Dov Frankel, MD MSc FACEP

Tell us about yourself:

I was born and raised in Montreal, and after learning in Yeshiva in Eretz Yisrael, I came to Ner Israel in Baltimore to continue my learning and pre med education. I always had a passion and desire to help people, and that is what led me to study medicine. In 2006, after completing my medical training around the globe, I settled back in Baltimore with my wife Atara, and our children.

What prompted you to open DF Medspa?

I trained and have been practicing emergency medicine for over twenty years. I noticed a phenomenon; many of the people I treat are unhappy and don’t feel good about themselves. This motivated me to find a way I could potentially help people feel happy and comfortable about who they are, and give them the confidence to be the best version of themselves. I opened DF Medspa, which offers various treatments to enhance and positively impact people’s lives, including, but not limited to; weight-loss treatment, hormone-replacement therapy, and IV hydration. Our goal at DF Medspa is to help people actualize their potential, by giving them a jumpstart to feel better about themselves, and feel confident in their own bodies.

What do you feel is the main reason for obesity in the US?

Obesity is a worldwide problem  but it is significantly more prevalent in the United States. This phenomenon is multi-factorial. People in the US are less physically active. More people have cars, so less people walk or bike places. Additionally, the fast-food industry is more common here in America. Portions are oversized and we just eat too much as a society. All these factors contribute to the obesity crisis. As a doctor, I often see the negative impact obesity can have on my patients’ lives. Many diseases are caused by, or exacerbated by underlying issues of obesity. By helping people fight obesity, not only will they feel better physically, it will also strengthen their emotional and mental health. At DF Medspa, we provide tools and encouragement to help our clients get on a proper diet regimen, with the aid of weight-loss medication, education and continued monitoring. We work together with our clients  to help  change their lives for the better, by joining them on their journey to becoming the best version of themselves.  

What advice do you have for the masses to help them feel better about themselves?

When one is living a healthy life and maximizing their potential, it will lead to them feeling better about themselves and being more content with who they are. One needs to feel good about how they look, and this is achieved through healthy diet portions and physical activity. But we know how difficult it is to discipline oneself to begin exercising and dieting on a regular basis. At DF Medspa we will give people the jumpstart that they need to make a real, lasting change in their lives. When one feels better about themselves, they can begin their journey to lead happier, healthier and more productive lives.

What is the best way to schedule an appointment?

We can be reached via email at or by phone at 410-205-6160.

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