Weight Management Clinic | WVU Medicine Camden Clark

Groundbreaking Initiative Brings Medical Weight Loss Solutions to Treat Obesity at Camden Clark

In a groundbreaking initiative to combat the alarming obesity rates in West Virginia, WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center proudly unveils its state-of-the-art Medical Weight Loss Management Clinic. Spearheaded by a team of physicians board-certified in Obesity Medicine, this clinic is set to redefine the approach of treating obesity by recognizing it as a chronic disease that demands comprehensive care.


Understanding Obesity as a Chronic Disease

West Virginia, ranking #1 in the nation for obesity and #2 for adults who are overweight, faces a critical health challenge. Obesity isn’t merely a cosmetic concern; it is a complex medical disease linked to various health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. The Medical Weight Loss Management Clinic at WVU Medicine Camden Clark aims to address this health crisis by providing expert care through a multidisciplinary approach.


The Expert Team

The clinic boasts a team of board-certified physicians in Obesity Medicine, including Michael Cheshire, DO, FACOI, FACP, DABOM; Darcy Conner, DO, DABOM; and Guru Gopireddy, MD, MBBS, DABOM. Together, they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to offer patients the highest standard of care.

Dr. Cheshire, who also practices clinical lipidology, expresses his enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to bring this specialized care to our community. Obesity is a serious medical condition, and our clinic is designed to address it comprehensively, focusing on Medication, Nutrition, Activity, and Behavior Modification. Our goal is to transform lives by providing personalized, evidence-based care that helps patients in their weight loss journey and ultimately helps them achieve better health.”


Comprehensive Care Pillars

The clinic stands on four pillars for comprehensive obesity care: Medication, Nutrition, Activity, and Behavior Modification. Medication options may include cutting-edge treatments like GLP-1 medications such as Zepbound, Wegovy, or Saxenda. 


Inclusive and Welcoming Environment

At the Medical Weight Loss Management Clinic, inclusivity is paramount. The clinic is designed to be a welcoming space for all patients, with comfortable furniture and imagery tailored to their needs. The WVU Medicine Camden Clark Health & Wellness Center will perform biometric measurements for all patients as part of the program, ensuring a holistic understanding of each individual’s health.


Getting Started

To embark on a transformative journey towards better health, individuals are encouraged to ask their WVU Medicine primary care provider for a referral to the Medical Weight Loss Management Clinic at WVU Medicine Camden Clark. Conveniently located on the ground floor of WVU Medicine Camden Clark in Parkersburg, WV in the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic space, the clinic anticipates opening its doors in April 2024.

Together, let’s combat obesity and prioritize health and wellbeing for our community.

Camden Clark Internal Medicine Clinic

800 Garfield Avenue, Suite G-102
Parkersburg, WV 26101
P: (304) 424-4575