Debra Salter, MD

With over 30 years of experience in family practice and a board certification in Obesity Medicine, Dr. Salter offers expertise and a wealth of knowledge to her patients. She provides individualized physical guided weight loss, food sensitivity and genetic testing, as well as hormone evaluation with bioidentical replacement. Dr. Salter utilizes a holistic approach and considers the entire body to ensure health and wellness to every patient. When away from the office, Debra enjoys hiking, skiing, playing the flute and singing in a rock band, writing medical fiction, spending time with Wallace, her husband of 40 years, her children, and grandchildren, and quilting/cross-stitch.

Wallace Salter, MD

Dr. Wallace Salter graduated from SUNY at Buffalo Medical School and board certified in Family Medicine. He has over 30 years of experience in Family and Emergency Medicine.

He is excited to be part of Why Weight and to offer his expertise in testosterone replacement, weight loss, cardiovascular risk reduction, and aid in improving his patient’s general wellness. He is caring, compassionate, and a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.

In his free time he loves to hike with his dogs, ski, collect antique guns, play guitar, and piano, and has written over 30 songs. He and his wife of over 40 years, Debra, co-authored a medical thriller and continue to collaborate on works of medical fiction.

Stephen Hood

Personal Trainer

A University at Buffalo graduate and former Navy Diving Medical Technician, I now specialize in finding exercise solutions for people who are trying to shed some weight and/or improve their overall health and wellbeing. As a Corpsman and Navy Diver, I was fortunate to work and train alongside many amazing people in some of the top US military Special Operation’s units. The values I learned there, I now carry to my clients through my commitment to understanding their needs and goals and my sense of duty towards helping them to achieve those goals in a safe manner. I approach every interaction with honesty, integrity, and my client’s best interests at heart.

I am passionate about educating my clients throughout every step of the process with clear, concise, and easy-to-understand explanations and demonstrations, so they can make the most out of every training session. While I am knowledgeable and hardworking, at the end of the day when it is all said and done, I genuinely care about you the client, and your well-being.