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Medical Weight Loss

Non-Surgical (Medical) Weight Loss Options

You may be ready to begin your weight loss journey, but aren't yet ready to make a surgical step.  Or, you may need a medically supervised weight loss program as part of the bariatric surgical counseling process.  If so, we are happy to direct you to our non-surgical weight loss specialist to identify a plan that most impacts your overall health.  

Our team supports you through all of our programs with continued education and counseling before and after any procedures or weight loss plan. Our goal is to help you lose weight and enjoy your new life. But we cannot do this alone. Achieving success with the surgical or non-surgical weight loss program requires commitment, following a diet plan, exercising and following up with our physician and support staff on a regular basis. Our team will help you along the way in achieving your goals and making the lifestyle changes that can help guide you on your new journey.

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a plan designed and supervised by our healthcare professionals, emphasizing diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle. It also may include weight loss prescription medications.


Patients will have an initial assessment by our Nurse Practitioner which includes a history and physical exam.

Treatment Plan

Patients will receive diet plans, fitness goals, and prescription weight loss medications when medically necessary. Medications will be adjusted as needed and appropriate.

How do I know if I qualify for medical weight loss?

Body mass index of 30.
Body mass index of 27 with an obesity related health concern, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.


We will bill insurance for medical weight loss services.

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. Many of our services are determined based on your individual BMI.

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