Testimonials*

  • Overall, my journey has been easier than I thought it will be. I really appreciated the doctor taking the time to address any concerns I had. I feel that she is very empathetic, although firm in her recommendations. The psychological support from the staff is great. I feel that seeing a doctor specialized in maintaining a healthy life style is the safest alternative to a weight loss plan.  I lost 40 lbs in 3 months and I could not be happier.*  I am recommending Dr. Elchoufi to all my friends and co-workers who are asking me how I lost the weight. I believe that the individualized attention and the frequent checks are great for anybody who has been trying to lose weight and could not or they put the weight back on. I feel this is a safe option, since you are losing the weight under medical supervision. I am excited about the maintenance plan that Dr. Elchoufi and I will come up with after I reach my goal weight.  Besides the great results, I am pleased with the flexibility in scheduling appointments and the cost of the treatment.  One of my teacher friends working at the same school with me is coming in. I am hoping she will be successful with her weight loss and be as excited as I am to be lighter, healthier, and happier 🙂

    Violeta
  • My journey has actually been easier than I anticipated. It took me about 2 weeks to get a good idea of the calories, protein, and carbohydrates in a serving size. After that, planning my meals and figuring out what I can and can't eat when I go out to restaurants has been really manageable! It gives me a lot of confidence knowing that once I do hit my goal weight that I'll be able to easily maintain it since I already know how to apply my knowledge both at home and in social settings.  I am absolutely thrilled my result so far! I have lost 19 lbs. in 8 weeks!* That is amazing!!! It is great to know that I'm making good habits now to lose this weight and keep it off.  I am very pleased with all of the help and support that I receive. Dr. Elchoufi and Jenny always make time to answer any questions that I may have about my meals, what to expect at future appointments, etc.

    April
  • It has been much easier than I thought. I only have about 30 lbs to lose so it seems a bit easier than someone who may have much more.  I still eat out daily, snack regularly and maintain my exercise routine. The team at the office is very uplifting. I often beat myself up for not losing more but I could not be happier. Every time I weigh I feel successful… I would recommend this practice to anyone trying to lose weight or who wants to live a healthier lifestyle. The caring and concern shown is remarkable.  The hours are convenient and the products and services are exceptional. The personalized service… you get one-on-one time and a real sense of connection with the team.

    Brad
  • My weight loss journey has been easier than I anticipated. I have tried other times to lose weight, but the difference this time is the individualized eating plan created just for me by Dr. Elchoufi. She really listens to my fears and concerns. It is a plan that is mutually directed. It is about what will work for me. Dr. Elchoufi has given me nutritional guidelines and that has really taken the pressure off; it seems less rigid. I do like keeping track of what I eat in a food journal, and do not find this burdensome or all consuming. I also appreciated the lab work prior to our first meeting. I am the type of person who needs to understand why the changes are needed. Dr. Elchoufi has provided excellent information to help keep me headed in a positive direction.  I have opted to have the weekly weigh-in. It helps me be accountable to myself. Jenny is always so encouraging – exactly what I need to hear to keep up the progress I am making. As Jenny says, and as I desire, “Hope to see less of you next week!”.  I am most pleased with the safe environment created by Dr. Elchoufi and Jenny. My fears and concerns have never been dismissed. I have never felt pressured to commit to one way or to purchase anything. On the practical side it is affordable.  The benefits of the weight I have lost so far are noticeable. My ankles no longer swell, my feet don’t hurt any more, and I am no longer uncomfortable. Prior to meeting with Dr. Elchoufi I would just come home from work and sit and watch TV, if I didn’t go to sleep first. Now I have more energy. I re-evaluated the fitness center I was a member of and have found one better suited for me. My dog and I now take daily walks. I even signed up for a short hike. I am so excited about all the positive life changes.  I would definitely recommend Medical Weight and Wellness Specialists to my family, friends, and anyone wanting to deal with the weight they want to lose. I would really tell them it’s more about being able to live the life you want to live.

    Kim
  • I believe my journey has been much easier by working with MWWSA because I am held accountable and given the tools I need to succeed.  I have tried dieting without those tools and accountability and failed every time! I am extremely pleased with how things are working out so far.  I feel great! I would absolutely recommend MWWSA to anyone who needs help with weight loss. The staff is very personable and willing to help with the entire journey. I was amazed at how well the program is very tailored to my specific needs.  Dr. Elchoufi was very thorough in her analysis of my nutritional needs instead of just giving me a one-size-fits-all program.  Thank you for giving me this life changing opportunity to be healthier and feel better about myself!

    Carissa
  • My experience has been so much easier than I thought it would be. I have gotten to the point where I look forward to appointments because I'm excited to see what the scale says. I feel like the nutritional plan that Dr. Elchoufi gave me is easy to follow and is perfect for me. I am more than happy with my results so far. In just a month I have lost almost 20 pounds. * I'm starting to feel full a lot faster than I used to and have so much more energy. I would definitely recommend your office to friends and family, i'm actually in the process of doing that now! The reason is because everything you have recommended for me is actually working and I have lost weight each week. Jenny and Dr. Elchoufi are so friendly and they seem to genuinely care for patients and want them to be successful on their weight loss journey!!

    Brittany
  • My journey has been easier, because of the care and concern; the education and guidance. I am most pleased about the support of the staff. The Lord will place angels in your path to help guide you… I thank you for your support and guidance.

    Barbara
  • Initially, it was tough… counting calories, reading labels, choosing appropriate meals when out with friends, cooking different things than my family, etc. But, as time went on, I learned to substitute good for the “not so good” things. However, I never deprived myself of anything. Sometimes, it’s just a taste you need. It went from “can’t have” foods to “I choose not to eat it”. It definitely gets easier throughout the journey. I couldn’t be happier with my results. Losing close to 30 lbs is not easy*, especially with my job. The exercising was hard, but now… I enjoy it! I would absolutely recommend this office to my friends and family! I didn’t feel shamed about my weight and there was total support and encouragement. There are a lot more options and ways to lose weight now. The thing I am most pleased about… feeling healthier is number one. My arthritis doesn’t bother me as much; I have more energy, and am much happier overall.

    Patricia
  • I have been very pleased with my experience at Medical Weight and Wellness Specialists of Augusta for many reasons. First, the program has been medically based so that I know that it is healthy and it is very easy to follow. I have had great results after not being able to lose weight in the past. Dr. Elchoufi is very knowledgeable and shares many tips on the best way to succeed with the program. I have enjoyed the shakes and meal replacement bars that I am using and have had very little hunger. I don’t have to spend a lot of time focusing on what I am going to eat which has been good for me. In addition to all of this, Dr. Elchoufi and her staff are very accommodating and wonderful to with. If you are thinking about losing weight, especially for health reasons, give them a try. I’m very glad that I did!

    Becky

* Note: Results may vary from person to person