Categories: Health & Fitness, Healthcare | Issue: March 2019
How we can help you reach a healthy weight
Don’t live another year unhappy with your weight. Achieve your goals in 2019 with the help of Grassroots Healthcare. Call our office in Tulsa to schedule your consultation.
We offer a variety of weight management plans because one is not right for every person. After gathering your medical history and doing a physical exam, the Grassroots Providers get a better idea of what type of plan will work best for you. We also consult with you about your preferences, your schedule, and any limitations you have.
We may recommend any one of a variety of strategies for your weight loss journey. A keto diet restricts your carbohydrate intake so your body burns more of your fat stores for fuel. You focus on eating mostly fats and proteins. We often will couple this with a sugar free detox, intermittent fasting, and if desired, appetite suppressants to get you into ketosis, where you will produce your own natural appetite suppressants.
The HCG diet involves injections of this hormone that’s usually produced with pregnancy to help reset your metabolism so you can lose as much as a pound per day.
We supervise you as you follow the very low-calorie diet that accompanies the injections. With a sugar-free detox, Grassroots providers can help free you of a sugar addiction that prevents you from choosing healthy, nutritious foods. The natural anti-inflammatory state that comes with giving up sugar reduces depression, concentration and sleep deficit, as well as the typical inflammatory muscular aches and pains and fatigue that come with high carbohydrate and highly processed foods. We’re here to help you overcome setbacks, celebrate victories, and maintain your healthy weight for the long term. This type of moral support and accountability makes it easier to stick to your weight management plan. You may also receive medications to fight hunger, which can get the better of you as you drop pounds. Plus, we can provide vitamin B-12 injections to potentially boost your metabolism throughout the weight loss process.
7901 S. Sheridan Rd., Suite B Tulsa, OK 74133 (918) 878-7733 Melita Tate, MD, is an internal medicine physician and co-founder of Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Tate takes a holistic approach to medical care and advocates for nutrition and lifestyle changes before prescribing pharmaceuticals. She would rather help patients improve their overall wellness to relieve symptoms or cure their condition, rather than mask symptoms with medication. Dr. Tate takes care of patients of all ages, from pediatrics to adults. While Dr. Tate trained to manage any medical condition, she provides specialized treatment for thyroid conditions, diabetes, and mood disorders. She also offers a weight management program, provides expert women’s health care services, and can take care of any urgent medical need. She doesn’t accept health insurance but offers a membership program and visit-based care. This allows her to keep costs down and spend more time with her patients instead of hassling with the insurance companies. After getting her undergraduate degree in biology with a chemistry minor at Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, Dr. Tate attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Following her residency, Dr. Tate began her medical career at Springer Urgent Care in Tulsa before opening Grassroots with her colleague and friend, Dr. Kris Lepere. When she’s not helping improve the health of her patients, Dr. Tate is spending time with her family, including her five kids. And when she can, she enjoys curling up on the couch under a blanket with a good book.