Weight Loss Counselor
Caitlin graduated in 2010 with a Medical Assisting Associate’s Degree. She worked in the primary care field for five years at Baughman Family Medicine. Caitlin worked her way up to Lead Medical Assistant before leaving BFM to help open The Harrisburg Medical Weight Loss Center. In her past five years working at the weight loss center, Caitlin has continued her study of biology, physiology and weight management. She and Chelsea have developed the handouts and material aids we use in the education, counseling, and management of our patients. She has also written policy and procedures regarding patient flow, drug approval, medication prior authorization and encounter documentation. Recognizing that she had a passion for counseling patients with regards to diet, exercise, healthy habits, and medical options, Caitlin decided to pursue becoming a Weight Loss Counselor. After shadowing the providers and studying treatment guidelines Caitlin took our in house Medical Weight Loss Counseling Certification Exam and passed. A Weight Loss Counselor educates patients on issues regarding weight loss, diet, and exercise. Counselors assess a client’s current weight and nutrition choices to provide guidance in obtaining a healthier lifestyle and losing weight. Caitlin works hand and hand with Dr. Baughman and Lauren to provide patients with options and accessibility to the practice.