Welcome to our clinic! We are a dedicated team whose mission is to help you lose weight. Our team consists of four physicians, a nurse practitioner, dietician and a physician who works on stress reduction and mindfulness. We also have a group dedicated to help with breast cancer patients who want to lose weight, and another general weight loss group for those who want peer support. View our full team here.
We work to achieve medical weight reduction through an individualized approach that may include nutrition, physical activity, behavior change, or medications. We do not offer surgery through our clinic. However, we do coordinate with our Bariatric Surgery program when needed. We also would be the ones to work with you for the six visits required by many insurances in preparation for Bariatric Surgery.
Most of our patients have Obesity, that is, a BMI greater than 30 kg/m2, but we do work with overweight patients (BMI 25-30 kg/m2), especially if they have had recent weight gain that is due to medications or other health conditions.
We do not treat eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa. If you or a loved one struggle with an eating disorder, please contact a treatment center or therapist who specializes in this field. You can find a provider by visiting psychologytoday.com or at nationaleatingdisorders.org.
What To Expect:
We ask that you print and fill out the intake survey. At your first visit, we like to get to know you and your past experiences with managing your weight. Our focus is on making sustainable lifestyle changes, so it is important that we work together to figure out what will be best for you. We may ask you to get a blood test, or to bring in specific test results with you. We understand that losing weight and keeping it off is not always easy. That is why we ask that you come in monthly, even if you do not lose weight at every visit. Our goal is to work with you and help you figure out what is affecting your weight.
The second visit is often with our dietician, Natalie Nicolas, who will give you examples of healthy eating as well as make recommendations for improvement. She is a part of the team and will see you throughout your journey. Dr. Kaylan Baban, our specialist in stress management and mindful eating, can also work with you as needed.
Once you reach your weight loss goal, you can follow up with us through individual or group visits. You might not need to come as often, but you may find the continued support helpful as you adapt to your new eating and exercise habits.
Please download and fill out the patient intake form below and bring it to your first visit: