Brian Lenzkes, MD is an Internal Medicine physician based in San Diego, CA and has focused much of his attention on metabolic disease. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Biology from UC Irvine before attending the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he graduated in 1999. Dr. Lenzkes completed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego and served as Chief Resident before joining a private practice. He was a partner in a group practice from 2004 to 2020 but grew increasingly disillusioned with the standard medical model focusing on disease management rather than a more holistic patient-centered approach. In 2020, he started his own Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice called LowCarbMD San Diego in order to focus on metabolic disorders and obesity. He has focused on patient education and medication de-prescribing for his patients. He also leads community Zoom Meetings and regular hikes with his patients in order to provide a safe and encouraging environment for patients to support each other as they improve their health. He is Co-Host of the Low Carb MD Podcast as well as Host of the Life’s Best Medicine Podcast. He has been a speaker at multiple Low Carb USA events as well as Low Carb Denver and has given several lectures for the Nutrition Network. He is passionate about medicine and bringing positive change to the medical community through lifestyle interventions. In his spare time, Dr. Lenzkes loves spending time with his family and friends while hiking or riding his road bike. Most importantly, he is happily married to his high school sweetheart and has two amazing daughters.