Medical Weight Management: Is It Right for You?

medical weight management

Sometimes you may need expert help when it comes to weight loss, especially if losing weight equals gaining better health. Learn if Renown’s Medical Weight Management Program is right for you.

Eating healthy and exercising are important to good health, but they don’t always lead to weight loss. Kirsten Frederiksen, MD, of Renown Health Improvement Programs, explains how Renown’s new Medical Weight Management program can give you the resources and also support you need to make lifestyle changes in a healthy and sustainable way. 

What is medical weight management? 

Renown’s multi-disciplinary Medical Weight Management program provides patients the opportunity to receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to help medically manage their weight. I’m part of a team of registered dietitians. We help in the management of each patient’s unique diagnoses related to being overweight.

Renown’s Medical Weight Loss Management program works with medical providers. We create a customized plan to help you lose weight in a way that’s healthy and also achievable over the long-term. But this is not a surgical practice and does not engage in weight loss surgery or post-operative care.

Who is eligible for the program?

There are several groups who will benefit from Renown’s Medical Weight Management Program:

  • Patients with a BMI greater than 25 and one or more of the following: hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, osteoarthritis, gout, infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome and other health issues
  • Those with a BMI greater than 30
  • People with significant metabolic issues such as Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver or cardiovascular disease that is not responding to regular medical care

What does the program include?

  • Evaluation of current medical status and treatment of obesity-related conditions
  • Evaluation of designated labs and also EKG
  • Review of treatment options including nutrition changes, possible meal replacements and/or medications, exercise and also behavioral therapy
  • Dietitian evaluation and plan of action
  • Scheduled regular follow-up visits tailored to each patient’s obesity treatment plan

Are these programs covered by insurance?

Most health insurance providers cover medical visits to this program, but typically don’t cover the cost of medications used for weight loss or the use of meal replacements. It’s always important to speak with your insurance provider about what your plan might cover as you seek medical weight management support.

What other programs are offered by Renown’s Health Improvement Programs?

We offer a number of educational and support programs to help people overcome the challenges presented through various health conditions and to aid in creating and adopting a healthy lifestyle. In addition to our Medical Weight Management Program, Renown offers diabetes programs, nutritional counseling and also weigh-loss programs

To learn more, call us at 775-982-5073 or visit us online.

 Renown Health Improvement Programs | Appointments: 775-982-5073

Renown Health offers a number of educational and support programs. 

    We Offer:

  • Diabetes Programs
  • Medical Weight Management
  • Nutrition Programs

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  1. That is interesting that there are unique diagnoses related to being overweight. It would be good for someone to find a weight management service to help them out with that. Then they wouldn't have to deal with problems dealing with being overweight.
  2. It is really interesting that people who have a BMI greater than 25 are eligible for a medical weight loss program. That is something that I would want to do since my BMI is fairly high. Then I could start to lose weight and help my body feel better.
    • Hello Allen, Thank you for reading! Coverage of the program may vary depending on your plan. For questions, please contact Hometown Health’s Customer Service Department at 775-982-3232 or visit In good health, Roseann
    • Hello Steven: Thank you for your interest! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 775-982-5073. Thank you! In good health, Roseann