Phoenix Weight Loss


Phoenix Weight Loss Staff

Debbie Gear, BSN, RN

​Debbie Gear earned her nursing degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee then did critical care and post cardiac surgical care in the Army.  She decided the Army Life wasn't for her, so she moved to Chicago to work for Kinetic Concepts, Inc., where she was a wound care specialist.  She found that wounds healed better and faster with proper nutrition.  Debbie has continued to be a vocal proponent of good nutrition and joined our Phoenix Weight Loss staff in 2012.  Ask her about the Nutrametrix Daily Essentials and Vitamin D with K2.  It's the best delivery system on the market!   Since vegetables have less nutrition than ever, these really are essential to your health.  She is actively involved in staff training. She loves to help our patients and is very motivational.  She's also really good with shots!

Meet Our Friendly Staff

Brent Gear, D.O., FACEP, FACOEP, member OMA

Dr. Gear heads up our Phoenix Weight Loss staff and fights his own obesity daily.  Want to know more?  Read on!  He earned his Osteopathic medical degree at Des Moines University and then completed his Emergency Medicine Residency through the osteopathic program at Provident Cook County Hospital in Chicago.  Dr. Gear started med school with "Six-Pack Abs" and finished with whole "Keg"!  After that, it was a roller coaster of weight gain and weight loss.  He was a Captain in the Army for almost 8 years without promotion despite awesome officer reviews and accolades due to his excessive weight and being unable to complete the 2 mile run.  He did eventually get promoted to Major, but not until after trying several fad diets and unsafe diets like the HCG starvation diet - and the weight always came right back!  He finally learned about the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and the Obesity Medical Association (OMA) and, after attending several of their meetings and educational programs, he learned what it takes to lose weight safely and to keep it off long term.  He directs our staff training so everyone has something to add to help you on your path to optimal health!  Dr. Gear's passion for weight loss and education is infectious for this wonderful and maintainable Phoenix Lifestyle!  In fact, in 2015 he was recognized in Washington, DC, by the OMA with the Vernon B. Astler award for his outstanding contributions to obesity medicine on a national scale.  How cool is that???