Non-surgical weight loss.
Our knowledgeable, obesity medicine board-certified, weight management physician and skilled team work with patients who do not require, or do not desire, surgery to meet their weight loss goals. Patients in this program may take medication or use our meal replacement program to help reach their weight loss goals coupled with nutrition counseling and an exercise plan.
The program includes:
- One-on-one nutrition counseling
- Lifestyle guidance
- Mindful eating techniques
- Exercise plans
- Support group for patients
We use Optifast products for our meal replacement program. Optifast is a medically supervised weight management program that usually lasts 26 weeks and includes a physician-recommended full or partial meal replacement program.
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Patient Care Team
Our bariatric and metabolic program coordinator guides patients every step of the way through medical weight loss and the bariatric surgery process, ensuring the highest quality care.
Sommer Knittig, MD
A board-certified obesity and internal medicine physician, Dr. Sommer Knittig earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. She has experience in Internal and Obesity Medicine, practicing at US Naval hospitals in Naples, Italy and Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Knittig is proficient in Italian and Arabic. In her non-surgical weight loss practice, Dr. Knittig works with patients who have complex comorbidities and severe obesity.