Thomas Hopkins, M.D. is a board-certified physician in internal medicine who is in private practice in Sacramento, California. Dr. Hopkins wears many different hats: he is the medical director for cardiac rehabilitation and wellness, employee health services and utilization management, and holds leadership positions in a large, multi-specialty Independent Physician Association (IPA) in Sacramento. He was previously the medical director for the tobacco cessation program at the Sutter Bariatric Center at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Hopkins currently serves as the chief medical correspondent for KCRA 3 in Sacramento, an NBC-affiliate television station where he delivers live television broadcasts on current issues relevant to health and medicine. He was the CEO and co-founder of Medi-Stop, Inc., a convenient care medical clinic in Sacramento.

Dr. Hopkins has been a practicing physician for 16 years. He worked as a physician within a large, multi-specialty group for six years prior to starting his private medical practice. He has served in several leadership positions within the community and local hospital. He formerly served as a delegate to the American Medical Association and California Medical Association. He serves as treasurer and board member for Sutter Independent Physicians, an organization of more than 750 independent practicing physicians in the Sacramento region.

Dr. Hopkins has a keen and genuine interest in improving patient education, increasing health screening and access to basic health care services, and maximizing preventive strategies to preserve health and reduce disease. His areas of expertise include bariatric medicine, and he is interested in men’s health issues as well. He has served on a national advisory panel for erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Cathy Kapica has empowered individuals and organizations to make smart lifestyle choices by marrying science with the practical for more than 25 years. She continues to promote the intersection of food, nutrition and wellness as Senior Vice President of Global Health and Wellness at Ketchum and adjunct faculty at Tufts University. She created and leads the Ketchum Nutrition Certification Program for Public Relations Professionals developed in collaboration with Tufts University, the first global program of its kind, designed to educate account teams on the basics of nutrition to help provide better client service. She also co-stars as “The Lazy Cook” in the video series ‘The Lazy Cook and the Crazy Cook’ where she shares her unique approach to food preparation (www.lazycookcrazycook.com). Dr. Kapica is a registered dietitian, licensed to practice in the state of Illinois; a fellow of the American College of Nutrition; and certified in Family and Consumer Science. Her past achievements include:

  • Global Director of Nutrition for the McDonald’s Corporation, where she led the nutrition effort in the 118 countries where McDonald’s restaurants serve more than 50 million customers every day. Among her accomplishments was to increase fruits and vegetables on the menu, and promote balanced active lifestyles via country level programs.
  • Senior Scientist and Director of Nutrition Education at the Quaker Oats Company where she educated consumers, health professionals and the media on the health benefits of oats.
  • Assistant Professor at Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School’s Department of Nutrition, where she taught the first-of-its-kind online graduate nutrition degree program.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University ofPittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
  • Media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.
  • Nutritionist at the American Medical Association, where she established nutrition programs as part of medical education.

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