Getting Started


New Patient Orientation:

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am

The New Patient Orientation is about 3 1/2 hours and includes:

  • A nutritional presentation in a small classroom setting with 3-4 other new patients
  • A Body Composition test to measure lean muscle, water, and body fat composition (a 60 second scan)
  • Blood work, including: CBC, CMP, TSH, Lipid Panel, and DM test
  • May include an EKG, depending on health history and age
  • A private consultation with Dr. Zechmann, who may recommend and prescribe certain medications depending on the results of the blood work
  • Protein bars, snacks, shakes, and drinks are available for purchase at the office

How to prepare for your first appointment:

  • Complete the medical history form and read the informed consent and privacy policies
    • Include all prescription medications and their dosages on the medical history form
  • Obtain a copy of all lab work done in the last year and bring it with you
  • Obtain a copy of any EKGs or heart tests that were done in the last year and bring them with you
  • Do not eat or drink anything but water after 9 pm the night before
  • It’s OK to take high blood pressure medications on the morning of your appointment
  • Do not use lotions on the day of your first appointment

We encourage you to let your family and close friends know that you are seeking treatment for a disease and that you would appreciate their support. Schedule an appointment online today.

Monthly followup appointments include:

  • A private consultation to review progress
  • A Body Composition test to measure lean muscle, water, and body fat composition (about a 60 second scan)
  • Renewal of/adjustment to any prescribed medications

Maintenance Program:

  • Following the active weight loss phase, patients enter the maintenance program
    • To protect their weight loss
    • To keep their disease of obesity under control
  • Patients will see the doctor less frequently


  • The use of medications may not be indicated or necessary for successful treatment


South Sound Preventive Medicine
3425 Ensign Rd. NE, Suite 340
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: 360-340-9947
Fax: (360) 438-0168
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