Weight Management
Successful, healthy, weight control is possible with the right tools and support. We offer an outstanding weight loss program which is designed specifically for each individual. Under the direction of Dr. Daws your goal weight can be attained with the assurance that nutritional needs are being met. And best of all we can help you keep it off.

Obesity is a serious medical condition and everyone should expect reasonable results without assuming that any program will provide magical results. No product, medication, or supplement can guarantee safe weight loss and every weight loss program must follow an approved diet and exercise program. It is for this reason that we recommend and require detailed blood work and testing, complete medical histories, and exams prior to using any weight loss product. By testing your blood, we can rule out a number of serious medical problems such as heart disease, prostate cancer, hormone imbalance, and endocrine disorders before we start a treatment program. Each of these conditions can exist without any symptoms, but a simple blood test can catch the problem early and give you a better chance of successful treatment. Through regular testing, your health can be better monitored and a baseline that is easy to track can be established.


Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Lose an average of 1 lb everyday, safely. HCG is believed to directly affect bad body fat while protecting your body's good fat and muscle loss. This may also allow people to lose weight without the typical problem of sagging skin and muscle depletion. HCG helps to naturally reduce your appetite by mobilizing fat as an energy source. Independent studies have shown that people using HCG tend to feel better and therefore, were less irritable, coped better, and had their quality of sleep improve. HCG can be used in men and women.

Dr. Simeons' Manuscript - Pounds & Inches A NEW APPROACH TO OBESITY

After years of researching different weight management plans and programs, I am proud to tell you about the "Take Shape For Life" program featuring Medifast products.  During the last few months, my staff and I have been evaluating this program and are very excited to offer it to our patients. With this program you can lose weight fast and keep it off for good. 

This is not a magic pill, nor is it a new “diet”.  It is a complete lifestyle program featuring great tasting meal replacements combined with the education and support from our team.  It has been clinically proven at reputable institutions, like Johns Hopkins University, to be safe and effective.  Studies show that the average person lost 2-4 pounds per week without hunger, cravings or loss of muscle tissue, while experiencing significant improvements in existing health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.  This program is also very affordable and most people find that it costs about as much as they are currently spending on eating.  It also teaches patients to balance their blood sugar by eating every 2 to 3 hours. 

Patients also receive guidance from a personal weight management coach. The coaches’ job is to help the patient through their weight loss journey.  There is no extra charge for the coach.  TSFL (Medifast) includes this service with their program.   The patients also have access by e-mail or an 800 phone number to a corporate team of physicians, nurses and dietitians through the program.

Appetite Suppressants
Sympathomimetic appetite suppressants are used in the short-term treatment of obesity. Their appetite-reducing effect tends to decrease after a few weeks. Because of this, these medicines are useful only during the first few weeks of a weight-loss program. The sympathomimetic appetite suppressants can help you to lose weight while you are learning new ways to eat and to exercise. Changes in eating habits and activity level must be developed and continued long-term in order for you to continue losing weight and to keep the lost weight from returning.
These medicines are available only with your doctor's prescription.

You must follow a reduced-calorie diet while using an appetite suppressant in order to lose weight. Also, in order to keep the lost weight from returning, changes in diet and exercise must be continued after the weight has been lost

The vitamin cocktail included in the B12 and Lipotropic shots are compounds that enhance liver function and increase the flow of fats and bile from the liver and gallbladder. By definition, a lipotropic substance decreases the deposit, or speeds up the removal of fat (lipo = fat, tropic = stimulate) within the liver. The key amino acids used to make these shots are: Vitamin B12, Choline, Methione, and Inositol.

Lipotropics is a fancy word for three amino acids that are essential for the health of your liver. Your liver is the organ responsible for removing fat and toxins from your body, so if it is healthier, it will work better for you. B12 gives you a huge energy boost, which helps you to burn calories.

Vitamin B12 is essential for helping to form new, healthy cells in the body. It also boosts energy, helping to increase activity levels.

Choline supports the health of the liver in its processing and excretion of chemical waste products within the body. Moreover, it is required for the transport and metabolism of fats and cholesterol within the body, which is important for the healthy support of the endocrine, cardiovascular and hepatic systems.

Methione is one of the sulphur-containing amino acids (cysteine & cystine are others) and is important for many bodily functions. It acts as a lipotropic agent to prevent excess fat buildup in the liver and the body, is helpful in relieving or preventing fatigue and may be useful in some cases of allergy because it reduces histamine release. Patients with a Sulfa (Sulfonamide) allergy should not take this injection.

Inositol, a nutrient belonging to the B vitamin complex, is closely associated with choline. It aids in the metabolism of fats and helps reduce blood cholesterol. Inositol participates in the action of serotonin, a neurotransmitter known to control mood and appetite.

These injections are typically given once a week.

Bio-Identical Hormones
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy  (BHRT)
In 2005 my wife and I attended the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) national conference. **A4M is a medical society dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to optimize the human aging process. I have to admit we attended this conference for selfish reasons as much as for the benefit of our patients. Feeling the effects of aging ourselves, we were seeking answers as to how we could best treat our own symptoms. 

It was quite overwhelming to hear about all the breakthroughs in treating hormone imbalances. Overwhelming because it was so different from what I learned in medical school and it is more complex than just writing a prescription to treat the symptoms. The use of synthetic hormones had caused harm to many women and because of this many doctors are reluctant to treat hormone imbalances at all. The problem with that philosophy is that patients still have symptoms that can make life miserable. Most of my new patients who come in with the classic hormone imbalance symptoms are being treated with anti-depressants and anti-anxiety drugs, but Americans do not have a Xanax deficiency, they have a hormone deficiency.  I believe there are a lot of patients that benefit from the use of these medications. I also believe they are over prescribed because many doctors are reluctant, or don’t know how, to treat the real problem which many times is a hormone deficiency. I too was reluctant to go in this direction but my patients want relief of symptoms brought on by Menopause and Andropause. Some of the most common symptoms caused by hormone imbalances are headaches, difficulty sleeping, loss of sex drive, hot flashes, irritability, depression, loss of energy, and difficulty losing weight. These symptoms are also connected to your stress levels, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and the environmental toxins your body is exposed to on a daily basis. Remember that your symptoms are your body’s way of asking for more support.

In January 2006 Oprah aired 3 shows about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Oprah’s shows focused on the positive use of BHRT under the supervision of highly trained physicians. After Oprah and her guest, Suzanne Somers aired, the interest in bioidentical hormones exploded. Suzanne Somers has written several books on the subject. Her first book “Ageless, The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones” includes references from 16 leading experts on anti-aging. Many of these experts were speakers at the A4M conference I had attended. It was apparent that I had to learn as much as possible because the public was now aware of their options and doctors needed to be prepared with the right solution. 

3 common questions asked about  Bioidentical Hormones

What are bioidentical hormones?   
Are bioidentical hormones better and safer than synthetic hormones?   
Is BHRT the answer to my problems?  
Can BHRT be used for breast cancer patients?   

Nutritional Supplements
In the past few years we have found some outstanding nutritional supplements that contain the essential nutrients needed fill in the nutritional gaps so common in our modern diet. These supplements are all bio-available, meaning your body actually uses the nutrients rather than making expensive urine. Unless you grow your own organic foods it is impossible to get the nutrients necessary to sustain basic health and it is certainly impossible to obtain the optimum health necessary to have a long, healthy, happy life.

Juice Plus  
Juice Plus is actually Whole Food Nutrition rather than a nutritional supplement. It is “juicing” with the water and most of the sugar removed from the fruits, vegetables and berries. The best way to meet our nutritional needs is with WHOLE FOODs without chemicals and additives.

Vegetable gardens. Fruit orchards. They give us nature's bounty and provide the foundation for healthy living and good nutrition.

The latest dietary guidelines and clinical research consistently emphasize that people need to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve their chances of living long and healthy lives. And scientists learn more every day about the nutritional power packed into every tomato, cranberry, and piece of broccoli. Antioxidants. Phytonutrients. Vitamins. Fiber. And more.

There is no substitute for eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, at least 7-13 servings every day. But if you're like most people, you don't eat enough fruits or vegetables or enough variety. And those fruits and vegetables that we do eat tend to be over processed, over-cooked, or too far removed from the field. Juice Plus+ provides the nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains in convenient and inexpensive capsule form. 
Juice Plus+ Orchard Blend contains seven of the most nutritious fruits around: apples, oranges, pineapple, cranberries, peaches, acerola cherries, and papaya. 
Juice Plus+ Garden Blend contains ten nutrient-dense vegetables and grains: carrots, parsley, beets, kale, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, and rice branandoat bran.

Taking Juice Plus+ capsules every day provides the nutritional foundation we so desperately need that is so lacking in our diets today.
People often turn to vitamins and other nutritional supplements to improve their diets. Unfortunately, vitamins alone can't begin to replicate the thousands of different nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables.

You see, Americans don't suffer from a vitamin deficiency; we suffer from a whole food deficiency. And this deficiency affects the young and old alike.

Supplements - MD Prescriptives Nutraceuticals