WHO WE ARE
Dr. Naji Torbay’s Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes & Human Nutrition first opened in Lebanon in 1997. After his success and great demand for expanding and sharing his knowledge and experience across the region, he decided to open a second branch in Dubai in 2007.
Based on 30 years of clinical experience Dr. Naji Torbay has developed a program that helps patients find the right way to control or end many endocrine diseases such as Diabetes, Lipid disorders, Thyroid disease, Sex hormones imbalance, Gland disorders, and specially those with obesity or weight management problems. Thousands of patients have so far benefited of his avant-garde method.
Endocrine disorders and weight management are some of the clinic’s main concerns. Early detection or control of insulin related problems may prevent Diabetes and Obesity, today’s biggest epidemic of the 21st century.
WHAT WE DO
On your first appointment you will be examined by either Dr. Rita Nawar or Dr. Naji Torbay who will take a detailed medical history, followed by a body mass composition analysis and a physical examination.
Lab blood tests will be required (such as Insulin hormone/ glucose dynamics, full metabolic profile, and other hormonal tests if deemed necessary). Once the lab results are sent back to the clinic, the doctor will indicate the most appropriate treatment, which may include a change in your diet based on Insulin/glucose results.
If so, you will then have a session with our nutritionist, who will explain the diet plan in details.
A follow up appointment 3 weeks later or as advised by your doctor is highly recommended.
DR. NAJI TORBAY
FOUNDER & ENDOCRINOLOGIST
DR. RITA NAWAR
CO-FOUNDER OF DUBAI & ENDOCRINOLOGIST
Dr. Rita Nawar is the co-founder of Dubai, medical director and consulting endocrinologist at The Weight Care Clinic. After obtaining her medical degree and completing her training in Internal Medicine, clinical and research fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, she pursued further training in clinical Endocrinology and metabolism at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, USA.
Her interest grew in medical obesity management, pre-diabetes, and diabetes, so she joined Dr. Naji Torbay in 2007 in founding The Weight Care Clinic in Dubai, considering the increasing burden of those metabolic problems in the region, and the need to tackle them properly.
She has several publications and international poster presentations in the field.
After graduating with Honors in Nutrition from the Lebanese American University in 2015, Fatima went on to complete a six-month dietetic internship program at Hayek Hospital. Through this healthful experience, she decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition from University College London, where she successfully graduated in 2016 and was awarded a Merit for her performance.
Back in Lebanon in 2017, Fatima served as a Dietitian and Nutritionist for six months at the Clemenceau Medical Center. She then got the opportunity to work as a Dietitian at The Weight Care Clinic in Beirut. This challenging and learning experience has helped her acquire new technical skills as it demanded excellence and precise wellness strategies.
DID YOU KNOW?
Endocrinologist Worldwide awarded Dr Naji Torbay M.D has dedicated more than 30 years of research to develop groundbreaking techniques to approach obesity and its consequences.
Born in Tannourine, Lebanon he graduated from American University Of Beirut, then in 1979 he culminated his Post-Doctoral in “Endocrinology, Metabolism And Human Nutrition” at the Columbia University, New York.
In Venezuela, he worked for more than two decades at the UCLA (Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado) as Associate Professor Of Physiology and internal medicine (1980-1999). During that period, he held other positions like Dean of Medical School: (1982 – 1985), Chairman Department of Functional Sciences (Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology); (1993 – 1995) and Clinical Associate – Division of Endocrinology (July 1995 – 2012), American University Of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon.
Throughout his career, he has received prestigious awards and participated in numerous congresses as a lecturer and member of the most prestigious associations of endocrinology at an international level.
In 1999 he founded the Weight Care Clinic in Beirut, medical establishment dedicated to treat weight management problems, diabetes and endocrine disorders. In 2007 he decided to expand to the UAE opening in Health Care City (DHCC) the WeightCare Clinic with the purpose of offering his successful treatments to more people.
Ever since, Dr. Naji has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others through his research on hormones, endocrine system and metabolism, designing personalized diet regimens according to each individual's needs, based on insulin/glucose dynamics.
MARIE SAAYBI AZZI
Marie, who works in the Lebanon branch, is a Biologist with a Master in Nutrition. She has a successful career having worked in the most recognized hospitals and medical centers. Her job revolves around explaining to patients the necessity of taking care of their health by controlling the food intake, whether quality or quantity wise.
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