Our programs are metabolic and bariatric interventions designed not only for weight loss, but to improve multiple outcomes including body composition, metabolic health, physical symptoms, fitness, and future health events and complications. Programs are individualized based on your personal health profile and medical history. All programs are comprehensive, long term, and consist of a transition and maintenance program following active weight loss. We utilize a combination of tools including medical foods, very-low-calorie diets, ketogenic diets and prescription medications for weight loss. The medical foods are optional and not available except as part of a supervised medical weight loss program. They are scientifically formulated to promote fat loss, preserve lean tissue, and control hunger. They are convenient, can be used on-the-go, and many times lower cost than usual food.
Our programs begin with the completion of enrollment forms, laboratory blood tests, and a consultation with one of our providers to do an intake visit, ensure expectations are clear on both sides and begin to gather and organize your file for your individual new start visit. If you have not had a physical with your PCP in the last year, our providers can provide this service, not including a pelvic exam, or you may return to your PCP for your annual physical. At your new start provider visit, you will have a limited physical exam and review of your medical history, medications, weight and diet history and an analysis of your current metabolic profile and treatment options suited for your personal health goals. With joint decision making and as a team, you will select the treatment plan most suited to the balance of your lifestyle, health, and goals. At this visit, your provider will make any needed adjustments to medications, as frequently drugs that treat high blood pressure or diabetes need to be adjusted or stopped.
Throughout your program, Dr. Sutherland and her health care team will partner with you through the 3 phases of weight loss: active phase, the transition phase, and the maintenance phase. While in active weight loss, you will be seen weekly. Your weight, blood pressure, and response to treatment will be assessed. If you have diabetes, your blood sugar and medications will be monitored closely. At the start of the program and every 4 weeks, you will have blood tests. These are all included in the program.
The amount of time in the active weight loss phase depends on your starting weight and your goal weight. The maintenance phase is the most important phase as weight regain without an organized maintenance plan is so common. This is why it is essential to use a program where you are confident you will receive long term treatment. You will be given the tools and empowerment to feel more in control of your weight and the resources of ongoing treatment to maintain the weight you have lost. Rest assured that your health is in trained, experienced hands.
Our Programs offer:
Ambitious weight loss
Medical evaluation for causes of weight gain
Medical protocols including a Protein Sparing Modified Fast, or Very Low-Calorie Diet
Meal Replacement Programs
Combined Meal Replacement and Grocery Food Programs
Intensive, weekly follow up for accountability and support
Nutrition, Behavior, and Exercise programs
Metabolic and Fitness testing to individualize your program based on science
Treatment for medical conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obstructive sleep apnea
App Functionalities include:
1. Third-Party Integration with Apple Health
2. HIPAA Compliant Messaging & Scheduling
3. Progress Tracking
4. Hydration & Supplement Tracking
5. Meal Logging
6. Digital Content