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Medical Weight Loss

What is Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss at St. Luke’s is a guided approach to weight loss by a team of medical professionals, including physicians, dietitians and behavioral health specialists. St. Luke’s Medical Weight Management Center is fully staffed with a comprehensive team of health care professionals from multiple disciplines devoted to helping you lose weight and keep it off. We utilize weight loss methods that are proven through evidence-based medicine and that are medically supervised to provide you the safest, most effective weight loss solutions available.

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, dietitians, behavioral health specialists and exercise physiologists work together to help provide you with the tools to reach your goals and improve your relationship with your body and food. We provide education and counseling in both group and individual settings for nutrition, behavior modification, emotional readiness and fitness.

All of our medical weight loss programs are designed to help you make lifestyle changes in the following areas and to help you maintain your weight loss over time.

Dietary Changes — A registered dietitian helps you develop a meal plan that you can live with and fits your current lifestyle. Successful long-term weight loss should be based on a healthy, balanced diet.

Use of Medications — Your weight loss provider will discuss medication options available to you. These can include oral and injectable medications such as Zepbound, Wegovy, Saxenda, Qsymia, Contrave and Phentermine. 

Behavioral Changes — A behavioral health specialist helps you examine problematic eating behaviors and find ways to break bad habits. They will also help you change the thought processes that lead you to overeat or sabotage your own progress.

Activity Changes — You will receive discounted rates at our St. Luke's Fitness Center where an exercise physiologist will help you plan and maintain an exercise program. Exercise is crucial to the long-term success of a weight loss program.

Support Systems — The process of losing weight and growing accustomed to new ways of dealing with food can be difficult. Our center provides you with the support you need through group and individual sessions.

Note: Your insurance may or may not cover medical weight loss and coverage may depend on your BMI and/or medical conditions.

Additional Resources

Call 484-426-2600 to schedule a non-surgical (medical) weight loss appointment.  

Find an In-person Non-surgical (Medical) Seminar.