Welcome To Weight Management Medical Associates
Dr. Theresa Garza is a board-certified obesity medicine physician. She specializes in bariatrics, the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. Her medical, non-surgical weight management program is available in Plano. The Plano office is located in the Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery.
All board-certified obesity medicine physicians and specialists hold active certification with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Dr. Garza holds this in Family Medicine, however, she is not a primary care provider or general practitioner. She sees patients for weight loss and weight management only.
Kind words from our patients
Weight loss is something with which millions of people struggle. As you know, your weight doesn’t just contribute to your physical appearance. Your weight and the amount of fat in your body can help or hurt your body by contributing to either a healthy physique or lead to medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease!
Theresa Nguyen Garza, D.O.
Dr. Theresa Garza is a native Texan born and raised in Abilene. She attended Wylie schools in Abilene but subsequently entered the Texas Academy of Mathematics in Science (TAMS) in Denton, where she received her high school diploma and was on the Dean’s List. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin with honors. She then attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth.
She completed her family medicine residency at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas in 2004, joined an existing family practice group, and helped open two more family medicine clinics in the Dallas area. Dr. Garza has served as medical director for a gastric band company, in which she managed patients pre- and post-operatively including the development of aftercare programs. She has been in private practice seeing patients for weight management for approximately 9 years.
She has appeared numerous times on Good Morning Texas to discuss obesity and gastric banding. For over 17 years, she has been working with bariatric patients with the education and treatment of obesity as well as the related co-morbid conditions.