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.

Meals

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

Movement

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

Mindset

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

Medicine

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

Maintenance

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

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What People Are Saying

Fantastic! Love the program. Love the results! Lou Fannon and the team are great!
, Aug 17, 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.
, Jul 6, 2015
I have only been a member a short time but I have found the staff at Presidio Heights Jumpstart facility to be very professional,courteous, knowledgeable, and very helpful. I look forward to a bright future with the help of these people .
, Jul 20, 2015
I am very impressed with JumpstartMD. Maureen and Christy explained everything very well and were supportive. The program guide was easy to understand.
, May 29, 2015
diet works Not sure if the shots are placebo or real like the little pills like the little boxes in the little book.
, Sep 20, 2016
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.
, Sep 8, 2016
Wonderful personal care and encouragement....also informative...especially the clinical scientific aspect.
, Jan 21, 2016
I love this program!
, Jan 10, 2018
I have been on the program for about a month now and so far I have lost about 18.5 lbs....which I never would have been able to do on my own. I like that making healthier choices for myself is also becoming more of a habit rather than a chore at the beginning. Every time I go in for my weekly check-...
, Jun 25, 2016
The best team ever! I have been so motivated to stay on track. Thank You, team! Lisa Roman
, Nov 18, 2017
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.
, Aug 13, 2016
Only eating plan that allowed me to lose 30 lbs.without knocking myself out exercising or feeling deprived or hungry. Very effective.
, Jul 12, 2017
I joined Jumpstart about 5 to 6 weeks ago at the suggestion of my doctor. I am totally committed to the program and have had reasonably good results. The staff has always been very nice and easy to work with. However, one of the stipulations for me when I signed up was the flexibility and support d...
, Aug 21, 2015
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...
, Sep 7, 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 ...
, Jul 18, 2015
My biggest complaint is that I pay for weekly service, but appointments seem difficult to get, particularly for us working folks. And the Member Portal doesn't allow me to make an appointment and asks me to call. but you are closed....so, that's not good.
, Jan 10, 2018
Great people, very efficient, very supportive and knowledgable!
, May 20, 2017
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!
, Aug 21, 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!
, Oct 6, 2016
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS OFFICE! I just came back and it is as professional and friendly as it was when I first started in 2015.
, Mar 2, 2017
Wonderful program. Results are slow and steady.
, Aug 13, 2016
The staff at JumpstartMD help me stay motivated. They are very encouraging and offer real life solutions to improve my dietary habits. For example, my lifestyle is such that I eat out and travel extensively. They helped me continue to loose ~ one pound a week while traveling out of the country wit...
, Aug 14, 2016
Heat experience so far. Everyone is fantastic.
, Dec 13, 2017
Excellent program, albeit pricey. Works well for me since it requires a disciplined approach with weekly visits to Jumpstart for a check-up.
, Sep 26, 2016
Reasons for 4 instead of 5 stars: Lots of turnover in staff. Reduced days open at this location has made it difficult to find appt. time in AM. JS billing to insurance very slow, seeing almost 2-3 month delays.
, Jan 10, 2018
All staff I have encountered have been exceptionally friendly and service-oriented making me feel welcome and comfortable. They are always on time. The visits are efficient yet thorough and helpful.
, Sep 11, 2016
I find the program complete with excellent literature, knowledgable and committed staff, workable and healthy eating plan, and a program that works efficiently. I had a hard time adjusting the first week. The second week things went smoothly and I lost weight. I was very fearful of not losing weig...
, Jun 23, 2015
I'm so glad I joined the program at JumpstartMD Los Gatos. As a result of their guidance not only am I down by more than 40 pounds I've also cut my diabetes medication in half and am on track to be off meds within the next year.
, Mar 30, 2017
Great to be back. Love the team and the encouragement they provide. I travel a lot for work so this will be a slow process and they give great advice each week.
, Aug 14, 2016
Staff is Knowledgeable and supportive. The program works!
, Dec 6, 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

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