Dr. David Croland, an Osteopathic Physician, has been practicing medicine in the
Carolinas since 1992. He earned his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University -
College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency training at the Sparrow
Hospital Michigan State University Family Medicine Residency Program.
Dr. Croland is board certified in Family Medicine and Bariatric Medicine. He is also a
member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP).
What is a Bariatrician?
A bariatrician is a licensed physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of
overweight, obesity and other weight-related conditions.
What Makes a Bariatrician Different from other Physicians?
Any physician can diagnose obesity and prescribe a basic weight loss plan, but a
bariatrician has studied the diagnosis and treatment of overweight and obesity
extensively. A bariatrician has the skills, techniques and knowledge necessary to tailor a
weight management program to the needs of each individual patient. This means that,
when working with a bariatrician, patients have an increased chance of success with
To receive certification as a bariatrician, a physician must be a member of the American
Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and have received special training in the medical
treatment of overweight, obesity and related conditions.
Bariatricians help their patients lose weight and keep it off with a comprehensive program of
diet and nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes and, when appropriate, weight loss medications.