Our Medical Team

Dr. Meena Malhotra, M.D. Bariatrician

Meena Malhotra, M.D.
  • Double Board Certified, ABOM, ABIM
  • Board Certified , American Board of Obesity Medicine, ABOM
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM
  • Obesity Medicine Association, OMA
  • Member, American Medical Association, AMA
  • Member, American College of Physicians, ACP
  • Life Member, Age Management Medicine Group, AMMG
Medical School GSVM Medical College, India in 1995 with Valedictorian Honors
Internship and Residency St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois in 2001 with Salutatorian Honors

Winner of the coveted Blue Cross & Blue Shield Top Tier (Blue Tier) Physician status, distinguished status awarded for Excellence in Care. Has been featured on TV and has authored journal article on ‘Obesity and Sleep Apnea’. She is Double Board Certified, ABOM, and ABIM Board Certified, American Board of Obesity Medicine, ABOM (Non-surgical, noninvasive, medical weight loss) Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM.

Her passion is ‘core wellness’ – you will feel more energetic and motivated, enriched by the improved quality of life. She has designed exclusive weight loss protocol, INSPIRE, after years of experience helping patients lose thousands of pounds. These carefully chosen protocols are individualized and customized for every patient, based on their medical conditions and objectives. This has resulted in safe and effective weight loss leading to ‘Core Wellness’.

She has designed customized tracking tools for patients to understand how their body composition is improving, explaining and educating them every step of the way on the path to wellness, energy and relief from chronic problems.

She believes that Patient-Physician relationship is a joint partnership, and feels honored that you are entrusting her with your wellness.  To build upon the trust, she welcomes any questions you may have about her protocols.  She loves it when patients have already researched WebMD, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, NIH, CDC, Harvard Medical School, and reputed Medical web sites and are ready to discuss their care with her.

Irina Frenkel, FNP-BC
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • National Commission on Certification of Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)
  • Member, Obesity Medicine Association, OMA
  • Member, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, AANP
Medical School DePaul University, Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

Irina is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in preventive medicine and wellness.Her professional experience include attending to patients of all ages, including pediatrics, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

She has experience educating patients and practitioners. Her patients love the patient education and help in taking charge of their health to treat the underlying cause of disease, treating chronic illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. As an educator of practitioners and researcher she is excited to work with patients at Heal N Cure.

Since the causes of obesity are complex and multifactorial, Irina is excited to work together in a multimodal approach to help patients achieve core wellness. The Heal n Cure care team focuses on engaging patients in their care by tailoring the treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each patient.She strongly believes that following a personalized wellness program can help overcome a genetic predisposition to medical problems.