PWMC About Us

 

At Physicians Weight Management Centers we focus on helping you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our doctors and staff provide you with the necessary care associated with the treatment of obesity and associated risk factors.

Each week we track your progress including weight, blood pressure and pulse. During weekly assessment and educational classes we’ll discuss your successes and challenges and want to know what we can do to make the program better for you. Weekly support meetings are conducted in a positive and educational setting with an emphasis on helping you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Educational classes focus on nutrition, behavior and exercise and are conducted by credentialed professionals passionate about their field of expertise.

Each month medical monitoring is provided in a supportive environment focused on your success. “You’re really good at beating yourself up… You don’t need our help” says Marcia Cox, Program Director. We are here to help you reach your weight loss goal and help you to achieve long term maintenance.

When you reach your goal and transition to our maintenance program we are still here for you. Maintenance is the most important phase. It’s your time to start using all of the education and tools you have acquired. Now you can take advantage of the delicious recipes and enjoy the newer, leaner, healthier you. And we’ll be with you now and in the future.

 

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Marcia Cox, CMB, LUTCF, Owner, Program Director

marciaAs Owner and Program Director of Physicians Weight Management Centers, Marcia offers a unique perspective. In 2005 she successfully underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost over 115 lbs.

Marcia was petrified she would gain all her weight back and that's what led her to a career in bariatrics. “I knew I needed the educational part to be successful with weight loss and weight maintenance but I also knew that driving to Phoenix every week or every month was not realistic”. “What I realized is that no matter how a person loses their weight (either with surgery or a medically-supervised program like ours) the same education about behavior, nutrition, exercise and motivation are critical to long term success.” What’s also interesting is that Marcia says many of the patients that have lost weight with Physicians Weight Management Centers lose faster than she did with surgery! Imagine that!

Marcia’s background includes 25 years in the insurance industry (still licensed and keeping up on the issues of the day) but in the past 5 years has been active in working with medically supervised weight management. “Our program not only treats the person medically but provides the weekly education component for nutrition, exercise and behavior. Maintenance is critical and a very important part of our program.”

Marcia is still an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), and earned her LUTCF designation in 1987. Marcia is also an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and has had the pleasure of speaking to attendees at both regional and national conferences. Marcia has also been a speaker for Contemporary Forums as well as The Science and Business of Weight Management conference. Physicians Weight Management Centers is also the recipient of the Small Business Development Centers 2011 Success Award. “This was a great honor for us. Our goal has always been to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle so this reaffirms that we are out in the community working with people that are interested in our program.”

Physicians Weight Management Centers work with medical providers in our community to provide their patient’s the tools to lose weight and keep it off. Marcia’s goal for her own clinic is to help patients achieve a healthy weight loss and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Marcia’s program also provides a group support setting for pre and post-op surgical patients.

Marcia and her family have lived in Lake Havasu for almost 22 years. Marcia and her husband Dennis have two children, two son-in-laws and two grandchildren.

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Doug Hade, MD

drhadeSince graduating from the University of Washington in 1975 and the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 1981 Dr. Hade has had the opportunity to work with both our nation’s military and civilian population.

From his internship at the naval hospital in Bremerton Washington to a position as a flight surgeon with the 1st Marine Brigade in Kaneohe, Hawaii, a family practice staff member at the naval hospital in 29 Palms, California and finally settling in Lake Havasu City in private practice in 1991 Dr. Hade has focused on partnering with his patients to optimize their health and quality of life.

At Physicians Weight Management Centers Dr. Hade enjoys seeing each patient’s progress. “It’s incredible the impact that carrying excess weight has on a person’s overall health. The consequences can be devastating” said Dr. Hade. “So imagine how exciting it is when even a small change in weight has such a great benefit”.

Instead of hobbies Dr. Hade spends as much time as possible with his grandchildren. “We’re blessed to have so many of our grandchildren live so close. That way we can spend more time together”.

Contact Dr. Hade at 928-854-7962

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L.D. Lumpkin, LCSW

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LD Lumpkin (or LD for short) is PWMC’s behaviorist. LD graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1992 with a Master Degree in Social Work. Once out of college, he specialized is the treatment of addictions.

He moved to Lake Havasu City in 1995 to start an outpatient addiction treatment program for what was then Samaritan Regional Hospital. Continuing his work with Havasu Regional LD has continued providing psychiatric services with the hospital. In addition to his work at Havasu Regional and Physicians Weight Management Center, LD has a private practice in which he sees clients for a variety of issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems.
LD’s insight and passion for our patients is a great asset to our program. Many times we’ll hear people leaving one of LD’s lectures making comments like “I really got a lot out of that one” or “Man that talk really hit home.”

LD really enjoys working with our patients and appreciates that there is a program like ours for people to attend. LD is married with four kids and enjoys hot weather running. What better place than Lake Havasu City for that!
PWMC is fortunate to have LD as part of our team.

Contact LD at 928-854-7962

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Becky Bassham, Nutrition Moderator

becky profileFor over 25 year Becky has worked in the health and wellness field. As an educator, working as a medical imaging specialist and seeing sickness and disease studying the brain from the inside out Becky committed her life to helping people become healthier through preventative wellness. Becky’s experience includes fitness training, facilitating and wellness classes.

Becky holds a BS degree in Exercise Science, a minor in Health Promotions from CSUF, and completed a fellowship in Special Imaging at Loma Linda University.

Becky and her husband, Ty (who refers to their home as “the ark”) have three children, two dogs, two cats, two horses, a boa constrictor… and never a dull moment!

Contact Becky at 928-854-7962

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Kathy Farina, Office Manager


kathyOur Office Manager, Kathy Farina, Joined our team with over 30 years of medical experience. Raised in California she pursued a career in nursing
and then went on to get her degree in Health Information Systems. Kathy
has wor
ked asa nursing assistant, assistant to a hospital CFO, and a medical auditor for 20 years before retiring in 2001. She moved to Lake Havasu
City 4 years ago after she met and married her husband Pete.

Having been a client of PWMC, Kathy understands the needs and struggles of our clients. When someone was needed for the front office we asked and she accepted. Subsequently, when we needed an Office Manager, she again accepted. “I love being back in the workforce and being able to meet and help those struggling with their weight. It’s very gratifying to see our clients lose pounds and inches in weeks and how happy and energetic they feel. I’m so happy to be a part of PWMC.”

Kathy loves being out in the sun and on the water, cuddling up with her puppies and reading, and traveling – hopefully to Italy very soon.

Contact Kathy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Holly Cisneros, MA

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Holly Cisneros, our Medical Assistant, grew up in Diamond Bar, California but moved to Lake Havasu City in 1989 and graduated from Lake Havasu City High School in 1993.

Holly decided she wanted to go in the medical field after spending so much of her time with the high school nurse, Nancy. Holly really looked up to Nancy and wanted to be just like her when she grew up. Her senior year, Holly joined the Explorers program and was able to work at the hospital in Labor and Delivery. It was then she decided to get her CNA. Holly began her training while attending high school and upon graduating went to MCC College for two years, earning her CNA certification. Throughout the years Holly has completed numerous medical training classes and worked for various health-based organizations as a CNA an Emergency Room technician, and as a Medical Assistant.

In 2011, Holly successfully reached her maintenance goal with PWMC and was asked to become a
member of our team. Holly is a vibrant and energetic advocate of the PWMC program. Her response
was “WOW!, if I can do this program and succeed anybody can. I can now help people live a longer and healthier life. I am so happy to be a part of the PWMC team”. And we are so happy to have her as part of our team!

Holly’s hobbies include spending time with her husband of 11 years, Eddie, and their three children, Justyn, Matthew, and Hunter . They love going on family vacations to Mexico, Disneyland, or just hanging out in their own backyard, BBQ’ing and swimming. She also loves playing and watching soccer and softball.

Contact Holly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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