About Weight Loss the Right Way
With over 18 years in business, Dr. Yaser Alobeid has been providing Merrillville, Indiana and the surrounding Northwest Indiana area with medical exams and a variety of family medical care services; from children to adults.
We are a locally owned family care center that is fully licensed, accredited and board certified. We provide the most qualified and professional services. We know how important it is to develop a great relationship with your doctor. Our team at the office of Family Medicine of Merrillville works hard to build a close, personal bond with every patient based on trust and maintaining the strictest level of confidentiality.
If you live in Merrillville, Indiana, or the surrounding Northwest Indiana area, and would like more information on how to maintain great health, trust our professional staff to keep you living the best life possible. Your health is always our top priority, and we strive to continue earning our your trust and providing you with the best medical care in the area.
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Dr. Yaser Alobeid
Yaser Alobeid, M.D., (pronounced: “Yah-sir” “Aloe-Bade”) is a Board Certified physician who practices family medicine with a special interest in treating obesity as well as preventing and treating its related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis.
A personalized approach to preventative medicine
A leading Merrillville practicing family medicine physician since 2004, Dr. Alobeid prides himself on treating each patient according to his or her specific and personal medical needs. As a result of this individualized and preventative approach, patients trust Dr. Alobeid to guide them through their family medicine and obesity management needs.
A doctor who understands, because he’s been there
Although family medicine is his primary area of practice, over the past few years Dr. Alobeid started focusing on obesity management - partially inspired by his own weight loss journey and seeing the health benefits firsthand, while at the same time noticing how obesity has increasingly
become an epidemic across the country. He now dedicates himself to
helping patients treat the root causes of obesity, and partners with them to develop a sustainable, personalized plan to not only lose weight - but to keep it off.
Reach your health goals
Dr. Alobeid encourages his patients to conduct “Weight Loss the Right Way” to not only help them lose excess weight, but also leverage and sustain the weight loss to resolve and prevent other health issues that often arise as a result of obesity. His greatest professional enjoyment is helping patients reach their health goals without requiring surgery.
Continuing Medical Education and Technology
To stay up-to-date on the latest practices and information in his primary fields of medicine, Dr. Alobeid attends industry conferences 2-3 times a year. He also invests in the latest technology to improve and better inform his patients’ obesity management. For example, his office uses the InBody Scan, which not only scans a patient's weight, but how that weight is actually distributed throughout the body through water, muscle, and fat.
A World-Class Medical Practice… In Your Home Town
Originally from Syria, Dr. Alobeid came to the U.S. in 1997 to pursue his medical education and to become Board Certified to practice family medicine. Dr. Alobeid graduated from the University of Damascus, School of Medicine, and completed his residency at The Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, and also serves as a staff physician at Methodist Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. He has been Board Certified in family medicine since 2004.
Also Board Certified in Obesity Medicine.
Dr. Alobeid and his family reside in Valparaiso, and they grow their own vegetables and raise their own chickens to teach his children where food really comes from. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.
Meghan will be your go-to source for nutrition related inquiries. Meghan holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in Dietetics and another in Health Management (Fitness and Sports Medicine option). Following her outstanding undergraduate career, Meghan went on to earn her master’s in Nutrition and Exercise Science.
As a former college athlete and avid competitor, Meghan has experienced her own struggles with nutrition and knows that living healthy can be “much easier said than done.” She believes that anyone can achieve a healthy lifestyle, all you need is true readiness to change and the willingness to take it day by day. Meghan is a compassionate listener, who cares deeply about each patient’s progress and struggles. She understands that all bodies are unique. Her main goal is help you gain a new perspective on diet and exercise, wherein there are no “good” or “bad” foods, just balance and moderation! With Meghan’s guidance, your body is guaranteed to thrive and perform to maximum efficiency.
Nurse practitioner. Mr. Luke has a vast array of experience.
he has over 10 years of nursing experience, and has expanded his credentials to include advanced practice nurse.
Our registered nurse, will serve as your main point of contact with Dr. Alobeid. She is the gateway from our front desk to all of your healthcare needs. Penny graduated from Purdue University with honors; and holds a BSN, as well as a BA in Spanish. Additionally, she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honors Society of Nursing. Prior to joining our team in 2018, Penny worked as a charge nurse at Methodist Hospital.
Nurse practitioner. Ms. Lugo has a vast array of experience.
She has over 5 years of nursing experience, and has expanded her credentials to include advanced practice nurse.
Medical Assistants and Phlebotomists. She is extremely caring and enthusiastic about quality patient care and strive to ensure that you have an excellent experience at our office.
She will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding appointments or any other concerns.