During his training at King's College Hospital in London, Claude Matar mastered the old-fashioned art of listening. Today, he still believes that the key to providing a successful diagnosis lies in taking the proper time and energy to listen to each client's concerns. Though he no longer practices medicine, the nutritionist, board-certified naturopathic physician, and founder of Pasadena Weight Loss Center has used his ears and his education to help thousands of clients achieve their individual health goals, including former Dallas star Linda Gray and professional football champ Dwight Hicks.
To help clients shed inches, he utilizes the highly personalized Matar method, a system he believes offers patients their best chances for long-lasting results. It begins with an in-depth evaluation including a nutrient analysis, thyroid tests, and identification of any factors inhibiting weight loss. Matar then consults with the client to develop a plan focused not only on diet and exercise but also on strategies for improved sleep, hydration, and detoxification. He and his staff stay in daily contact to answer questions regarding progress or tips for turning uneaten bear claws into table art and will also reevaluate clients' success at a weekly face-to-face meeting.
Started as a single Newport Beach clinic in 1971, Lindora was the brainchild of Dr. Marshall Stamper, who was motivated by the unfortunate loss of his mother due to weight-related complications. Now, more than 40 years later, Lindora's weight-loss programs continue to bestow humanoids with a plethora of personalized nutrition plans and private one-on-one health consultations. At more than 40 Southern California locations, medically trained teams of health-care professionals guide patients through lab work, health assessments, and exams to discern the most efficient trajectory into better health. Patients receive encouragement to adjust their lifestyle and behavior, and bellies stay buoyed by nutrition support and menu plans that spotlight fresh, balanced meals.
Long-term weight maintenance is the goal of the clinic's medically-based programs, which means patients needn't worry about extra pounds boomeranging back into their lives like a persistent pet chinchilla. Check the FAQs page here for more information about Lindora's approach to weight loss.
For Dr. Garry Kim, the struggle to lose weight is a familiar one. After successfully shedding 45 pounds and keeping it off for more than 15 years, the medical director of American Weight Loss Centers has made it his focus to help others reach their weight-loss goals. He combines his medical knowledge of metabolism with current findings in nutritional science to customize weight-loss programs to each individual client. By evaluating each person’s dietary habits and lifestyle, Dr. Kim is able to help them address the issues that keep them from losing weight while leading them toward lower cholesterol, improved self-confidence, and the increased energy to live a healthy life and proudly conquer their high-school reunion’s dance-floor hamster wheel.
Frank Paduganan sees massage not only as a way to relax the body, but also as a way to clear the mind. His spirited, holistic approach shows itself in a variety of modalities, from Swedish and sports to geriatric and oncology massage. He can upgrade any service with deep-muscle therapy, which uses hot towels and warming lotion to help loosen particularly tight tissue.
Frank's studio is inside the Luca Shea Salon; inside, candlelight glows in a room already warmed by amber walls and the sleek, dark wood of the cabinets and massage table. Outside of his minimalist studio, Frank can also perform chair massage. He will provide this service at office buildings and special events, but not at the La-Z-Boy store.
As a formerly overweight person himself, Dr. Garry K. Kim understands the challenge of shedding unwanted pounds. At Healthy for Life, he applies the same strategies?such as hunger management, nutritional guidance, and emotional support?that helped him achieve his current weight of 145 pounds. Knowing that each patient is unique, he assesses the causes of the weight gain before outlining a complete dietary plan that includes real food, metabolism-boosting B12 injections, and fat-burning lipotropic injections. Patients also have access to Healthwise, NutriMed, and Control Bar hunger-control snacks, as well as unlimited office visits.