Meet the Team
About Dr. Ruby Shah
Dr. Ruby Shah is founder of the Vitality Weight Loss and Wellness Institute. She is double board certified in Internal Medicine and she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is certified both through the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Obesity Medicine, completing comprehensive training and rigorous testing in each medical specialty.
What is Obesity Medicine? Obesity Medicine is the field of medicine dedicated to the care of patients who are overweight and obese. Doctors who are obesity medicine specialists use comprehensive, scientific, and an individualized approach comprised of nutrition, physical activity, behavioral therapy and medication to help patients lose weight and achieve overall better health. Board certified obesity medicine specialists are clinical experts in weight loss and weight management.
Dr. Shah is passionate about teaching people how food is at the cornerstone of our health. After treating thousands of patients in hospitals she realized that most people didn’t have the basic foundational knowledge to take care of their health. Medications are simply a band-aide to our problems, not the cure. She teaches people that:
The cure (and the problem) lies in our food.
Our food choices can create chronic disease or prevent and reverse them. She teaches people that food is medicine – we can reverse many medical diseases like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol problems by losing weight and/or understanding how food impacts our health.
Join her in adding Vitality to your life! And with so many opinions on nutrition out there, you need a reliable source of information that is rooted in science and facts.
Dr. Asha Chaudhary, PhD in Nutrition and Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach
Dr Chaudhary not only has a Doctorate in Nutrition, but she is also Vitality’s behavior change expert. She uses motivational interviewing to help people understand their root causes of disordered eating and empowers them with the tools to overcome psychosocial barriers to weight loss success. She also uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients overcome stress, emotional eating, and binge eating.
Her expertise in both nutrition and behavior change has helped hundreds of people reach their dreams of a healthy, fulfilled life. Her motto is “We don’t catch disease, we create them by the way we eat and live.”
Erica Johnson – Personal Trainer
Erica received a degree in kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is experienced in personal training after managing a gym in East Texas and is experienced in the medical field after working in the ER for 2 years. When not working she spends time with her 3-legged Pomeranian, Christian, who loves to keep her active outside! As an exercise coach, her aim is to equip you with not only the skills, but also the knowledge of how to reach your fitness and health goals.
Erica’s exercise philosophy is that “Our bodies are meant to be physical… when we are in good shape, we are more effective at handling life, we feel great, and we get the most out of everything we do. Enjoy the journey!”
Amanda Weber – Registered Dietitian
Amanda graduated from the University of Texas Pan American with a degree in Dietetics. She has worked with clients nationwide to help them lose weight and reverse diabetes through a Diabetes Prevention Program based in Manhattan, New York. Her mission as a Registered Dietitian is to help patients modify eating behaviors and provide tools that will lead to a healthy outcome.
“I firmly believe that life is not about trial and error, it’s all about trial and learning! I will meet you where you are at currently in this moment of your life so we can begin this learning process together. I stand by Hippocrates belief, “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” I look forward to working with you!”