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Jamy Ard, M.D.CepEsperu Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

122 Ratings

Jamy Ard, M.D.

General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Obesity Treatment, Medical Weight Loss, Behavioral Weight Loss, Diabetes Prevention, Heart Disease Prevention, Nutrition Therapy for Elevated Blood Pressure, Cholesterol or Blood Sugar

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: -6099

Email: [email protected]

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Enlightenment & Training

  • B.S., Morehouse School of Medicine, 1993
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1997
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1999
  • Fellowship, Hypertension, Duke University School of Medi, 2001
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2002
  • Fellowship, Primary Care, Va Hospital - Durham, 2003


  • Obesity Society
  • Am Board Of Internal Medicine
  • Am Soc for Nutrition

NPI Number

  • 1184679441
Jamy Ard, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

122 Ratings

Jamy Ard, M.D.

General Surgery
General Internal Medicine

Investigation Interests

Weight Loss; Obesity; African Americans; Health Behavior; Feeding Behavior
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Contact Information


Email: [email protected]

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Recent Publications

Options for basing Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) on chronic disease endpoints: report from a joint US-/Canadian-sponsored working group. Yetley EA, MacFarlane AJ, Greene-Finestone LS, Garza C, Ard JD, Atkinson SA, Bier DM, Carriquiry AL, Harlan WR, Hattis D, King JC, Krewski D, O'Connor DL, Prentice RL, Rodricks JV, Wells GA.. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;105(1):249S-285S.

Effects of calorie restriction in obese older adults: the CROSSROADS randomized controlled trial. Ard JD, Gower B, Hunter G, Ritchie CS, Roth DL, Goss A, Wingo BC, Bodner EV, Brown CJ, Bryan D, Buys DR, Haas MC, Keita AD, Flagg LA, Williams CP, Locher JL.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017;73(1):73-80.

Meal timing and frequency: implications for cardiovascular disease prevention: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. St-Onge MP, Ard J, Baskin ML, Chiuve SE, Johnson HM, Kris-Etherton P, Varady K.. Circulation. 2017;135(9):E96-E121.

Weight loss and improved metabolic outcomes amongst rural African American women in the Deep South: six-month outcomes from a community-based randomized trial. Ard JD, Carson TL, Shikany JM, Li Y, Hardy CM, Robinson JC, Williams AG, Baskin ML.. J Intern Med. 2017;282(1):102-113.

Skin in the game: does paying for obesity treatment out of pocket lead to better outcomes compared to insurance coverage?. Ard JD, Emery M, Cook M, Hale E, Frain A, Lewis KH, Song E.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017;25(6):993-996.

Comparison of an alternative schedule of extended care contacts to a self-directed control: a randomized trial of weight loss maintenance. Dutton GR, Gowey MA, Tan F, Zhou D, Ard J, Perri MG, Lewis CE.. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017;14(1):107.

Longitudinal association of measures of adiposity with serum antioxidant concentrations in postmenopausal women. Kabat GC, Heo M, Ochs-Balcom HM, LeBoff MS, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Adams-Campbell LL, Nassir R, Ard J, Zaslavsky O, Rohan TE.. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016;70(1):47-53.

Efficacy and safety of liraglutide 3.0 mg for weight management are similar across races: subgroup analysis across SCALE and phase 2 randomized trials. Ard J, Cannon A, Lewis CE, Lofton H, Vang Skjoth T, Stevenin B, Pi-Sunyer X.. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2016;18(4):430-435.

Calorie restriction in overweight older adults: do benefits exceed potential risks?. Locher JL, Goldsby TU, Goss AM, Kilgore ML, Gower B, Ard JD.. Exp Gerontol. 2016;86():4-13.

Disparities in treatment uptake and outcomes of patients with obesity in the USA. Lewis KH, Edwards-Hampton SA, Ard JD.. Curr Obes Rep. 2016;5(2):282-290.

Dietary fried fish intake increases risk of CVD: the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. Nahab F, Pearson K, Frankel MR, Ard J, Safford MM, Kleindorfer D, Howard VJ, Judd S.. Public Health Nutr. 2016;19(18):3327-3336.

Impact on weight and physical function of intensive medical weight loss in older adults with stage II and III obesity. Ard JD, Cook M, Rushing J, Frain A, Beavers K, Miller G, Miller ME, Nicklas B.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016;24(9):1861-1866.

Investigation needs to improve hypertension treatment and control in African Americans. Whelton PK, Einhorn PT, Muntner P, Appel LJ, Cushman WC, Diez Roux AV, Ferdinand KC, Rahman M, Taylor HA, Ard J, Arnett DK, Carter BL, Davis BR, Freedman BI, Cooper LA, Cooper R, Desvigne-Nickens P, Gavini N, Go AS, Hyman DJ, Kimmel PL,.. Hypertension. 2016;68(5):1066-1072.

Nutrition interventions for obesity. Ard JD, Miller G, Kahan S.. Med Clin North Am. 2016;100(6):1341-1356.

Obesity in the US: what is the best role for primary care?. Ard J.. BMJ. 2015;350():g7846.

A study of the relationship between food group recommendations and perceived stress: findings from black women in the Deep South. Carson TL, Desmond R, Hardy S, Townsend S, Ard JD, Meneses K, Partridge EE, Baskin ML.. J Obes. 2015;2015():203164.

Dietary contributors to glycemic load in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study. Shikany JM, Judd SE, Letter AJ, Ard JD, Newby PK.. Nutrition. 2015;31(5):708-715.

Psychosocial predictors of weight loss by race and sex. Jerome GJ, Myers VH, Young DR, Matthews-Ewald MR, Coughlin JW, Wingo BC, Ard JD, Champagne CM, Funk KL, Stevens VJ, Brantley PJ.. Clin Obes. 2015;5(6):342-348.

Dietary interventions and quality of life: a systematic review of the literature. Carson TL, Hidalgo B, Ard JD, Affuso O.. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014;46(2):90-101.

Patient and physician characteristics associated with the provision of weight loss counseling in primary care. Dutton GR, Herman KG, Tan F, Goble M, Dancer-Brown M, Van Vessem N, Ard JD.. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014;8(2):e123-e130.

Proceedings from Duke resistant hypertension think tank. Vemulapalli S, Ard J, Bakris GL, Bhatt DL, Brown AS, Cushman WC, Ferdinand KC, Flack JM, Fleg JL, Katzen BT, Kostis JB, Oparil S, Patel CB, Pepine CJ, Pina IL, Rocha-Singh KJ, Townsend RR, Peterson ED, Califf RM, Patel MR.. Am Heart J. 2014;167(6):775-788.

Differences in weight loss and health outcomes among African Americans and whites in multicentre trials. Wingo BC, Carson TL, Ard J.. Obes Rev. 2014;15(Suppl 4):46-61.

Longitudinal association of anthropometric measures of adiposity with cardiometabolic risk factors in postmenopausal women. Kabat GC, Heo M, Van Horn LV, Kazlauskaite R, Getaneh A, Ard J, Vitolins MZ, Waring ME, Zaslavsky O, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE.. Ann Epidemiol. 2014;24(12):896-902.

Psychosocial predictors of weight regain in the weight loss maintenance trial. Brantley PJ, Stewart DW, Myers VH, Matthews-Ewald MR, Ard JD, Coughlin JW, Jerome GJ, Samuel-Hodge C, Lien LF, Gullion CM, Hollis JF, Svetkey LP, Stevens VJ.. J Behav Med. 2014;37(6):1155-1168.

Executive summary: guidelines (2013) for the management of overweight and obesity in adults. Jensen MD, Ryan DH, Donato KA, Apovian CM, Ard JD, Comuzzie AG, Hu FB, Hubbard VS, Jakicic JM, Kushner RF, Loria CM, Millen BE, Nonas CA, Pi-Sunyer FX, Stevens J, Stevens VJ, Wadden TA, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(Suppl 2):S5-S39.

Associations of neighborhood area level deprivation with the metabolic syndrome and inflammation among middle- and older- age adults. Keita AD, Judd SE, Howard VJ, Carson AP, Ard JD, Fernandez JR.. BMC Public Health. 2014;14():1319.

Twenty-first century behavioral medicine: a context for empowering clinicians and patients with diabetes: a consensus report. Marrero DG, Ard J, Delamater AM, Peragallo-Dittko V, Mayer-Davis EJ, Nwankwo R, Fisher EB.. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(2):463-470.

Sex, weight status, and chronic kidney disease among African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Bruce MA, Beech BM, Crook ED, Sims M, Griffith DM, Simpson SL, Ard J, Norris KC.. J Investig Med. 2013;61(4):701-707.

Impact of 5-year weight change on blood pressure: results from the weight loss maintenance trial. Tyson CC, Appel LJ, Vollmer WM, Jerome GJ, Brantley PJ, Hollis JF, Stevens VJ, Ard JD, Patel UD, Svetkey LP.. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2013;15(7):458-464.

Self-efficacy as a predictor of weight change and behavior change in the PREMIER trial. Wingo BC, Desmond RA, Brantley P, Appel L, Svetkey L, Stevens VJ, Ard JD.. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013;45(4):314-321.

Sex hormone changes during weight loss and maintenance in overweight and obese postmenopausal African-American and non-African-American women. Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Falk RT, Stanczyk F, Hoover RN, Appel LJ, Ard JD, Batch BC, Coughlin J, Han X, Lien LF, Pinkston CM, Svetkey LP, Katki HA.. Breast Cancer Res. 2012;14(5):R141.

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Clinical Interests

Obesity Treatment, Medical Weight Loss, Behavioral Weight Loss, Diabetes Prevention, Heart Disease Prevention, Nutrition Therapy for Elevated Blood Pressure, Cholesterol or Blood Sugar
Jamy Ard, M.D.

Jamy Ard, M.D.

General Surgery
General Internal Medicine

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Time CP spent with patient
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Patient Comments

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Dr. Ard is super nice and personable. Discussing weight management issues is hard/embarrassing and he makes it less so. He had a smile on his face the entire time, which makes him very approachable.


This MD is excellent and knows his line of work very well. He tries to help pts to see their way to optimal health and accountability.


very good communication, answers questions and has open discussion on my treatments with reasons why it is beneficial


Dr. Ard was knowledge, respectful, and had clearly taken the time to research my medical records and condition in order to provide meaningful suggestions and feedback


Great doctor!


He assisted with an issue unrelated to my business with him even spending extra time outside the office visit w/messaging e-mail.


Dr. Ard always greets me with a smile. He is always VERY well prepared to discuss my progress in the Weight Management Program. He is very encouraging and always makes me feel like he truly cares about me.


The interaction with this care giver was better than I ever anticipated considering the issue at hand.


Dr. Ard was very sensitive and listened to my concerns, spent a lot of time with me, developed a treatment plan based on my medical history and current lifestyle.


Excellent MD, listens well & is very concerned for pts.


Dr. Ard is easy to talk to and very excited to help his patients reach their goals. He is such a motivator.


Dr. Ard, needs to teach all or most of your doctors how to treat clients, he does outstanding job, excellent team member to have in your staff.


He is the best doctor I've experienced. For once, I didn't feel like he assumed I was stupid or intentionally being unhealthy. He walked me through everything and gave me confidence it would be okay.


confidence....beyond any expectation

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