Over the course of your lifetime, your weight may go up, and down. It can happen for any number of reasons: hormonal and metabolic shifts, pregnancy, medical conditions, medications, even stress.
But maintaining a healthy weight can have an amazingly positive effect on your life.
The Virginia Women’s Center Weight & Wellness Team, led by Dr. Peter Wilbanks, Board Certified OBGYN, and Obesity Management., includes Kelly Yeong a women’s health nurse practitioner with a passion for health and fitness and two registered dietitians, Val Pulley and Sarah Johnson. Additionally, we have two psychologists, Drs. Lisa Cuseo-Ott and Mary Elise Polce, on staff to assist as needed.
Diet, nutrition, sleep, exercise, and even stress can all play into your health and well-being. Whether you’re overweight, underweight or at your optimal BMI, not fueling your body with the right nutrients can have a negative impact on your overall health. Nutrition can play an incredible role in conditions such as prediabetes, diabetes, food allergies, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, gluten intolerance, IBS, Celiac, Crohn’s, and many other autoimmune diseases.
Guided by your medical history, we can customize a weight loss program just for you. You’ll get the knowledge and tools you need to reach a healthy weight and stay there.
Your first step in your weight and wellness journey will include an appointment for a thorough medical assessment with a physician or nurse practitioner. Then, you’ll see one of our registered dietitians to get a complete understanding of your dietary needs and challenges. At the conclusion of this consultation, your provider will join you and the three of you, together, will formulate your custom personal weight and wellness plan. Typically, patients are asked to return monthly for assessments. However, you may be asked to return more—or less—frequently depending on your personal preferences and needs.
Plans include dietary, lifestyle and exercise recommendations and medications as needed. Referrals are not required and Insurance typically covers the appointments.
Eat better. Feel better. Live better.
Let us help you on your journey to a healthier you.