Dr. Otto Puempel opened the doors to his family practice in 1962. After a short time in practice, he quickly realized there was a great need in the area of Bariatrics (weight management). Since that time his practice has grown and become well known in the area for helping thousands of men and women achieve their healthy weight goals.

Dr. Patrick Kirlin has been practicing medicine in the Metroplex for over 35 years with extensive knowledge and success helping patients with weight management.  After retiring from private practice Dr Kirlin joined Dr Puempel’s staff and has now limited his practice exclusively to Bariatrics.  Dr Kirlin works at our Arlington and Waco offices.

Dr. Christopher L. Puempel, joined his dad in the Bariatric field of medicine and brought to our practice extensive expertise in Exercise Physiology.  Dr Chris Puempel is currently adding to our practice his expert knowledge of Hormone Restorative Therapy.

Dr. Dale Allen, an orthopedic physician, retired from private practice in the Arlington/Grand Prairie area and joined our team of physicians in May, 2007.


Our physicians and staff really do care about our patients. We want to help you get to a healthly weight and maintain that weight. The warm, caring support you will receive during your clinic visits will encourage and help you maintain focus and motivation, lose weight, and look and feel your best.