I started as a successful patient in our weight loss clinic. Finally getting control of my own weight made an incredible difference in my life. I want to help patients find the same success that I experienced. I like being a health partner with my patients. I hope to give them the knowledge and skills to manage their own health.
“The fact that I’ve struggled with my own weight has really helped me relate to my patients. I understand the struggles they’re facing and I draw on my own successes and failures to help them find solutions to their obstacles. I love working with patients who take some responsibility for their choices and actions, and for their success.”
Dr. Freshwater completed her residency training in family medicine at the Via Christi Family Practice Residency program in Wichita, KS. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. She earned her MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Lawrence and her undergraduate BA in human biology from the University of Kansas. She began patient care with Idaho Weight Loss in July 2005.
Dr. Freshwater is member of the Obesity Medicine Association. She enjoys motherhood, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and camping in the outdoors, as well as knitting and filmmaking with her husband.