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Weight Loss Specialist

Mariposa Medical Associates

Internist located in Smyrna, GA

Struggling to lose weight on your own? Mariposa Medical Associates can help at their office in Smyrna, Georgia. Faye Vargas, MD, and her team provide the latest medical weight loss treatments to help you maintain a healthy weight. In addition to lifestyle and nutritional counseling, the team offers Thorne® wellness products for weight loss, metabolic syndrome management, and even nutritional guidance before, during, and after cancer treatment. Call Mariposa Medical Associates or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why can’t I lose weight on my own?

If you feel like you’ve tried every diet and fitness plan with little to no results, there are many environmental, lifestyle, and medical factors that may be preventing you from losing weight. Some of these factors include:


When you’re stressed, do you find yourself reaching for salty or sugary junk foods? While a small snack from time to time is nothing to worry about, it can have a detrimental effect on your weight if you often turn to unhealthy foods when you’re stressed.

Slow metabolism

There are many reasons you may have a slow metabolism, which makes it difficult to lose weight. Genetics, eating too little throughout the day, lack of exercise, age, and having too little muscle can all contribute to weight gain.


An underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, can lead to weight gain as well as a buildup of salt and water in your body.


Certain medications used to treat allergies, birth control, depression, hypertension (high blood pressure), epilepsy, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder can make it hard to lose weight on your own.

How can my doctor help me lose weight?

Mariposa Medical Associates offers a number of weight management services to help you lose weight, prevent disease, manage chronic conditions, and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

The first step in creating a weight management plan that works well for you is evaluating your health. During this stage, Dr. Vargas and her team review your family and medical history to determine whether any underlying conditions or genetic predispositions are contributing to your weight gain. They may also recommend:

  • A physical exam
  • Blood work
  • Checking your height, weight, and body mass index 
  • Diet and lifestyle analysis

Evaluating your diet, fitness level, and health gives Mariposa Medical Associates the information they need to create your customized weight management plan.

Which weight loss services are offered?

Mariposa Medical Associates uses Thorne® wellness products to create your individualized weight management plan. Some of these products include:

Weight management program

The Thorne weight management plan is a comprehensive program that reboots in two-week increments the way you eat, exercise, and take supplements. After your all-inclusive evaluation with the Mariposa Medical Associates team, the Thorne program teaches you how to eat, when to eat, and what to eat for sustainable weight loss.

Metabolic syndrome care

If you struggle to lose weight due to metabolic syndrome, the Thorne program can help you figure out which foods to eat and avoid for optimal weight management. The program also provides a variety of supplements you can take to look and feel your best.

10-Day Detox Protocol

The Thorne 10-Day Detox Protocol is designed to eliminate toxins in your body that can build up due to dietary and environmental factors. It gives your body a break from certain allergens that may be impacting your weight, as well as alcohol, caffeine, and sugar.

The Mariposa Medical Associates team works with you to design a sustainable weight loss plan that produces real results. To schedule an appointment, call today or book online.