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 wellness 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 include an appointment for a thorough medical assessment with a physician or nurse practitioner.
- Then, 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 recommendations, lifestyle and exercise recommendations, as well as medication(s)—if needed.
- Typically, patients return monthly for assessments. However, you may be asked to return more or less frequently depending on your personal needs and preferences.
- Referrals are not required. Treatment is typically covered by most insurance carriers.
The Virginia Women’s Center Weight & Wellness Team
- Christina McWhorter, M.D., Board certified in obstetrics & gynecology as well as obesity management
- Alex Vaclavik, M.D., Board certified in obstetrics & gynecology as well as obesity management
- Kelly Yeong, WHNP-BC, Board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner with an additional certification in advanced obesity medicine with the Obesity Medicine Society
- Lisa Cuseo-Ott, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Therapist
- Megan Flynn, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Val Pulley, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist