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About

Meet the Team

CEO/Founder of Vitality Weight Loss
Physician Assistant
Registered Dietitian, Culinary Specialist, And Personal Trainer
Registered Dietitian
Registered Dietitian And Personal Trainer
PhD in Nutrition/Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach/Mindset Coach
Certified Life And Weight Loss Coach / Mindset Coach
LPC-Associate Supervised by Shannon Purtell, LPC-S

Vitality Weight Loss Care Difference

At Vitality Weight Loss and Wellness Institute we are experts in weight management and nutrition. We are dedicated to not just helping you look and feel better, but getting to the root cause of your weight problems. We provide comprehensive medical care in a compassionate and patient oriented environment. Whereas most programs are focused on short term solutions, gimmicky supplements or overly restrictive food requirements, the Vitality program is individualized to your specific needs and offers one on one private classes on understanding nutrition, psychology of eating, personalized meal plans, and meetings with the Doctor for long term success. The focus is just YOU and your health. Many people often ask us “Will my insurance cover this?” Yes! Being obese is a serious medical problem and therefore the consultation and follow up appointments are typically covered by most insurances, including Medicare. Many insurances also cover the cost of our classes which means they are FREE for you. To find out if your insurance covers the classes, call to book your consultation today!

Patient Stories

Jeff QuigglePatient: Jeff Quiggle
I am SO glad that I started with Dr. Shah and her weight loss program! At 51, I’d been steadily gaining weight for nearly 20 years, putting on 70 extra pounds on my 6′ 2″ frame by February of 2017. I had been referred to Dr. Shah by a cardiologist who had treated me in 2016 for a blood clot. After completing my treatment, the cardiologist said “look, we fixed the clot but unless you take some weight off, you’re heading for diabetes, stroke, or heart attack.” He suggested Dr. Shah’s program. I’d known that I needed to lose weight for years, but I really didn’t know how, and clearly from a health perspective, I needed to do something. I met with Dr Shah, and her program made sense to me as something that I could do. She doesn’t promote fad diets, or fasts, or cleanses, or any sort of quick fix. When people ask me what kind of diet I’ve been on, I say it’s the “Stop putting so much food into my mouth” diet. Her program is education, about how our American eating habits make us overweight, and how to eat to lose weight, and to control your weight. And it is hard! I don’t want to pretend otherwise. She put me on a 1200 calorie a day diet, which I tracked using a free smartphone app called MyFitnessPal. Staying within a 1200 calorie limit means getting rid of most of the foods that are very high calorie, and counting everything that I ate. Eliminating processed foods, fast food, sugar and sugary foods, and replacing those with lots of veggies, lean meat, and some fruit really helps to control calories. And the next thing I knew, the weight was falling off. From February to October, I went from 285 lbs to 235 lbs – a 50 lb loss. And the bonus of learning how to eat and eating healthy all the time, I’ve helped people around me; my daughter has lost weight, my colleagues have also adopted my habits like bringing apples to the office as snacks, and some have lost weight. I feel like I am far better equipped now to live a healthy life and keep the weight off, since it’s been as much education as weight loss.

And I have to say that working with Dr Shah is an absolute pleasure. Her counseling is supportive, friendly, and helpful; she never made me feel uncomfortable or guilty. She monitored my health throughout the year I’ve been working with her, and helped me to understand how my body was reacting and changing to my changed diet and reduced weight.

So – if you are looking for a quick weight loss, a fad diet, or some kind of too-good-to-be-true program to lose weight, Dr Shah isn’t for you. But if you want to learn about how to eat, and learn how to lose weight and keep it off, work with Dr Shah and Vitality Weight Loss. It isn’t easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is. And she will help you lose weight and learn how to keep it off.

 


StephanieStephanie lost 21 lbs and 7 inches off her waist with Vitality Weight Loss!

Dr. Shah helped me with an eating plan that not only enabled me to lose stubborn weight that I thought would never come off, but also adopt a healthy lifestyle that I will maintain. She is always thorough in her evaluation of my health and well being and listens as I ask questions. Her professionalism, care and support are outstanding and encourage confidence to promote positive change.


JonathonJonathan lost over 100 lbs in 5 months! He has continued to lose weight and we will regularly post updates of how he is doing.


BrendaBrenda reversed prediabetes and hypertension with Vitality Weight Loss!


GuinethGuineth reversed diabetes and fatty liver disease with Vitality Weight Loss!


D“D” reversed prediabetes and obesity with Vitality Weight Loss!


chrisChris lost 32 lbs in just 3 mos with Vitality Weight Loss!


DennisDennis lost over 30 lbs with Vitality Weight Loss!


FAQs

Is weight loss treatment covered by my insurance?

YES. Obesity is a chronic medical condition that is typically covered by most insurances, including Medicare.

How do I know if my weight is a problem?

If your BMI is >25 then you are considered medically overweight putting you at higher risk for many medical problems and you should seek treatment to lose weight. If your waist circumference is greater than 35 inches (in females) or 40 inches (in a male) then you have abdominal obesity and should seek treatment.

How are you different than a nutritionist or dietician?

Obesity medicine specialists look at all the reasons people are overweight, ensuring you have comprehensive care that goes to the root of the problem. We do a thorough medical examination before you start your medical journey and routinely during your weight loss journey optimizing you for success. For example, one of your medications may be hindering your weight loss progress or perhaps you have undiagnosed binge eating disorder. In addition, we focus not just on what you are eating but WHY you are making those choices. We address all the medical and psychological reasons for why people overeat.

Do I need to lose weight if I don’t have medical problems like hypertension, cholesterol problems or diabetes?

Yes. Being overweight or obese is itself a chronic medical condition that puts you at high risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and death. Take a look at all the medical problems obesity is associated with on the “how being overweight or obese affects your health” tab.

What if I don’t have time to come see the Doctor?

While we recommend seeing the Doctor at least once a month, we also offer convenient telemedicine services, so you can speak to the Doctor or take our classes from the comfort of your home or office!

Do you prescribe medications for weight loss?

We do prescribe FDA approved medications for weight loss and management of hunger as needed.

Do you offer HCG treatment?

HCG is not recommended for weight loss because it is not evidence and science based. In addition, HCG can be harmful. The HCG diet is not endorsed by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. If someone recommends or offers HCG to you, run!

Do you offer classes on nutrition for people who are normal weight?

Yes! Check our nutrition program link.

What if I don’t have time to cook?

We offer convenient, nutritious meal replacements if you are too busy to cook. Our meal replacements are medical grade and are scientifically proven to help you lose weight.

Success Stories

 


Services we Offer

Weight Loss Program

The Vitality Weight Loss Program is a nonsurgical, medical program individualized to your specific needs and offers a comprehensive nutrition course, personalized meal plans, and behavioral therapy classes – all included!


Nutrition Course

The Vitality Nutrition Course is the only nutrition course in the country jointly written by an internal medicine physician who specializes in weight management and a cardiologist. Learn how to reverse your medical problems though food today.


Psychology of Eating Course

The Vitality Psychology of Eating Course is written and delivered by experts to help you understand WHY we make certain food choices. We help you get to the root of understanding the relationship between our minds and our plate.

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