Medical Weight Loss

What does our medical weight loss program consist of?

Medical weight loss usually refers to the proactive management of diet, fitness, and healthy behaviors conducted by a physician. Our program includes comprehensive metabolic testing to monitor physiological shifts during the course of a program, weight loss medications, monthly provider check-ins, dietary/ activity/ weight monitoring and guidance.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

When participating in a medical weight loss program, many of the challenges initially faced, like diet and lifestyle choices, are addressed. These challenges may include hormone imbalances, your resting heart rate, and caloric limit. Working with a medical weight loss professional allows you to find the tools that best work for you.

Some advantages of include:

Individuals in a medical weight loss program can lose 3%-5% more weight than individuals on their own weight loss program.

Weight loss medication leads to greater weight loss and more successful maintenance, when paired with lifestyle changes.

Medical weight loss can also improve other medical issues, such as sleep apnea, and decrease medical markers that indicate the beginnings of chronic illnesses.

When losing weight under the supervision of a physician, you have more access to treatments and referrals that result in better, more effective treatments.

Weight loss medications that may be used in your program:

  • Semaglutide (Wegovy and Ozempic)
  • Phentermine
  • Qsymia (Phentermine/ topiramate)
  • Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine)
  • Contrave (Naltrexone/ Bupropion)
  • Xenical (Orlistat)
  • Topiramate
  • Phendimetrazine

Are there any patients who are not candidates for our program?

  • If you have any cardiac conditions that are not controlled/ have not been worked up
  • Are pregnant/trying to get pregnant or nursing
  • Have history of anorexia/ prior eating disorder
  • If you are underweight
  • Certain health issues- while they may not exclude you from participating can restrict which medications we can prescribe to you to assist in your weight loss

Do I have to exercise with your program?

To reach optimal success and be able to maintain your progress- exercise is recommended. You will likely still lose weight without exercise, but your results will not be as good. There is more than one way to reach your exercise goals. Part of your provider visit will be used to discuss how to incorporate exercise into your schedule- working within any health limitations you may have.

What about diet changes?

To reach optimal success and be able to maintain your progress- diet changes are usually needed. Part of your provider visit will be used to discuss how your diet is going and what changes might improve your weight loss. We utilize a free diet tracking tool to help us monitor your progress between provider visits.

Our Locations

Naperville Location


2776 Forgue Drive, Suite 100,
Naperville, IL 60564

Joliet Location


1421 Essington Rd.,
Joliet, IL 60585

Plainfield Location


13415 Illinois Rte 59,
Plainfield, IL 60585