For Providers

Inland Empire Weight Loss is currently accepting consultation requests in the area of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Knopke is double Board Certified in the field of Obesity Medicine by the ABOM and in Family Medicine. The specialty board of Obesity Medicine was established in 2011. Further information on this board can be found here. Upon request of a consultation, you as a provider will receive a consultation letter from Dr. Knopke or Lesley Laird, PA-C. If there are questions in regards to the plan, Dr. Knopke will be more than happy to discuss any concerns you may have on the phone. For an overview of the assessment and treatment techniques, I would refer you to the  OMA Obesity Algorithm. Our aim is to diminish the burden of chronic disease in the individual affected by Obesity. We accept most major PPO health insurances as well as Medicare. We accept consultations for the following requests:

Weight loss (Adults and Children)

Diabetes and other diseases related to insulin resistance such as:

  • Metabolic syndrome/Prediabetes/Insulin Resistance
  • PCOS
  • Hypertension
  • Fatty liver, NAFLD/NASH
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Pre and post-bariatric surgical evaluations
  • Migraine headaches (tends to improve with weight loss and dietary change)

Obesity related psychiatric disorders such as:

  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Night Eating Syndrome
  • Major Depression (when related to obesity)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (when related to Obesity
  • Bipolar Disorder (when related to Obesity)
  • Addictions to food/carbohydrates
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (to manage their weight)
  • Osteoarthritis: weight loss for symptomatic improvement and to help with preoperative weight loss for total knee and hip arthroplasty.
  • Ventral hernias that require preoperative weight loss
  • Prepregnancy weight loss and help in Obesity related fertility issues (such as PCOS)

Dr. Knopke is a leader in the field of Obesity Medicine. He has been elected and currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and is an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at the University Of California Riverside School Of Medicine. Additionally he is a member of many other related Medical Associations. He has spoken to and taught other medical professionals both locally and nationally on topics related to Obesity Medicine. He also offers a 4th year elective rotation to UCR medical students interested in pursuing a career in the field of Obesity Medicine. He is an active participant in designing continuing medical education (CME) programs on the topic of Obesity Medicine which are designed to educate other Obesity Medicine providers around the country on various topics in Obesity Medicine. He is also an instructor for the OMA for their board preparatory course to help other physicians study for and pass their Obesity Medicine Board exam.

Should you have any questions about the nature of our program, Dr. Knopke can be reached at or please call the office directly at 951-774-2723 and ask to speak to Dr. Knopke.