Weight Loss Specialist

Weight Loss services offered in Maricopa, AZ

Weight loss is one of the most impactful improvements most people can make to overall health and wellness, but it isn’t always easy to shed extra pounds. At Vitiello Primary Care in Maricopa, Arizona, JoAnn Vitiello, FNP-C, offers highly personalized weight-loss treatment that can help you reach and maintain your goals. Begin today by booking a visit online or over the phone.


We offer:

  • Semaglutide
  • Tirzepatide injections
  • Inbody scanner for more accurate results.

Why is weight loss so challenging?

Many people struggle with their weight, and decades of research now show that weight loss is more complicated than a simple matter of calories in/calories out. The reasons why so many Americans are overweight or obese are complex and differ from one person to the next.


The modern food supply is a big part of the problem. Fast food is readily available, and grocery store aisles are packed with highly processed food, often with misleading labeling promoting health benefits.


Our modern lifestyles share the blame. More time spent in front of screens at home, at work, and in social settings leaves little room for getting outdoors and staying active. High levels of stress and poor sleep quality also contribute to the problem.


It’s no wonder more than half of all Americans are overweight or obese, and those numbers continue to climb at a steady pace.

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Carrying a significant amount of extra weight is among the more harmful things to your overall health and wellness. Some of the health issues clearly linked to being overweight or obese include:


  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Cognitive problems 
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression


Virtually every organ and system within your body is negatively affected by being overweight or obese. The more weight you carry and the longer it takes you to reach a healthy weight, the higher your risk level for these and many other health problems. 

How is medically supervised weight loss different?

At Vitiello Primary Care, medically supervised weight loss begins by focusing on your health. The process starts with a comprehensive physical exam, including lab work to better understand how your body is functioning on a cellular level. 


If hormonal imbalance is contributing to your weight struggles, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help. JoAnn creates a personalized treatment plan to restore optimal hormonal balance and monitors your progress over time. 


A discussion of your goals is also important. JoAnn works with you to not only determine how you reached your current weight, but how you can move forward to a healthier weight that supports your desired lifestyle.


Customized nutrition planning is a big part of the process. There are no fad diets and no secret weapons; you simply learn how to change your approach to nutrition and make meaningful and sustainable lifestyle improvements. 


Learning how to incorporate more movement into your daily routine is also essential. Here again, there’s no quick fix or extreme exercise plan to follow. You learn how to increase your exercise levels gradually and focus on how to acknowledge the improvements in your quality of life.


When you’re ready to begin, call the office to schedule a visit, or book using the simple online scheduling tool.