Health & Fitness Guide: Medimorphosis Physician Assisted Weight Loss

Medimorphosis Physician Assisted Weight Loss is the place to turn to if you have made a serious resolution to lose and manage your weight. This customized, physician-supervised program, under the direction of Dr. Claudia Huegel, a dually board-certified family physician and bariatric physician, offers a comprehensive approach to weight management. It starts with a complete medical evaluation to identify any physical, medical, environmental, behavioral, or emotional triggers that contribute to the patient’s weight. A treatment plan is then custom-designed and the initial 12-week-long phase includes weekly visits, a research-based and often genetically determined food plan, and cognitive and behavioral counseling to help you change the way you think and lead to permanent behavioral change, along with medication where appropriate, and an arsenal of proven-effective tools for weight loss and maintenance.

In addition, yoga instruction and mind-body medicine techniques, i.e. meditation, biofeedback, and breathing techniques, are incorporated into treatment. Every patient is an individual and, therefore, each program is customized to his or her specific needs. The very effective program works for all and is especially helpful for those with medical conditions brought on by weight who require close monitoring and attention. Dr. Huegel is joined by her experienced and compassionate staff, including behavioral counselor Lisa Kaplan and family physician and bariatrician Dr. Carol Penn.

Medimorphosis is located at 499 Broad Street in Shrewsbury. They’re open Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They’re closed Tuesdays and weekends. Call (732) 389-0131 or visit their very comprehensive website at or on Facebook and Twitter.