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Patricia N. McClendon, MD, Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Medicine

Dr. McClendon specializes in obesity medicine with Inova Medical Group

    LORTON, VA, December 15, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Patricia N. McClendon, MD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Driven to build long-term relationships with her patients, Dr. McClendon pursued a career in medicine as her father, Dennis instilled in her the importance of education. Through her work with the Inova Medical Group, where she began in 2014 as a primary care physician and is now a medical director and bariatrician, she assists her patients in losing weight successfully under medical supervision. In turn, her patients' weight-related issues, such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease and polycystic ovarian disease, are greatly reduced. Previously, she served as a supervising physician and primary care physician with Bon Secours-Portsmouth Medical Associates & Good Health Clinic and the Patterson Avenue Family Practice from 2012 to 2014. Between 2003 and 2006, she was an assistant manager at the Barnwell Center in Toronto, having begun her career as a SARS screener at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto in 2003.

Alongside her primary career responsibilities, Dr. McClendon has served as a speaker on weight-related medical illnesses for the Inova Medical Weight Loss Program with Inova Fair Oaks since 2018. She has further spoken on medical weight loss at the 2020 CME Diabesity Symposium in Virginia, metabolic syndrome at George Mason University in 2018, and gave a radio interview with ESPN 980 in Maryland. Throughout her career, she has maintained her professional alignment with the Obesity Medicine Association, The Obesity Society, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, and the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine.

An expert in her field, Dr. McClendon earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004, before obtaining a Doctor of Medicine at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2009. She subsequently completed graduate training with the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine in 2010 and a residency in family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center from 2009 to 2012. Board certified in obesity medicine and family medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine, she also holds a Virginia medicine and surgery license and a DEA VA license, and is certified in basic life support.

Looking toward the future, Dr. McClendon aims to experience the continued growth and success of her practice. She also intends to help the Inova Medical Group grow regarding their number of facilities. In a career filled with highlights, she is especially proud to serve in her current role and attributes her success to hard work and a drive to achieve her goals. For excellence in her field, she has been inducted into the Golden Key National Honour Society. Born in Canada to Dennis and Eldine Barnwell, Dr. McClendon has been married to her husband, John McClendon, for many happy years. Together, they are the proud parents of two children, Cassius and Cielle.

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