We can help you restore your health now.
As the South Sound’s only medical practice dedicated to weight loss medicine, South Sound Preventive Medicine, LLC, provides a comprehensive approach focused on losing weight in a healthy way. Our program utilizes the science of bariatric medicine–the medical specialty devoted to obesity. Dr. Zechmann’s approach is straightforward and compassionate.
In a few short months, patients experience numerous benefits as the weight comes off:
- More energy
- Better sleep
- Greater mobility
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower risk for serious medical conditions
Because of the body’s programming, keeping excess weight off is often more challenging than losing weight. Yet preserving your weight loss is vital to achieving long-term basis, so that you sustain results for life.
Meet our staff
Angela Zechmann MD, MPH received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, then earned a Master’s in Public Health from Ohio State University. She completed residency in Preventive Medicine at the Loma Linda School of Public Health. Dr. Zechmann is board certified in both Preventive Medicine and Obesity Medicine, and has been practicing Obesity Medicine for nearly ten years.
Thousands of patients and their families have benefited from her unique and compassionate approach to weight loss. When not in the office, she can be found at the gym, hiking in the mountains, gathering friends in her home, or traveling. She is the proud mother of two grown daughters, Jenna and Cecelia.
Teresa Owens, MSN, ARNP is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington and her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association, where she serves as an active member of the Advanced Practice Committee. She is also a member of the Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing.
In addition to her work at South Sound Preventive Medicine, Teresa has an obesity medicine practice in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. She lives with her husband and teenage daughter in North Seattle near Green Lake, where she can often be found strolling around the lake with her two Miniature Australian Shepherds. A South Sound native, Teresa grew up near Yelm and has fond memories of berry picking at Spooner’s.
What our patients say
“As a nurse, I hear doctors telling patients to lose weight, but how? After Dr. Zechmann worked with me, I got it. I am down 4 sizes, my labs look great, and I feel great! I recommend Dr. Zechmann to patients and coworkers, and it is exciting to watch their success!”
~CJ, 60 year-old nurse, 30# lost, lowered cholesterol.
“When I first came my self esteem was very low. I had tried everything. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was borderline diabetic. Dr. Zechmann explained that obesity was a disease and we had to treat it as such. Soon, my pants were literally falling off me! I have dropped 4 sizes, and have not felt so good about myself in a long-time!”
~EN, 43 year-old woman, 30# lost, lowered cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.
“Zechmann is great! This is not a diet, but a way of healthful, non-punitive eating, which has given me back my life. Dr. Zechmann and her staff are professional, encouraging, practical and non-judgmental. I only wish there was a Zechmann plan for my cat!
~SC, 52 year-old woman, 55# lost