About Us

Our team of weight loss specialists is here for you every step of the way.

Our Licensed Seattle weight loss doctors, located in Kirkland, Washington, meet with you as an individual and provide one-on-one support. Our experienced team of wellness professionals has the expertise to help you reach your goals with comprehensive medical weight loss supervision and behavioral support.

Dr. Christine James

Medical Program Director

Dr. Christine James is a regional leader in obesity medicine. As a naturopathic doctor specializing in obesity medicine, Dr. James addresses the complexities that contribute to weight gain and metabolic dysfunction. A doctorate in naturopathic medicine provided the foundation for her nutritional, dietary, diagnostic, and disease management skills. Advanced training in obesity medicine expanded her expertise and understanding of the multitude of factors involved in weight management. Combining these skills with her compassionate and holistic perspective her intention is to facilitate a unique and transformational weight loss experience for her patients.

The overwhelming success of her program in Seattle area’s Kirkland office has received recognition by regional medical centers, corporations, and insurance programs.

Lauren Archer

Mindfulness Program Director

Lauren Archer directs our Mindfulness Program. With over 25 years in private practice, Lauren is the author of Six Word Lessons on Changing Habits: How to Stop Self-Sabotage and Gain Self-Mastery. She has taught classes in the Community Health Education program at Evergreen Health, and helped thousands of people adopt healthier habits. Her class series, The Art of Mindful Weight Loss, provides mindfulness based, solution focused education and resources to help you maximize your success. Several of her guided imagery audio programs are included as options for our patients.

Dr. Stephen Markus, MD

Co-Medical Director

Dr. Stephen Markus brings over twenty five years of experience integrating both conventional and complementary medicine. As a practicing Psychiatrist, Dr. Markus is the founder and Director of Creekside Medical Center. His clinical practice addresses the role of nutrition and biochemistry to support patient care, recovery from addictions, and sustainable health and wellbeing.

Our weight loss programs are comprehensive and affordable.

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