Our mission at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is to improve your health and quality of life by delivering effective non-surgical weight loss solutions. We’re here for you, no matter where you are or what your experience with weight loss has been.

If you are seeking to improve your health through weight loss, if you don’t know where to start or which direction to take, we recommend starting with Medical Weight Loss. Our specialized clinicians can help.

Our medical weight loss program uses multiple treatment options that have been proven in clinical trials to greatly improve the chances of weight loss success. 

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You have many weight loss options

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health offers many methods of weight loss management including medical weight loss, endoscopic options and bariatric surgery.

The medical weight loss program delivers a wide variety of personalized options including lifestyle management and nutrition counseling, FDA-approved medications, and other weight loss options based on your unique needs. We help you through the process of goal setting and creating the best plan that is right for you. Even very modest weight loss has been shown to have meaningful health benefits.

Learn more about the benefits of weight loss: 

Understanding Body Mass Index (BMI)

Medical Weight Loss

BMI is an estimate of your body fat level based on your height and weight. A high BMI weight category indicates the potential for health problems. Your BMI estimates how much you should weigh, based on your height.

For your convenience the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has BMI calculators for adults

Use the chart below to see what category your BMI falls into, and whether you need to be concerned about your weight. 

We're Here For You

We focus on evidence-based weight loss solutions with published scientific evidence for success and use FDA-approved medications and procedures.


Experienced Physicians  Nurse Practitioners  Registered Dietitians

We collaborate with and often refer to programs, such as the YMCA, to help with lifestyle changes and management based on your health and weight loss goals.

Learn more about the process: 

Our team is available in-person and virtually at multiple locations throughout the Puget Sound. We recommend your initial visit be in-person and will work with you to schedule virtual or in-person follow-up appointments.

Call today to schedule an appointment

Bainbridge Island

Ruth E. King, DNP, ARNP, FNP

Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center


Bonney Lake

Archana M. Rajan, MD

Franciscan Medical Clinic – Bonney Lake



Kristopher S. Dunbrack, MD

Franciscan Medical Clinic – Enumclaw


Federal Way

Robert Eager, MD

Franciscan Medical Clinic at St. Francis


Mahmuda Tasneem, MD

Kelsey G. Moore, ARNP

Danielle J. Norris, ARNP

Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center


Ajay Sharma, MD

Jake A. Ramiro, MD

Franciscan Medical Clinic – Federal Way


Kadapalakere Reddy, MD

Franciscan Endocrine Associates at St. Francis



Megha V. Rao, MD, MHA

Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center




Ester A. Yang, PA-C

Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center




Kristie Blade, MD

Virginia Mason Lynnwood Medical Center



Michelle S. Lam, MD

Kevin O. Means, MD   

Emily A. Speca, DNP, ARNP

Virginia Mason Medical Center



Kadapalakere Reddy, MD

Franciscan Endocrine Associates at St. Joseph


University Village 

Twiggy Lee, MD

Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center