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Dr Sommayyeh Firouzi - MedSurg Weight Loss in Brisbane, QLD

Dr Somayyeh Firouzi

Accredited Practising Dietitian, PhD in Dietetics

Dr. Somayyeh is a passionate Accredited Practising Dietitian and a member of Dietitians Australia with over two decades of experience in the field. She holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and a PhD in Dietetics, and has been practicing as a Dietitian for over 20 years in various research and clinical settings. Throughout her career, she has been involved in several research projects, resulting in over 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Somayyeh’s primary focus is on weight loss. She is dedicated to understanding the complexity of obesity, with the aim of uncovering the fundamental causes and developing highly individualised interventions to target the root cause.

Dr. Somayyeh firmly believes that weight loss is achievable only through a multi-disciplinary approach, recognising that obesity is influenced by various factors. She advocates for a holistic approach to weight management, emphasizing the importance of making small, sustainable changes over seeking quick-fix solutions. Her vision is to focus on maintenance of lost weight and long term management and to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to achieve long-lasting, transformative changes in their health.

Additionally, Dr. Somayyeh deploys a range of different weight loss approaches. She actively avoids fad diets, instead, she prioritises evidence-based methods tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

Dr. Somayyeh spends enough time to thoroughly understand her patients’ weight and diet history, current medications, lifestyle choices, family and cultural influences, psychological and surgical backgrounds. By getting a good grasp of her patients’ specific situation, needs, and goals, she tailors the meal plan to fit each individual. Her main aim is to recommend practical and realistic dietary changes. Dr. Somayyeh helps patients at all stages of their weight loss journey, including those seeking dietary intervention only, those taking weight loss medications, and those preparing for or recovering from bariatric surgery

Dr Sommayyeh Firouzi - MedSurg Weight Loss in Brisbane, QLD

Individualised Dietary Assessment and Advice

Dr. Somayyeh is the Director of Allied Health and Principal Dietitian at MedSurg Weight Loss. She is passionate about providing expert level dietetic support and care to her patients. She has over 20 years of clinical experience and has a special interest in obesity and metabolic medicine. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Somayyeh is dedicated to academia and performs clinical research in dietetics and nutrition and regularly contributes to research papers and highly regarded journals. 

Dr. Somayyeh provides quality, individualised care and advice to all of her patients. She is sensible and respectful and understands that “one size fits all” diet plans do not work for every patient. 

Dr. Somayyeh takes her time with her patients to understand their weight and diet history, their current medications, lifestyle factors, family and cultural considerations, psychological and surgical history. By understanding her patients’ situation, needs and goals she tailors her treatment advice to suit the individual, with the aim of providing sustainable and achievable dietary changes. She provides treatment for patients at all stages of their weight loss journey; for those seeking dietary intervention alone, for those who are also taking medications for weight loss and for patients who are both pre and post operative for bariatric surgery.