As a medical practice, Kitsap Medical Weigh Loss is on the cutting edge of obesity medicine. Dr. Stehouwer is the only Board Certified Bariatric physician in the entire West Sound region. Kitsap Medical Weight Loss is unique because it’s a doctor/patient relationship that will always be tailored to the patients’ individual situation. We are not trying to sell a food replacement system, and it is not a “diet program.” Medications such as phentermine, are often prescribed as a tool to help in the weight loss process.
The first visit includes a medical history, a physical exam, a complete body composition scan, several lab tests (some will have EKG), an educational session in a group setting, and a private consultation with the doctor. The first visit takes around 2.5 to 3 hours. Medications are dispensed if prescribed at the office at the end of the visit.
Follow up visits are monthly, and depending on how things are going for the patient are 30 minutes or less.