Meet Dr. Karla

If you’re tired of feeling stuck between the extremes of toxic diet culture and toxic positivity, you’re in the right place. Are you ready for my metabolic health approach? I’ve spent the last twenty years of my pediatric career working to address the childhood obesity epidemic. Healthcare’s BMI-focused approach has not been helpful and has sometimes been harmful. These days, I spend time listening and learning and helping children, teens and their parents take a metabolic health approach. I would love to work with you to create a healthy life! I am a soft place to land and will always treat you with compassion.

Self-love superpower,
Dr. Karla


Let’s think differently about it. Unhealthy weight gain is hormonal and not simply caloric. The real epidemic facing children and adolescents is Insulin Resistance (IR) and metabolic diseases associated with IR, such as prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and metabolic syndrome. Learn more by downloading my Insulin Resistance Guide below!

Join Me In The Teen Health Revolution

Want to get a head start on your progress? Check out my printables for a fun way to learn about transforming your mind and body through the power of choice!

5 Keys to


Teens, you can use these 5 key steps to get yourself on a path to fully accepting who you are. Don’t wait until you’ve reached your next goal. Love yourself now!

Let's Meet in the Middle

Parents, this piece sums up my approach to holistic weight and life coaching. Get to know my philosophy and the inspiration behind IME Community’s flexible structure.

Insulin Resistance Guide

You may or may not have heard of Insulin Resistance. It’s not really a buzzword. It’s kind of dorky and nerdy, but I like being all science-ey (not a word, but should be).