Post Author: Karla Lester, MD

Karla Lester is a pediatrician, certified life and weight coach, and diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is founder, IME Community, and can be reached on Twitter @DrKarlaA, TikTok, Instagram @ime_community, Facebook, and YouTube.

Dr. Karla is a child health advocate who has worked to address the childhood obesity epidemic for two decades on local, state, and national levels. Her vision is “creating community with compassionate connection.” She is a poet, an author of a children’s book, The Magical Everywhere, the poem, “Miracle of Will,” in JAMA, and is the grateful mom of three amazing young people.

Find Dr. Karla on TikTok, where she is disrupting the status quo in health care.