The Protocol

Our medically developed weight loss protocol and smarter lifestyle choices education offers dieters what they really want…a structured program that can put an end to constant dieting.


The Team

Michelle D. Welch, M.D.

Dr. Welch is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Diabetes,Endocrinology & Metabolism and is the founder of Diabetes and Metabolism Specialists San Antonio, PLLC in San Antonio, TX. She is also an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in Endocrinology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and an Investigator at Consano Research, LLLP in San Antonio, TX.

She received her Master of Science in Biomechanics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA and her Medical Degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine and her Fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has extensive clinical research experience as a prime and sub investigator on the topic of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.



Daniel Katselnik, M.D.

Dr. Katselnik is Board Certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism. He joined the Diabetes and Metabolism Specialists team in August 2012. He received his undergraduate degree at Drew University in New Jersey and his medical degree, residency and fellowship at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Katselnik is very excited to be a part of Diabetes and Metabolism Specialists, and hopes to help improve patients lives.






Dorota Malinowski, M.D.

Dr. Malinowski is originally from Warsaw, Poland, and received her medical degree at Warsaw Medical University. She completed an Internal Medicine residency at New York Medical Center of Queens, and practiced as an internist in rural and urban settings.

Following her interest in diabetes and thyroid diseases, she completed an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She has been practicing in the Austin area since 2009. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.





Edy Chambers CDE

Edy Chambers is a registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator who brings 30 years of clinical experience to Diabetes and Metabolism Specialists. Edy has practiced controlling her own Type 1 diabetes for almost 50 years successfully.


Past experience includes working adults in clinical settings along with diabetic youth attending summer camps. She is a Product Trainer for insulin pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMS). Edy is a member of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and past board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.




Cassondra King

I have over 10 years of experience in weight loss, health and nutrition coaching. Working with people to help them achieve a healthy and balanced life is truly my passion!

I hold professional certifications through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a Sports and Nutrition Diploma, First Line Therapy Practioner Certification, and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practioners Certification. In addition, I am a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates). AFPA is nationally accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board. I am also a member of AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners).

My goal is to educate, support and empower everyone I work with! I will provide all the motivation and information you need to create a weight loss and wellness plan that works for your lifestyle.

I am committed to helping people realize their own potential and achieve vibrant health! I take an integrative approach to wellness, with a comprehensive focus on nutrition, emotional balance, natural ways to relieve stress, and customized programs to support optimal health and well-being.

Contact me today to schedule your COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION and let’s get started! During this 45 minute appointment, I will answer all your questions and we will discuss how I can best support your goals and personalize a plan for you.


Diabetes and Metabolism Specialists of San Antonio is Authorized to Use the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol and Products. The testimonials on this website are those of the individual that is identified, you should not necessarily expect to receive these results. Typical results vary from person to person and individual to individual when the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is followed properly. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.

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