Often, your metabolism decreases when you try to lose weight. This is a primitive response that our bodies have retained from earlier times to prevent weight loss when food was limited. If the thyroid decreases, I treat to return metabolism to normal to allow weight loss to continue.
While most people accept the idea that we should treat type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol problems with medications, some people continue to think that we should not use medications to help with weight loss and maintenance. But problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, etc., generally improve with weight loss. And there’s a very long list of other things that improve with weight loss including liver problems, weight-related arthritis pain, sleep apnea, and many many more. A variety of prescription medications can be used alone or in combinations to help you lose weight and keep it off. Some of these medications are approved by the FDA for weight loss, others are approved for other problems but have decreased appetite as a side effect. Carol helps people lose weight and keep it off with a combination of medications for appetite control to help you stay on a healthy eating plan.
Carol N. Rowsemitt, PhD, RN, FNP
Carol is from the Boston area and went to Boston University to get her bachelor’s in chemistry, then pursued her PhD in Biology at the University of Utah. She later went back to school to become a nurse practitioner. She originally specialized in diabetes. She became fascinated with the work Dr. Thomas Najarian was doing in his weight loss practice and went to work with him in Los Osos. Carol helped patients with medical weight loss plans with Dr. Najarian for 7 years. After he retired, she decided to start her own practice.She opened her own weight loss program in 2011 with Dr. William E. Franklin as her supervisory physician.
Since Sept 2015, Carol has been working with Dr. Steven McAllen, MD, as her supervisory physician. Dr. McAllen earned his medical degree from UCSD and did his residency in internal medicine at UC Irvine. He has been in practice for 26 years.
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