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The Protocol

Our medically developed weight loss protocol and smarter lifestyle choices education offers dieters what they really want…a structured program that can put an end to constant dieting.


Our Coaches

Fahim Raza, MBBS, Clinical Manager

Fahim is the Clinical Manager for the Weight Loss Center and for Cardiology Specialists of Virginia. She received her doctorate degree from University of Karachi Pakistan and has been working for almost 10 years. Raza is the key speaker at all the Ideal Protein Seminars to teach dieters the science behind the program and why “It Just Makes Sense”.

LaShawn Cook, Cardiac Tech

LaShawn coaches part-time in The Ideal Protein Weight Loss center and when she is not assisting dieters she manages the IT department and triages patients for the practice. LaShawn has been working at Cardiology Specialists for 14 years and is very close to receiving her undergrad degree in Health Management.

Peggy Shahin, Weight Loss Coach

Peggy is a part time coach, and was asked to join the Ideal Protein team after her success as an Ideal Protein dieter in our clinic. Peggy lost 30 pounds in 3 months, was able to reduce her blood pressure medications, and still maintains her weight loss 3 years later. Peggy loves to put her new-found knowledge and experience to work helping others make use of this unique lifestyle journey. Peggy received her Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.

One of our three coaches is always available to you, Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm. After hours and weekends one of Cardiology Specialists of Virginia MDs is available to address your concerns. Our goal is to make sure your questions are answered and we guide you in making your diet experience not only successful but enjoyable and rewarding.


Cardiology Specialists of Virginia is Authorized to Use the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol and Products. The testimonials on this website are those of the individual that is identified, you should not necessarily expect to receive these results. Typical results vary from person to person and individual to individual when the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Protocol is followed properly. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.

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