Weight Loss Specialist

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D. -  - Family Medicine

San Gabriel Family Medicine

Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, M.D.

Family Medicine located in Leander, TX

If you’re tired of yo-yo diets that leave you heavier than when you started, or if you’re looking for a healthy way to lose weight for good, physician-assisted weight loss is the answer. Expert and caring physician Rosie Augustin-Wheeler, MD, and her team at San Gabriel Family Medicine in Leander, Texas, custom design weight loss programs that help you shed the pounds and keep them off. To improve your health and achieve the figure of your dreams, call the San Gabriel Family Medicine team about physician-assisted weight loss, or use the online booking form.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why should I lose weight?

Being overweight or obese is a serious health issue.  When you’re overweight, you’re more at risk for serious or life-threatening conditions, including:


  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancers
  • Some other cancers


According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 70% of women and men in the United States are overweight or obese. Find out if you’re overweight or obese by calculating your body-mass index.

Why don’t diets work?

Going on a diet that restricts calories signals your body that you’re starving. After you’ve reached the weight and want and stop the diet, your body holds on to every single calorie and stores it for the next “starvation” period.


Soon, you find yourself gaining back all the weight you lost, or more. Then you try another diet and get the same results. That’s why the diet industry is worth more than  $66 billion, but Americans are heavier than ever.

What is physician-assisted weight loss?

Physician-assisted weight loss is a custom-designed program that helps you change the way you eat and move so that you attain and maintain a healthy weight for life. Physician-assisted weight loss is not just another diet. It’s a set of new habits that you institute with the help of your doctor, along with supportive therapies that help you lose the weight and keep it off.

What treatments are part of physician-assisted weight loss?

The main focus of physician-assisted weight loss is transitioning you to a healthier diet that emphasizes fresh, whole foods and eliminates processed foods and sugar. Because what you eat may have deep emotional and cultural ties, your doctor helps you find alternatives that are just as satisfying and still provide your body with the nutrition it needs.


Your doctor also works with you to find an exercise and movement program that you enjoy. In addition, your doctor may recommend medications that help you burn fat and curb hunger pangs. 


Finally, physician-assisted weight loss comes with a supportive team that cheers you on, notes your triumphs, and encourages you when you feel like you are slipping. After you reach your goal weight, they’re still there, so you can maintain the habits that maintain your new figure.


Don’t try another diet. Get help with physician-assisted weight loss by phoning the San Gabriel Family Medicine team or booking with the online form.