Did you know that suffering from obesity is usually much more than a lack of willpower? Complex physical and mental factors contribute to our weight and eating habits.

The Medical Weight Management Clinic at the WVU Medicine Medical and Surgical Weight-Loss Center provides a non-surgical, weight management program that provides each patient with a team of highly trained healthcare professionals who specialize in safe and healthy weight management. We are the first center in West Virginia to receive advanced designation in obesity medicine as an accredited center through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

We can create an individualized nutrition and daily living plan that you will be able to maintain for life. Our team will assess your medical history, eating and activity habits, sleep patterns and stress level, and perform comprehensive medical evaluations to help identify any barriers to weight management that you may face.

During the program, you’ll learn personal lifestyle skills, such as self-monitoring of food intake, movement, sleep, and stress. We help you find what works for you, and make adjustments to achieve your weight management goals. Every person’s weight management journey is different, so this program is individualized to help you achieve the results you’ve been looking for. Your success is important to us, and you can remain in our program as long as you need our support. We also offer a private Facebook group for peer support.

The Medical Weight Management Clinic is open to adults of all fitness levels and various states of health. Our program has four areas of focus, including:


  • Nutrition counseling and individualized healthy eating plans
  • Medical nutrition therapy (interventions for specific medical conditions)
  • Meal replacement option with Fresh Steps Meal Replacement Program


  • Individualized physical activity programs
  • Exercise monitoring
  • Fitness and metabolic testing in partnership with the WVU Human Performance Lab

Behavior Change

  • Self-monitoring
  • Goal setting
  • Strategies to help turn goals into permanent habits

Medical Management

  • Medical and psychological evaluation to help promote safe and healthy weight management
  • Addressing medical conditions, like diabetes, that may affect weight
  • Optimizing medications

What’s the first step?

All Medical Weight Management participants must attend a program orientation session.  Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, our in-person orientation sessions have been canceled indefinitely. However, a pre-recorded version is available for viewing.

Need information? Call us at 304-598-4890 or complete the form below.

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Appointments and Directions

Main line: 855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273
Clinic number: 304-598-4890
Email: medicalweightmanagement@hsc.wvu.edu

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Physician Office Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Medical Weight Management Program Orientation

All Medical Weight Management participants are required to attend a program orientation session. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we’ve made a virtual orientation session, available to view online.

Getting started with our program is easy:

  1. Watch the entire orientation session video below.
  2. Complete this online survey.
  3. You will be contacted by a program coordinator.

Laura Davisson, MD, MPH, FACP

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Associate Professor and Associate Director for Internal Medicine
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Treah Haggerty, MD, MS

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