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Dr. Michele M. Schulz is the region's most experienced female-specific orthopedic and sports medicine specialist. As treatment and management of orthopedic and sports-related injuries and conditions can differ greatly based on gender, Dr. Schulz's specialized knowledge and experience allow her to bring a targeted approach to the orthopedic care of women.


  • This is something that I hear frequently in the office. Can hormones affect weight loss/weight gain? Yes they can. Does that mean that if your hormones are "off" that you cannot lose weight? NO!

    We will start with the thyroid. The thyroid...

  • These are the words I hear from patients regularly. Is it possible to eat "too little" thereby leading to weight gain? NO.

    Energy balance determines your body weight. "Calories in, calories out". If you use more energy than you consume,...

  • The Freshman 15

    Summer is coming to a close. The kids will be going back to school. The recent high school graduates will be heading off to college. As parents, we are excited, nervous...

  • Surgical Risk and Obesity

    If a surgeon asks you to lose weight before performing a surgery, it is not for personal reasons.  It is usually because they care and feel...

  • Having something to eat first thing in the morning is an important way to start the day.  Although you have heard this many times before, it is crucial to understand why it is so important. A nutritious breakfast can kick start your...

  • People exercise for a variety of reasons.  Some exercise for stress relief, some for health benefits, some for weight control, some just to make them look good. Whatever your reason for exercise, there are always choices of types of exercise...

  • Diet plateaus happen.  You can fall into a rut.  The scale stops moving down. You think that you are doing everything just as you were.  What happened? 

    As you lose weight, your calorie needs/metabolic...

  • Both diet and exercise are important for your health, but you can make a bigger impact on weight loss by changing your diet than by increasing your exercise.

    Calories in, calories out.  That is the basis for weight loss.  You...

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