There is no quick fix for weight loss. If one existed, or if primary care doctors had the time in a typical visit to address the complexities of weight gain, then our country would not be experiencing an obesity epidemic.

I made the decision not to work with insurance companies so that I am able to spend extra time with patients. Since my goal is to develop a partnership with each patient, this requires review periods before and during their visits to understand the complexities of their medical history, medications, and previous struggles with diet and weight loss. With so many causes of weight gain, a 5-10-minute office visit will not allow me to get to the root of your problem, address medical issues or create an effective weight-loss plan.

I will be your doctor, mentor, support system and health coach.

Reaching weight loss success involves so much more than prescribing a diet and medication; it requires an individualized approach with continuous coaching and support. Initial office visits in the first months of our relationship will be an investment in your health, but the results will ultimately improve your overall wellness and confidence. The long-term benefits will greatly exceed the long-term costs of suffering from health issues related to weight gain and obesity. I am offering a sustainable solution and hopefully a longer and healthier life.

An initial office visit is very comprehensive and is 75 minutes in length; follow up visits are generally 30 minutes.

An important goal for each patient is to do more than just lose weight; it is to MAINTAIN weight loss long-term and to make lifestyle changes that are sustainable for improved health.

Losing just 5% of body weight will significantly reduce a patient’s risk of many diseases, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, fatty liver diseases (currently the most common cause of cirrhosis in the US), type 2 diabetes, arthritis of the knees, hips and hands, heart disease and many forms of cancer.