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Dr. James Guetzkow, M.D., has served as an on-air, medical commentator for NBC nationally. In addition, Dr. Guetzkow currently works as a hospitalist. He graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago, and then received his residency training in Family Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He has been a board-certified member of the American Board of Family Medicine since 1978. Dr. Guetzkow currently serves as the medical director of hospitalists at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and he previously served as director of the Internal Medicine Hospitalist Service at Regional Hospital of San Jose.
Dr. Guetzkow has acted as a licensed physician investigator, and has served as the principal investigator in a number of clinical trials. He is currently the chairman of the Investigational Review Board of Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose. He is a member of both the American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Guetzkow understands the both underlying scientific reasons that make it easier or more difficult to lose weight and also has an understanding of the behavioral changes needed to make weight loss happen for each individual. Dr. Guetzkow formerly served as chairman of Los Gatos Community Hospital's preventive medicine program and taught a number of health topics to the local community. He has a knack for explaining highly technical concepts in a way that people can understand. He has also run a weight-loss clinic in his own private practice that has helped him gain insight into what makes a diet sustainable and, ultimately, successful.