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Physicians, Practitioners & Scientifically Interested People:

Learn about scientific information on weight loss, Ketogenic diets, Ketogenic maintenance, anti-obesity medications, what’s in the news, and current medical research that helps direct us in designing programs for our patients. From practitioners specializing in Obesity Medicine, you will discover what we can do for your patients, too.

Schedule an informational session with Dr. Hendricks, at your convenience, to learn more about how we can help your practice. Call (916) 773-1191 or email [email protected] to request a time. Dr. Hendricks would be pleased to discuss our methods face-to-face or in a telephone conversation. You are also welcome to drop by our office for a chat with Dr. Hendricks or our staff.

Our Core Practice Goals
We teach our patients to:

  • Use Ketogenic energy restricted diets to achieve significant loss of excess fat, especially visceral fat, in every patient

  • Use nutritional ketosis to maintain significant weight loss

  • We provide long term support for our patients

Safe, proven, medical evidence-based, nonsurgical methods

  • Very Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diets and long-term Ketogenic eating style
  • Behavior modification – eating behaviors, food selection, impulse control, physical activities & exercise
  • Long-term anti-obesity pharmacotherapy when indicated – phentermine, diethylpropion, phendimetrazine, topiramate, Qsymia, Belviq, Contrave, Saxenda, Metformin and complementary medicines

Results: Comparable to Lap-Band surgery at one year

  • Average patient weight loss at one year = 40 pounds (Hendricks EJ, et al. Long-term phentermine for obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2011; 19(12): 2351-60.)
  • 97% of patients achieve > 5% weight loss at one year (ibid)
  • 83% achieve > 10% at one year (ibid)
  • 62% achieve > 15% at one year (ibid)

Expectations: You can expect your overweight or obese patient will experience improvements in:

* Diabetes * Impaired fasting glucose * Metabolic syndrome * Arthritis
* Hypertension * Prehypertension * Quality of life * Infertility
* Sleep apnea * Fatty liver (NASH) * Dyslipidemia * Chronic pain
* GERD * Cardiovascular disease * Physical mobility * PCOS

Professional Qualifications:

  • Certified in Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (Not an ABMS specialty Board)

  • Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology

  • Master Fellow of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (Honorary Award)

  • Prior service as FDA Appointee to EMDAC, the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drug Advisory Committee which advises the FDA on Obesity and Endocrine drugs

  • Member, Vivus Speakers Bureau on Qsymia

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