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, 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


  • Harrisburg Family Practice

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

RENEE – Nurse Practitioner.  Renee has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2017.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from George Mason University.  She then served as a Labor & Delivery nurse for over 10 years, before returning to school to obtain her Master of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner license from George Washington University. 

Renee is passionate about preventative care and supporting patients to live a healthy, fulfilling life. She wants to help provide a personalized plan for each patient to motivate them to achieve their health goals. She enjoys spending time with my family, reading, and playing the piano.

CHIZIM – Nurse Practitioner. Chizim has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2014. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Norfolk State University. She then served as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force achieving the rank of a Captain and obtained her Masters in Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Walden University.

Chizim has practiced medicine in Europe and Africa where she provided care to the U.S. military and civilian families. She subsequently obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree from Walden University in Feb 2022.

Chizim is very committed to the promotion of the overall well-being of patients with the ultimate goal of improving their health and wellness. She is happy and ever ready to listen, help, motivate, support, and collaborate with her patients, so as to assist them in achieving their individual and personal goals. She enjoys reading and spending time with husband and children

KELLY – 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 VA, and continues to live here with her husband. She enjoys all avenues of fitness, loves all water activities, and spending time with family.

NICOLE – Nurse Practitioner.  Nicole has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2018. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University. She served as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department for 10 years and eventually returned to Chamberlain University to earn her Masters of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner certification. 

As a Nurse Practitioner, Nicole has worked with patients in women’s health, mental health, and urgent care settings. She is passionate about helping people achieve overall health and wellness. Nicole has a passion for nutrition, which led her to earn a post-masters certificate in nutrition and healthy living from Cornell University. 

Nicole lives in Loudoun County with her husband and two children, as well as two dogs and a cat. She enjoys spending time with family and reading.

GRACIELA – Nutritionist.  Recently a new resident in the state of Virginia, Graciela enjoys cheering patients on through their weight loss journey here at PPWWC. She graduated with a Family and Consumer Sciences Degree with emphasis on Food and Nutrition and a minor in Outdoor Recreation from the California State University of Sacramento. She combines her passion for food along with behavioral science experience in the mental health field to better help our patients.

She loves cooking and hiking, and she enjoys guiding our patients with healthy tips and recipes to ease the transition to a healthier lifestyle. 

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.

SIMA – Medical Assistant.  Sima graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. She has previously worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. She has made it her passion in the field of medicine to help patients thrive and feel better as they continue working towards their goals.  Sima enjoys working with the team here at PPWWC to help patients achieve their goals.

ALEX – Fitness Trainer.  Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Marshall University. He also has several exercise certifications including NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, among others. He enjoys motivating and helping patients meet their health and fitness goals.