"I was happy to be in an environment like this one. Friendly office staff, private weigh ins and personalized care." R.B.
"When I first came to see Dr. Theo, I was desperate. Not only had my primary doctor started me on insulin one year prior, but he warned me that if I didn't change my life, I would be dead before the age of 50. This really scared me. I had tried so many times to control my eating but every time I went on a diet, I would lose weight initially then realize I can't keep up with it only to gain more weight than I originally started with. I'm 36 years old and after having been diagnosed with diabetes since my late 20's, I now felt that I was on the verge of death. After sitting down with Dr. Theo at the first appointment, I was comforted to know that I didn't have to starve myself in order to get the diabetes under control. She reviewed my medical history along with my medications and gave me recommendations that involved an eating plan best suited for my lifestyle. She recognized that certain medications that I was taking, influenced my weight gain. After several months of making moderate changes in my diet, I was able to come off insulin and now I feel less hungry. I lost 35 lbs and since this was enough to keep my diabetes under much better control, I now know what it takes to maintain it. I realized that so much of what I did in the past was to see quick result. I feel better now knowing that my body works better when I fuel it regularly. Thank you Dr. Theo, and Egea Medical for changing my life!" E. J.
"After I was placed on steroids for my rheumatoid arthritis, I ballooned up. This made my joints feel worse and I was unable to exercise. I began using a cane to help me get around. Dr. Theo collaborated with my rheumatologist and we made changes to my medication regimen. I was only then able to lose weight and now don't have to use the cane anymore." B.C.