Meet Our Medical Weight Loss Team
Our Medical Weight Loss Team Creates Customized Weight Loss Programs
Our Medical Weight Loss Team understands why you are not satisfied with the out-dated, “cookie-cutter” approach to weight loss. This approach is utilized by many clinics and non-qualified individuals offering weight loss with limited or no medical supervision. Meet our Medical Weight Loss Team. Not only does MedShape Weight Loss Clinic offer the most integrative approach to a rapid and safe weight loss, they offer a superior medical team to direct you to your success. Our patients aren’t told to follow unproven diets—instead, we customize programs for each individual person, combining medical supervision with vitamins, minerals, proven prescription appetite suppressants and hormone therapy, if needed.
MedShape is determined to constantly offer the best and most advanced ways, methods and medication in the weight loss industry. Our medical protocol is considered to be the leading treatment for physician supervised medical weight loss. You have many choices in weight loss providers. But if you’re the kind of person who demands that customer service and the best medical care for your personal needs and concerns, all while inspiring confidence, then you’ll feel right at home with us. MedShape Medical Weight Loss Clinic always goes above and beyond for our patients giving you the care that you deserve and creating a personalized treatment plan just for your needs. Our weight loss programs are actively managed by professional weight loss counselors with extensive nutritional and weight loss experience. We’re with you every step of the way to make sure you reach your goal!
Stephanie Smith, Founder / CEO
Stephanie Smith founded MedShape Weight Loss Clinic in 2007 and brings over ten years experience in the medical field and weight loss to the company. Stephanie’s education in the healthcare industry and medical science is from Gustavus Adolphus, University of Minnesota and ASU. Stephanie holds degrees and areas of expertise Chemistry, Forensic Science as well as Forensic Pathology. Having a clear compassion to help others, Stephanie recognized the need to develop a sound program that can not only help the issues that our country faces with Obesity but also truly educate and change people’s lives with a protocol that will allow her patients to lose and KEEP weight off. She feels this is the best way to add quality and years of those who choose the MedShape way of weight loss. Stephanie is originally from Minnesota and relocated to Arizona nine years ago to continue her education in medical science.
Dr. Andrew Topliff, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Topliff is a Board Certified Physician in Emergency medicine as well as one of the top Toxicologist in the country. Dr. Topliff brings years of experience from direct patient care education for the MedShape staff and patients. Dr. Topliff received his medical degree from the University of Washington School Of Medicine, Seattle. His advanced training includes Toxicology Fellowship and Emergency Medicine Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis. Dr. Topliff enjoys being outdoors, travel, hiking and spending time with his children.
Dr. YoungJu Le, NMD
Dr. Le is passionate of getting to the root of health issues, educating patients to better understand their health, and helping them incorporate healthier life choices and reduce stress. YoungJu (YJ) has extensive experience with a variety of healing modalities that aims to empower patients by integrating both traditional and alternative approaches to care. Originally from Seoul Korea, YJ spends her free time dancing Argentine Tango, hiking, practicing yoga and meditation, reading, and connecting with her family, friends and like spirited people to keep her mind, body and spirit healthy and sound. YJ graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences and is a board certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor in the state of Arizona.
James Sheehan, NMD
Dr. Jim Sheehan has been with MedShape Weight Loss Clinics since 2007. During this time, he’s had the privilege of working with thousands of MedShape, clients from all walks of life, ranging from professional athletes looking to enhance their performance to seriously ill individuals for whom weight loss was a life & death issue.
Sheehan received his medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and his undergraduate education at Iowa State University, where he was also a member of the swimming team. He feels his experience in competing as a Division I level athlete spurred what has become a life long passion for studying and applying nutrition as a means to improve overall health and performance. He still enjoys swimming and coaches youth swimming. Other interests include experimenting with nutritional strategies and exploring a wide range of physical activities.
Maria Baldwin RN, Clinical RN Nurse Manager
Maria decided to retire her position as an Emergency Room Nurse Manager for 30 years to join the MedShape team in 2009. She brings to MedShape the Clinical Management and her professional medical education which is necessary to ensure the safest and most productive way of treating MedShape patients. Maria works directly with our patients and staff implementing the newest and most progressive ways in weight loss known today. “My way of treating a MedShape patient is not about what the weight they want to lose but concentration on how they gained the weight. It is just as important to concentrate and focus on social and emotional needs and changes that are necessary so MedShape patients are able to make their weight loss success a long term goal, not a quick fix”.
MedShape is also proud of our Certified, trained and professional Medical Assistants and MedShape Certified Health Consultants.