Board-certified ER physician Dr. Don Gates knows the dangers of obesity first hand. After experiencing a 40-pound weight gain and a huge spike in blood sugar levels a little more than a decade ago, he decided it was time to take control. Today, he draws from his own past experiences to help others manage obesity-related disorders or remain at an ideal weigh. At Scale Solutions, he oversees medical weight loss programs that rely on appetite suppressants, diet plans, and fitness routines. To help clients overcome fatigue, he also administers lipotropic injections that are rich in vitamin B12 and metabolism-boosting amino acids.
At InfiniTrim, technicians slim physiques without surgery. instead, they employ the LipoTranz fat removal system, which draws on technologies from laser beams to radio frequencies. Ironically, though, the cutting edge technology actually works to mimic an age-old process: natural metabolism. The treatments break up fat non-invasively, then shift it into the lymphatic system, where the body can dispose of it naturally.
These signature contouring treatments are just one of the ways the team works to beautify physiques. Their InfiniLase laser hair removal treatments, for example, permanently minimize hair growth in areas such as the underarms, while services such as microdermabrasion, peels, and laser-based acne treatments help refine complexions.
Working to help improve patients' overall health and confidence, Medex Clinic's staff draws on board-certified Dr. Asim Nouman's specialization in medical weight loss and aesthetics. Patients come in for an assortment of procedures, such as intense pulsed-light and microdermabrasion treatments, designed to treat issues ranging from skin blemishes to unwanted hair growth. An advocate of lifestyle intervention to prevent chronic diseases, Dr. Nouman makes sure to spend extra time chatting with patients during each primary-care visit, learning about everything from their health history to their hobbies to their favorite nonmusical sound. Medex Clinic, formally known as Avicena Family Care, is conveniently open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Well versed in the myriad methods of weight loss and their varying effectiveness on different body types, medical director Dr. Anthony Capasso employs a wide range of regimens and one-off treatments to help his patients achieve their target weight. His supervised diet programs emphasize the principle of low glycemic index to reduce cholesterol, triglycerides, and eye injuries caused by rocketing jean buttons, allowing clients to take matters of slimness into their own hands. For more immediate results, however, Dr. Capasso wields noninvasive Venus Freeze and Zerona technology, which sheds inches from physiques in a matter of weeks and gives patients a head start on weight loss.
At Doc Weight Loss, physicians keep a close eye on diet programs that spring from both natural and clinical medicine and are backed by current studies. The programs are customized for each individual patient, staying in step with their unique needs and goals.
After a thorough exam, dieters launch into low-calorie diets augmented by energy-boosting B12 injections, exercise regimes, and vitamin supplements. Staff members analyze vital signs, body-mass index, and body-fat percentage as pounds melt away, ensuring bodies stay healthy and strong enough to break scales with their wisdom, not their weight.