To make an appointment, call 314-286-2080 and select Option 1.

The Metabolic Weight Management Clinic combines the expertise of physicians, psychologists, registered dietitians and physical therapists to provide a comprehensive approach to the medical management of obesity. It includes medical monitoring, lifestyle modification, nutrition education and increased physical activity—all guided by weight-loss experts.

Obesity is a chronic illness. In America, 2 out of 3 adults over the age of 20 are reported as overweight or obese. Excess weight is associated with many serious health conditions including diabetes, stroke, sleep apnea, heart disease, osteoarthritis and cancer.

Services we offer:

  • Short or long-term assistance with achieving and maintaining weight loss
  • Medically supervised weight loss required prior to bariatric surgery
  • Weight loss prior to other surgeries such as joint replacement or hernia repair
  • Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder

Treatment includes:

  • A comprehensive medical history, physical exam and laboratory testing to evaluate factors contributing to excess weight gain as well as problems caused by excess weight
  • Assessment of nutritional needs and recommendations for dietary modifications
  • Management of obesity-related comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension
  • Use of medications, when desired and appropriate, to assist with weight loss
  • Possible referrals to dietitians or behaviorists (counselors/therapists)

If you have any further questions, please call 314-286-2080.


Weight Management – Evening Program

The Metabolic Weight Management clinic also hosts a separate, out-of-pocket evening program, combining the expertise of physicians, psychologists, registered dietitians and physical therapists to provide a comprehensive approach to the medical management of obesity. The program includes medical monitoring, lifestyle modification, nutrition education and increased physical activity—all guided by weight-loss experts.

Please note again that the weight management evening program is separate from the Metabolic Weight Management clinic. Patients can be seen in the Metabolic Weight Management clinic and choose to either participate or not participate in this evening program. This evening program is an optional, out-of-pocket service, whereas the Metabolic Weight Management clinic itself is billed through insurance.

If you are interested in the program, please email the program manager.


Julia Esswein, MD

Endocrinology
Weight Loss

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4

Jane Heine, DNP

Endocrinology
Weight Loss

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4

Susan Robinson Reeds, MD

Susan Robinson Reeds, MD

Endocrinology
Weight Loss

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4

Meredyth Dawn Schroyer, MMS, PA-C

Endocrinology
Weight Loss

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4

Hani Charles Soudah, MD, PhD

Endocrinology
Weight Loss

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4

Erin Spears, PA-C

Endocrinology
Weight Loss

Locations:
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital – Medical Office Building 4
Village Square – North County