A little over fifteen years ago, 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” out there not providing long term results, she felt it was better if you had 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 bringing a medical approach, physician assisted and monitored, safe way to lose weight. Understanding how the body works, with the use of education and prescribed medicines, Medallion Weight Loss has delivered an alternative to weight loss that delivers long lasting results that can be sustained for your entire life.
We treat obesity as the science that it is. We use current medical methods and our expertise as physicians to calculate what is needed for the specific individual we are meeting with. We consult with the patient and develop a program so that we see rapid weight loss with optimal muscle preservation.
The field of bariatrics is gaining credibility as obesity gains acceptance as a disease. Bariatrics is now a sub-specialty, and one that understands that there is a combination of things that need to be addressed. Like: psychiatry, endocrinology, exercise physiology, and nutritional training layered over a basic background of internal medicine and pediatrics.
This is not a quick certification class and are then able to open up a local weight loss clinic. Certification takes several years and involves extensive coursework, followed by an oral and written exam. After passing the exam, the physician must see 50 to 100 cases where specific protocol is followed and a significant weight loss is maintained for a period. The final step to certification is a site visit where the clinic is scrutinized, charts are audited, and the staff is interviewed. Once certified, the physician gains diploma status from the American Board of Bariatric Medicine (ABBM). Like other sub-specialties, the ABBM has a seat on the House of Delegates for the American Medical Association.
A you can see, when we say we are your local experts… It is not us that is giving us that name. It is an established and accredited medical board. Plus, our current and past patients have given us that credibility as well.