Accessibility Accessibility Widget

Medical Weight Loss

A Sound Approach

Kirkland & Seattle Medical Weight Loss at Sound Medical Weight Loss

We know that losing weight is so much more complicated than eating less and exercising more. Obesity is a disease; in fact, obesity is a complex metabolic neuro-endocrine disorder. Sound Medical Weight Loss specializes in medical weight loss to help you achieve your long-term weight loss goals with customized advice and treatments. If you live in the Eastside Seattle area, schedule a consultation at Sound Medical Weight Loss in Kirkland, Washington. Dr. Christine James and her team will work with you to understand your barriers to weight loss, provide appropriate treatment, and help you meet your weight loss goals. Call or schedule an appointment online today.

So Much More than a Weight Loss Program

What is Medical Weight Loss?

Our medical weight loss program is a comprehensive approach to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, combining various strategies for long-term success. Our program offers personalized guidance and support tailored to your individual needs based on the following key strategies: 

So Specialized

Doctor supervision is critical throughout the entire process. All our providers have received advanced certification and training in obesity medicine to give you expert health-centered supervision, medical guidance, feedback and support. 

So Detailed

Body composition analysis at every check in gives you the data-driven progress you need to feel empowered that goes way beyond the numbers on a scale. 

So Supportive

Weight Loss Medications may also be prescribed during your treatment plan to assist with appetite control and metabolic regulation. With the new FDA approved anti-obesity medications, you don’t need to struggle against the myriad of signals produced by your brain and body that make losing weight so hard. 

So Mindful

Mindfulness coaching helps you to develop a positive relationship with food and body image, fostering behavioral changes and stress reduction techniques. 

So Nutritious

Nutrition counseling provides education and tools to support balanced eating habits (with REAL FOOD - not meal replacements!), portion control, and meal planning, empowering you to make healthier food choices. 

So Holistic

Our Sound Supplements target specific nutrient needs during weight reduction to support healthy blood sugar levels, reduce cravings, strengthen immune system, promote a healthy gut, improve mood, and support fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Our precision supplements were designed to enhance your overall success.

So Customized

Our Custom App guides you along the way with daily content and includes grocery lists, recipes, motivation, guided meditations, education and more at your fingertips! 

So Successful

By addressing the physical, metabolic, emotional, and behavioral aspects of weight management, our multifaceted approach provides you with the tools for success, enhancing your ability to lose weight and keep it off. 

So Unique, So YOU!

What are the benefits of Medical Weight Loss?

Our medical weight loss program is founded on evidence-based science and the understanding of the complex interrelated factors that contribute to weight gain and difficulty losing weight. These include physical (neurochemical, metabolic, and endocrine imbalances and dysfunction) psychological, environmental, genetic, and lifestyle factors that can overlap. These complex variables demand a comprehensive approach informed by what researchers and weight loss experts know. Blending a proven program methodology, medication management, nutrition and dietary counseling, mindfulness coaching, and accountability check-ins, our program offers the tools and inspiration to help you achieve and maintain your ideal weight. 

The Road to Successful Weight Loss

Your Medical Weight Loss Program 

How It Works:

First Visit: New Patient Evaluation

We start with a 45-minute evaluation by a medical provider, which can be billed to your insurance or paid out of pocket. During this visit the provider gets a thorough intake of your health and weight history. In person visits include a full body composition analysis on our hospital-grade cutting edge SECA scale. We’ll review our program options and recommend the most appropriate program for you. 

Second Visit: Start Your Program

At your “Start Program” visit, you’ll be enrolled in one of our programs and get access to all of your program materials, including the Sound Weight & Wellness App. At this visit we review any existing labs and order more labs as necessary, start the prescription medication process, recommend precision supplements, provide full program instructions, and schedule your monthly follow-up visits for your six month program of choice.

Monthly Visits During Your Six Month Intensive Program

You’ll follow up with your physician at least once per month, get monthly body composition analysis weight checks, and receive daily guidance from our custom Sound Weight & Wellness App.

During your extended monthly medical visits you'll receive medical oversight, accountability, nutrition guidance, medication management, behavioral support, health and lifestyle education, exercise recommendations, and additional effective strategies to enhance your weight loss.

You’ll have access to your provider and your weight loss team through our secure messaging system. 

Ongoing Membership

Upon completion of your six month program, you will be enrolled in our Ongoing Membership if you have more weight to lose and need ongoing medication or hormone management. We continue to support you as long as needed with monthly provider visits, continued access to the provider, labs, and a monthly body composition analysis. 

Balance Membership

Once you’ve reached your weight goal and no longer need medications, you may enroll in our Balance Membership to stay connected with your weight loss team. The Balance Maintenance Program gives you continued access to the essential resources and accountability you need to maintain your weight loss.

So Worth It! 

Program Membership

Our weight loss programs are surprisingly affordable. Because our programs are physician-supervised, the provider visits and many of the labs are covered by most insurances, helping to lower your out-of-pocket costs.

Physician Visits are Billed to Insurance

Let our experts guide you! All our health care providers have received advanced training and certification in obesity medicine and are contracted with most insurance carriers. Your doctor visits are billed separately from the monthly membership fee. For our cash-pay and Medicare patients, ask us about our self-pay fee structure.

*The patient is responsible for insurance co-pays, deductibles, uninsured balances, lab fees, medications, supplements, and any other fees that are not covered by insurance.

Monthly Program Fees

Your monthly program fee includes the program support services and materials and is NOT billable to insurance. The monthly fees are your out of pocket responsibility. The monthly membership fee does NOT include the provider visits, unless you select the self pay plan. You may use your Flex Spending Account or Health Savings Account for out of pocket monthly membership fees.

Quantum Medical Weight Loss

Our corporate weight loss programs partner with employers to provide insurance-covered weight loss support as part of employee benefits. For questions regarding your benefits, feel free to contact us by phone or online.

Employers who are interested in providing medical weight loss benefits for their employees, can learn more at our Corporate Plans page.

For employees of Microsoft, our Quantum Medical Weight Loss program is our most comprehensive and elite corporate program and is available through your Microsoft employee benefits. Visit our Microsoft Program page or contact us to learn more about your corporate employee benefits coverage and find out if you qualify.  

So Supportive 

Your Medical Weight Loss Consultation

At Sound Medical Weight Loss, we are with you every step of the way. We put YOU at the center of your journey and empower you with the tools for lasting success. Call today to schedule your initial 45-minute Health Evaluation with our weight loss physicians located in the Seattle area in Kirkland, WA. We look forward to partnering with you on your path to better confidence, health, and quality of life. 

So Confident

Medical Weight Loss Results

Our medical weight loss patients make real progress through our attentive and evidence-based medical support. Although everyone’s journey is different; studies show that individuals who participate in a medical weight loss program incorporating anti-obesity medications can lose up to 15 to 22 percent of their body weight. Weight reduction can significantly improve your health by reducing your risk factors such as heart disease, diabetes, degenerative joint disease and cancers.Just as importantly, mindfulness and nutrition coaching provide the tools for lasting success. By achieving and maintaining your ideal weight, you may find that you can participate in a wider variety of activities, enjoy self-expression through more clothing options, and act with greater confidence in your personal and professional life. Reaching a number on the scale is only one part of the picture. True success means embracing a more beautiful quality of life. 

Medical Weight Loss

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. This is a medically supervised weight loss program and all our medical specialists are licensed healthcare providers. Medications and/or supplements prescribed by a physician may also qualify as medical expenses under some plans.

No, Medicare and Medicaid do not provide coverage for our weight management services. However, we do offer self-pay monthly payment options that include the provider visits. 

Insurance coverage and deductibles vary with each policy. Typically, insurance plans do not cover nutritional supplements and specialty labs, which may be recommended for your treatment. The new anti-obesity medications are covered only under a few select insurance plans. We recommend that you call your insurance about anti-obesity medication coverage. We have sourced affordable, safe and effective alternative medications if your insurance does not include anti-obesity medications.