Medical Weight Management

Over the course of your lifetime, your weight may go up and down. It can happen for any number of reasons—hormonal and metabolic shifts, pregnancy, medical conditions, medications, changes in activity level, even stress. 

Maintaining a healthy weight can have an amazingly positive effect on your life. Diet, nutrition, sleep, exercise, and even stress can all play into your health and well-being. Whether you’re overweight, underweight, or at your optimal BMI, not fueling your body with the right nutrients can have a negative impact on your overall health.

Nutrition can play an incredible role in conditions such as prediabetes, diabetes, insulin resistance, food allergies, cardiovascular diseases, and PCOS. Guided by your medical history, we will customize a medical weight loss program just for you. You’ll get the knowledge and tools you need to develop lifestyle changes to help you live your healthiest life.

  • Your first step in your wellness journey will ensure you meet the medical eligibility requirements and include an appointment for a thorough medical assessment with a physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Then, if you meet the criteria, you’ll see one of our registered dietitians to get a complete understanding of your dietary needs and challenges.
  • At the conclusion of this consultation, your provider will join you to formulate your personalized wellness plan.
  • Plans include dietary, lifestyle, and exercise recommendations, as well as medication(s) if needed.
  • The program consists of up to eight visits with a dietitian and five with a dietitian. 
  • Eligibility requirements must be met. Most insurance carriers typically cover medical weight management treatments.

The Virginia Women’s Center Weight & Wellness Team