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At Gainesville Medical Obesity Specialty (GMOS) Clinic, we understand that people living with the disease of obesity, experience weight bias and may have struggled for years to control their weight.   They are often falsely accused of being responsible for their condition.  This is incorrect, obesity is a medical condition caused by biologic forces not personal behaviors.    It is a complex multifactorial  group of diseases with the bulk of the body’s weight level being under hormonal and  neurohormonal control.  Dr. Larimer utilizes time-proven medical therapies and private patient interviews to learn  about each patient’s background  history, prior results, barriers, and other needs.   At GMOS clinic, we strive to work with each person to maximize their success in a caring nonjudgmental way.

At GMOS Clinic, we focus on four bases of treatment: medical, nutritional, social, and psychological needs.

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.