Jumpstart Medicine Opens Two New Locations in San Francisco

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News
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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 Jumpstart Medicine, the Bay Area weight loss program that facilitates true lifestyle change, is opening two new locations this Fall -- in San Francisco's Laurel Heights and Financial District. Founded in 2007 by Dr. Conrad Lai, Jumpstart Medicine is one of the few businesses in the Bay Area that has been expanding during the current recession, proving that even in challenging financial times weight loss is a real gain for the general population.

The program addresses weight loss from the standpoints of nutrition education, optional FDA approved appetite suppressants, exercise guidance, ongoing support, and behavioral modification. By facing the challenges of weight loss in such a comprehensive manner, patients are able to achieve their goals, while creating lifestyle changes targeted to maintain their losses.

Numerous factors differentiate Jumpstart Medicine from other less successful weight loss programs, the most important being that this program directly connects the physician to the patient. Dr. Conrad Lai and Dr. Sean Bourke conduct one-on-one meetings with patients, are available to answer questions, and address any challenges a patient might be facing during the weight loss process. Healthy weight loss is a focus of the Jumpstart Medicine program as patients adhere to an adjusted diet of real food tailored specifically to their bodies' needs.

Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Stanford University with Dr. Bourke. Both doctors are also members of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. In addition to working with patients to lose excess weight, preventative care is a major driving force for the program. By helping patients adjust their eating habits, the onset of such health conditions as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol may be avoided. The program also helps improve the health of those already suffering from these conditions, allowing many of them to reduce or discontinue their longstanding medications.

When struggling with one's weight and health, a comprehensive approach with long-term program support is essential and medical guidance is recommended. According to Dr. Conrad Lai, "Studies demonstrate that only 5% of people who lose weight on their own keep the weight off 2 years later, while participants in structured medical weight loss programs like Jumpstart Medicine are more than 10 times as successful."

With its newest offices opening in San Francisco, the doctors and nutrition experts of Jumpstart Medicine bring a healthy weight loss alternative to San Franciscans of all age groups. Plans for additional expansion are also in process.

Newest Jumpstart Medicine Locations in San Francisco:

Established Jumpstart Medicine Locations:

Millbrae, Mountain View, Redwood City, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Denver, CO.

Jumpstart Medicine

Founded in 2007 by Dr. Conrad Lai in San Ramon, California, Bay Area-based Jumpstart Medicine quickly experienced success and immediate growth. In its founding year, Smartloss DBA Jumpstart Medicine opened two additional offices, one in Mountain View and another in Redwood City. To date, Jumpstart Medicine has six operating locations with two additional locations planned for San Francisco in the Fall of 2009. Jumpstart Medicine is a physician-supervised weight loss program specializing in transforming individuals to embrace healthy habits while achieving and sustaining their weight loss goals. Through one-on-one nutrition education, optional medication, exercise guidance, lifestyle coaching, and compassionate support, Jumpstart's team of experts educate the mind and body while successfully guiding patients toward their weight loss goal. For more information, please visit www.jumpstartmedicine.com.

-- 390 Laurel Street, Ste. 207 (Laurel Heights) - Opens September 16, 2009 -- 126 Post Street, Ste. 618 (Financial District) - Opens Mid-October

SOURCE Jumpstart Medicine

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