The patients of Lifestyle Physicians call the practice a family.
On Saturday, several of those “family members” turned out to welcome the weight-loss clinic to Culpeper at it’s new location at 571 B James Madison Highway.
Dr. Sagar Verma has been a practicing internal medicine hospitalist for the last 7 years. He opened the Warrenton location of Lifestyle Physicians almost two years to the day of the Culpeper opening and he received quite a response from the Culpeper community. Almost 60 percent of his clients traveled from Culpeper to Warrenton, so now he’s pleased to be offer a location closer to home.
“It’s amazing, it’s a dream come true for me,” Dr. Verma said. “I work in the hospital here so I have many patients from Culpeper.”
He uses his background and interest in obesity medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help reach a comprehensive approach to a healthier lifestyle and sustained weight loss. Along with Dr. Sheeba Asad, a licensed naturopathic doctor who joined the practice more than a year ago, they help ensure a client’s’ success.
Tripp Butler, Vice President at Virginia Community Bank, is one of the more successful clients the practice has. He’s lost 55 pounds since starting the program and has helped introduce countless others to its benefits.
“I went into this blindly,” Butler said. “I knew he was a good person and it just changed me.”
Butler, an assistant coach for Eastern View High School’s football team, started this journey along with many others on the coaching staff. He said doing the program with friends and co-workers was a huge advantage.
“I have a lot more energy, I eat better,” Butler said. “It’s a total lifestyle deal. I did this with several friends. We had great relationships the whole way through.”
Steve Speelman, Eastern View’s head coach for boys lacrosse, saw his mother taking diabetic pills over the Christmas break and didn’t want to venture down that path as he grew older. He sought out Lifestyle Physicians and made a lifestyle change.
“I was on a path of pre-diabetic,” Speelman said. “Now I have a clean bill of health. I’m very happy. He’s been able to do that for a lot of people.”
Verma said many patients, like Butler and Speelman, have become like family. When he opened the Warrenton location, only five people visited. On Saturday, more than 30 were on hand for the opening of the Culpeper location, with the ribbon cutting being hosted by the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce.
“It’s really exciting for us and we look forward to providing excellent services,” Dr. Verma said.
Want to know more?
What: Lifestyle Physicians
Where: 571 B James Madison Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: (540) 764-4694