The path to a healthier

you starts here: meet our compassionate colleagues

At Arizona Medical Weight Loss, you can have it all. From individualized weight control programs, including medications, vitamin injections, to diet and exercise plans.

Plus you can have aesthetic procedures, chemical peels, permanent cosmetic applications – the works. You’ll not only love the results, you’ll enjoy the process.

That’s how we’re different: at Arizona Medical Weight Loss.

We aim for life-changing.
And it all starts from the word “GO”.

Dr. Gary Knighton From Arizona Medical Weight Loss and Staff

Making life changes can be downright enjoyable, when your support team is the one right here at Arizona Medical Weight Loss.

Knowledgeable and friendly

We help you make the right choices with expertise and a warm smile.

Understanding and wise

Whatever your needs are, we’ve handled it all. Ask us. We’ll counsel with care.

Positive and encouraging

We’re in your corner, and on your side, every step of the way to help you reach your goal.

Meet the staff

When you call or enter our office you will feel welcomed and comfortable. We often hear comments about how we treat patients with a listening, sensitive ear. Attentive to their concerns and resolving them quickly and in a caring manner. When you call us, we will return your call within the same day. And if you need to stop in with a concern, you are always welcome. Even if you don’t have an appointment! Those are just a few of the reasons patients come from all over the country to see us!

Dr. Gary Knighton From Arizona Medical Weight Loss

Gary Knighton, DO

When you come in for your visit, regardless of how you’re feeling, we promise you’ll leave with a smile on your face, feeling better about yourself, and looking great!

As a Weight Loss Physician (Bariatrician) and long standing member of the Obesity Medicine Association (formerly the American Society of Bariatric Physicians), I believe in using a multi-faceted approach combining a balance of nutrition, activity, proper vitamin supplementation, and medications to help my patients shed the extra weight.

Nicolle Skarmas, PA-C

Nicolle is very skilled at cosmetic injections in addition to her knowledge of bariatric medicine. It is a rare find to find someone as compassionate and talented as Nicolle.

She is a valley favorite, and I (Dr. Knighton) am amazed by her abilities. She is able to greet the apprehensive patient, put them at ease and they leave with a smile every time! I get that people have apprehensions getting Botox or dermal filler, and no one wants to look fake like so many do on TV.

Nicolle provides a natural, younger look while enhancing those features that have faded over time or features you may not have been blessed with. Whether you are a man or a woman, we have something for you.

We all look in the mirror and wish we could improve something, or just want to look younger. I remember the first time my daughter told me how good I looked, and meant it….priceless!

About Arizona Medical Weight Loss Nicolle Skarmas
Dr. Gary Knighton From Arizona Medical Weight Loss

Kelly Neel, PA-C

Kelly will be working alongside Dr. Knighton treating aesthetic and bariatric patients. She will be performing Botox®, Dysport® as well dermal filler treatments. We know you will grow to love and appreciate Kelly for her skill, warm nature, sense of humor, and compassionate demeanor. She will truly be an asset and welcome addition to the practice!

Kelly grew up in Arizona and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She moved to the east coast to complete her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in Virginia. After Kelly moved back to Arizona, she rescued a German Shepherd puppy and named her Arlow. She enjoys kayaking, weightlifting, cooking, traveling (domestic and abroad). She recently started gardening and loves it, and, of course, loves dogs too!

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Front Lines Office Staff

Meet the rest of our enthusiastic staff…each one committed to helping you make the changes in your appearance…and your life.

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Contact us today to start your transformation

This is the year, this is the time. To not only shed the extra weight, but to keep it off. All it takes is a phone call or message to get the ball rolling. There’s nothing stopping you. So make plans to “go!”

(480) 539-1855
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