Have you struggled with weight gain? YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Weight issues plague 68.8% of American adults.
Welcome to South Sound Preventive Medicine
We are Olympia’s only medical practice devoted entirely to Obesity Medicine, weight loss, and weight maintenance.
We provide a comprehensive, non-surgical approach to the treatment of obesity. Our program is based in medical science, not fads or fad dieting.
There is much more to weight loss than the traditional advice to “eat less and exercise more.”
Each person is unique, and advice given to one person may not be effective for another person. That’s why a thorough medical workup is needed. We will treat you individually and compassionately.
Obesity is a Disease
Obesity is not a personal failure or a lack of willpower. It’s a chronic medical disease. A disease with life-threatening complications.
As such, it needs to be treated by a qualified medical doctor. Obesity is associated with life-threatening complications such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.
A chronic medical condition like this requires a long-term medical solution, not another fad diet.
Scientific research shows us that fat cells are like glands, producing hormones and other substances that affect bodily functions.
Along with our genetic makeup, many factors – such as foods, medicines and stress – influences what messages our fat cells give to the rest of our bodies.
Your struggles with excess weight are based in biology, not lack of willpower. Scientists are also beginning to better understand the complexity of the human appetite regulation system.
Your Long-Term Health
Because of the body’s programming, keeping excess weight off is often more challenging than losing weight. Yet, preserving your weight loss is paramount to achieving long-term health!
To assist you, our program offers a comprehensive, research-based maintenance program. We encourage you to work with us on a long-term basis, so that you remain successful for the rest of your life.