Dr. Skversky has committed the past 18 years of his professional career to the medical treatment of the overweight patient. He has been at the forefront of treating obesity as a chronic disease using combination drug therapy, in addition to diet and exercise on a long term basis.
You may have seen Dr. Skversky on “The Dr. Oz Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” and “The Early Show” discussing the appropriate use of medication “off label” for long term weight loss. When diet and exercise have repeatedly failed to produce the results you have been told to expect, and you are ready to begin a more aggressive approach …Turn to the program directed by the Bariatric Physician renown and respected in Southern California for the past 37 years. Dr. Robert Skversky’s program is the informed choice for safe, medication assisted, long term weight management.
At Weight No More, I treat overweight and obesity the same way I treat diabetes and hypertension, using combination drug therapy, in addition to diet and exercise protocols. I consider this to be a long term program since we’re treating a long term problem. Although diet and exercise are essential adjuncts of any prudent comprehensive program, they rarely, by themselves, result in long term weight loss control.
Robert Skversky, MD
Dr. Skversky’s Mission Statement/Philosophy
My commitment to my patients goes far beyond just helping them lose weight. My personal hope is that success in our program will be a stepping stone to an increase in self-esteem and will inspire people to achieve and excel beyond what they thought was possible.
The following statement was issued by The National Task Force on Obesity and published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) December 18, 1996.
“BECAUSE OBESITY IS A DISORDER THAT CANNOT BE EXPECTED TO REMIT WITHOUT CONTINUED TREATMENT, SHORT-TERM (WEEKS OR MONTHS) TREATMENT OF OBESITY WITH DRUGS IS GENERALLY NOT WARRANTED. TREATMENT WITH MEDICATIONS WILL LIKELY NEED TO BE CONTINUED FOR YEARS, AND PERHAPS FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE PATIENT, TO SUSTAIN WEIGHT-LOSS AND IMPROVE HEALTH.”
Robert Skversky MD, Medical Director of Weight No More, weighs in on diet, exercise and the use of medication for weight loss and long term weight management:
As a practicing physician who specializes in medical weight loss, “diets” do not work for long term weight control. Obesity is a genetic, metabolic, chronic and progressive disease much like diabetes and hypertension. Chronic diseases need chronic therapy.
Dr. Robert Skversky- Weight No More Medical Associates – Newport Beach – Temecula, CA.
What does Off-Label Mean?
2 min audio clip of Radio Interview.
Dr. Skversky Dispells Weight Loss Myth #3:
Diet Supplements and Injections.
2 min audio clip of 4/14/11 Radio Interview.
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You have probably noticed quite a bit of chatter in the news lately about “off label” use of prescription medication for weight loss and wondered what all the fuss is about. Is it safe? Where can I find a doctor who really knows about this topic?
You have come to the right place! Robert Skversky MD has devoted the past 18 years of his medical practice strictly to treating the overweight patient and is often called upon by the media as an authority on the subject.
In March, he appeared on the Dr. Oz Show to describe his use of some off label medications, such as Topamax, in combination with more commonly used weight loss medications in his Southern California practice. Earlier this year, he was interviewed for a story on Combination Drug Therapy in MORE magazine. Check out the Video Gallery, to view clips of Dr. Skversky’s appearances on the Dr. Oz Show, The TODAY Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America and much more.