How can we make weight care accessible to everyone?
Between the complex biological, psychological and lifestyle factors tied to our weight, effective treatment requires a comprehensive approach. And since everyone has a unique combination of circumstances, that approach also needs to be personalized. What if we combined the best in metabolic science with a cutting-edge digital treatment platform? What if we delivered that care with equal parts expertise and compassion?
The result is Flyte.
Intellihealth has been at the forefront of innovation in metabolic healthcare – developing leading technologies in conjunction with a proven medical model that’s been refined over 30+ years of clinical success. Flyte brings together the fruits of that innovation in an optimized care ecosystem where the success and health of each individual is paramount.
Leading the way in care
Flyte’s care team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered dietitians is led by these renowned experts in metabolic health
Chief Medical Officer and provider
Dr. Igel completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine (Primary Care) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, where he served as ambulatory chief resident. He subsequently completed a combined Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Igel has lectured and published broadly on the topics of obesity medicine, pharmacotherapy for the treatment of obesity, and obesity-associated endocrine conditions.
Executive Vice President and provider
Dr. Saunders is a physician entrepreneur and a leading expert in Obesity Medicine. She is on the cutting edge of effective and compassionate obesity treatment. Dr. Saunders received her undergraduate degree Phi Beta Kappa/Summa Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, where she became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine (Primary Care) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, where she served as ambulatory chief resident. Dr. Saunders was the first clinical fellow in Obesity Medicine at the Comprehensive Weight Control Center at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Saunders is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She hosts the Weight Matters podcast with Dr. Louis Aronne, she regularly speaks at international conferences, and she publishes extensively on Obesity Medicine and weight management. Dr. Saunders also makes frequent guest appearances on a variety of podcasts and radio shows. Dr. Saunders’ recent awards and recognition include the Women at Weill Investment Competition, Brown Brothers Harriman 22 Women to Watch in 2022 and Medika Life Top 30 Influencers Transforming Wellness in 2023. Dr. Saunders teaches at Weill Cornell Medicine where she is a voluntary faculty member.
Vice President of Healthcare Operations
Whitney has spent her career directly assisting providers in various specialties in transforming their practice to meet the needs of patients and the demands of the industry. Her talents lie in identifying process improvements in all facets to promote both quality care and growth opportunities. Whitney received her master’s degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Director of Dietetics
Over the course of her 35-year career, Mary has experience with diabetes case management, operational oversight of a fresh food manufacturing start up, and project management for comprehensive military food and nutrition systems. She has also worked with university students, faculty, and staff for 15 years, providing health and wellness coaching to help them establish healthy or corrective patterns of living and eating. Mary earned a doctorate of Clinical Nutrition. She is an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner, a board-certified health and wellness coach, and has a CT in adult weight management from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.