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Hi, I'm Dr. Stombaugh!

Headshot of Sarah Stombaugh in a labcoat.

I have been interested in weight and nutrition from a young age. In my family, some people struggled with their weight while others did not. I wondered why. This was one of the biggest factors that led me to study medicine. In my medical training, I saw patient after patient who struggled with weight. I was driven to learn how I could best help them. During my family medicine residency, I completed additional training in obesity medicine, working with some of the top weight loss physicians in Chicago.

After residency, I became board certified in obesity medicine. In my practice as a family medicine physician, patients sought me out for weight loss treatment. I had excellent tools for helping my patients with weight loss, and many of my patients had success. Coincidentally, I discovered life coaching through a professional development program. I realized this was the tool I had been looking for to help my patients overcome their weight loss barriers. Using life coaching tools, I was able to help my patients understand how their thoughts and actions affected their weight. They were able to make permanent and lasting changes.

My patients will find that working with me is a unique combination of traditional medicine and life coaching. I recognize that obesity is a chronic and complex medical condition. I work one-on-one with my patients to develop a personalized and comprehensive weight loss plan. Working together, permanent weight loss is possible!


  • Bachelors of Science, Creighton University

  • Doctor of Medicine, Creighton University

  • Residency in Family Medicine, University of Chicago

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine 

  • Certified Life Coach, The Life Coach School

Ready to take the next step?

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