Center for Weight Management and Obesity Related Diseases

Statement of Philosophy

  1. Obesity is a chronic disease, which requires a lifelong treatment.
  2. Obesity is a disease process with a physiological cause, like diabetes or hypertension.  It is not a result of weakness or lack of willpower on the part of the patient.
  3. Obese individuals have a right to healthcare that is safe and fits their lifestyle.  It should recognize and respect their individual, physical, social, spiritual, psychological and economic needs.

Why is our treatment so effective?

It’s simple; with nutritional products and strategies available only to medical doctors, the Center for Weight Management and Obesity Related Diseases offers results that no commercial program can match. The physicians at the Center are dedicated to helping you lose weight quickly and safely, but most importantly, to helping you keep the weight off permanently.

Individual attention from the start

Every relationship at the Center for Weight Management and Obesity Related Diseases begins with an in-depth evaluation by Dr. Soudah and his professional staff. Their specialized training in medical weight loss allows them to use the latest techniques available in the field. The doctor will discuss your overall health, medications you may be taking and your experience with diets and weight loss programs you may have tried in the past. With this information, he will create a personalized program to help you lose weight, and most important, to keep it off.

Realistic and accurate expectations

Dr. Soudah will analyze many factors, including your metabolic rate and your body’s water, muscle and fat composition. With these measurements, the doctor will be able to accurately predict the maximum amount of weight you will be able to lose safely over a specific period of time. Safe and effective weight loss The goal is to make sure you lose fat, maintain muscle, and increase your metabolic rate. Dr. Soudah will be able to tell you how much of the weight you lose is from fat, water or muscle and adjust your program accordingly. This approach allows you to have an easier time keeping weight off in the future.

Personal support

Dr. Soudah and his staff will work to make your weight loss journey as easy as possible. With each visit, you’ll learn valuable insights into how you can approach your daily life to maintain the weight loss you are achieving.

Enjoy the benefits of weight loss

As you begin to lose weight, not only will you feel better about your appearance, you will be on the road to better health. Contact us today.


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