Weight Management Services
Weight Loss for Health... Weight Loss for Life!
Gulf Coast Medical Group Weight Management Services is a medically supervised, patient-empowered approach for the treatment of patients who are overweight or obese. The epidemic of obesity has resulted in a multitude of medical disorders such as hypertension, osteoarthritis, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux disease and obstructive sleep apnea. Gulf Coast Medical Group now offers weight loss solutions coordinated through your primary care physician to help prevent and treat these common medical problems. We want to play an active role in treatment for your weight problems. We are committed to helping you reach your long-term sustainable weight loss goals through safe and supervised individualized programs.
Gulf Coast Medical Group Weight Management Services was created by physicians for their patients. We have decided that treating multiple obesity related diseases (ORD) such as hypertension, diabetes, gastroesophageal reflux, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis without focusing on the primary problem, obesity, is not an option.
We asked ourselves two very important questions at the onset:
Why do so many weight loss attempts end in failure?
What good is weight loss if it can not be maintained?
Our Answer: Many patients fail to lose weight because they lack either the motivation, or they do not have an effective plan in place to do the job. Losing weight can be overwhelming, unsafe and requires a comprehensive group of health professionals to oversee the process. To lose weight successfully, patients need effective, energizing and empowering tools that work. They also need the cooperation of their personal physician, who traditionally has failed to get involved. If a patient successfully loses weight, then the real work of weight stabilization or maintenance starts. People fail to realize that the weight stabilization phase is a life-long process that requires permanent change, hard work and commitment.
Our Solution: To develop an effective, comprehensive and coordinated physician-guided weight loss program exclusively for our Gulf Coast Medical Group patients, and to insure life-long success through the continuity of our doctors and other health professionals.
Our Goal: We exist to help you develop and maintain a healthy body that optimizes your general health and wellness and maximizes your performance. Maximizing your health and maintaining a healthy weight status is essential, regardless of if you want to be able to play with your grandchildren or climb Mount Everest. Treating obesity related diseases (ORD) and preventing more serious problems such as heart attack, stroke and diabetes is our primary focus. Our Approach: We use medically-based dietary, behavioral and fitness based treatments for most patients. Additional pharmacotherapy and surgical treatments are available for appropriate patients. Our fundamental philosophy is: Patient-centered: we want to empower you to take part in your healthcare decisions along with your doctors. We want patients to take ownership and responsibility for their personal health and wellness. Health-centered: to treat primary medical problems (ORD), as well as lowering the risk of developing life-threatening conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Coordinated: We feel that obtaining sustained weight loss for life has the best chance to occur if we coordinate your treatments and long-term follow up with your personal physician. We recommend that you personally involve your primary care physician. Accountability is very important. We will coordinate your care and follow-up with your doctor so they are also part of your team to assure long-term success. Comprehensive: We offer a full team of healthcare professionals to help insure your weight loss success and more importantly, sustained weight loss for life.
Want more information? Read an article written for the Venice Gondolier Newspaper and learn how Gulf Coast Medical Group Weight Management Services positively affected three local individuals in helping them achieve their weight loss goals.
Gulf Coast Medical Group Weight Loss Gondolier Article.pdf
Weight Loss Coaches: to help you lose weight successfully through effective meal replacement programs. Behavioral Therapists: to address the significant cognitive issues involved with overeating, dieting and making appropriate lifestyle changes.
Exercise Physiologist: to insure that you obtain the required activities and exercise for sustained weight loss and life long physical fitness.
Registered Dietician/Nutritionist: to assist in developing sensible dietary and eating plans that will insure permanent results.
Bariatric Surgical Referral: for appropriate and qualified patients.
Physician Services: your physician will oversee all weight loss treatments and coordinate your progress through your principle provider.
Gulf Coast Medical Group Weight Management Services is located at 1700 East Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292 between US – 41 and Jacaranda. Please call 941-483-9761 x 191 to schedule an appointment today!
Weight Loss for Health… Weight Loss for Life!
Liliana Gutierrez, M.D.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Mario De Pinto, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Anthony Lyon, M.D.
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Board Certified in Urgent Care