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Are you looking to lose weight, but having trouble getting started? Michele M. Schulz, M.D. and our practice can help you with a nutritionally sound, scientifically supported weight loss program through LeanMD. As the percentages of children and adults with obesity increases, it is imperative that we empower you with the knowledge to lead a healthy life. This program works because it is flexible and designed to work with your schedule.

To make your weight loss experience effective and comfortable, we employ every available medical tool to help curb your appetite and optimize your metabolic function. We’ll work collaboratively with your primary care physician and specialists to tailor the program to your particular circumstances. We’ve found that many patients are able to improve their laboratory results and reduce the medication needed to control their chronic conditions.

Your comprehensive weight loss consultation and examination initiates a three-phase process to help you achieve your goals: a weight loss phase, a transition phase, and a maintenance (sustainable loss) phase. Each phase is packed with value and interwoven into the next to seamlessly support you along your journey.

How Does LeanMD Work?

There are elements that makes the LeanMD weight loss program effective:

Comprehensive support:
We believe that losing weight should be a team effort, and that is why we provide you with the expertise and the encouragement to succeed. For even more convenience and flexibility, we also offer remote weight monitoring.

Empowering tools and training:
Our mission is to empower you with the knowledge and the experience to take control of your health and to lead a more active life. This includes learning mindfulness, which teaches us to bring nonjudgmental awareness to our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Customized diet planning:
Rapid weight loss is often synonymous with crash dieting and extreme exercise programs, but you can still see fast results with weight loss without compromising your overall health. We begin our programs with a comprehensive health and body composition analysis so that we may identify your nutritional needs and create a diet plan that uses real food to help you shed pounds efficiently. With this approach, you will not only see the results you are after, but you will also feel energized and full throughout each day.

FDA-approved appetite suppressants:
To make the weight loss phase as comfortable and successful as possible, Dr. Michele Schulz offers optional FDA-approved appetite suppressant medications when appropriate to help your body reduce its craving for calories while you learn how to eat smaller portions and be satisfied with less food. We carefully employ only medications with a long history of safe and effective use when paired with a structured weight loss program.

LeanMD supplements:
As you begin to follow a calorie-restricted diet, you may benefit from dietary supplements to sustain proper nutrition and help cleanse the body as you burn more fat. LeanMD uses patented supplements specially formulated for our program to ensure safety and success throughout the weight loss process.

Multi-phase support:
One of the biggest challenges in weight loss is keeping the weight off, which is why our team will continue to work with you through the transitional and maintenance phases of our program, which will let you see greater success in maintaining your target weight.

Call (559) 256-5312 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schulz and take control of your health.

Photo: Michele M. Schulz, M.D.

Michele M. Schulz, M.D.

Photo: Kirk Johnson, P.A.-C.

Kirk Johnson, P.A.-C.

Herndon Campus
1630 East Herndon Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720

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Your LeanMD Team

An ongoing partnership between you and the LeanMD Care Team, along with access to proven weight loss medications, ensures that you have the physical and mental support you need for as long as you need it.

Michele M. Schulz, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. Schulz is the doctor who thoroughly understands the genetic, biological, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity. Her comprehensive approach to treatment includes diet, physical activity, behavior change, and pharmacotherapy.

Kirk Johnson, P.A.-C.
Kirk Johnson is a physician assistant who helps you transition through our LeanMD process. He is responsible for your initial consultation as well as follow-up consultations.

Medical Providers
Are either physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who perform the initial metabolic consultation as well as the follow up consultation when you transition from weight loss to weight maintenance.

Are highly trained staff who meet with you weekly monitor your body composition. Mentors continuously consult with our Medical Providers regarding your progress and any issues that may arise. Guiding you through each step of your wellness journey, mentors are your go-to resource for tips and strategies to make this a successful and positive experience for you.