Weight Management Specialist

Turner Medical Arts

Women's Health Center & OB/GYNs located in Presidio neighborhood, Santa Barbara, CA & Hayward, CA

Maintaining a healthy weight is key to long-term good health and longevity. At Turner Medical Arts in Santa Barbara, California, Duncan Turner, MD, and his caring medical team offer physician-guided weight management and weight-loss services to boost your rate of success. Throughout your journey, Dr. Turner and his staff offer the resources you need using a patient-centered approach to achieve a healthy body weight. If you’re ready to stop the fad diets and get serious about weight loss, schedule an appointment at Turner Medical Arts online or by phone today.

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.

Why can’t I maintain a healthy weight?

Your body is biologically programmed to store fat as a means of thriving through a harsh winter or surviving another crisis situation. In modern times, you have access to an extensive selection of foods, many of which aren’t healthy.

Poor diets and unhealthy eating habits can cause weight gain. As you get older, your body isn’t as capable of losing excess weight due to a lower metabolism.

As a result, you can become frustrated with your attempts at weight loss. However, living with excess weight puts you at risk for chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), and heart disease.

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 medical weight-loss management?

Every person gains and loses weight differently. Dr. Turner and his medical team offer a comprehensive weight-loss program suited to your specific health needs and medical history. The available weight-loss program includes:

  • Doctor consultation
  • Body fat analysis
  • Personalized ketogenic diet plan
  • FDA-approved appetite suppressants

You can also receive optional nutritional injections to further boost your overall health and wellness.

Dr. Turner is passionate about healthy weight loss, and as a long-time champion of women’s health, he takes an honest, personal approach to your medical weight-loss program. Rather than using a one-size-fits-all method, he custom-designs a plan that highlights your strengths and addresses your weaknesses to help you achieve weight-loss success.

How does a ketogenic diet work?

A ketogenic diet focuses on low carb foods that require your body to break down existing fat for energy, rather than carbohydrates. Following a ketogenic diet puts your body into ketosis, which Dr. Turner and his staff can confirm using a simple urine test to ensure the success of your diet.

Dr. Turner and his team work closely with you to develop a healthy eating plan to limit carbs and help regulate your blood sugar. Unregulated blood sugar can stop ketosis and prevent successful weight loss.

There are a variety of foods the team can include in your diet, even if you follow a vegetarian plan or have food intolerances or allergies. You can also access Bulletproof® Brain Octane Oil, which is a healthy fat that promotes ketosis.

To start losing weight the right way, call Turner Medical Arts or book a consultation online today and learn more about the benefits of their medical weight-loss program.

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.


*Individual results may vary