PhD, FACN, FTOS
Dr. Scott McDoniel is a behavioral nutrition specialist with a primary focus in obesity management and functional nutrition. He provides a comprehensive model for treating patients with excess weight including addressing the biological, environmental, and psychological issues leading to weight gain and/or preventing weight loss.
Meet Scott McDoniel
Dr. Scott is comprehensively trained in health psychology, exercise science, and nutrition. He holds a Doctorate degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology. He is board certified in Exercise Physiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and The Obesity Society.
In addition, to patient care, Dr. Scott is an international expert on energy metabolism. He worked for a small biotechnology company assisting in the development and launch of a novel device that measures metabolism. During this time, he conducted numerous clinical research studies and presented at international medical conferences on the science of energy metabolism in clinical weight management. He was influential in NBC’s The Biggest Loser implementation of metabolic assessment with their contestants. While working for this company he developed a clinical weight loss program that was designed to be implemented into physician practices. He spent three years expanding this program to physician practices across the United States. In 2010, missing direct patient care, he returned to private practice to better serve patients.
Dr. Scott maintains his research interest by serving as an assistant professor with Walden University’s College of Health Sciences. He is an active mentor for doctoral students obtaining their terminal degrees in public health with a focus towards obesity research. Outside of practice and mentoring, he is very active in youth sports. He is a youth and high school wrestling coach. He serves as an assistant wrestling coach for Mountain Vista High School and head coach for the Golden Eagle Wrestling Club. He enjoys running, functional training, and still manages to compete in wrestling tournaments. So, don’t be alarmed if you see him with bruises and scrapes.
Dr. Scott resides in Highlands Ranch with his wife, Debbie, and two sons, Jackson & Henry.Call Today 303.708.0246