Our Medical Team

Dr. Meena Malhotra, M.D. Bariatrician

Meena Malhotra, M.D.
Certifications
  • Double Board Certified, ABOM, ABIM
  • Board Certified , American Board of Obesity Medicine, ABOM
  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM
Memberships
  • Obesity Medicine Association, OMA
  • Member, American Medical Association, AMA
  • Member, American College of Physicians, ACP
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 FNP

Irina Frenkel, FNP-BC
Certifications
  • Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • National Commission on Certification of Family Nurse Practitioner (ANCC)
Memberships
  • 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.

Lifestyle Educator Judy

Judith B. Armgardt – Lifestyle Educator
Certifications
  • Registered Dietitian
Memberships
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Education Masters of Nutrition – University of New Mexico

Bachelors of Science – University of Illinois

Our Registered Dietitian has over 25 years of clinical dietetics and wellness nutrition education experience.  Her passion is helping patients achieve a healthy lifestyle through dietary and behavioral changes.  Areas of expertise include obesity diabetes, pre diabetes, and hyperlipidemia.  In her previous position, it was her honor and pleasure to help our Active Duty Air Force members pass their physical fitness tests.  She has a strong food background teaching cooking classes for patients and developing recipes for Kraft Foods Inc.    She is happy to have joined Heal n Cure and is looking forward to helping all our patients achieve a healthy life. 

Consultant on Stem Cell Therapy

Dr. Thom Lobe

Thom E Lobe, MD, JD, NMD, MBA, FACS, FAAP, DABMH, ABMA, ABAAFRM
We are pleased that Dr. Lobe has joined us as a consultant to offer his expertise and assistance to our patients with his time release Hormone Replacement Therapy as well as to share his knowledge and services with Stem Cell Therapies and PRP (platelet rich plasma).

Click here to read more about these exciting advancements in medicine and science and how they can assist you on your path toward wellness.

Over the years, Dr. Lobe’s strong interests in nutrition, metabolism, wound care, and stem cell therapy continued to expand. He is recognized internationally in his field and has been honored with lifetime achievement awards on three continents. Dr. Lobe has over 250 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and books to his credit. He continues to lecture and teach around the world and has completed his advanced fellowship, receiving his boards in anti-aging, regenerative and functional medicine.

In 2008, Dr. Lobe opened his first dream clinic, an anti-aging practice in Beverly Hills, California. In 2013, Dr. Lobe moved his main practice to Chicago, Illinois where he focuses on advanced hormone therapy, anti-aging medicine and stem cell treatments. There are few physicians that hold up to Dr. Lobe’s extensive training and expertise. His broad range of experiences and depth of knowledge within the medical field uniquely position his practice.