At the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine in Appleton, Wisconsin, our team believes that every person has a right to feel amazing, which is why we are proud to offer our comprehensive medical weight loss and wellness program to those we serve. No matter if you are trying to lose a significant amount of weight or if you simply want to shave off those last few stubborn pounds, we have a solution for you.
Weight Management for Your Overall Health
When your weight begins to interfere with your life and the activities you enjoy, it is hard to ignore. However, when a person seeks to lose weight and improve their health, it takes an average of eight tries before this goal is actually accomplished. Couple this with the fact that many of us gain weight due to stress eating, hormonal imbalance, thyroid issues, insulin resistance, deficiency of vitamins & minerals, and a lack of knowledge on what to do to lose and keep the weight off. It’s no wonder why many people feel like they need the support of a weight-loss expert.
However, this is not where we introduce the next fad diet or “lose weight fast” gimmick. It is impossible to address weight gain without examining hormonal, genetic, lifestyle, and other factors, which is where advanced functional medicine provides value.
At the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, we apply the latest in functional and cellular medicine to address the fundamentals behind your weight loss needs—as opposed to simply treating symptoms. It is our goal to identify why you are burdened by the extra weight and uncover the root cause, so we are able to guide you in losing the weight naturally and through effective and permanent means. We want you to regain your health and stay that way without unending pharmaceuticals or surgical operations, and we are committed to making this weight loss journey the last time you will ever have to lose weight.
Meet Your Medical Weight Loss Doctor, Dr. Page
Dr. Tracy Page, the founder of the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, possesses a triple board certification, including from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. As a recognized physician on weight loss and anti-aging strategies and treatments, she has over ten years of experience in bioidentical hormone therapy, metabolic/cellular medicine, human performance optimization, and sports medicine. She utilizes cellular medicine, realistic strategies you can implement on day one, and the assistance of a Health Coach/RN to ensure your success. Dr. Page has a deep passion for educating those she serves on the tenets of aging well and is committed to helping others realize and live their best life.
Who is a Candidate for Our Medical Weight Loss Program?
Any man or woman, no matter their age, lifestyle, or background, is a candidate for our medical weight loss program.
The medical weight loss program at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine is suited for individuals who have experienced or are experiencing the following:
- Problems managing weight via yo-yo or fad dieting
- Potential hormonal imbalances, including hypothyroidism
- Sleep disorders, including insomnia
- Menopause or Andropause
- Metabolic conditions
- Weight gain due to varied medications
- Gut and digestive issues
In order to evaluate your situation and determine an approach that is right for you, reach out to schedule a consultation with Dr. Page and the team at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine today.
Losing Weight for Medical Reasons and Its Benefits
We all know that maintaining a healthy weight is key to achieving optimal health. However, also know that you do not necessarily have to make dramatic drops in weight to truly improve your health and overall wellness. Some studies show that simply decreasing your weight by even 5-10% can significantly change your health and help you experience the following benefits:
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved cholesterol levels
- Decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers
- Enhanced mobility
- Less joint pain, back pain, and other inflammation
- Improvement in symptoms associated with sleep apnea, insomnia, and osteoarthritis
- Better blood sugar levels
Now, in addition to the medical benefits you could experience by losing weight, know that your lifestyle also stands to improve by realizing:
- An improved and more active social life
- Enhanced confidence, body image, mood, and vitality
- Improved sex life, more energy, and better sleep quality
- Decreased stress, depression, and anxiety levels
These are some pretty significant reasons to pursue medical weight loss and help you achieve whole-body wellness. And that is what we are all about here at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine. We are not looking to treat a symptom; we want to help you look great, feel great, and attain the health and wellness goals that help you live your best life—today, tomorrow, and well into the future.
What Should I Expect Throughout the Weight Loss Program at Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine?
We always talk to our patients about the process behind losing weight—and this is what you can expect when you decide to partner with the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine on your weight loss journey.
Yes, it is common to be focused on a number; however, Dr. Page believes there is more to it than just what the scale is displaying in order to make weight loss permanent. If you are 200 pounds, it is true that your goal may be to get down to 135 lbs.—and it is the space between 200 and 135 where all of the learning and education takes place. If this education is not developed, then there is no way to make that weight loss permanent.
This is why the weight loss process is so important to Dr. Page and why she believes that prescribing a “magic pill” or other medication for weight loss isn’t the only answer. Some may require assistance with medication, but developing healthy habits is key to long-term success.
What To Expect:
- Initial lab work to check vitamin, mineral, insulin, hormone levels, and more
- In-office body scan to understand muscle mass, the density of fat, water weight, etc.
- Exercise strategies and approaches that can be done at home or in the gym
- Intermittent fasting
- One-on-one coaching for an experienced Health Coach.
Other Things to Consider
It is our belief that fully informed and educated patients stand to benefit the most from our medical weight loss and wellness program. Here are some more answers to frequently asked questions.
How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose?
The amount of weight lost during the program is going to vary on a person-by-person basis and is dependent upon an individual’s unique genetic makeup, underlying health factors, lifestyle, diet, and goals. You are encouraged to speak with Dr. Page one-on-one about your concerns as well as your weight loss objectives, so you can create realistic goals.
What Kind of Dieting and Exercising Can I Expect?
Healthy nutrition and exercising are key to achieving a positive lifestyle. As such, diet and exercise play heavily into our medical weight loss and wellness program. Program participants will be encouraged to pursue a diet that fits their needs, and Dr. Page, in particular, is a believer in the impact that intermittent fasting can make on one’s weight loss journey. However, when you decide to embark upon this program, you will consult with Dr. Page on an exercise and diet program that suits your individual makeup, addresses existing medical conditions, and aligns with your overall health. We are well versed in all the different nutrition options and will assist you in finding the options that suit your taste and lifestyle.
What Medicine and Supplements Will I Be Taking?
Medicine and supplements are not guaranteed when pursuing medical weight loss at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Page is not a believer in popping a pill to get results and prefers instead to coach and educate her patients in their weight loss journey, so the results are permanent, safe, and effective. She places considerable emphasis on nutrition, diet, and other lifestyle changes that could be contributing to your weight gain.
However, if it is discovered that medicine or supplements are needed to boost metabolism, improve longevity, or reduce hunger, then you will receive the added benefit of medically proven medicine(s) or supplements(s). Dr. Page will create a treatment protocol to fit individual needs in order to help you reach your goals.
Schedule a Consultation for Our Medical Weight Loss and Wellness Program
Are you ready to start feeling and looking your best? Then schedule your consultation at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine and learn more about our medical weight loss and wellness program. Realize all of the benefits of partnering with Dr. Page and harness her skill and knowledge, so this weight loss journey is the last time you will ever have to lose weight. Contact our facility in Appleton, Wisconsin today.