Weight Management Clinic
The Virginia Gay Weight Management Clinic offers a team-based approach to weight loss. Patients will work with Dr. Maggie Mangold, and Sara Wattnem, Virginia Gay Hospital’s dietician interested in helping patients with weight management. Specific dietary approaches will be patient-driven and focused on incorporating new habits into the patient’s lifestyle and preferences, using real food. Patients will achieve success through structured support, science-based approaches, and if indicated, evidence-based medications tailored to the patient’s needs.
Patients will benefit from diagnostics that include body composition monitoring and baseline lab tests. A state-of-the-art Seca scale will measure total mass, body water, and muscle mass to assist in diagnosis and therapy recommendations.
The clinic is held on Thursdays at the Vinton Family Medical Clinic, 504 N. 9th Avenue, Vinton. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $399, payable in two installments, for the program that is not covered by insurance. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Patients must schedule an appointment specifically for the medical weight loss program and can do so by calling the clinic at (319) 472-6300.
Sara Wattnem RD, CSOWM, LD
Diabetes Educator Level 1
Certified Weight Management and Obesity Dietitian