The Weight Management Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine is dedicated to the care of individuals facing obesity. By applying the most current methods, the clinic helps participants manage their weight and reduce the medical risks associated with excess weight. Participants in the Weight Management Clinic represent a range of lifestyles, ages and careers, including healthcare workers, business professionals, teachers, engineers, mechanics, retirees and students. Managing your weight successfully is a lifelong process, and our participants share a desire to find more enjoyment in life through healthy weight management. 

The Weight Management Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to help you achieve your goals. 

Learn more about the clinic here.


Services

  • 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

Treatments

  • 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)

Meet the Team

Julia Esswein, MD

Julia Esswein, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Jane Heine, DNP

Jane Heine, DNP

Nurse Practitioner


Location

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Medical Building 4
1044 North Mason Road, Suite 330
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Map

Contact

Schedule an Appointment:
Phone: 314-286-2080, Option 1

Fax: 314-286-2085