In 1997, Dr. Phyllis Schorr, decided to open a clinic for individuals who are struggling to lose weight and keep it off. Seeing the many “FAD Diets” and so called “Experts” failing to provide long term results, she felt it was better to have access to a “Doctor” that understands how the body works. Medallion Weight Loss was created using her passion as a Doctor and the desire to help people by offering a physician-assisted and monitored medical approach, as the safe and effective way to lose weight. Understanding how the body works and using education and prescribed medicines, Medallion Weight Loss delivers an alternative to weight loss that provides long lasting results that can be sustained for a lifetime.
We treat obesity as the science that it is. We use current medical methods and our expertise as physicians to prescribe treatment for the specific individual we are working with. The process begins with a patient consultation to develop a program that will achieve effective weight loss with optimal muscle preservation.
The field of Obesity Medicine is growing as obesity itself gains acceptance as a disease. Obesity Medicine is a medical specialty that uses an integrated approach for the best practice of weight loss. The integrated approach combines human psychology, endocrinology, and exercise physiology, and with medical training in nutrition, internal medicine and pediatrics. This is how true medical weight loss is best acheived.
Dr. Schorr and Dr. Christel Backert have devoted their lives to medicine proven by their advanced degrees in science. So when we say “we are your local experts” it is backed by both Medical Review Boards and just as importantly, by our patients experiences achieving and maintaining weight loss.