Non-Surgical Weight Loss

CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care's Obesity Medicine Program is a non-surgical approach to weight loss that includes:

  • A comprehensive medical examination, including lab testing 
  • A customized plan based on your medical history and weight loss challenges
  • An evaluation, resources and behavioral counseling by a licensed social worker
  • Nutrition counseling with a certified dietitian 
  • Exercise support and monitoring 
  • Medications to support weight loss

Losing weight and maintaining weight loss is a challenging, long term endeavor, and we recognize that each person has special needs. Altering lifetime habits requires education, emotional support and commitment, and our team can help you modify your eating behavior and assist you in making the necessary lifestyle changes that can lead to better healtb

Some patients make multiple attempts at weight loss before lasting success is found – and we’re here to support you every step of the way!



Zepbound, Wegovy and Saxenda are all approved by the FDA for the treatment of obesity. Our providers evaluate patients to determine whether or not a patient might be an appropriate candidate for these drug options.

Treatment Considerations include:

  • BMI of 27 with a health problem such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, etc. or a BMI of 30 or more.
  • No personal history of pancreatitis
  • No personal or family history of thyroid cancer or MEN2

Metabolic Disease

Some GLP1-analogs are approved for the use of metabolic disease such as Type 2 Diabetes and insulin resistance. These medications include Trulicity, Ozempic, and Mounjaro. Our providers will help to determine whether you meet criteria for coverage during the medical examination and testing or work to maximize your current treatment options.

It is important to understand there is currently no FDA approved generic form of semaglutide.

Additional Options

If a GLP-1 analog is not an option, you may be a candidate for other medications such as Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate), Contrave (naltrexone/buproprion), Adipex, or  orlistat.

Your provider may choose to utilize one or more of these medications while working with our team on lifestyle changes.

How Do You Know What Option is Right for You?


Every person has different challenges and goals when it comes to weight loss. That’s why it’s important to talk with weight management specialist who can help you understand your options and determine an approach that’s best for you. To learn more about FDA-cleared weight management aids, call (423) 899-1000 to schedule a consultation at CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care today.

CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care

CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care

7405 Shallowford Road Suite 160
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 899-1000

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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