Meet our team

Dedicated teams make better health outcomes possible

Our expert team has lived through it and understands type 2 diabetes, obesity, metabolic diseases and food addiction firsthand. Our physicians and health coaches will work with you to create a thorough medical plan to meet your goals and help overcome any challenges you face. It is never too late to make a positive change.

Medical

Dr. Tro Kalayjian

Board-Certified Physician and Medical Director

Dr. Laura Buchanan

Board-Certified Physician

Health coaches

Amy Eiges

Certified Health Coach

Brian Wiley

Certified Health Coach

Alice Smith

Certified Health Coach

Operations

Taline Boyadzhyan

COO, Office Manager, Health Coach

Rosette Kalayjian

Legal Counsel, Office Administrator

Tory Jones

Medical Assistant

Esther Michel

Lead Medical Scribe

Marketing

Natalie Jourbadjian

Director of Brand Marketing

Personal Team Stories

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Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss and Primary Care provides nationwide medical weight loss, primary and metabolic care through an individualized approach that reverses and prevents disease. 

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Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss and Primary Care provides nationwide medical weight loss, primary and metabolic care through an individualized approach that reverses and prevents disease.

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Dr. Tro Kalayjian

Dr. Tro is a board-certified Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Physician. Dr. Tro received his medical degree from Touro Medical College and completed his Internal Medicine Residency in the Yale New Haven Health System at Greenwich Hospital, serving as Chief Medical Resident during his time there.

 

Dr. Tro has also published research on the topics of Achalasia, Binge Eating Disorder, Food Addiction, and Severe Hypertriglyceridemia. He has worked on several clinical research projects, including; a study that demonstrated the statistically significant impact of a novel hospital-based safety initiative, a systemic review comparing treatment options for neuropathic pain, a clinical trial that established a relationship between post-exercise ABI and a positive nuclear stress test.

 

Dr. Tro’s therapeutic focus includes diabetes, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, metabolic syndrome and PCOS. Dr. Tro’s approach begins with intensive lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, improved sleep hygiene, as well as stress management, and mental health.

 

Dr. Tro has extensive training in point of care ultrasound. He has achieved board certification in both Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Laura Buchanan

Dr. Laura Buchanan is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician and Metabolic Health Practitioner.

 

The mission that drives her is to help people age successfully. That passion was initially derived from a love of sports but has since evolved and expanded to include a passion for healthy living generally, including the importance of nutrition, exercise, mental wellness, and an optimal use of the medical system. She sees her role as a doctor being two-fold: promoting prevention and practicing medicine.

 

Since entering the field of medicine Laura has been interested in the intersections of longevity, metabolic health, lifestyle changes and chronic disease. She spends her free time taking deep dives into the latest research around diet, sleep and other factors that may impact metabolic health.

 

Laura is a certified metabolic health practitioner (MHP) and a founding member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners. She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association and will be taking her board examination in the fall of 2022. 

 

She is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, AOA and the Gold Humanism Society. Laura sees family medicine as a crucial avenue to help people age successfully because of the deep and lasting connections that can be developed with patients. She thrives when given the chance to make an impact, and especially enjoys being a part of her patients’ journeys to healthier lives. 

 

Amy Eiges

Amy Eiges is a health coach and reformed chronic dieter who is passionate about helping others recover from the diet-binge-gain-shame cycle she struggled with for years. Since discovering a ketogenic and low-carb lifestyle, she has lost over 200 pounds and has both reversed pre-diabetes and resolved lifelong depression. “When I was just starting out, facing 200 pounds to lose seemed insurmountable, and the idea I would ever be where I am now was unfathomable. Know this: I am not extraordinary. I just finally got the right advice, put one foot in front of the other and didn’t look back. I know now that it can be done, but after battling this war for 40 years I had lost hope that it was really, truly possible. I am living proof that it is.”

Read more about Amy’s story and struggles with food addiction and chronic dieting (“I Am Not Broken”). She also recently wrote a blog entitled “Weathering the Perfect Storm“.

Amy was the featured guest of Episode 84 of the Low Carb MD podcast, and more recently starred in Episode 136 of The Adventures of Keto Woman, a podcast with Daisy Brackenhall.

Brian Wiley

Brian Wiley is a Certified Health Coach who has struggled with food addiction and battled with obesity for most of his life. Being advised with mainstream approaches as his solution, along with the standard, “eat less, move more” resulted in minimal, or no success with eventual regain. In 2009, he reached his highest weight of 265 pounds. His doctor advised and encouraged him to take medications after his blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol reached dangerous levels at the age of only 35.

His commitment to a low carb lifestyle resulted in a 100-pound weight loss, and he was able to reverse his abnormal health markers improving his heart health and avoiding type 2 diabetes. Brian has maintained his weight loss for the last 11 years. “I see people everyday on social media and in real life and they’re struggling. They’re going through the same struggles of food addiction, unhealthy eating patterns, and unsuccessful dieting like I did. I want to serve as an example that this approach can be successful. It is not a fad, and is a healthy long-term lifestyle solution.”

Brian is also an ACE certified personal trainer. Brian was a featured guest on Episode 29 of the Low Carb MD podcast and on Vinnie Tortorich’s Fitness Confidential Saturday Success Story. Recently, Brian was featured in an interview on the Diet Doctor website. The interview was a followup to an interview published in 2017.

Brian recently wrote an article detailing his weight-loss journey, Down 100 Pounds for Nearly 12 Years, Health Coach Brian Wiley Reflects on Struggles & Victories.

Alice Smith

Alice Smith is a Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer who graduated with a Bachelors in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. She lives in Northern Michigan with her husband, three boys, and 18 chickens. 

After a traumatic birth experience and NICU stay with her twins, Alice found herself battling Postpartum Depression and PTSD. Her weight ballooned and she felt hopeless. “I looked in the mirror one day and didn’t recognize who I was. I saw a sad, tired woman who just wanted to crawl under the covers and cry. But I had three little kids to take care of – so I got up and stuffed the emotions down with food.” After failing at WW and countless other programs, Alice found the low carb community through Vinnie Tortorich. Through lifestyle change and the support of her family, she has lost 60 lbs.

As a strength coach for high school football teams, a personal trainer and a health coach at Noom, Alice has walked with hundreds of clients working towards their goals. She is passionate about helping others break free from the chains of food addiction and recognizes the impact of a low carb lifestyle through lived experience. 

Taline Boyadzhyan

Taline Boyadzhyan was recently diagnosed (2017) with Celiac Disease, which led her to live Low Carb. Growing up in an Armenian household surrounded by rice, bread, and desserts it took her diagnosis to fully understand the negative impact carbohydrates have on us today. She has helped those closest to her change their lifestyle & led them to a healthier life. She implements a low-carb/IF to maintain her weight & migraines. Taline has been working with Dr. Tro since he opened his office in Tappan, NY & runs the day-to-day operations.

Rosette Kalayjian

Rosette Kalayjian is an experienced attorney and entrepreneur. She completed undergraduate schooling at Queens College followed by law school at St. John’s University. Not only does she serve as a legal advisor for the practice, but she has also personally benefited from low-carb dieting and intermittent fasting in managing migraines and for weight maintenance. In 2019, she started ROSETTE’S, a company devoted to providing low-carb baking options to the masses.

Tory Jones

Tory Jones has been working in healthcare for the past 6 years as a medical transcriptionist, medical scribe, and most recently as a medical assistant. Tory assists the clinic in monitoring data for remote patients & clients. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.

Esther Michel

Esther Michel has been with the practice since early 2022 as Lead Medical Scribe and Research Assistant. Since working at the practice, Esther has discovered a new passion for heath, nutrition, and medicine. Her long term goals are to pursue a career as a healthcare provider, and incorporate the things she has learned to be a more well-rounded part of her patient’s care team. In her spare time, Esther is learning to play the guitar and enjoys outdoor activities and trivia nights.

Natalie Jourbadjian

Natalie is a solution-oriented collaborator with 12+ years of experience as a strategic team leader. With expertise spanning across brand strategy, naming, employee engagement, and brand and visual identity system development, Natalie partners with her team to help identify creatively driven solutions to meet business objectives. Prior to joining Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss and Direct Primary Care, Natalie held the roles of Client Director at MerchantCantos, a creative communications firm and COLLINS, a strategic brand experience design firm where she led strategy and brand development across integrated teams for leading brands including, Philips, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Comcast, Equinox Hotels, HBO, vitaminwater, smartwater, Chobani and Nourish Snacks. Natalie implements a low carb lifestyle with her family and is the Co-Founder of ROSETTE’S, a low carb baking mix company, alongside her partner and sister, Rosette.