Medical Weight Management

Dixon Medical Associates -  - Internal Medicine

Dixon Medical Associates

Internal Medicine & Body Contouring Specialist located in Reno, NV

When you are overweight, your risk for chronic disease and other complications increases significantly. Ritu Varma Dixon, MD, of Dixon Medical Associates offers personalized medical weight management for men and women in Reno, Nevada. Your customized plan helps you achieve your goals and profoundly improve your overall health and wellness. For your personalized medical weight management plan, call or schedule an appointment online.

Medical Weight Management

What is medical weight management?

Medical weight management offers physician-assisted guidance for weight loss, ensuring you lose weight safely and effectively. Medical weight management is an integral part of the personalized medicine you receive at Dixon Medical Associates as part of the MDVIP Annual Wellness Program.

As an MDVIP-affiliated practice, Dixon Medical Associates develops your medical weight management plan to fit your specific needs. Your plan may include:

  • Body composition testing
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Dietary or nutritional support
  • Specialized dietary plans
  • Behavioral and lifestyle changes
  • Weight loss medications
  • Nutritional supplements
  • One-on-one health counseling
  • Customized fitness plans


Medical weight management is about more than just helping you achieve a certain number on the scale. Keeping your weight in a healthy range benefits your overall health and wellness in ways that may significantly affect your quality of life.

Why do I need medical weight management?

When you’re overweight or obese, it places increased demand on every system of your body. Medical weight management helps to lower your risks for health complications, such as:

  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Insulin resistance and poor metabolism
  • Kidney and lung disease
  • Weakened immune system
  • Frequent infections
  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Joint and muscle strain
  • Nutritional deficits 
  • Chronic pain and fatigue
  • Infertility and poor sexual health
  • Hormonal imbalance


A commitment to a healthy weight range is a commitment to your short and long-term health. The team at Dixon Medical Associates is with you every step of the way. 

What are the benefits of medical weight management?

With medical weight management at Dixon Medical Associates, you get more than just diet plans and suggestions for activity. You get a focused, personalized plan of care based on an intimate knowledge of your health and medical status. 

In addition to lowering your risks for disease, personalized medical weight management offers benefits, such as:

  • Identification of your weight-loss patterns
  • Lifestyle-specific dietary and fitness plans
  • Removal of barriers to weight loss
  • Expedited weight-loss results
  • Prevention of weight-loss plateaus
  • Realistic goal-setting
  • Prevention of unhealthy weight loss
  • Prevention and treatment of eating disorders


Once you meet your weight loss goals, Dixon Medical Associates can help you maintain a healthy weight and continue to improve your overall health.

For personalized medical weight management, call or schedule an appointment online with Dixon Medical Associates today.