WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM IN PORTLAND
The VIP Weight Management services are designed to provide whole person, individually tailored evaluation and treatment to help struggling with weight loss. Our weight loss specialist, Dr. Daniel Ananyev DO is dually Certified in Obesity Medicine and Family medicine and provides a comprehensive, evidence-based evaluation of one's health challenges in order to help patients achieve their full potential. This approach is comprised of evaluation of nutrition, physical activity, behaviour, and medications. Additional guidance includes hormonal assessment and nutritional supplement needs.
The treatment is based on most current guidelines by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), American College of Endocrinology (ACE), as well as the American Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). We welcome you to schedule a consultation for a thorough evaluation and treatment recommendations.
Semaglutide (Ozempic/Wegovy/Rybelsus) for weight loss?
Yes, it’s easy, some celebrities take it, it works and it may lower one’s obesity related risks (diabetes, sleep apnea, and even weight related cancers). Semaglutide is a medication that was originally developed to treat diabetes, but recent clinical trials have shown that it can also be effective in helping people lose weight.
Here are some of the benefits of using semaglutide for weight loss:
- Significant weight loss: Clinical trials have shown that people taking semaglutide can lose up to 15% of their body weight, which is significantly more than other weight loss medications.
- Improved metabolic health: Semaglutide has been shown to improve metabolic health by reducing blood sugar levels, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing inflammation.
- Reduced risk of obesity-related health problems: Losing weight with semaglutide can reduce the risk of developing health problems associated with obesity, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
- Appetite suppression: Semaglutide works by reducing appetite and making people feel full faster, which can help people eat less and lose weight.
- Easy to use: Semaglutide is a once-weekly injection, which makes it easier for people to stick to their weight loss plan compared to medications that require daily doses.
It's important to note that semaglutide is not a magic pill for weight loss, and should be used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise. As with any medication, it's important to have an individualized discussion to determine if semaglutide is right for you and to monitor any potential side effects.
We welcome patients interested in weight loss to have a thorough health review with our weight management specialist to consider your treatment options.
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Pillars of Care
1. Individually tailored
2. Costs are clearly defined
Therapeutic approach (you choose)
- One year transformation
Length and frequency visits based on progress.
30 min new patient or restart.
- Follow up
15 min re-evaluation for current patients.
- Ongoing support
15 min remote check-in or additional time during visit.
- Nutritional/Recovery/Aesthetic options
Based on need or per request.
- Respectful approach to oneself and our staff.
- Readiness for financial investment in your health.
- Ability to be present at scheduled visits.
Some of our visits bring up trauma and challenges that take longer to address.
We may be running late even when you are on time.
- Your visit starts when you enter the exam room.
what our patients say
"I definitely plan on utilizing VIP MediSpa as much as I can."
"I’d like to say thanks to Dr. Grishkevich and his staff for making my procedure so painless and easy. I am very pleased with the results and still don’t recognize the person standing in the mirror!"
"Great service! Absolutely the best SPA I have visited in years. Very up-to-date equipment, really liked the interior design. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere created by the gracious hosts and friendly personnel. Great deals/prices for the services, which they provide."
"Thank you all for everything! I will continue to “dance” through life and look as good as I feel!!"
"I just want you all to know how much I appreciate your office and staff. I am doing well – it has been nearly two weeks. I am still sore but the bruising is going away nicely. I am still a little swollen but can definitely see and feel the difference I was hoping for. I thought it was pretty funny when Dr. Max was so candid and said – “I hope you don’t think you will ever have a completely flat tummy…” No, believe me after 5 kids – 4 births – and my mid-life I just don’t want to feel pregnant anymore and that is how I felt. So I already feel better in my clothes and my ego at this stage of my life is good. My emotions are in check right now and I am starting to think about my future as a single, but elderly lady. Thanks so much for the boost. Good work, everyone. Keep it up! I will check in the next time I am in Portland."
"I love it when I look in the mirror now!! The difference is remarkable. I feel that I look natural, but so much better. It is such a joy to come into the spa, the staff is so warm, and make you welcome. You have a lifetime client and friend. Thank you!!"
"Dr. Max and staff are the best! I love the results of SmartLipo so far so good and I will be back for more!"
"Dr. Max, Sonja and the entire staff make my visits feel relaxed and welcoming. I am so happy with my results! Dr. Max is a perfectionist, which is exactly what I wanted. He is caring! Never condescending. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the procedure or Dr. Max to anyone."
"My experience at VIP MediSpa gave me freedom to be the young and healthy me that I feel I am – and to look the part. For the first time in many years I am not ashamed of my body! After years of wishing there was just some way to really be rid of my cellulite, I finally actually achieved what I thought might be impossible, and sometimes it still seems too good to be true. I would do it again in a second. Nothing that I experienced in my mesotherapy procedure was more painful than the years of hiding my body. I would do it again in a second!"
"VIP MediSpa has been wonderful. The Staff are pleasant and very helpful. All my questions were answered to my satisfaction. I’m very happy with the results from all my procedures and can’t wait to do more. Max is great and makes me feel comfortable about my decisions I have made. I recommend VIP to my friends and family."
"I joined the VIP MediSpa during the Grand opening and everyone was so nice! The location and décor are perfect! The service 6 months later is still first rate! I would definitely send my friends and family to them! Thank you so much!"
"Absolutely the best SPA I have visited in years. Very up-to-date equipment, really liked the interior design. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere created by the gracious hosts and friendly personnel. Great deals/prices for the services, which they provide."
"VIP MEDISPA is the best!!!! Dr. Max is a Medical Doctor and his wife a beauty specialist… amazing service! Everything is professional, clean, and friendly! The grand opening was a blast. They offer a range of services at good prices."
"Thank you so much for all you do! I love the results. You have a life-long client and friend. I recommend Dr. Max to anyone who wants to look better and be in the most competent of hands. I appreciate all of you!"
"I am very thankful it was Dr. Max, Sonja and VIP MediSpa who I’ve done this with. Everyone is responsive and helpful, and I know they really care about me. I highly recommend VIP MediSpa."
"I have a very low tolerance for pain – Dr. Max made sure I didn’t feel any discomfort during the procedure."
"I can now wear clothes I haven’t worn in a few years. I put on a pair of work slacks I hadn’t worn since before, and they fell down after I buttoned them! I also am loving that it gave me more incentive to take care of myself better, eat healthier, and exercise more. I am 43 going on 27."
"Great service! Absolutely the best SPA in Portland area I have visited in years. Very up-to-date equipment, really liked the interior design. I particularly enjoyed the atmosphere created by the gracious hosts and friendly personnel. Great deals/prices for the services, which they provide."