Medical Weight Loss

Healthy is beautiful.

Get personalized medical weight loss and wellness strategies you can realistically incorporate into your daily life.

It’s time to lose the weight you’ve been trying so hard to shed—in other words, no more yo-yo dieting traps and no more feeling like there’s no hope. Medical weight loss includes a variety of nutritional testing, medications, and diet options; for instance, we utilize OPTIFAST, keto diet, hCG diet, and other options. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Melamed and her staff will teach you how to fuel your body for maximum wellness and weight control.

We utilize InBody, a state-of-the-art body composition analyzer.

Firstly, it will give you information at every visit about how well you’re doing with the diet and how your skeletal body mass is improving. Additionally, it will tell us if your visceral fat content is diminishing, information on your hydration status, and more. It’s available in every treatment room. Furthermore, can download the InBody app to compare and track your progress in easy-to-understand data and charts.

Diets

Our diet options vary. They can be individualized regular food diets (like rotating or balanced deficit diets), formula diets for rapid weight loss (like OPTIFAST), or partial supplementation diets (like keto and high-protein diets). Additionally, we offer a 10-day detox treatment. Note: Diets are combined with appetite suppressants when appropriate.

Variety of grains and beans utilized in medical weight loss

Rotational Diet

Rotational diets temporarily “stress” your body by excluding certain food groups during certain periods of time (for instance: vegetarian for 2-3 weeks, lactose-free for 2-3 weeks, then gluten-free for 2-3 weeks), therefore helping your body ease into weight loss faster and more effectively.

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OPTIFAST Diet

OPTIFAST is a medically supervised weight loss program that utilizes meal replacement plans, self-prepared meals, comprehensive patient education, and support. Typically lasting 26-52 weeks, the OPTIFAST program consists of 3 phases: firstly, the active weight loss phase, secondly, the transition phase, and thirdly, the maintenance phase.

Assortment of healthy foods utilized in medical weight loss: Salmon, dairy, nuts, proteins

High-Protein Diet

Like its name, the high-protein diet uses high-protein foods to enhance nutrition and appetite control. It includes fresh food recipes and works particularly well for busy lifestyles, as you’re able to both cook and eat out. High-protein foods are also healthy and fast alternatives to have on you or in the car.

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hCG Diet

The hCG diet (human chorionic gonadotropin) consists of rigorous restrictive dieting and calorie intake, as well as the supplementation of the hCG hormone via sublingual preparations, nasal sprays, or intramuscular injections. Although the plan offers rapid weight loss, there are several things to consider. You can only do it for 30-60 days, which is not enough time for people who require additional weight loss. It’s also very restrictive—no exercising, no eating out, drinking alcohol, etc. 

Assortment of vegetables, proteins, nuts and herbs utilized in medical weight loss: eggs, avocado, salmon, basil, olive oil, almonds and cashews.

Keto Diet

The ketogenic diet, often referred to as the keto diet, is a low-carb, high-fat diet. It involves a drastic reduction in carbohydrate consumption, replacing carbs with fat. This carb reduction puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis, where your body more effectively and efficiently burns fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which supplies energy for the brain. The keto diet has also been shown to have a hugely positive effect on blood sugar and insulin levels.

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Balanced Deficit Diet

This diet takes you back to basics. It’s about eating the right food in the right amounts at the right time. It also includes the calculation of a sustainable daily caloric intake to ensure a certain amount of weight loss.

Dietary Medications

The world of medical weight loss and appetite suppression medication is constantly evolving. The most important thing to do when figuring out what medication is right for you is finding a medical expert you trust. Skillfully administered anti-obesity medications will make your weight loss journey easier and faster. It will also help you maintain a healthy weight in the long run. It’s additionally critical to find supplement support that can be tailored to your individual health profile, existing medications included. Also note that obesity defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 30 is now considered a medical condition and is covered by most medical insurance plans.

Dr. Julia Melamed is a nationally recognized expert and educator on obesity medications, lecturing all over the U.S. She often uses a variety of older stimulatory medications like phentermine. She also uses the latest classes of drugs like Saxenda, Qsymia, and CONTRAVE.

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Functional Testing

It’s important to understand the foods, vitamins, and minerals our bodies do and don’t absorb and digest. And because it’s our goal to give you well-rounded support, we offer nutritional consults and RMR (resting metabolic rate) evaluations. We also offer functional laboratory testings for food allergies, colon health, and micronutrient/vitamin deficiencies. After all, your health is our priority.

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Gut Zoomer

Gut Zoomer is a stool test that examines your large intestine, allowing you to look at the populations of bacteria, yeast, and parasites residing in the gut. Firstly, it classifies and distinguishes bacteria related to gut disorders such as IBS, IBS-D, as well as other underlying issues like nutritional or vitamin deficiencies, food intolerances, autoimmune diseases, inflammation and joint pain, skin conditions, ADHD, and low energy or fatigue. Additionally, the Gut Zoomer comes with recommendations for things like diets, natural supplements, and nutraceuticals.

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Wheat Zoomer

The Wheat Zoomer is used to detect wheat- and gluten-related disorders, intestinal permeability, celiac disease, and other gluten-related autoimmunity issues. Basically, the test works by detecting protein antibodies associated with wheat and gluten sensitivities. All together, associated symptoms and conditions include IBS, leaky gut syndrome, weight gain/loss, low vitamin D, chronic headaches, skin inflammation, brain fog, and fatigue.

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IBSSure

This test helps identify patients suffering from IBS-D related to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Additionally, this test is used to reveal the underlying cause(s) of weight loss/gain; vitamin deficiencies such as B12, iron, and other fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K; vitamin excess such as folate; steatorrhea (fatty or oily stool); dietary intolerance to certain carbohydrates, fiber, and alternative sweeteners; hypoproteinemia and hypoalbuminemia; mental acuity symptoms including brain fog, fatigue, and anxiety.

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Neural Zoomer

The Neural Zoomer uses a comprehensive set of autoimmunity markers to identify neurological risk factors that will help your practitioner identify the source of your symptoms. This test was formulated for patients who suffer from neuropathic pain, impaired vision, photosensitivity, sensory loss, ataxia, muscle pain or spasms, muscle weakness/atrophy, fibromyalgia, orthostatic hypotension, chronic fatigue, memory loss or brain fog, and autoimmune diseases.

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Adrenal Cortisol Testing

This adrenal test is a saliva panel used to detect imbalances in the secretions of the stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. Cortisol impacts blood sugar levels, thyroid function, weight fluctuation, and metabolism. Meanwhile DHEA impacts feelings of fatigue, depression, immune system function, sexual desire, exercise tolerance, muscle tone, skin, and eyes.

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Alcat Food Allergy Testing

The Alcat test is a simple blood test used to manage conditions linked to inflammation and chronic activation of the immune system. The test measures responses to foods and other substances at the cellular level. Everyday issues like migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, eczema, hyperactivity, ADD, asthma, and even obesity and the inability to lose weight have been linked to food sensitivity and chronic activation of the immune system.

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Micronutrient Testing

& Nutritional Evaluation Panel

Micronutrient testing is a blood test that measures specific vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino/fatty acids, and metabolites in your white blood cells. Furthermore, a micronutrient test can reveal deficiencies correlated to conditions like diabetes, fibromyalgia, hypertension, hypothyroidism, dyslipidemia, insomnia, asthma, estrogen, testosterone, headaches, inflammation, depression, anxiety, and weight management.

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Body Composition Analyzer

InBody is a state-of-the-art body composition analyzer that gives you valuable information. For example, it shows how well you’re doing with your chosen diet, or how your skeletal body mass is improving. Additionally, it can indicate if your visceral fat content is diminishing, information on your hydration status, and more. It’s available in every treatment room. Moreover, you can download the InBody app to compare and track your progress in easy-to-understand data and charts.
InBody Body composition analyzer weight loss machine
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RMR Testing

The RMR (resting metabolic rate) test is a simple, non-invasive test that accurately measures how many calories you burn at rest. During the test, a machine captures and analyzes the composition of your breath. As a result, we are able to determine your oxygen consumption and measure the rate at which you consume energy.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Michael Flynn with Melamed Weight and Wellness saved my life. I have tried every diet possible but it wasn’t until I met Michael Flynn, a Lipidologist and Nutritional Specialist, that my life changed. So far, I’ve lost 65 pounds and counting. Michael has gotten me off my medications including Coumadin. My new Doctor has marveled at the progress I’ve made and continue to make. I have my life back and feel fabulous because of Michael Flynn.

Lisa 
Lisa

Dr. Melamed, and Michael Flynn have been truly outstanding. I started seeing Michael about 3 months ago and in that time I have had a complete healthy transformation which I really did not think could be possible. The benefits I have achieved by following a very easy nutritional plan was amazing. I have worked out my entire life excessively and have never achieved the results like I have in the last few months. Great staff and one of the best life changing decisions I have ever made.

Dean 
Dean

If you have visited your primary care doctor for things like feeling sluggish and not being able to lose weight, even though you are mindful of your diet and exercise, and have left the appointment frustrated with no new information in-hand, consider a consultation to discuss your concerns with Dr. Melamed.

For the first time, a doctor took the time to listen and see the full picture. Dr. Melamed’s approach is informative, supportive and solution-driven and helped me understand the connection between energy levels and diet and more. Whether you need a jump start to get back on track to feeling like yourself or a better understanding of how your current diet and routine might be sabotaging your efforts, Dr. Melamed is genuinely working with you to get you where you want to be.

Laura 
Laura

Wonderful experience! I had filler put into my cheek bones and it looks great! I get so many compliments. She really took the time to talk to me about what I wanted and make it look so good. I highly recommend to anyone to go see her. Staff very nice and helpful too.

Demi 
Demi

This place is top notch!! I worked with Jan and before anything she sat down, we had a whole conversation explaining everything and asking me about my concerns. She definitely took her time & wasn’t in a rush. Very professional great and experienced. The place is very clean and the medical atmosphere in which these things should be done in. Don’t go anywhere else. I will definitely be back for more.

Anabel 
Anabel