Physician Supervised Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Marin Weight Loss & Wellness

Weight Loss Centers located in Novato, CA & Greenbrae, CA

For many men and women, weight loss isn’t merely a matter of willpower. An existing medical condition or even a prescription medication may be hindering your weight loss efforts. If you’re having trouble losing weight or keeping it off, call Marin Weight Loss & Wellness in Novato or Greenbrae, California or book an appointment online to ask about physician-supervised medical weight loss. Dr. Gail Altschuler partners with Cassale Sherriff and her team of expert dietitians to help you identify and remove any obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your goals.

Physician Supervised Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What is physician-supervised medical weight loss?

If you're clinically obese or have another medical condition that contributes to weight gain, physician-supervised medical weight loss offers a method for you to safely and effectively reduce your weight to a healthy level.

Dr. Gail Altschuler's expert team offer individualized diet and lifestyle strategies to ensure a safe and effective road to weight loss.

What conditions require physician-supervised weight loss plans?

If your body mass index (BMI) is over 30, you’re considered obese. If not adequately addressed, obesity can contribute to numerous severe health conditions, so Dr. Altschuler often recommends one of her physician-supervised medical weight loss programs to curb obesity.

She also recommends these plans if you’re overweight and living with one of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Thyroid issues
  • High blood pressure
  • Maybe add joint pain and/or back pain

What are the most effective diets for weight loss?

Before choosing a diet plan, Dr. Altschuler conducts a thorough examination of your current health, medical history, risk factors, and personal goals. The team at Marin Weight Loss & Wellness offer four diet plans:

  • Medical
  • Ketogenic
  • Mediterranean
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Therapeutic

We can tailor our plans to suit any dietary restriction and our qualified nutritionists to ensure you are obtaining the required nutrients that you need to nurture and nourish your body.

*Ask us! We can make a plan for you!

Each method has its own merits, so the best one for you depends on your unique situation.

How does a physician-supervised weight loss program work?

All of Dr. Altschuler’s physician-supervised weight loss programs consist of four stages:

  1. The program starts with a complete medical evaluation. Dr. Altschuler will help determine if there are medications or health conditions that are contributing to weight gain or making it difficult for you to lose weight. She will recommend alternatives or counteracting medications whenever possible. Your health will be carefully monitored throughout the program.
  2. Restructuring diet and exercise habits for significant weight loss
  3. Controlling appetite to optimize weight loss
  4. Maintaining results through food variety and adjusting for natural changes as you age.

How long the first two steps take depends on your age, gender, weight, and conditions, but you should expect to invest at least 6-9 months before reaching your ideal weight. The last two steps involve lifestyle changes that you should incorporate for the rest of your life.

You don’t have to struggle to overcome obesity and related conditions on your own. Ensure your safety and improve your results with a physician-supervised medical plan from Marin Weight Loss & Wellness. Call or make an appointment online today.