Greg Sharp MD
American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Dr. Sharp attained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Washington. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington as well.
Dr. Sharp has a special interest in obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, dyslipidemia, fatty liver, and other insulin-resistance related metabolic diseases. He is also fascinated by the psychology of behavior change.
One of Dr. Sharp’s undergraduate degrees was in classical saxophone performance. He still plays and collects tenor, alto, and soprano saxes, but these days plays mostly jazz and blues with the Polyclinic’s house band, ‘Sometimes Marc’. Truth be told, he's spent much more time practicing classical piano the last few years, much to his bandmates’ chagrin. When not playing or listening to music, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and dog. He is also known to collect/neglect orchids that will rebloom just often enough to keep his wife from throwing them all away.
"My practice involves all aspects of general internal medicine, from preventive medicine to both acute and chronic disease management. After years of frustration preaching the same tired message of eat less/exercise more, I finally decided to really delve into the science and politics of where most of our conventional wisdom regarding diet and exercise come from. This ignited a passion for weight management and metabolic disease treatment ultimately leading to gaining additional board certification in Obesity Medicine. I've been on a mission to truly deliver evidence-based nutrition and efficient exercise advice to my patients using ancestral health and evolutionary biology principles based on low refined carbohydrate nutrition plans ever since. It's been the single most rewarding change to my clinical practice since I started out of residency.
Internal medicine physicians are notorious for having a medication for virtually any problem. Now, medications are my last resort and the cornerstone of my clinical practice is based on individually tailored diet and efficient exercise plans that allow my patients to enjoy life to the fullest without starving themselves or exercising to death. I’m excited to start a new Lifestyle and Metabolic Medicine program."
Clinical Instructor at University of Washington