Medical (Non-Surgical) Weight Loss
Our team offers a non-surgical approach to weight loss, whether or not you have had bariatric surgery.
Garo Garabedian, MD
, is a primary care physician, Board-certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine. His clinical interests include weight management, hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus type 2 and cardiovascular prevention. Dr. Garabedian speaks English, Armenian, and French.
Catherine Caselini, RN,
obtained her accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Regis College after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in health care administration. Catherine comes to Lawrence General from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she worked on a medical-surgical unit. She prides herself on being able to form connections with her patients and think of unique solutions to patients’ health concerns. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family and two rescue dogs, and being outdoors.
Beth Allison, MS, RD, LDN, holds a master’s in nutrition from Framingham State University. She has over 20 years’ experience in weight management counseling and a passion for healthy cooking. As a dietitian, she provides supportive, compassionate care and motivates patients to find success through their weight loss journey.
Avery Burns, MPH, RD, LDN, received her master’s degree in dietetics from the University of Massachusetts: Lowell and works alongside Beth Allison at the Weight Management & Bariatric Center at Lawrence General Hospital. Her passion is helping patients reach their nutrition goals and improving their quality of life. When she’s not working, she enjoys exercising and trying healthier alternative recipes.
What happens at my first visit?
At your first visit, you will be meeting one of our dietitians. You will then see the doctor to discuss medical options for weight management. The care team might recommend close counseling and accountability visits with our team nurse between your nutrition and medical visits. You will be expected to see the dietitian every one to two months and your doctor every four to six weeks for the first three to four months. The visits will be more spread out once you have found stability on a treatment plan.
Medical (Non-Surgical) Weight Management
FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
Community Medical Associates
575 Turnpike St., Suite 22
North Andover, MA 01845
FOR NUTRITIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Andover Medical Center
323 Lowell St.
West Wing, Suite 302
Andover, MA 01810