Dr. Chowdhury Ferdous, MD

Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Dr. Chowdhury Ferdous is an internist and obesity medicine specialist who is passionate about helping her patients achieve their health goals. She initially became interested in pursuing a career in obesity medicine when working as a hospitalist. Dr. Ferdous noticed that obesity was going untreated and preventing patients from achieving their goals. She wanted to address this by treating obesity as a chronic condition and helping her patients reach their health and weight goals.

She attended medical school at Sawai Man Singh Medical School in India. After moving to the United States, she studied clinical research at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

Dr. Ferdous completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at University Medical Center at Louisiana State University in Lafayette, Louisiana. Afterwards, she completed a fellowship in Nutrition and Weight Management at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania .Dr. Ferdous is board certified in Internal Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and she is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician. She is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians, the Obesity Medical Association and The Obesity Society.

Her passion besides treating obesity is researching the new innovations in the field of Obesity Medicine. She is an active member of the speaker's task force for OMA and a member of the speakers bureau. Dr. Ferdous participates in regular teaching sessions and speaks regularly on the various aspects of weight management both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ferdous grew up in Bangladesh and received her medical degree from India before moving to the USA. She has experienced multiple cultures throughout her life and is very accustomed to different cultural beliefs and barriers.

What do you love most about your job?

I want my patients to know, I am passionate about the field of obesity medicine. I’ve learned to not only treat the disease but to look at the whole life of my patients. This includes generations of beliefs, barriers and biases they may have faced. For me, being part of my patients life is the greatest reward.

How do you go about making your treatment plans for Form Health patients?

Creating individualized treatment plans is the best part of treating obesity as a disease. Ten years ago we did not have as many treatment options, as we have now. Exploring my patients personal history and targeting their specific barriers to losing weight is my goal. Individualizing treatment plans for each of my patients living with obesity is my starting principle.

Why do you love working with Form Health patients?

I love working with Form Health patients because they are at ease being able to hold appointments in the comfort of their own home. I find them relaxed knowing it's just them and their physician, no scale to jump on in front of an unknown person, no apprehension of seeing a change in facial expression, but rather the opportunity to talk about their health and goals.