Dr. Brian Lenzkes, MD

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Dr. Brian Lenzkes, MD


Accepting new patients?
Yes, patients/clients
Accepting new opportunities? Yes...
Complex Patient Consultations, Speaking / Help a Reporter, Surprise me!
Roles - Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Treatment Team
Healthcare Provider (Tailors treatment to individual needs), MNT informed Clinician (Collaborates on nutrition guidance), Prescriber (Manages medication adjustments), Metabolic Health Coach (Facilitates dietary & lifestyle changes)
Do you treat patients with mental health issues?
Yes, as part of my primary care or other practice.
Medical conditions:
General metabolic health, Diabetes, Type 2, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Obesity / Metabolic Syndrome / Insulin Resistance
Medical Nutrition Therapies
Carnivore, Therapeutic nutritional ketosis, Less sugar & ultra-processed foods, Time restricted eating & therapeutic fasting, Therapeutic Carbohydrate Reduction (TCR)
Metabolic Interventions (in addition to nutrition)
Sleep, Movement, exercise, nature, Managing stress, Reducing harmful substances, Relationships, experiences, purpose
Metabolic Health - generalist, Internal Medicine
Virtual or In-person?
In-person, Virtual
San Diego
Office Address
280 Riverview Parkway Ste 101
Santee, CA 92071
(480) 690-2788
Which states are you licensed / active in?
Arizona, California

Dr. Brian Lenzkes is a highly respected physician who has made a name for himself in the low-carb medical community. He is known for his kindness and dedication to helping his patients achieve metabolic health through lifestyle interventions.

A board-certified internist, Dr. Lenzkes received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, where he served as chief resident. Since 1998 he has been practicing medicine in San Diego (for over 20 years).

Through Low Carb, MD San Diego Dr. Lenzkes offers medical weight loss & direct primary care to patients in California and Arizona. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lenzkes is also an avid advocate for a low-carbohydrate, healthy-fat lifestyle. He is a member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners and regularly presents at Low Carb USA conferences. Keto-Mojo features videos of many of his conference lectures, which range from deprescribing, to physician burnout & patient monitoring.

Podcast host & guest

Doctors Brian Lenzkes, MD and Tro Kalayjian, MD co-host the popular podcast, "Low Carb MD." They focus on the benefits of lifestyle for weight loss, diabetes management, and overall health. Interventions include therapeutic carbohydrate reduction, and behavioral interventions like improved sleep. Guests share their experiences and insights and range from medical professionals to athletes and patients.

He also hosts Life's Best Medicine to "shine a light on stories about real people and events that instill feelings of hope, faith and love." Dr. Lenzkes is also a frequent guest on other podcasts. Several media outlets have featured him, including The Wall Street Journal, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and Men's Health magazine.

Dr. Lenzkes personalized approach to medicine

What sets Dr. Lenzkes apart from other physicians is his commitment to treating the whole person, not just their symptoms. He takes the time to get to know his patients and works with them to develop personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. He believes in empowering his patients to take an active role in their health and provides them with the knowledge and tools they need to make informed decisions about their care.

Dr. Brian Lenzkes MD's approach to medicine has earned him the respect and admiration of his patients and colleagues alike. He is a true leader in the field of personalized medicine and a beacon of hope for those struggling with chronic health conditions. His dedication to helping people achieve optimal health and well-being has inspired many to adopt healthier lifestyles and take control of their health.


Cecile Seth | April 7, 2023
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