Weight Loss & Nutrition Specialist

Alicja Steiner, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Banker's Hill, San Diego, CA

Losing weight doesn't just feel great - it's great for your health, too. Dr. Steiner helps men and women in the San Diego area understand the causes of their weight issues and take the steps that can enable them to shed extra pounds and enjoy optimal health and wellness.

Weight Loss and Nutrition Q & A

What health risks are associated with being overweight or obese?

Carrying extra weight – even a moderate amount – can have serious consequences. Numerous studies have linked being overweight or obese with increases in medical issues like:

  • high blood pressure

  • heart attack

  • cardiovascular and coronary artery diseases

  • stroke

  • diabetes

  • depression and other mood disorders

  • certain types of cancer

  • dementia

Plus, being overweight can interfere with your productivity at work and your overall quality of life on a daily basis. Clinical studies have shown losing just a small fraction of your excess body weight can yield amazing benefits for your body and your mood and outlook.

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How can Dr. Steiner help me lose weight?

With more than 20 years of medical practice experience behind her, Dr. Steiner understands the risks associated with weight loss as well as the difficulties patients experience trying to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. She works with each patient individually to help them understand the causes of their weight loss, which can range from emotional eating to undiagnosed medical conditions or hormonal imbalances. In addition to helping patients get the nutritional guidance they need to eat healthier, she can also guide them in establishing physical activity routines that based on patient preferences so being more active is fun and enjoyable.

How can nutritional counseling help me lead a healthier life?

The adage, “You are what you eat,” is absolutely true when it comes to the health of your body. Dr. Steiner helps each patient understand their nutritional needs based on their unique health profile so they can make the food choices that can help them lead the healthiest life possible, reducing risk factors and avoiding disease or maintaining optimal health to reduce the severity of existing chronic medical conditions.

What is the Medifast Weight-Loss Program?

Dr. Steiner is an exclusive provider of Medifast, a clinically-proven weight loss and diet plan that combines meal replacements and real food in conjunction with a guided step-by-step nutrition and exercise plan. You'll learn techniques to help you lose excess weight and keep it off, so you can start living a healthier, pain-free life. Please contact our office to learn more about Medifast and how to purchase meal replacement products.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept all PPO insurance, Medicare, and others. For your convenience, we've created a short list of just some of the providers we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed on our site, please call our office to confirm coverage.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Community Health Group
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Imperial Health Holdings
Molina Healthcare
Vantage Medical Group