Dr. Howard Friedly is the supervising physician for the Ideal Weight & Health Center, located inside his offices at Corrective Chiropractic Care in Lacey, WA. Dr. Friedly grew up right here in Lacey. He graduated from North Thurston High School, Washington State University, and Palmer College of Chiropractic. He returned to his home town to open his first practice, and has served the chiropractic needs of his community for the past 29 years. Dr. Friedly married his wife Debi seven years ago, and now has two children, two step-children, and four grandchildren.
Having battled with his weight his entire life, Dr. Friedly is acutely aware of the challenges faced by people who are overweight, and keenly aware of their needs and concerns. He considers the Ideal Protein diet to be the safest, healthiest, and most effective weight loss program available, and is excited to be able to offer this service to his patients and the public.
I was born and raised in Bozeman Montana, at an early age I was interested in cars and the mechanical operations of them. I spent my summers working for the local Ford Dealer where my father was the shop foreman and a technician. I met my wife, Netra, in high school in Bozeman, and we dated for 3 years while attending high school. After graduating from high school we married, and had 3 great kids.
I went to work for the local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dealer where I became the Service Manager for the next 7 years. During this time Netra was a surgery tech at the local hospital. We have 3 children Rick, Kari and Rob. We moved to Lacey, Washington to accept the job as Service Manager for a local car dealer and for the next 32 years we raised our kids in Lacey. My wife and I have 5 wonderful grand kids.
Gary and Netra Backman are the coaches for the Ideal Weight & Health Center. Gary is retired from the automotive industry. Netra is still working in a local medical office. Their personal experiences with the Ideal Protein diet made them very enthusiastic about sharing the health giving benefits of this diet with others. So much so, that they decided to start their own Ideal Protein clinic. (Read more about their weight loss stories in the Testimonials section of this website.) Gary is our chief coach, as being retired means he has more time available for coaching. For those clients who prefer a female coach, Netra is available on Fridays.