Lose weight. Gain control.
true. Weight Journey is the program built to help you succeed. Its design is built by women, for women with personalized judgment-free assistance. We work with you to make the most of your unique weight journey and help you build tools within yourself for lifelong success. true. Weight Journey is a highly individualized system, taking your health and your goals into consideration while creating your plan. We want to get to know you, but we want YOU to get to know yourself more than anything.
Personalized weight loss
A membership in the true. Weight Journey program gives women access to our top-notch team. In addition to our board-certified weight loss physician, Dr. Celia Egan, our specialized staff includes a Physician Assistant and a Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner, a Nutritional Coach/Chef and a Licensed Professional Counselor. They are ready to reinforce practical advice to overcome your barriers and recommend the best program for you.
CELIA Egan, MD, DABOM, NCMP
Susanne PETTIGREW, PA-C, NCMP
Ashley WilDman, PHD
Anna Pietrangelo, Nutrition Coach
Join Now For $75/month
Every weight journey will kick off with an hour-long weight consultation. At this appointment, your provider will discuss your personalized weight goals and help you decide a path for your weight journey.
Some patients will choose to start their weight journey with an intensive 12-week program with weekly visits and a very-low calorie diet (VLCD).
For others, monthly visits are designed to launch a transformative weight journey with nutritional optimization and weight management medication.
Some women may choose, a combination of the above. At true., there is no one-size-fits-all. Your weight journey is personalized to you and your lifestyle.
Guilt-Free, Sustainable Weight Loss
We strive to create an environment where patients feel safe to come to us with their struggles. Our program emphasizes guilt-free, empathetic weight loss assistance where no foods are considered “forbidden.” We understand your life is colorful and full of places to go and people to see. There is room for dining out in our program, and we work around your dietary preferences such as veganism, gluten-free, or paleo. Your life doesn’t have to revolve around what you’re allowed to eat.
It's not always about the willpower
What makes our program different? Along with our in-depth personal analysis, medication for metabolic fine-tuning and thyroid issues may need to be addressed to succeed in weight loss. Here at true. we understand how women’s hormones affect weight and that our bodies work uniquely. We like to emphasize community support, and we’ll walk with you every step of the way, and can be there even after you reach your weight loss goals.
Success beyond the scale
Who Am I?
true. Women's Health Process of Care
Tools included with true. Weight Journey
- The true. model gives Weight Journey patients access to their healthcare team 24/7. It’s as easy as sending a text from your mobile phone. Your text is received in our patient portal and is HIPAA compliant
- Appointment Journal: Additional tool to track your health journey and interact with true. team.
- A complementary nutritional consulting session with a true. Nutrition Coach
- MyChart: Your medical record using EPIC where you can access test results
- true. Team: We are available to answer questions and coordinate your care with your PCP
- Symptom Circle®
- SEEDS® ebook
- Up-to-date information on the science behind weight loss including nutritional guidelines, information about weight loss medication, nutritional optimization, effective exercise expansion and metabolic health
Frequently Asked Questions
After paying the $75/month membership fee, your appointments throughout the year will be billed to insurance.
Before your appointment, you should have completed your intake forms as well as described your habits and symptoms. The first appointment will cover your health and weight history, and focus on what goals you envision for yourself.
Very-low calorie diets (VLCDs) are meal replacement plans consisting of bars, shakes, and the like. It provides structure to a person’s diet and ensures minimal caloric intake for quick weight loss results. VLCDs are a great stepping stone to lead patients into a healthy lifestyle.
Patients with a BMI of 30 or greater, and patients with a BMI of 27 or greater with a weight-related condition such as diabetes meet the criteria for medication. Exceptions can occasionally be made. There are approximately a dozen medication options available in addition to hormone treatments, and prescriptions will be reviewed by our obesity medicine specialist.