Dr. Jenny Seger

Born and raised in Houston, Dr. Jenny Seger attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, serving as class president and a peer advisor for first-year medical students. While there, she met and married Mickey Seger, a fellow medical student.
Following medical school, the Segers moved to Lubbock, Texas, for residency training at Texas Tech Medical School. During residency, she and her husband started their family and were blessed with three boys. In 2003, the Seger family moved to Houston, where Dr. Jenny worked with an internal medicine physician practicing both inpatient and outpatient medicine.

After both she and Mickey finished their medical training, the Segers moved to San Antonio, where she practiced traditional family medicine for three years before receiving a surprise that changed their family forever … twin girls! After a brief hiatus to devote more time to her family, Dr. Jenny returned to practice at the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas in 2008. She practiced family medicine and medical weight loss management and previously served as the Medical Director for the Comprehensive Medical-Surgical Weight Management Program for patients who had already undergone bariatric surgery. This was one of the first programs in the country to provide this level of intensive post-operative follow-up care.

Dr. Jenny received her board certification in Obesity Medicine from the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2011. Dr. Jenny went on to serve on the Boards of both the Obesity Medicine Association as well as the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Prior to serving on the Board, she was an item writer for the ABOM exam and served as a lead Co-Author for the Obesity Medicine Association’s original Obesity Algorithm, published in 2013.

She has since dedicated her career to the prevention and treatment of obesity and metabolic disease, has presented at many professional conferences; authored a chapter in Quality in Obesity Treatment (a comprehensive obesity management textbook), and was a Co-Author on the AACE/ACE/ASMBS/TOS/OMA Obesity Guidelines in 2020. She is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine, Long School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio where she offers students and residents the opportunity to learn more about obesity management.

While busy advocating for better education for healthcare providers, increased awareness in her community and improved access to care, Dr. Jenny’s true passion is working directly with patients. She frequently says that she has the best job in the world, getting to help patients learn how to take control of their own health, rely less on medications, experience improved health and an overall better quality of life.

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