Weight Loss Physician and Staff

Obesity certification from American board of obesity medicine
Northern Virginia Top Doctors Magazine 2017 Certificate

Trupti B. Patel, MD

Medical Director
Family Medicine
Obesity Medicine Specialist

Dr. Patel has been practicing Family Medicine since 1998.

As a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine, she specializes in weight management for both adults and children. She is dedicated to rendering a comprehensive, evidence-based weight loss program that uses true and proven methods. Her goal is to provide a safe, affordable, and effective program that focuses not just on weight loss and improvement of health, but also on the long term maintenance of weight loss.

Dr. Patel is passionate about nutrition, wellness, and prevention of disease. She is married with two children and is a resident of Loudoun County. She enjoys traveling, gourmet cooking and gardening.

Medical School

Board Certifications


  • Community Faculty Member at Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Obesity Medicine Association
  • The Obesity Society
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • American Medical Society
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Our Experienced Staff

JASON – Front Office Coordinator.  Jason has had an impressive journey to become a front office leader.  He was born and raised in Northern Virginia.  Since attending high school at South Lakes, he has always been involved in different community programs.  He has been working in the healthcare field for over 20 years.

As our front office coordinator, Jason ensures that every single patient who walks through our doors has a pleasant experience.

Jason has always been a scholar-athlete.  He played basketball in high school and college which he still enjoys.  In his free time, you can find him at the gym, riding his bicycle, or spending time with his son, family, and friends.

KELLY – Lead Nurse Practitioner.  Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise from Virginia Tech University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from George Washington University. She then served as a pediatric nurse for over 5 years, before returning to school to obtain her Master of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner certification from George Mason University.  Kelly is passionate about nutrition, exercise, and supporting others in reaching their individualized health goals. 

Kelly was born and raised in Ashburn, Virginia and continues to live here with her husband. She enjoys all avenues of fitness, loves all water activities, and spending time with family.

Ira – Nurse Practitioner.  Ira holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner, both of which she earned from George Washington University. Before transitioning to her current role, Ira dedicated 7 years of her career as a Registered Nurse, where she gained expertise in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Home Health.

Ira is passionate about nutrition, health, and overall wellness. Her dedication encompasses guiding and supporting individuals in their weight loss journeys, aiming not only to achieve their goals but also to foster sustainable, healthy lifestyles. 

Ira lives in Manassas, Virginia. Ira is bilingual and fluent in both English and Filipino. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, playing musical instruments, and traveling around the world.

Iveta – Registered Dietitian.  Iveta has a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from Virginia Tech with a subsequent certification as a Registered Dietitian. She has a passion for community nutrition and nutritional education.  She loves working with patients to utilize resources while providing life-long skills to improve their health.  She has lived and worked in many diverse communities and through that has learned the important role that nutrition plays in various environments.  

Some fun facts about Iveta are that she was born in Bulgaria and moved to the states when she was three years old.  She loves to hike with her two dogs, and has a passion for cooking and trying new recipes.

Elizabeth – Nutritionist.   Elizabeth obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech. She plans to further her education in nutrition so she can pursue a career as a registered dietitian in the future.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys running, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

ROCHELLE – Health Coach.  Rochelle received her Bachelor of Arts from Antioch College, and pursued her Masters in Education at Goucher College.  She has been a health coach for 18 years, fulfilling her life-long passion for teaching and educating others about health, nutrition, and weight loss. She is happiest when successfully helping others make positive changes to their health and well-being.  Rochelle came to PPWWC  because she found it unique in its scientifically-based medical approach to weight loss, weight management, and wellness.

Rochelle and her husband enjoy hiking and kayaking, as well as reading, history, and classical music.

Kirsten – Health Coach.  Kirsten has an extensive background in health and wellness. She has a Higher National Diploma in Beauty Therapy from Edinburg College in the United Kingdom and has been a skin therapist, massage therapist, aromatherapist, reflexologist, and electrologist.

Kirsten’s strong interest in anatomy, health, and wellness led her to obtain a certification in personal training.  She enjoys working with her patients and providing specific guidance with their weight loss goals.

Alisia – Medical Assistant.  Alisia is a certified MA with over 20 years of clinical experience. She enjoys her daily interactions with patients and helping them achieve their goals.

Alisia was born in Los Angeles, CA and is a US Army veteran.