Dr. Betty Keller, M.D., Weight Loss Doctor
Dr. Betty Keller and her staff at the Optimal Wellness Center help you feel your best, and enjoy optimal health.
As our patient, we design a personalized weight loss and wellness program just for you. We do this through a functional medicine approach. We look for the underlying cause of your weight gain. Dr. Keller specializes in medical weight loss and helping you reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases through diet, lifestyle, exercise, medical foods, supplements, medications, and cognitive behavior therapy.
Our programs are based on the latest scientific research. With proven results you will lose weight, keep it off, and improve your health.
An individualized program designed to work for you
Dr. Keller takes an individualized approach to every patient. She specializes in medical weight loss. She designs a customized program that will work for you. Dr. Keller has a passion for helping people manage their weight and achieve optimal health. Dr. Keller is Board Certified in Internal medicine and Board Certified in Obesity Medicine.
Tests show what affects your weight and informs your treatment plan
Dr. Keller does extensive laboratory testing when evaluating her patients for weight management.
Comprehensive testing is based on comprehensive history and physical, after which Dr. Keller will order appropriate tests to look for the root cause of your weight gain.
Laboratory evaluation may include but is not limited to: complete blood counts, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipids, markers of inflammation, thyroid, insulin resistance, hormones, nutritional deficiency, vitamins, micronutrients, food sensitivities, neurotransmitters, cortisol, and autoimmune markers.
We also offer genetic testing, looking at genes that significantly affect weight.
In addition, we do comprehensive body analysis. The InBody test gives your Basal Metabolic Rate (the amount of calories you burn in the resting state) and provides detailed body composition, including BMI, % lean body mass, and % body fat, and segmental muscle mass. This test also lets Dr. Keller know it you have elevated level of visceral fat this is the fat around your organs and is associated with increased risk of diseases including diabetes and heart disease.
The InBody test allows Dr. Keller to monitor your progress, to ensure you are maintaining or gaining muscle while losing excess body fat. Dr. Keller also provides you with a comprehensive weight loss manual.
A personal approach to weight loss
With this form of personalized information, Dr. Keller develops an individualized program based on your genetic makeup, metabolism, underlying medical conditions, nutritional status and body composition. Other lifestyle factors such sleep, stress, and exercise are part of your plan.
Your preferences for the type of foods you enjoy, are also part of developing a plan that works for you. Since everyone is unique so is your weight loss plan. Ongoing support, every step of the way. Cognitive Behavioral techniques are used to keep you on track and help overcome any obstacles you have regarding making lasting changes.
Not just another fad diet
Your initial consultation is 90 to 120 minutes, so Dr. Keller can get a complete history, perform a physical exam and explain all your treatment options, including the benefits and risks. If you are looking for an integrated approach not just another fad diet Dr. Keller can help you achieve your correct weight and wellness goals.
Dr. Keller takes a holistic approach to weight loss. Her approach starts with lifestyle modifications, including diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. In addition she may recommend vitamins, supplements, medical food, medications and cognitive behavior therapy.
Your commitment is important
There are no guarantees that everyone will respond to our treatment plans, the most important part of your treatment is your commitment.
The first step of our program is you making the commitment that your health is your number one priority. Dr. Keller is there to help you. Dr. Keller takes a comprehensive approach and works to address the particular areas that you need help with. Diet is based on your metabolic profile, genetic testing, personal preferences and lifestyle.
Many patients come to see Dr. Keller after seeing several other physicians, nutritionists, health coaches without lasting weight loss results. There are no simple answers or cookbook treatment options, unfortunately there are no “magic” pills. There is not a one size fits all approach to medical weight loss. Everyone’s treatment plan is individualized for that person.
Dr. Keller understands the struggle with being overweight
Dr. Keller feels that being a physician is a calling and loves helping people. She is passionate about helping people loss weight and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases.
Dr. Keller struggled with being overweight as a child and young adult so she knows how hard and complicated the journey can be. She firmly believes it is possible for everyone to improve their health. She spends time with her patients and really cares about their health and well being.
She is dedicated to looking for the underlying cause of their excess weight and finding the right treatments to help her patients feel their best.
Dr. Keller’s focus is on medical weight loss, looking at the whole person. If you need help with your weight, Dr. Keller can help.
We also offer a variety of non- surgical, non-invasive, safe and highly effective aesthetic treatments.
To help you look and feel your best. Dr. Keller provides the most advanced medical and aesthetic treatments you may need. We take a whole-person functional medicine approach.our best years are yet to come.
Staying informed about the best and latest therapies
Dr. Keller practices Integrative Medicine, she is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Board certified In Obesity Medicine, Certified First Line Therapy Provider, and has Certifications In Medical Acupuncture and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. Dr. Keller keeps up to date on Medical weight loss and is A Member of the Obesity Society and Obesity Medicine Association.
She did her residency and fellowship training through Seton Hall School of Graduate Medical Education where she also served as Chief Resident. She actively keeps informed on the most up-to-date information regarding, Medical weight loss.
Dr. Keller received her certificate in Medical Acupuncture from Harvard Medical School.
Learn more about how Dr. Keller’s care has helped patients enjoy greater wellbeing and health from our patient testimonials. To help you plan for your first appointment, please see our Patient Information.