Evidence-based Medical Advice

We believe in applying evidence-based medical advice to our weight loss process.

What is evidence-based medical advice?

At Kitsap Medical Weight Loss, we believe in applying evidence-based medical advice to our process. What does this mean? It means that we do not rely on fad diets or other weight loss methods that produce temporary or unhealthy results. Given the popularity and importance of weight loss and healthy living, many treatments and approaches have come and gone. Since our approach comes from a medical perspective, we understand the science behind weight loss. We also strive to create a supportive environment that encourages people to stick to tried and true methods, both in a group setting and during one-on-one consultations.

Obesity is a chronic disease that requires medical advice to control. The right approach can make all the difference in the world. Any focus or approach that does not take your long-term health into account is not worth the time or effort. You and your loved ones deserve better than that, and we can help you achieve success in the short-term and down the road.* If you suffer from conditions associated with obesity or excessive weight, such as heartburn, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, arthritis or urinary incontinence, our evidence-based medical advice will also focus on those secondary issues. Weight gain can have more of an effect on our health than we realize, but the right medical professional can help you address multiple health concerns.*

Our very own Dr. Ellen K. Stehouwer is a board certified bariatrician (medical weight specialist). Her advice, along with the advice from the rest of the Kitsap Medical Weight Loss team, also comes from a place of compassion and understanding. We believe in building strong relationships with our patients and we treat each patient as an individual. There is no “one size fits all” approach to weight loss. Every patient is different, and when you schedule an appointment with us, we will present evidence-backed medical advice and solutions depending on your medical history, your overall health goals and more. Our clinic features the SECA body composition scanner to show how much lean muscle is in your body and where it is distributed.* With this technology, we can obtain evidence on what is happening with our patients as they lose weight.*

Schedule an appointment in Kitsap County, Washington

To get started, schedule an appointment at our clinic in Poulsbo, Washington. You can schedule online or by calling us at (360) 626-1166. You can learn more about Dr. Stehouwer here, and the process that occurs during your first appointment here. We look forward to seeing you and helping you effectively lose weight and improve your overall health.*

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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I highly recommend a visit to Kitsap Medical Weight Loss for help with achieving and maintaining a healthy weight! I am truly impressed with this clinic’s wonderful, caring team, and am so thankful that Kitsap County now has a board certified Bariatric doctor! Dr. Stehouwer is the one to see whether you are a little or a lot overweight. She educates, supports and provides the tools with a diet that can easily be followed with, of course, some patient dedication! It is now my diet for life after losing 10 lbs in the first month, 45 total after appx 7 months. The entire staff is equally excited about each patient’s success, they truly care and as well they “practice what they preach” … the entire team follows the same diet. Dr. Stehouwer cares about you at a personal level. I always appreciate how she takes time to talk with me about how I am feeling and that she cares about me as a whole, not just a person on a diet. She has the knowledge and skill pertaining to weight loss that the Family Practice doctor doesn’t have, and the plan works. Thank you Dr. Stehouwer and Staff, you are great!*
- TMH

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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