Dr Eric Pugliesi
Dr Eric originally from Peru, moved to Australia 15 years ago. He validated his medical studies in the country and has worked in a number of hospitals in Queensland and NSW. After working predominantly in emergency medicine he decided to commit to general practice investing his time in prevention and chronic care.
Eric feels privileged to be involved in people’s lives and care for each one of his patients. He feels strongly about the importance of prevention and firmly believes in prescribing diet and lifestyle changes before medication. He specialises in weight loss and skin conditions.
Very early in his medical career Eric realised that the medical community, himself included, was not adequately managing obesity. Although many patients requested weight-loss advice he had very little to offer as the management of obesity is simply not taught during medical school or during medical residency.
He understands the difficulty people with obesity go through in particular the weight bias and stigma.
His take on weight management is a mix of sustainable approaches that will eventually lead to healthy eating behaviours that fit with their lifestyle and take into account the psychology behind the foods you eat.
His appointments will provide a thorough and timely assessment, education, preventive care and treatment to ensure you receive optimal weight management. Ultimately, Eric will work towards improving your patient-centred outcomes, rather than weight loss alone.
Skin Conditions and Skin Cancer
He also has a special interest in medical dermatology, paediatric dermatology, skin cancer detection and management.
When not at work, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, reading and ocean swimming.
Eric will be commencing practice early February 2021 - appointments can be booked now.