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Dr. Gail Altschuler

Bariatrics
Novato, CA
44 years experience female

Locations

Office

Greenbrae

Address

350 Bon Air Rd, Suite 1, Greenbrae
Directions

My office hours

Friday: Closed
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About

Bio

Live Your Best Life Lose weight safely and keep it off for life with our science-based, physician supervised care and individually tailored plans.

Specialties
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Bariatrics

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

10 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
Pregnancy test ok: Adipex will not affect the result of a pregnancy test. If you think that you are pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, you should stop all non esse... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
They are similar: Adipex is the brand name for Phentermine and tenuate is the brand for diethylpropion. They are both sympathomimetic appetite suppressants and work in... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
No withdrawal: Adipex is not addictive and there is no withdrawal when stopped. Someone who has used it for an extended time might notice increased hunger and some ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
0-15 calories each: Diet snapple teas are 0 calories and juices are 5-10 calories for 8 ounces. They have no nutritional value. Limit to 1-2 a day.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
Healthy food at home: Environmental control is one of the most powerful tools in weight loss and for supporting someone to lose weight. Remove temptations. Keeping only h... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
No: Orlistat has not been tested on women who are pregnant so i would not recommend using it. It is important to eat well and stay active during pregnanc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
If you are ready: It only works when you are ready. It has to be your choice. If you are significantly overweight and your health is impacted, you may benefit from pro... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
Yes: People have sometimes had lap bands after gastric bypass with good success. Check with your doctor to see if you are a good candidate. Good luck.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
No: Orlistat does not affect your concentration in any way. It prevents you from absorbing some of the fat from your meal.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gail Altschuler
Bariatrics 44 years experience
Phentermine info: Hi wavy. Phentermine has been used by weight loss specialists and in university weight loss programs for more than 50 years. It does not cause addi... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Altschuler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Altschuler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

WESTERN MEDICAL CENTER SANTA ANA

Residency

American Board of Obesity Medicine

Awards

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Affiliations

Marin Medical Society, CMA, AAFP,ASBP
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