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Dr. Nicholas PENNINGS

Family Medicine
Lillington, NC
35 years experience male

Locations

Campbell University Health Center

Lillington, NC

Address

129, T.T. Lanier St, Lillington, NC, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12pm
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About

Bio

I am a family physician with 25 years of experience in family medicine. My focus has alway been on health and wellness. I particular I work with patients to make healthy lifestyle changes through weight loss, smoking cessation and stress reduction.

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas PENNINGS
Family Medicine 35 years experience
More than diet: Low carbohydrate diets are effective tools for weight loss but it needs to be combined with a lifestyle change if you want lasting results. Look for a comprehensive program that helps you create new, healthy habits combined with coaching and support.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas PENNINGS
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Cutting Junk Food: It is easy to replace and exceed the calories you burn with exercise by eating "junk" food. Those foods are packed with calories yet don't make you feel full, so calorie consumption is high. Measure the calories you burn working out then look at how many calories are in the foods you are tempted to eat and ask yourself "is it worth it"? That process can help you decide it's not worth eating.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas PENNINGS
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Diabetes & Wt Gain: Type 2 diabetes is a condition of Insulin resistance meaning your body makes Insulin but it does not work as well. As a result the body needs higher amount of Insulin to control your blood sugar. Unfortunately, Insulin also stimulates fat formation, epecially the unhealthy fat around your waist. The result is weight gain. High blood sugar also promotes the growth of fungus causing yellow nails.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. PENNINGS is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. PENNINGS is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks!!!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

Metropolitan Hospital Parkview Division
Completed 1988

Affiliations

AOA, ACOFP, AAFP, ASBP
American Society Of Metabolic And Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), 2002 International Federation For The Surgery Of Obesity And Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), 2012 Society Of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), 2002 Indianapolis Medical Society (IMS), 2002 Ameri
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