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I weigh 308lbs. Want lose weight! I don't want weight loss surgery. Are there docs who help w/ weight loss w/o doing surgery? Education/support/plan
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
Good for you for wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes.
There are many doctors who could help you. Start with your family doctor or internist. I really like the approach that functional medicine doctors take (see what functional medicine is here: http://functionalmedicine.Org/about/whatisfm/). I looked up one in philly that you might try: http://drreinamarino.Com/. Good luck!

In brief: Yes!
Good for you for wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes.
There are many doctors who could help you. Start with your family doctor or internist. I really like the approach that functional medicine doctors take (see what functional medicine is here: http://functionalmedicine.Org/about/whatisfm/). I looked up one in philly that you might try: http://drreinamarino.Com/. Good luck!
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There are doctors who specialize in weight loss and can guide you.

In brief: Yes
There are doctors who specialize in weight loss and can guide you.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Weekly support
Some of the better non-surgical programs rely on weekly support to help change habits and diet plus keep accountability and emotional support.
Medifast is great. Weight watchers good. If limited budget, check out overeaters anonymous. Can also see your primary doctor about supplementing with Phentermine which can help kick start weight loss effort. Good luck.

In brief: Weekly support
Some of the better non-surgical programs rely on weekly support to help change habits and diet plus keep accountability and emotional support.
Medifast is great. Weight watchers good. If limited budget, check out overeaters anonymous. Can also see your primary doctor about supplementing with Phentermine which can help kick start weight loss effort. Good luck.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A number of docs run medically-supervised weight loss clinics.
They have abillity to add medications to lifestyle modification. See if you find one that seems reputable near you. The best won't promise a quick fix and should not feel like a sales pitch. There are also options like weight watchers and others who specialize in lifestyle modification, support groups. Ask your doctor for local advice.

In brief: Yes
A number of docs run medically-supervised weight loss clinics.
They have abillity to add medications to lifestyle modification. See if you find one that seems reputable near you. The best won't promise a quick fix and should not feel like a sales pitch. There are also options like weight watchers and others who specialize in lifestyle modification, support groups. Ask your doctor for local advice.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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