Weight Loss Specialist

Sedona Regenerative Medicine

Forrest D Lanchbury, M.D., DVM

Regenerative Medical Center & Functional Medicine located in COTTONWOOD, AZ

Increasing numbers of people struggle with weight loss despite their best efforts. If you're finding it hard to lose weight, board-certified obesity medicine expert Forrest Lanchbury, MD, DVM, of Sedona Regenerative Medicine in Cottonwood, Arizona, can help. Dr. Lanchbury offers medical weight loss programs that provide all the information and support you need to lose weight for good. To find out how to get started with medical weight loss, call the Verde Valley office, or schedule a consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss so vital to health?

Weight loss can make a considerable, life-changing difference to your health because being overweight or obese is responsible for many common health problems. Carrying excess weight increases your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint pain


Being obese can also make you more vulnerable to certain cancers, causes chronic fatigue and lack of energy, and often leads to depression and anxiety. Therefore, weight loss is one of the most beneficial ways of improving your overall health and well-being.

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss involves the use of safe, effective, evidence-based interventions to help you lose weight. Dr. Lanchbury offers personalized medical weight loss programs to patients struggling with their weight, starting by checking for any underlying health problems that could be making weight loss more challenging for you.

Conditions like diabetes and hypothyroidism affect your metabolism, which makes it harder for you to lose weight and could make you gain weight. A hormonal imbalance could also make it difficult for you to lose weight. Other disorders, like heart disease, can affect your ability to exercise comfortably. 

If you put your body under too much stress trying to follow a standard exercise plan, you could make your heart problems worse. Before you start on a medical weight loss program, Dr. Lanchbury completes a detailed physical exam, checks vital heart and lung functions, and records your blood pressure.

This approach to weight loss ensures that you aren't doing anything that could pose a risk to your health and addresses the issues that might hold you back from reaching your weight loss goals. Dr. Lanchbury continues to see you for regular health reviews throughout the course of your weight loss program at Sedona Regenerative Medicine.

What does a medical weight loss program involve?

Successful weight loss results from a healthy diet and consistent exercise. The aim is to consume fewer calories each day than your body needs, which makes it use its fat stores. Because everyone is different, what works best for you might not work so well on someone else, which is why your program requires personalization.

Some of the approaches Dr. Lanchbury might use in your medical weight loss program include:

  • Healthy eating advice
  • Nutritional consultations
  • Exercise consultations
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • MIC (methionine, inositol, and choline) injections
  • BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy)


He only uses medications like prescription appetite suppressants when absolutely necessary, preferring to help you lose weight using natural methods.

You could also participate in the Lipo-Light advanced slimming and toning program, which combines medical weight loss with noninvasive body contouring procedures.

If you're having trouble losing weight, let Dr. Lanchbury help. Call Sedona Regenerative Medicine today or book an appointment online.