Dr. Dianah T. Lake, MD (also known as Dr. Di) is a emergency medicine physician, speaker, consultant, fitness competitor, wellness expert, autism parent advocate and founder of Dr. Di Fit Life. Using her clinical experience as an emergency medicine physician, and her knowledge as a total fitness and wellness expert, she promotes a holistic approach to disease prevention, fitness, longevity and overall wellness. Dr. Di shares her expertise through public speaking and several social media channels.
After studying Biology and earning a Bachelor of Science degree at Rutgers University, Dr. Di obtained a Doctorate of Medicine from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She completed her internship training at University Hospital in Newark, NJ, and emergency medicine residency at Jacobi Medical Center- Albert Einstein School of Medicine in Bronx, NY. Dr. Di is an avid runner, a fitness enthusiast, competitor/athlete, fitness and wellness coach and creator of Dr. Dr. Fit Life. Through her books, videos, speaking engagements and programs, she helps busy professionals create a fit, healthy, happy and holistic lifestyle.
Dr. Di has provided excellent emergency medical care to more than 60,000 patients over the course of her medical career. She currently provides emergent care and education to her patients as an independent contractor in various Emergency Departments across the country. Her passion for fitness, health and wellness heightened after witnessing her father suffer and struggle for many years with complications of adult onset diabetes and kidney failure, conditions that ultimately led to his untimely death. Her love for organic foods, gardening and holistic living was fueled by her younger son’s diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The benefits of creating a non-GMO nutrition plan and intensive autism specific therapies for her son have tremendously improved his cognitive and behavioral functioning. She has expanded the use of non-GMO nutrition for her entire household, and highly recommends this option to her patients and clients.
Dr. Di is mom to 2 beautiful boys. With a very busy professional life, a household to run, meeting various family and social obligations, juggling many hats, supporting an ailing parent and raising a child with special needs, she was caught up in the busy work of serving others, and lost connection to her true self. She gained over 30lbs in a 10 year span after 2 pregnancies and caesarean sections. Losing her father to diabetes, raising a child on the autism spectrum, and dissolving her marriage all within a few years were turning points that motivated Dr. Di to get back to making her own health, fitness and wellness a priority. With the right mindset shift, commitment and motivation, Dr. Di has created a robust exercise, nutrition and overall wellness transformation program that has completely changed her life and the lives of her clients! Through her books, videos, speaking engagements, programs, products, services and a supportive health and fitness community, busy professionals will learn to take better care of themselves, replenish their emotional well, give their body the respect it deserves, and become fitter, healthier, happier, stronger, and begin to live life to the fullest! Her programs and products are designed to help professionals get back to a fit and healthy lifestyle, re-frame their mindset and attitude toward food and emotional eating, lose unwanted weight or fat, eat more healthily, build lean muscle and curves, and focus on their overall wellbeing. Let Dr. Di support you or your corporation in your health, fitness and wellness journey today! Begin living your best life now!
Dr. Di enjoys amazing food, outdoor concerts, running, gardening, tennis, dance, traveling and spending quality time with her friends and family. She resides in the Washington DC metro area with her 2 sons, Thomas and Tefari.