Dr. Paul Sarmiento
Dr. Paul Sarmiento is a board-certified family and obesity medicine specialist. He trained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the Mayo Clinic here in Arizona. He has been a practicing physician since 2008 and has focused entirely on obesity medicine for several years.
Dr. Sarmiento is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and received the Candidate of the Year award by ABOM in 2016. He has since joined the Maintenance of Certification Committee to help obesity medicine specialists stay up to date.
Dr. Sarmiento also received the Teacher Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in 2008 and several awards from Vitals.com including Compassionate Doctor Award (2014, 2018), On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018), and Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018).
Above all, Dr. Sarmiento believes that food and nutrition can get us healthy and keep us healthy. Unfortunately, the abundance of industrial food commodities -- refined starches, sugar, fats, salt, and processed foods -- along with 24/7 availability and highly-researched hyperpalatability makes our present food environment very difficult to overcome. Recognizing the utter lack of truly helpful, healthful options, Dr. Sarmiento founded The Food Doctors, LLC to provide and deliver whole, healthy, fresh food prescribed in precise amounts to help his patients and the general public.
When Dr. Sarmiento is not working, he enjoys reading, working out, mountain biking, and hiking with his wife, Ashley, a teacher, their two rambunctious kids and their lovable German Shepherd.