MEET THE TEAM
GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE MEDIMORPHOSIS MOVE AND GROOVE.
DR. CLAUDIA HUEGEL
Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Claudia Huegel, founder and medical director of Medimorphosis, always knew she had a gift to inspire patients, so opening her own weight loss practice was an easy choice. With over 15 years experience treating overweight and obesity, her knowledge, experience and compassion will guide you through your weight loss journey safely and effectively.
When Dr. Huegel was a primary care physician, she recognized that many of her patients' health conditions were related to weight. She also understood the deep complexities of the chronic disease of obesity. It was then that she set out to become a pioneer in paving the way to treat this epidemic and literally save her patients' lives one pound at a time. With each patient, she enters into a partnership to develop a treatment plan. This may include multiple tools such as thinking exercises to lead to behavioral changes, breathing techniques and tapping for stress reduction, medications and supplements for better compliance and tremendous emotional support. She has appeared on TV and radio as a medical expert in the field of medical bariatrics ( non-surgical weight management medicine). In addition, she has been the keynote speaker for such organizations as the Association for Corporate Growth, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, The Atlantic Club and many other community groups. When Dr. Huegel isn't motivating patients, she loves to ski, read, meditate and spend quality time with her 2 school-age daughters and husband as much as possible.
Board Certified Bariatric Medicine
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Graduate of Rutgers University
Graduate of Ross University Medical School
Completed residency at Mountainside Hospital/UMDNJ, Montclair, NJ
Winner of prestigious Patients' Choice Award 6 consecutive years
Top 10 Doctor in the USA
America's Top Docs Winner
Winner of Most Compassionate Doctor Award 6 consecutive years
Certified Behavioral Counselor, Office Manager
Lisa is our Certified Behavioral Counselor and Office Manager. She is trained and experienced in cognitive therapies, behavioral techniques, and problem-solving. Lisa completed rigorous training programs in nutrition, exercise science and weight management science. She uses her diverse skills to guide, educate and motivate patients to successful and long-term weight loss and weight management. Lisa works one on one with our patients, strategizing on how to navigate through life's social events.
As a teenager, Lisa struggled with her weight. She successfully lost her weight and more importantly, has kept it off for more than 30 years. She has empathy for each patient she works with. They feel comfortable knowing she understands their struggles first hand.
Lisa graduated with honors with a B.A. degree from Rutgers University. As an undergraduate, she was the Student Center Manager, where she taught dance to the students as part of a fitness program she designed.
After graduation, she worked for a national sales organization where her dynamic personality and her interpersonal, customer service and leadership skills quickly got her promoted from Sales to Manager to Division Manager. She supervised 10 area managers with a sales force of 70 to 100 people. Her ability to optimize performance through motivation, training and coaching led her to be awarded "Top Woman Division Manager" in the country.
On a personal note, Lisa has a wonderful husband and three beautiful children. She is proud that she can be a true healthy role model for her family.
Advanced Certified Hypnocounselor
Jennifer is our Advanced Certified Hypnocounselor. She was trained and certified at the Academy of Professional Hypnosis school in Union, NJ.
Her passion for hypnosis began in her early twenties when she herself sought out hypnotherapy. After years of benefitting from the mind body healing modality, she decided to further her intrigue by seeking certification. Thus allowing her to share the ancient practice to help other people on their life journey.
She uses a compassionate and custom approach with each client during their sessions to ensure an effective and lasting change.
Her sessions aide with subconscious affirmations which assist the client to change life long eating habits, better handle triggers, manage stress, and acknowledge their self worth.
Jennifer was raised in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania where she met her husband and started her family. A life long love of the ocean coupled with the close proximity to NYC led her family to relocate to Atlantic Highlands NJ in 2017. After years of being a stay at home mother, she is excited to be in the career world and following her heart in helping others.