Weight Management

Grassroots Healthcare

Primary Care Practice located in Tulsa, OK

With more than 35% of adults struggling with obesity, Oklahoma has the third highest rate of obesity in the United States. Dr. Melita Tate and the team at Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma, offers a weight management program designed specifically to meet your health and weight goal needs. Our doctors knows one diet doesn’t work for all and offers many weight-loss options to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. For people without health insurance, Grassroots Healthcare offers a direct care program for a low-cost monthly fee. Call today to set up a consultation or book an appointment online.

Weight Management Q & A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

At Grassroots Healthcare, Dr. Tate focuses on you and your overall wellness. She knows better than anyone that your lifestyle choices are the key to better health and quality of life. If you’re overweight or obese, losing even a small amount of weight can have a significant impact on your physical and mental health, including:

  • Reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Boosting self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Lessening pressure on joints to mitigate pain

If you have heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure, a weight management program that helps you lose the weight and keep it off may allow you to discontinue use of any medication you take to manage these conditions.

What is weight management?

Weight management at Grassroots Healthcare is aimed at finding the method that best helps you lose the weight and keep it off. Dr. Tate knows one diet plan doesn’t work for all, and she offers different options, including:


Keto is a low-carb diet plan that aims to push your body to burn its fat stores for fuel. In addition to helping you lose the weight, the diet is designed to control appetite and reduce cravings.


Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone women produce during pregnancy. The hormone, when given as an injection, is also used as a tool for weight loss. It may help your weight-loss efforts by stimulating your metabolism and reducing your appetite. The hCG diet also includes a low-calorie eating plan that helps you lose weight quickly.

Sugar-free detox

For some people, sugar consumption may cause the brain to release feel-good chemicals that induce a type of addiction. Dr. Tate offers a sugar-free detox to help curb your addiction and reduce your desire for sugar and other unhealthy foods that contribute to weight gain.

Dr. Tate also offers vitamin B12, which may help boost your metabolism, and medication to assist in your weight management efforts.

Why is it so hard for me to lose weight?

Dr. Tate knows that weight loss is a struggle for many. However, you may have an underlying health condition that makes weight loss even tougher. Dr. Tate conducts a thorough examination to find the root cause of your weight issues so she can develop a treatment plan that works for you.

To assist in her diagnosis she may recommend testing for food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies. She may also test your hormone levels to see if an imbalance may be affecting your weight-loss efforts.

For a weight-management program designed just for you, call Grassroots Healthcare or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.