Dr Eva Orsmond is a leading expert in her field and remains Ireland’s sole private medical practitioner exclusively treating overweight and obesity in adults and children.
A regular contributor to professional publications, Dr Orsmond also engages with the public to promote understanding of the consequences of overweight, appearing on a number of television and radio programmes, including Off the Rails, The Big Bite, Prime Time, The Late Late Show, Meet the Family, Corrigan Knows Food, and the hugely popular Operation Transformation.
Dr Eva Orsmond (MD, MPH ) founded Orsmond Clinics (originally Shape-Up Weight Management ) in 2001 to pursue her interest in weight loss and nutrition. Dr Orsmond is Ireland’s sole private medical practitioner exclusively treating overweight and obesity in adults and children.
After qualifying at Pavia University, Italy, in 1990, Dr Orsmond returned to Finland to practice medicine. She began her training in public health and travelled regularly to work in developing countries. In 2000 she moved to Ireland, working in St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown. She completed her master’s degree at the Nordic School of Public Health at Goteborg University based on research undertaken at St Columcille’s Hospital, writing a thesis titled The Need for Weight Management Among Hospital Staff (ISBN 91-89479-98-X ).
A healthier diet through home cooking
Dr Eva believes that the only way to make any difference to the increasing obesity levels in Ireland is by increasing awareness of the medical consequences of obesity and by motivating people to enjoy a healthier diet through home cooking.
Obesity is not treated as a disease in medical practice. Instead, its symptoms (eg, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes ) are treated with medication. In reality, numerous medical conditions can be treated through lifestyle change; weight reduction and a balanced healthy diet form a fundamental part of this change.
Dr Orsmond believes that with the right support, education, and motivation anyone can achieve weight loss and live a healthier life. Behaviour modification forms the foundation of her approach to the treatment of overweight and obesity.
Orsmond Clinics are located at Oranmore, Galway; Baggot Street and Loughlinstown, Dublin; Newbridge, Co Kildare; and Kilkenny. To book a consultation call 01 2827500, email [email protected], or see www.orsmondclinics.com for more information.