Lipedema-Lipoedema-Lipödem Provider Worldwide Directory
This provider directory has been compiled by the worldwide network of lipedema ladies. While this is not a recommendation for any particular provider, those listed were added by someone who has been treated or knew of them. If you have a provider, or are a provider, who is diagnosing, treating or caring for lipedema patients and would like to be added to the directory, please contact [email protected] with information and we will follow up with you.
American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) provides a search directory to locate trained specialists in lymphedema management. These therapists are generally trained in lipedema as well and can be very helpful for both diagnosis and treatment. DIRECTORY HERE
Special thanks to all the lipedema ladies who ongoingly contribute to this directory. (2018-2019).
About The Lipedema Project
The Lipedema Project was founded in 2014 by Dr. Mark L. Smith, MD, FACS and Catherine Seo, PhD to begin the research and treatment for lipedema, a chronic fat disorder. Lipedema is a disease involving abnormal fat deposition that can result in pain, immobility, and lymphatic disturbances. Lipedema progresses over time often developing lymphedema, a chronic condition called lipolymphedema.
With obesity reaching epidemic proportions and anti-fat bias prevalent in healthcare, it becomes critical that patients are correctly diagnosed, that resources are invested in understanding this disease and how it can be treated, and that patients have the support, knowledge, and options to manage these chronic conditions.
Currently, The Lipedema Project, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to increasing awareness and providing education, research, and treatment for lipedema through online and face-to-face programs and building community.
The lipedema documentary is available for viewing on Facebook, Lipedema – The Disease They Call FAT.
The book is available on Amazon, Lipedema – The Disease They Call FAT: An Overview for Clinicians.