Weight Management

Weight Management Specialist
Medical weight–loss clinics and weight–management programs abound, but very few offer the kind of physician–guided support and clinically proven weight–loss alternatives you will find at Turner Medical Arts, a weight loss clinic located in downtown Santa Barbara. Schedule your consultation with Duncan Turner, MD to learn why so many women trust his experience and personalized, patient-centered approach to medical weight loss and management.

Weight Management Q & A

The reasons I am passionate about weight management:

1. The body is programmed to gain weight because as we evolved having extra fat on us meant a better chance of surviving a harsh winter or starvation situations

With society changes and abundance of food for many of us, keeping a healthy weight has become a very significant problem and the cause of many chronic diseases.

2. I am pre-diabetic and I wanted to find a way of maintaining a low blood sugar without medication. I did.

What is included in the weight loss program? 

Initial Consultation with Provider

Body fat analysis

Personalized Ketogenic Diet

Nutritional Injections (optional)

Weekly weigh in and follow-up

Appetite suppressants per FDA guidelines

What is The Ketogenic Diet?

A diet that enables the breakdown of fats for energy rather than carbohydrates producing as a side effect “ketone bodies” in blood and urine.

What is Ketosis?

The result of a successful Ketogenic Diet which can be confirmed by showing ketone bodies in urine with a testing strip.

What are Healthy Fats?

Fats from some vegetables, nuts, dairy and animals.

Why is BLOOD Sugar and regulating it so important in losing weight?

It is important in losing weight if on a Ketogenic Diet because elevations of blood sugar will halt the Ketogenic pathway and prevent weight loss.

What if I am a Vegetarian?

There are many healthy fats available from vegetables and nuts. Dairy products are also a good source of healthy fats and protein.

What is Bullet Proof Brain Octane Oil?

Our plan is all about making it easy for our patients. Octane Oil is a pure medium chain triglyceride, a healthy fat that promotes ketosis, it is often mixed with salt-free butter and blended with your morning coffee to help you get started in your day. I love it.

Why is Turner Medical Arts the right choice for weight loss?

Duncan Turner MD, a board–certified gynecologist and renowned champion of women's health for more than 40 years has a progressive, patient–driven approach to losing weight which is founded on the belief that there is no one–size–fits–all method for success. Each person has unique anatomy, metabolism, exercise preferences, hunger tolerance, health concerns, and goals. 

Your initial consultation with Duncan Turner, MD at our medical weight loss clinic begins with a long, honest conversation about personal goals, strengths and weaknesses, and dieting history so that he can help you create a solution that's customized just for you. At the Turner Medical Arts weight loss clinic, we want to help you finally lose the weight you want—and keep it off for good. We take it seriously.


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