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There is mounting evidence that COVID-19 patients with pneumonia have a higher death rate if they have the disease of Obesity, especially having a BMI of 40 or higher. (click here for BMI calculator)
This is a frightening time and we are here to help people “fight” this disease.  We are accepting a limited number of new patients, providing Telemedicine appointments, doing Telemedicine consults, and limiting in person appointments to protect patients and staff.


At Gainesville Medical Obesity Specialty (GMOS) Clinic, we understand that many people that struggle with the disease of obesity have experienced years of weight bias and struggles with their weight. Your specialist, Dr. Larimer, will spend one-on-one time getting to know you and your challenges. She will design your individualized plan and work with you to overcome those challenges. Our entire office staff will guide and support you on your weight loss journey.

We also understand that obesity is the only medical condition where patients are incorrectly believed to be the cause of their own medical disease. We strongly commit to the scientific fact that obesity is a disease and not a personality or behavior malfunction. Dr. Larimer utilizes the latest scientific studies and time-proven medical therapies. Never using a one-size-fits-all approach, she utilizes medical science to design a plan to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and reach your weight loss goal.

At GMOS, we focus on medical, nutritional, social, and psychological needs that affect the treatment of this disease.

The Four Cornerstones of Weight Loss

  1. Food Intake: Teaching you proven nutrition guidelines to make healthier lifelong eating habits.
  2. Metabolic and Physiologic: Using medications and behaviors which improve your weight reduction success. Understanding the science of weight regain and the chronic nature of obesity.
  3. Exercise: Understanding when, how, and why exercise is important.
  4. Psychology: Addressing your various psychologic needs that disrupt weight loss and produce weight regain. Then, with medication or therapy, focusing on improving these patterns/needs/problems.

Medical Physician

All medical procedures and interviews are with Cindi Larimer, MD, Board Certified in Obesity Medicine.

Nutrition and Medical Counseling

One-on-one nutritional and medical counseling specifically designed to meet the needs of your body.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Prescription medication chosen based on your history, weight, age, and risk of drug interactions. Diet and exercise plans are tailored to you.

Training and Support for Success

Initial training with lecture course and a handbook. Biweekly coaching/training until you are doing well. Then, monthly or as needed.

Proven Medical Strategies

Our 3-phase program of active weight loss, transition and long-term management focuses on the life-long improvement of your health.

Five weeks into the program and I have lost 23.5 lbs and never starved myself or felt deprived. I have more energy than I’ve had in years and feel so much better. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to lose weight and improve their overall health.

– Rob D.