Johannes Ramirez, MD -  - Gynecologist

Johannes Ramirez, MD

Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Oxnard, CA

Weight Loss Specialist

Dr. Johannes Ramirez is an OBGYN who practices out of Oxnard, Camarillo, CA and provides consultation and custom-designed treatment for weight loss according to each patient’s unique medical profile.

Weight Loss Q & A

by Johannes Ramirez, MD

Why a Doctor for Weight Loss?

There are more popular weight loss programs than there are days in the year, so why does anyone need physician-directed weight loss? Only a doctor can give patients a customized medical weight loss program tailored to their particular medical profile.

Our clinic takes advantage of state-of-the-art equipment to provide medical analysis and measure a patient's body composition. We custom-design a plan based on the hormonal disorders, medications, unique metabolism, and other medical issues unique to each patient. Weight loss programs can range from B-12 injections to appetite suppressants combined with advice from our support team and exercise.

What Comes First?

Every weight loss plan begins with an initial consultation, which includes:

  • Comprehensive body composition profile to determine body fat percentage, BMI, predicted muscle mass, and total water weight
  • Discussion about current metabolic issues, current medications, and medical and surgical history
  • Programs projected weight loss
  • EKG - if this shows no abnormalities and a normal sinus rhythm, medications can be prescribed that day

What Kind of Weight Loss Programs Can be Expected?

After enrolling in one of our programs, measurements and before and after pictures are taken. A plan is set up for bi-weekly tracking of fat percentage and distribution, BMI, muscle mass, weight, and water weight. Work out timings and meetings are scheduled for encouragement and support.

Oral appetite suppressants, like Phentermine and Qsymia, are usually prescribed. Both reduce a patient’s appetite while still allowing them to enjoy their own homemade meals. Injections may be used in the place of orals to boost a patient’s energy and metabolize fat. This include:

  • B-12 injections which are done weekly. B-12 is a water-soluble and essential vitamin the body uses to maintain blood and nerve cells. This assists the body in metabolizing fat and protein into energy.
  • Lipo B injections are done bi-weekly. Lipo B contains amino acids and vitamins that help aid proper liver function. A healthier liver works better in cleansing the body of toxins. Lipo B also helps the body metabolize fat and promote the flow of bile and fat from the liver.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Johannes Ramirez, MD accepts most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Family PACT
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

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    "My wife sees Dr. Ramirez and all I can say is WOW! A doctor who actually listens & takes time with his patients figuring out their needs. Breath of fresh air!"

    Dave L.
Johannes Ramirez, MD
750 Gonzales Road, #120
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-485-8515
Fax: 805-247-1893
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