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Medical Weight Loss

Southwest Family Physicians -  - Family Practice

Southwest Family Physicians

Family Practice & Medical Weight Loss serving Tigard, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, and Portland Oregon metro

Are you ready to lose weight and gain back your health? At Oregon Medical Weight Loss, Dr Cynthia Gulick, DO, Dr. Leasa Lowy, MD, and a team of experts provide professional, individualized care to help you shed excess pounds and get back to a state of health.You don’t have to be frustrated by one-size-fits-all plans, the approach is based on your personal case and lab results. Call the office or book a consultation online to learn more about the comprehensive medical weight-loss approach.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What results are possible with medical weight loss?

Research shows that losing just 5-10% of excess weight can make significant improvements in:

  • Cholesterol levels
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Inflammation

With Oregon Medical Weight Loss, our patients lose an average of 6% of their weight, achieving many health improvements. Concrete results are evident for people with metabolic syndrome, for example. Men and women with elevated insulin levels who go through our weight-loss program experience a 40% decrease in their levels and maintain that drop three months later.

Why choose medical weight loss?

You may have tried several different diets, exercise programs, or other weight loss fads to try and lose weight. These strategies often make false promises and lead to failed weight loss and even weight increase, filling you with frustration and hopelessness when it comes to your size. Many of these diets are ill-advised or even dangerous. Even if you do successfully lose weight, the results are short-lived.

Our Oregon Medical Weight Loss team recognizes that obesity is neither your fault nor a sign of personal failure: it’s a chronic, relapsing condition. Dr. Gulick, DO, Dr. Lowy, MD, and the staff, work with you around your personal concerns and struggles to help you achieve your desired weight loss for good. The board-certified and specially trained providers use blood work and other tests to look carefully for underlying medical causes of your weight gain and retention. When the cause is found, the solution to resolve that condition can be found.

What is involved in medical weight loss?

Using the latest evidence-based research and your personal lab results and metabolic testing, the providers at Southwest Family Physicians are able to determine your daily caloric needs and provide you with a customized, holistic plan. With medical supervision, you’re able to try out multiple weight-loss options and find what truly works for your body and your life. The multifaceted medical program at Southwest Family Physicians helps you gain the knowledge that empowers you to succeed.

You will attend individual and group sessions to teach you about the medical reasons behind your weight gain, learn new approaches to nutrition, and find community support. At Southwest Family Physicians, we provide long-term assistance, too. Weight loss doesn’t end when you achieve a healthy weight. We help you get the support and tools you need to maintain weight loss.

If you’re ready to ditch frustrating, ineffective weight-loss plans and get the real support you need to attain a healthy size, set up an orientation at Southwest Family Physicians by calling the office or booking an appointment online.