Otto Puempel,D.O.

Dr Otto Puempel began practicing Family Medicine in a small office in central Arlington in 1963. He quickly saw a need in the medical field that had yet to be explored and streamlined his focus and commitment into the specialty of Obesity Medicine, also often called Bariatrics. Dr. Puempel has a passion for helping patients return to healthy living and remarks often that his patients teach him far more than he teaches them and enjoys visiting with some who still drop by just to catch up. Dr. Puempel soon realized there were more patients who needed help than he had time to give, so he expanded into a multi-site clinic with numerous physicians and practitioners to further the practice. Today, his son, Christopher Puempel, MD joins him in providing a safe, nurturing atmosphere for patients to get the assistance they need while continuously researching and exploring the latest treatment protocols and therapies to best meet the individual need of the patient.

Dr. Chris Puempel, MD

After completion of my Family Medicine Residency at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas in 2005, I
joined my father in medical practice here at Physicians Weight Control and Wellness. I am
board certified in both Bariatric Medicine and Anti-Aging medicine. I am committed to continuing
the standard that has been set by Dr Otto of compassionate, individualized care. It is my belief
that true health and best quality of life is a balance of physical, mental, and spiritual health. I
strive to incorporate that belief in my patient care and counseling.

Marty Brooks

Office Manager
I have worked for Physician’s Weight Control and Wellness for 27 years. I worked as a bariatric assistant for 6 years and I have been an office manager for the last 21 years. I currently manage the Waco and Dallas offices. While working with patients, I developed a passion for what we do and a love for this company. I am very blessed to manage such an inspiring group of girls who love their patients and love what they do.

Francisca Gonzales, ANP

Nurse Practitioner
My name is Francisca Gonzales, ANP. I graduated from Texas Women’s University in 1971 with a major in Nursing and minors in Psychology and Sociology. In 1982, I attended Brigham Young University and obtained certification as a college Nurse Practitioner. Soon after that, I became an adult Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Association. I have worked in a primary care setting for over 40 years. I enjoy working for PWC because I hear success stories every day. We provide a unique program for those who want to look and feel good without the complications of obesity.


I’ve been with Physician’s Weight Control for 11 years. I am now a receptionist. There are many things I love about working here. One of my favorites is that I can relate with the patients as I am a patient myself. Which I feel connects us on a more personal level, since I understand the everyday struggles.


Bariatric Assistant
My name is Tina Maultsby and I am a bariatric assistant here at Physician’s Weight Control and Wellness Center. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been employed here for the last 10 years and I adore my job! This company not only strives to help people with their weight, as well as other weight related issues, but it is passionate about doing so! Come in and let us help you start a new healthy lifestyle! You’ll be glad you did!


Bariatric Assistant
My name is Hollie and I have been a bariatric assistant with Physician’s Weight Control for ten years. Working for PWC, I get to help patients set and achieve their weight loss goals. I love being a part of such an important journey in our patients’ lives. It is extremely exciting to see our patients look and feel better, but my favorite part is seeing patients be able to quit taking medications for weight related health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. I’m so blessed to work for Physician’s Weight Control where the doctors and staff truly love helping people live healthier lifestyles.

Melicia Fernandez

Bariatric Assistant
My name is Melicia Fernandez. I am a bi-lingual bariatric assistant here at Physician’s Weight Control. I’ve been blessed to work for this wonderful company for almost 10 years! My favorite thing about working here are the relationships that are built between the staff and patients.


Bariatric Assistant
I’ve been blessed to have worked at Physician’s Weight Control as Bariatric Assistant for over 19 years. My favorite thing about working here is the relationship that are built between the staff and patients. PWC is not just a job but a family. When I am not working I love the outdoors and spending time with my animals.


Bariatric Assistant
Hi my name is Ana and I have worked at Physician’s Weight Control for 15 years. I have had the privilege of working at all three offices in multiple positions and with many great people, but currently work in the Waco office as a Bariatric Assistant. I have been blessed to help many patients achieve their weight loss goals and look forward to helping many more.