About 2017-04-27T13:56:21+00:00

Kitsap Medical Weight Loss provides a long-term partnership in weight loss and management.


After seeing almost everything in 16 years of primary care medicine, Dr. Stehouwer became convinced that the proper treatment and care of the chronic disease of obesity and overweight can do more to improve a patient’s over-all health than any other aspect of medical care. Kitsap Medical Weight Loss was created to be a place where patients partner with the doctor in taking proactive health measures, rather than being a “repair shop” where symptoms are treated.

Dr. Ellen K Stehouwer is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. She was a primary care physician in Port Orchard from 2003 up until opening Kitsap Medical Weight Loss. Her vast experience as a Family Practice physician will assist her in helping patients deal with any complications they bring to the weight loss process.

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Kitsap Medical Weight Loss offers patients the opportunity to partner with a Board Certified Bariatric physician who approaches obesity/overweight as a chronic disease. We use state of the art diagnostics, and a multidimensional approach with therapy including nutritional, metabolic/biochemical, psychological, and behavioral aspects. Because obesity is a chronic disease, KMWL will work with the patients to not just lose the weight, but maintain that loss.

The most unique thing about Kitsap Medical Weight Loss is its’ proactive medical approach to treating overweight and obese patients. Getting to a healthier body weight and composition can by itself alleviate or remove chronic conditions and physical complaints that otherwise would be treated individually, as symptoms to be suffered through. KMWL is the only medical alternative to the commercial diet programs and food replacement systems in the West Sound. Patients aren’t locked into a program or a boring routine of the same products over and over. Each patient is treated with the proper care and support they need, based on their needs, preferences and circumstances.

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As a medical practice, Kitsap Medical Weigh Loss is on the cutting edge of obesity medicine. Dr. Stehouwer is the only Board Certified Bariatric physician in the entire West Sound region. Kitsap Medical Weight Loss is unique because it’s a doctor/patient relationship that will always be tailored to the patients’ individual situation. We are not trying to sell a food replacement system, and it is not a “diet program.”

The first visit includes a medical history, a physical exam, a complete body composition scan, several lab tests (some will have EKG), an educational session in a group setting, and a private consultation with the doctor. The first visit takes around 2.5 to 3 hours. Medications are dispensed if prescribed at the office at the end of the visit.

Follow up visits are monthly, and depending on how things are going for the patient are 30 minutes or less.

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Kitsap Medical Weight Loss provides a long-term partnership in weight loss and management. The doctor uses state-of-the-art diagnostics, provides the most advanced nutritional counseling, and prescribes medications to help you with the process.

Initial visit: $285 plus medications
Follow-up visits: $90 plus medications

Military discount 10%
Chamber of Commerce discount 10%
Referral discount $20 each for the referring patient and the new patient
Family discount 50% off initial visit for household members of patients

Nutritional food supplements available upon request.

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The sooner you get the right support, the sooner you’ll start getting healthy.



We believe that proper treatment and care can do more to improve a patient’s over-all health than any other aspect of medical care.


Get professional, educational, medical advice in both private consultations and group settings.


KMWL is not a diet program, it’s a multidimensional, scientific approach to weight loss that is tailored to an individuals personal needs and preferences.