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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

Program has been outstanding. Support from staff has been instrumental in producing great results.
,24 Sep 2016
Where were you when I needed you years ago. I love this program and it is working for me. Love your councelors too! I would highly recommend you. Jenny Craig keeps calling me back to get on track again but little do they know the train has left the station. You do need to advertise more. I had not ...
,18 Jun 2016
First appointment was great, learned quite a bit about body mass, water and what not to eat. My follow up appointment was also on time and informative.
,29 Jun 2015
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.
,11 Sep 2016
Fighting an extra 40 lbs for the last few years, I decided to finally take control. Through a family member who had success with the program I decided to take the leap. I am so glad I did. Jumpstart has given me just what I needed. I have learned to make healthy choices when planning menus and h...
,21 Sep 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
Wonderful program. Results are slow and steady.
,13 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
Great Team!
,29 Jan 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...
,23 Jun 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
,14 Aug 2016
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...
,21 Aug 2015
I am very impressed with JumpstartMD. Maureen and Christy explained everything very well and were supportive. The program guide was easy to understand.
,29 May 2015
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
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
Wonderful personal care and encouragement....also informative...especially the clinical scientific aspect.
,21 Jan 2016
Overall my experience has been positive and if I measure my progress by my weight loss alone I've been doing extremely well. I've lost 28 pounds which includes the additional 4 pounds I've loss since my last visit. However, there are a few issues I'd to raise. First, the optimal times for my foll...
,20 Sep 2016
My early experience with the staff at the Los Gatos location has been excellent. They are eager to see me succeed! Just been signed up for coming up on the end of 2 weeks. So far, so good. Didn't have any dramatic changes like I had hoped, but will continue to plug away at it!
,26 May 2015
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-...
,25 Jun 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
I love the staff at Laurel Heights!! Very encouraging, great advice. LOVE THIS PLACE!
,11 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
It's working! It's working without diet aids. I have tried every program available in past 35 years. Shopping list is provided. I finally can manage accountability, situations and be prepared. I do not have cravings or any desire to cheat. I put off trying Jump Start for over a year because I did n...
,15 Sep 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

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