After 30 plus years as a board-certified family medicine and ER physician, Debra Salter, MD, followed her passion and opened her five-star rated obesity and metabolism center, Why Weight. Located in Littleton, Colorado, she draws patients locally and internationally. Dr. Salter is one of four physicians with an active certification in obesity medicine in the state of Colorado.
Dr. Salter was born and raised in Albuquerque and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been in medical practice since completing her medical degree and family medicine residency at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo, New York.
Throughout her career, Dr. Salter has gravitated toward mentoring and leadership positions. She has served as Clinical Professor for FM Residency in Grand Junction, an urgent care medical director for the state of Colorado, a member of the Medical Board of Directors for Community Hospital, and a member of the Nutritional Counsel on Obesity. She is a published clinical researcher and is currently active with projects related to obesity, genetics, and metabolic disorders.
Dr. Salter has been married for 38 years. She has three children, two dogs, and lives in Indian Hills, Colorado. She plays flute and sings in a Celtic band with her husband. She has co-authored a fictional novel, a children’s book, and medical education booklets. She loves to quilt, hike, camp, and mountain climb.
Patient visits are coded and a super bill is provided that can be turned in to insurance for possible reimbursement. Labs are billed to insurance by labs.