Dr. Rita Beckford, MD
Dr. Rita Beckford is a diplomate in obesity medicine, recently completing the certification for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). Author of The Beckford Formula, Lose The Fat For Good! a weight-loss manual for families and creator and host of Home With Dr. B, a fitness and weight-loss DVD for beginners, Dr. Rita Beckford is championing the health of young adults as she leads over 53,000 students across seven campuses as the Chief Medical Director of Georgia State University.
In addition to helping thousands of patients lose weight in the office with only nutrition and exercise, she personally has lost and kept off 80 pounds, making her an unrivaled authority on weight-loss.
Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Beckford received her Doctorate of Medicine at the Case Western University School of Medicine and has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. Double certified as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, she is a national spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise. As a professional member of the prestigious Speaker’s Association, Dr. Beckford speaks all over the world empowering people everywhere to lead healthier, happier and successful lives.
When Dr. Beckford is not speaking, conducting exercise classes or seeing patients, she can be found traveling with her family, creating healthy dishes in the kitchen, reading inspirational books or relaxing at a spa.
She is ecstatically married to her medical school sweetheart and Harvard graduate Dr. Ian G. Beckford, MD co-author of The Beckford Formula. They have two intelligent and handsome sons, Kenneth Jordan and Kyle Jordan. They reside in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
For more information, please visit www.TheBeckfordFormula.com.
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