Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2020
Are you struggling to lose weight? With more than 35% of adults struggling with obesity, Oklahoma has the third highest rate of obesity in the United States. Dr. Melita Tate, at Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, offers a weight management program designed specifically to meet your health and weight goal needs. Dr. Tate knows one diet doesn't work for all and offers many weight-loss options to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. For people without health insurance, Grassroots Healthcare offers a direct care program for a low-cost monthly fee. If you're overweight or obese, losing even a small amount of weight can have a significant impact on your physical and mental health, including: reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease, lowering blood pressure, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem, and lessening pressure on joints to mitigate pain. If you have heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure, a weight management program that helps you lose the weight and keep it off may allow you to discontinue use of any medication you take to manage these conditions. Weight management at Grassroots Healthcare is aimed at finding the method that best helps you lose the weight and keep it off. Dr. Tate knows one diet plan doesn't work for all, and she offers different options, including: Keto, HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin), and sugar-free detox. Dr. Tate also offers vitamin B12, which may help boost your metabolism, and medication to assist in your weight management efforts. Dr. Tate knows that weight loss is a struggle for many. However, you may have an underlying health condition that makes weight loss even tougher. Dr. Tate conducts a thorough examination to find the root cause of your weight issues so she can develop a treatment plan that works for you. To assist in her diagnosis she may recommend testing for food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies. She may also test your hormone levels to see if an imbalance may be affecting your weight-loss efforts. For a weight-management program designed just for you, call Grassroots Healthcare or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool. Call today to set up a consultation or book an appointment online. Dr. Melita Tate at Grassroots Healthcare in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is an internal medicine physician who prefers to take a more natural approach to medicine to help you get and stay well. Instead of prescription pharmaceuticals, Dr. Tate uses natural medicine in the form of nutritional supplements and hormone replacement, as well as lifestyle changes to help improve deficiencies that may be contributing to your underlying health issue. Grassroots Healthcare doesn't take health insurance but does offer a direct care program for a low-cost monthly fee. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
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. On January 2, 2018, Grassroots Healthcare family medical practice in Tulsa opened its newly expanded medical office building to patients on 7901 S. Sheridan Rd. in Tulsa. Their new office location features 3,100 square feet, 11 exam rooms, spacious waiting area and check-in station. Dr. Tate takes care of patients of all ages, from pediatrics to adults. While Dr. Tate is 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. Patients who choose to utilize the direct care based program pay a monthly membership fee for services. Visit based care patients pay per visit. Either option allows for more affordable visits and wholesale lab costs. The clinic offers discounts for companies to sign up their employees. Companies see the $50 per month for employee and spouse and $10 per child plans as an excellent investment in their staff. The program covers on the job injuries in addition to regular care. Enrollment also provides "direct access to your provider 24/7." The level of care and pre-disclosed pricing sets the practice apart from traditional doctors offices. 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.