour... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dietrich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dietrich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 21, 2012
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Thank you. I actually had an oophorectomy also due to dysgermanoma. I was pregnant at the time and when I delivered, I began breast feeding. At the end of breast feeding, I gained 70 lbs in 3 months...Read More
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Thank so very much. I will take him in to be seen as he had never complained of one like this before. He is a pretty easy going child that doesn't ever complain of pain.
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Thanks for your quick reply! A sensible answer to a complicated question. Helpful for me. Maybe not so much for people without dtermination or money for a coach

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1980MD

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