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JumpstartMD is the leading weight loss and wellness practice in the Bay Area. We have transformed the lives of thousands of members through our personalized, science-based weight loss and wellness programs.

The Jumpstart Difference

  • Fresh, real food
  • Comprehensive, personalized approach
  • Private progress meetings and counseling
  • Based on the science of weight loss
  • Founded by Stanford-trained physicians and Diplomates of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
  • HSA, FSA and PPO reimbursement support
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The Results

JumpstartMD participants who completed the program*:

  • Lost 3-4X more weight than those on other programs or apps.1
  • Lost 15% of body weight and 30 pounds in three months.2
  • Regained less than 1 pound after a complete year on the program.3
  • Many participants noticed a reduced effect of weight-related conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, joint pain and arthritis, heart problems, and depression.*
  1. JumpstartMD outcomes compared to data in Gardner et al, JAMA. 2007;297(9):969-977 and Dansinger et al, JAMA. 2005;293(1):43-53.
  2. JumpstartMD outcomes study presented at American Society of Bariatric Physicians Scientific Symposium 2011.
  3. JumpstartMD outcomes data 2013.

* - Results may vary for individuals.

The 5 M’s Approach

JumpstartMD’s team of medically supervised experts empower our clients with knowledge and personalized support to achieve sustainable healthy lifestyle goals.


A fresh, real food approach ensures that you learn how to shop, cook, order, and eat well.


Build a foundation of fitness to sustain weight maintenance and success.


Weekly private sessions and online tools help you establish and strengthen lifelong habits.


Founded by physicians and based on the latest science so you can lose weight quickly and safely.


Sustained support and focus so you don’t neglect the most challenging aspect of weight loss.

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What People Are Saying

Jump Start has changed my life. With the help of the caring, knowledgable and supportive staff I lost over 45 lbs and have kept it off for two years. A special shoutout to the Marin Jump Start staff, especially Alfredo and Nora.
,13 Aug 2016
Walking was difficult because my knee hurts. I wanted to lose weight to take the pressure off my knee. My doctor recommended JumpstartMD. I lost seven pounds the first ten days on this low carb program. I feel full all the time because I eat three small meals and two snacks each day. This progr...
,22 Jun 2015
i like the program and both of the offices I've visited have been fine, Piedmont and Pleasanton. My only complaint is I think the website could be much more user-friendly and robust--and daily diary should be available to do onine, instead of paper. For the amount of money that Jumpstart costs, th...
,28 Sep 2015
Wonderfully effective program. Very supportive staff.
,24 Sep 2016
At start of my second week. The program so far appears professional, soumd, and producing early results. I continue to 'digest' the food rules and recommendatios for optimal weight loss. A lot to learn And adjust living to, all at once while cooking for others with different needs. So sorry that t...
,14 Oct 2015
Excellent program, albeit pricey. Works well for me since it requires a disciplined approach with weekly visits to Jumpstart for a check-up.
,26 Sep 2016
The therapists and administrative assistants are always friendly and helpful. I especially enjoy working with Liz. She's real- very down-to-earth, understands my struggles, doesn't patronize me, and gives me good advice. The program itself is very doable and easy to follow. If you're a numbers per...
,14 Aug 2016
This is my third week and I'm finally feeling a little less tired, cranky and hungry. I only lost .6 lb, and , although I know in my head that I lost almost 8 lbs the first week, and that's a good loss for 2 weeks, I still feel a little disappointed. However, I'm in it for the long haul and I'll c...
,16 Jun 2015
Nothing but a positive experience at Jumpstart MD Los Gatos. Very friendly, knowledgeable and encouraging staff. I've lost 30 pounds of fat in just over two months. Definitely gets you into a lifestyle mindset rather than diet .
,11 Oct 2016
I feel very supported and have learned good information about the emotional and mental aspects of healthy eating. I am learning good practices --and yes, new behavior takes practice. The change in behavior leads to a change in the way I think about my health--I am happy to be stepping out in chan...
,07 Sep 2016
Program has been outstanding. Support from staff has been instrumental in producing great results.
,24 Sep 2016
JumpstartMD has changed my life! I have lost over 35 pounds and have changed the way I eat. The people I meet with on a weekly basis have helped me understand my triggers when it comes to food, set personal goals and to stop beating myself up when I don't make the best food choices. This program is ...
,21 Oct 2016
I just started with Jumpstart MD, My initial appoint and my first follow up appt. so far the staff has been excellent! Very professional, do not feel rushed through my appointments.
,06 Jul 2015
Jumpstart MD has a step above other programs because it is a medical based program with medical associates. They do comprehensive lab work with state of the art equipment to help track your progress. The initial consultation is very motivating! The medical assistance are great! They are always...
,19 Oct 2016
I like the focus on long term health and wellness. Great coaches. Insightful medical reports. Positive and supportive atmosphere. I also like the videos. More recipes and list of resources for cookbooks etc. thanks!
,21 Aug 2016
I thought being on medication I would lose weight faster. But, I'm not hungry and I'm eating things I've never eaten. And lots of foods too. So hopefully I'll keep losing weight I don't have any friends interested in weight loss at this time
,13 Aug 2016
Off to a great start! Didn't know exactly what to expect at my first follow up, thought I would get a little more support/info out of it, but all of my questions were answered and I was given information flyers to review. Still a little early to tell if I'd give this three or five stars, so four it ...
,18 Jul 2015
Wonderful personal care and encouragement....also informative...especially the clinical scientific aspect.
,21 Jan 2016
So far so good. with only 2 weeks in I have had great support and exceptional communication with Nora, from the Greenbrae office. The program is pretty easy to follow and incorporate into my every day life, which is key to my success. Hands down five star rating!!
,09 Sep 2015
I have only been on jumpstart program since last week but I'm pleased with my first weeks results. I have mobility issues due to MS and was having great difficulty in losing more weight and find that this is a healthy program to follow thus far. The staff is very friendly and very thorough. What I w...
,28 Jan 2016
Fantastic! Love the program. Love the results! Lou Fannon and the team are great!
,17 Aug 2016
diet works Not sure if the shots are placebo or real like the little pills like the little boxes in the little book.
,20 Sep 2016
I am enjoying the program so far. I have seen results and have found the program relatively easy to follow. Friendly staff!
,11 Jul 2016
One week in and I am very, very impressed. My doctor recommended I join. He is already a member. He was referred by a doctor he is treating (as a patient) and has lost 30+ pounds already. That was enough to send me right to your door. Staff was amazing during intake session and at end of the f...
,12 Feb 2016
This program has been really, really good for my husband and I. I've adapted to eating smaller meals more frequently and am finding that I have a hard time finishing all of my food if the portions are to big. This has been reflected on the scale which is the best part. Right now I'm looking forwa...
,22 Jun 2015
The program works if you stick to it. In my view the outline is too generalized for all bodies rather than customized for the individual.
,08 Sep 2016
I am very happy with my progress in this program. I feel I have great support, in particular from Kathleen and Leslie. I am very impressed.
,15 Aug 2016
I really enjoy the staff at JumpStartMD in Walnut Creek, but it needs to be said that Linda is AWESOME!!
,20 Oct 2016
Wonderful program. Results are slow and steady.
,13 Aug 2016
Excellent team of nurses. Friendly, well informed and they take the time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns you might have. A positive environment all around!
,06 Oct 2016

Meet Our Expert Team

With backgrounds in medicine, nutrition, fitness, and counseling, our cross-trained professionals believe that everyone deserves the knowledge to live a healthy life.

Jessica H.

Clinical Manager

Christy H.

Clinician Manager

Joan J.

Health Coach

Lisa V.

Health Coach

Chong T.

Health Coach and Fitness Specialist

Dr. Bourke

Co-Founder, JumpstartMD

Sandy C.

Health Coach

Teresa P.

Adrian K.

Clinician Manager

Arlene S.

Arlene S.

Health Coach

Elizabeth C.

Elizabeth C.

Regional Clinician Manager

Partner with JumpstartMD