Weight Loss Specialist

Washington Healthcare Center

Internists & Podiatrists located in Pasadena, CA

In addition to helping you look great, maintaining a healthy body weight is critical to protecting your overall health and limiting your risk for many chronic health conditions. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight on your own, contact the medical professionals at Washington Healthcare Center in Pasadena, California. Dr. Marina Manvelyan, Dr. Gregor Paronian, and Dr. Michael Avakian offer body composition checks, customized advice, and support to help you finally reach your goal weight. Call or make an appointment online today to kickstart your weight loss journey.

Weight Loss Q & A

How can a doctor help me lose weight?

Losing weight is hard, there’s no doubt about it. Most people have no idea how many calories they actually consume and have developed unhealthy eating habits over the years. There are also medical conditions like thyroid disorders and hormone imbalances that can inhibit your ability to lose weight.

The doctors at Washington Healthcare Center provide comprehensive physical exams, body composition checks, and blood panels to identify any underlying issues that may be getting in the way of your weight loss success. With this information, they can offer customized diet and exercise advice as well as support to help you reach your goals.


What’s included in a medically supervised weight loss program?

Your weight loss program begins with a detailed consultation. Your Washington Healthcare provider discusses your medical history, including any changes in your weight or previous weight loss attempts. They complete a full physical exam that involves blood work and a body composition analysis.

Your doctor then creates a weight loss plan customized to fit your needs and preferences. You’ll start by making small changes to your diet and lifestyle, replacing unhealthy foods with healthier options and slowly adding exercise to your daily routine.

You’ll have regular appointments with your doctor to monitor your progress and make adjustments to your plan as necessary. These regular appointments will also help create a sense of accountability that can give your motivation a boost when you face a challenge.

Your doctor may also provide treatments to address underlying health conditions or recommend supplements or medications to help your weight loss efforts.

Once you’ve reached your goal weight, if you’re still struggling with stubborn pockets of fat, the Washington Healthcare team also offer SculpSure® laser body contouring to destroy your remaining unwanted fat and tone your curves.


Who is a good candidate for medically supervised weight loss?

If you’re overweight or obese and have tried to lose weight on your own without success, the team at Washington Healthcare Center can help. Anyone who wants to reach a healthy body weight can benefit from the support and advice of compassionate medical professionals.

If you’re ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to start, call or schedule an appointment online today.


*Individual results may vary.