Weight Loss Specialist

Pacific Northwest Primary Care & Laser Aesthetic Services

Laser Aesthetics & Primary Care located in Tacoma, WA

It’s no secret that being overweight carries many health risks, and losing weight can be challenging. Weight loss specialist Laural Schaberg, ARNP, and her team at Pacific Northwest Primary Care in Tacoma, Washington, provide customized weight management plans that can help you lose weight and keep it off. If you’re ready for a healthy new you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Pacific Northwest Primary Care today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss involves regular planned visits with a qualified medical professional who can guide you on your weight loss journey and monitor your health and progress.


Your health specialist at Pacific Northwest Primary Care will provide a plan to help you lose weight that may include nutritional counseling, lifestyle changes, and medications.

What does medical weight loss involve?

Each personalized weight management program begins with an in-depth consultation and evaluation, including a review of your medical history and any necessary tests, such as a hormone panel. Your provider will combine effective weight loss methods, such as:


  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone treatments
  • One-on-one sessions (typically weekly)
  • Weight and body measurement analysis
  • Customized nutrition program, fitness plan, and lifestyle counseling
  • Supplements and vitamins


The health specialists at Pacific Northwest Primary Care take a holistic approach to weight management and advocate consuming more natural foods instead of processed foods.

What is nutritional counseling?

Nutritional counseling involves guidance on how to optimize nutrition and achieve a healthier weight. Your provider will help you decide the best nutritional approach for you. Some of the approaches may include:

Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is primarily inspired by the eating habits of those who lived in Italy, Spain, and Greece in the 1940s and 1950s. The Mediterranean diet usually includes moderate to high consumption of fish, olive oil, fruits, legumes, vegetables, dairy, and lower consumption of nonfish meats.

Paleo diet

The paleo diet is based on foods similar to the natural whole foods scientists believe people ate in the paleolithic era dating from around 2.5-3 million years ago up to the advent of agriculture around 10,000 years ago.

The paleo diet includes meat, nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruit. The paleo diet usually involves limiting or avoiding agricultural foods, such as dairy products, grains, and legumes.

Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet shifts your metabolism to a fat-burning mode. You consume higher amounts of fat, moderate amounts of protein, and lower amounts of carbohydrates. This diet focuses on utilizing fat for energy instead of sugar.

What is HCG?

Pacific Northwest Primary Care offers the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone, or HCG, to help you lose fat. Your body’s natural production of HCG usually drops in your 20s, and supplementing this growth hormone can help patients lose weight and increase their bone mineral content and muscle mass.


HCG is used carefully under medical supervision, and it can act as an appetite suppressant and assist your body in using your own stored fat deposits for nutrition and energy.

To get a weight management consultation, book an appointment online or over the phone with Pacific Northwest Primary Care today.