Passionate about Longterm Management of Obesity, Neeraj Bhushan, M.D., Founder & Chairman of Benchmark Health Systems, LLC Finds a Solution

“So often, conditions related to obesity like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol are treated with pharmaceuticals, while the underlying cause of the problem is ignored. The patient gets started on a path of ever-increasing medications with their own set of side effects. I was determined to find a better approach to manage these chronic medicalconditions”.

Neeraj Bhushan, MD, Internal Medicine
Benchmark Health Systems, LLC
Reston, VA

Neeraj Bhushan, M.D.
Neeraj Bhushan, MD, Internal Medicine

Reston, VA-based Neeraj Bhushan M.D., Board Certified in Internal Medicine, has devoted most of his 34 years in medical practice to finding safe and healthy alternatives for patients with obesity-related chronic medical diseases.

Dr. Bhushan credits his Chief Operating Officer, Jisele Alter, with discovering Ideal Protein®. Jisele’s own weight management was complicated by a thyroid condition which greatly reduced her metabolism.  In contrast to numerous past weight loss attempt failures, with Ideal Protein Jisele dramatically succeeded; she lost weight and realized improved energy levels.

While going through the protocol, Jisele took notes and provided Dr. Bhushan with useful information and insight about Ideal Protein that would later prove to be pivotal in re-shaping his practice philosophy. 

Jisele’s successful weight loss and her ability to maintain her target weight, combined with the strong scientific foundation of Ideal Protein,  convinced Dr. Bhushan  to incorporate the Ideal Protein weight loss protocol into his medical practice in January, 2012.  To ensure Ideal Protein success, Jisele assumed the role of Ideal Protein coach in addition to her other practice responsibilities.

The introduction of Ideal Protein has not only transformed Dr. Bhushan and his patients both physically and mentally, it has also completely changed his practice.

“Today, Ideal Protein is the primary focus of my practice,” said Dr. Bhushan. “Currently I have 650 patients enrolled and we continue to expand. This program transforms my patients’ lives every day. It also has transformed my practice so that I can pursue my passion – reversing the tide of obesity that threatens the health of so many people.”

From February 13, 2012 to November 3, 2014, Dr. Bhushan’s Ideal Protein dieters lost more than five tons of weight – 11,444 pounds and 11,003 inches.

In addition to the protocol, Dr. Bhushan and Jisele are enthusiastic about the educational component of Ideal Protein.

Dr. Bhushan concluded, “My healthy living seminars focus on the science behind Ideal Protein and effectively help to educate my patients on nutrition and healthy eating.  The lifestyle changes they make are permanent which is so important for their long-term health.”

The Ideal Protein Difference

  • Founded by Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, an award-winning graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, Ideal Protein has a firm scientific foundation and offers a viable option to address an international epidemic of obesity and conditions associated with metabolic syndrome.
  • In addition to this very rigorous scientific approach, Dr. Tran Tien emphasizes the psychological aspect and human dimension of weight issues. The method focuses on poor eating choices and lifestyle habits, as causes of weight gain and hindrances to weight loss. 
  • Ideal Protein’s medically developed weight loss method tackles the root cause of weight gain – the body’s overproduction of insulin - by limiting consumption of sugars in the form of fats and carbohydrates.
  • Patient results and physician satisfaction speak volumes about the effectiveness and validity of Ideal Protein.
  • The one-on-one coaching and monitoring of patients supports them throughout the weight loss experience, and beyond.
  • Ideal Protein’s four phase weight loss protocol is offered at over 3,000 clinics in North America.
  • Ideal Protein’s fully developed training protocol is offered free of charge to clinic partners.

Patients Weigh In

Read what Dr. Bhushan’s patients are saying…


“After 5 months I lost 80 pounds. Jisele’s coaching and encouragement continues to motivate me to reach my goal. Today, I am OVERCOMING each of the medical complications caused by my obesity. I have my life back! People ask, “I bet it was hard and a lot of work?”  I smile broadly and honestly say it was neither. “I bet it was expensive?” No, I am way ahead compared to the medical co-pays I used to incur.  I am looking forward to fully acclimating to balanced eating, exercise and learning to stay healthy life."

Carrie H.

"As an emergency physician, I often see the results of obesity in my patients from the uncomfortable (gastric reflux, arthritis) to the concerning (high blood pressure, diabetes) to the catastrophic (heart attack, stroke). You can imagine my concern when my wife and I began to develop some of these issues ourselves. I never thought I would be a healthy weight again, but after just a few months on Ideal Protein, I dropped 60 pounds and the need for several medicines. I recommend it wholeheartedly for people who are moderately or severely overweight and would like to reclaim their health and lives."

Jonathan G., MD

“I’ve now been on the Ideal Protein protocol for slightly over 3 months.  I am 46 pounds lighter and have only 14 more to lose in order to reach my goal weight.  I’ve gone from a 42 inch waist to a 32 inch waist.  I eat well and I feel well. And, the best part is… NO MEDS. No blood pressure medicine, no cholesterol medicine, no Prilosec for my once chronic acid reflux.  Not even a baby aspirin.  And best yet, no snoring and no CPAP! I couldn’t be happier with the results so far.  Nor could my wife!  Thank you for all you’ve done to make this a life changing experience for me.

* Results non typical. Before starting ALL diets you should first consult a physician. You should not expect to experience similar results 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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*Please note: Individual experiences while following the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method are unique and may vary for each individual dieter. The testimonials posted on this website have been provided by individual dieters and are representative of their own personal experience and are not typical. Any statements or claims, posted on this page, are not being made by the owner of this website or by Ideal Protein. Testimonials, reference and/or results do not guarantee or predict future results, and you should not specifically expect to experience these results. (