In addition to moderating the Type 1 workshop and delivering a talk on the ‘Factors that predict weight loss or improved food relationship,’ Dr. Tro Kalayjian presented the impressive results stemming from the partnership between a manufacturing company and Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss, a metabolic health clinic, at the SMHP Low Carb Conference in Boca. Dr. Laura Buchanan and Dr. Matthew Calkins were key players in delivering top care in the Employee Wellness program, which incorporated patient empowerment, a ketogenic diet, and a dedicated care team, resulted in a remarkable total weight loss of 2,141.6 lbs, prioritizing employee well-being and indicating potential cost savings.
Dr. Laura Buchanan expresses how thrilled she is to share the 1-year results, “Beyond the 2100 pounds of weight loss amongst the 49 participants, which is incredible, the thing that excites me the most is the improvement in quality of life that patients would tell me about during our appointments. Being able to get off of multiple medications, riding a bike again, use their original wedding ring again, ride a roller coaster again, and having the energy and physical ability to walk around disney with their grandchildren – people’s lives are really changed forever and I am honored to be a part of their journey to better health. I am hoping by sharing our data it will inspire others to learn how to help patients make sustainable lifestyle changes and encourage more research in the low-carb community.”
Another standout moment at the conference was PA-C. Dugandzic’s case report on a patient with Cushing’s Disease, highlighting the transformative impact of a low carb diet. Mary’s presentation emphasized the need for clinicians to consider hormone etiologies in patients struggling with weight gain.
Reflecting on the conference, Mary expressed, “It was special to share our patient’s success with a low carb diet and highlight the importance of community in creating positive changes.
In a commitment to advancing metabolic health, Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss introduced the licensing option for the Doctor Tro App, a valuable metabolic health app. Open to any practitioner, this includes SMHP professionals, offering a broader reach. Practitioners can schedule a call to explore app integration, providing full premium access to support individuals on their low carb journey.
The results and initiatives unveiled at the SMHP Low Carb Conference underscore Dr. Tro and his team’s dedication to empowering individuals for metabolic well-being, embracing a community-driven approach to life-changing health outcomes.