I truly want to thank Dr. Masood for helping me achieve my weight loss goals. She is an amazing provider. She really designed a plan that worked for me and has the right staff on her team that guided me (what to eat, what type of exercises to do, how to stay motivated). The hours of the clinic are so reasonable for someone who works full time to be seen as frequently as the program requires.
I am amazed at the weight I have been able to lose in the short amount of time as I have not been this successful with other programs before. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to lose weight and to have the support of a licensed medical provider. I wish I would have known to choose this program sooner! Thank you Dr. Masood and team!Patricia H., Webster NY, October 2015,
As a 71 year old male, private pilot weighing 280 pounds, I was facing losing my flight medical and becoming a diabetic. My regular physician recommended Dr. Gule-Rana Masood’s Rochester Medical Weight Loss Center. Having tried many diets in the past unsuccessfully, I researched Dr. Masood’s program on the Internet and found the information to be realistic to my needs and worth making a call for an initial appointment.
At the initial appointment in January of 2015, the program was explained in detail to me by Dr. Masood and a plan was designed around my lifestyle and schedule. Over the next six months, I was monitored by Dr. Masood and her staff through monthly visits, blood tests, and physical checks. The results were the loss of 60 plus pounds, lower blood pressure and a normal A1C.
I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is facing obesity problems as I was.
What incident or trigger prompted you to join the weight loss program?
How many times have you tried to lose weight and what different programs have you tried?
4 or 5Anonymous, July 2015,
When I enrolled in the Weight Loss Clinic with Dr. Masood, I really didn’t know what to expect. I had tried so many weight loss programs and had failed at every single one that I was afraid to start again. I met with you and Jen and you explained the entire program to me. I then met with Dr. Masood whose first question was: “Are you serious about losing weight?” and I thought, how odd. Of course I am serious. She said ok, then we will begin by taking some body measurements and when I have the results, I will let you know what I can recommend.
That day changed my life! Dr. Masood took time to explain the health hazards I could expect if I didn’t change my life-style and my diet. She didn’t take a reprimanding tone with me; she sincerely expressed her concern for me not as a patient but as a human being. Since enrolling in the program in August, I have lost more weight than I could imagine. I was started on a high protein diet and Dr. Masood strictly forbid me from eating any carbs like rice, pasta, bread, etc. for 30 days. I purchased two meals and one healthy snack—oatmeal for breakfast, chicken noodle soup for lunch, and rocky road protein bars as a snack. Each meal pack covers 7 days. I was allowed one selfie meal per day, and I chose either a salad with chicken or fish, or steamed or grilled
vegetables with chicken or fish.
The protein meals keep me full so that I am not hungry and the selfie meal gives me some flexibility. I am happy to say that I have lost 7.5 pounds since August, I’ve maintained my muscle because of the high proteins, and have lost a great deal of fat. I also started on an exercise program recommended by Jen which is very low impact.
I’m a 61 year old woman who never dreamed that I would be able to lose weight again, but here I am fitting into my clothes better (in fact I went down one size), I’m full of energy, and I am not hungry! I love it! Thank you Dr. Masood, Katie and Jen—you all are the greatest!Naimah S., October 10, 2014
I joined the Rochester Weight Loss Center program in August, 2014. After my initial meeting with Wellness Coordinator, Katie Johnson, Physician/Bariatrician, Dr. Gule-Rana Masood and Exercise Physiologist, Jen Lee, I was pleasantly surprised to find this weight loss program was just what I was looking for! The program was individualized based on my personal goals and physical abilities/limitations, as well as detailed metabolic and nutritional needs. At six weeks I had already achieved a 20 lb. weight loss! Dr. Masood and her Staff are welcoming, professional, personally supportive, and a true joy to partner with on my journey to better health!Kathi P., September 23, 2014