Dr. Katherine Birchenough was the fourth physician in South Carolina to be board-certified in functional medicine in 2014. She is also an expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, certified in peptide therapy, and has board certifications in emergency medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Shawn Birchenough is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and aesthetics. At OptimalSelf MD, we offer weight loss services for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.
WHAT IS sustainable weight loss?
Health is not defined by a number on a scale,, however, many of our patients are seeking weight loss as a way to achieve optimal health. The truth is, weight loss is an outcome of metabolic health and not simply about reaching your goal weight. With you in mind, we have created a weight loss program that honors your unique bio-individuality. This is not a one-size-fits-all protocol. Our program is results-oriented, science-based, and puts an emphasis on long-term sustainability.
WHAT IS METABOLIC REPAIR?
Metabolic repair is needed when the physiological processes in your body that drive metabolism have been disrupted or damaged. By nature, the human body is designed to effectively burn calories, including fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. These processes do adapt over time, and your metabolism changes as a result. Metabolic repair aims to retrain your body to optimize metabolism, taking into account lifestyle factors, hormone balance, thyroid function, inflammation, toxic burden, gut health, and blood sugar regulation. This is a key part of any effective weight loss program.
HOW MUCH DOES WEIGHT LOSS AND METABOLIC REPAIR COST?
Any efforts to improve health requires an investment of time, energy and money. Our recommendation is that you schedule a free phone consultation as a first step. During this time, we can review the program goals, costs, and answer any questions you may have. In addition to traditional forms of payment such as cash or credit, we also have financing options through CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.
IS THE METABOLIC REPAIR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
If you have tried everything to lose weight, have struggled with yo-yo dieting, or are simply at the point where you feel like giving up, this program is for you! Metabolic Repair for Sustainable Weight Loss is a culmination of Dr. Katherine’s experience in diagnosing and treating the barriers to metabolic health. Comprehensive diagnostic testing is done to pinpoint the reasons behind your frustration, then a program is carefully designed specifically for you. What’s included:
- Lab testing to identify hormone or thyroid imbalance, inflammation, insulin resistance, and nutritional deficiencies
- Body composition analysis with the InBody (fat vs. muscle, basal metabolic rate)
- Prescription medications as needed
- Personalized supplement regimen at a discount
- Nutritional analysis and nutrition coaching
- Lifestyle and health coaching
- Exercise recommendations
- Patient handbook
- Optional genetics testing for nutrition and exercise recommendations, fat metabolism, and macronutrient needs
- Optional food sensitivity testing
- Optional gut health testing
WE ARE THE EXPERTS IN SUSTAINABLE MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS
Our team of professionals consists of our Functional Medicine physician and medical director, Katherine Birchenough, MD (link to her BIO), Kaycee Hines, RN (link to Bio), or Registered Dietitian, Christy Strouse, RDN, CPT. LMBT (Bio here) as well as our staff of trained nurses and medical technicians.
Why won’t just a MEAL PLAN HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS AND METABOLIC REPAIR?
Weight loss requires a negative energy (calorie) balance, however, cutting calories alone fails to treat the root causes. Any diet that cuts calories will likely produce temporary weight loss, but fails to address the metabolic dysfunction, as well as lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to this disease state. Our program focuses on personalized approaches, but delivers results by fixing root issues related to hunger, satiety, metabolic dysfunction and hormonal imbalances that prevent permanent weight loss.
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS, PLEASE TAKE OUR SHORT SURVEY
OptimalSelf MD is the first center in South Carolina to offer plastic surgery, aesthetics, and wellness for men and women in Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer, Spartanburg, and the nearby areas of South Carolina. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your options for weight loss and metabolic repair.