San Luis Obispo weight loss expert opens new office locations

–Carol N Rowsemitt PhD, RN, FNP-C, owner of Comprehensive Weight Management, A Nursing Corporation, which specializes in unique and effective weight loss management, recently announced the opening of two new office locations in San Luis Obispo County.

To better serve clients across the county, the company opened offices both above the grade and below the grade, in Templeton and Grover Beach. Dr. Steven McAllen is her new supervisory physician. Her Templeton office is located in Dr. McAllen’s off at 295 Posada Lane, along with Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center. The Grover Beach office is located on 815 West Grand Avenue.

Carol Rowsemitt’s methodology for weight loss management applies a deep understanding of the physiological human response to hunger. Her technique differs from many weight loss San Luis Obispo practitioners. Carol specializes in treating thyroid disorders and helping patients understand that their battle with weight loss is more than a matter of will power. Her practice and treatment regimen accounts for the biological changes in brain chemistry that are a determining factor in the effectiveness of a person’s weight loss. Patients of Carol Rowsemitt have a better understanding of the primitive “famine response” and the changes in brain chemistry that occur when a person begins dieting. Her individualized treatment plans take into consideration the changes in a patient’s brain chemistry, genetic disposition, and overall health history to determine the best treatment method.

Carol N. Rowsemitt received her B.A. in Chemistry from Boston University and her PhD in Biology from the University of Utah, with an emphasis in ecological physiology. This background gave her an understanding of how humans, like animals, adapt and respond to seasonal environmental changes. She later received a second Bachelor’s and Masters Degree in Nursing, with an emphasis in Diabetes Care, from the University of Utah and founded the Diabetes Wellness Center in South County, California with colleague Kris Dilworth, RN, NP-C, CDE.

Carol worked under supervising physician Dr. Thomas Najarian, an innovative pioneer in the field of non-surgical weight loss and appetite suppression medicine, for many years before opening her own private practice in 2015.

An initial one-hour assessment visit costs $190 and the recommended half-hour follow-up appointments cost $95. Patients have seen the best results when regularly attend review and maintenance sessions every 6 to 8 weeks.

For more information about Comprehensive Weight Management, A Nursing Corporation, or to book an appointment with Carol N. Rowsemitt, PhD, RN, FNP-C, call (805) 748-0954 or visit

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Something very important happened last week. I’m sorry I haven’t gotten this note out sooner:

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article (10/25/11) on an excellent piece of research.  The study was designed to look at hormones and other factors involved in metabolism, sensations of hunger, and fullness in people who lost 10% of their body weight.  They gathered data before dieting, after the loss, and after 1 year of maintaining the weight loss.


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But we can control some of it. A couple of months ago, some young friends showed up at my house with one of those lovely pink cardboard boxes. My brain quickly said,

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Articles in Thyroid Science

Some of you have known that, for several years, Dr. Thomas Najarian and I were working on some issues that we planned to publish. Now, you can find our two papers in the online journal Thyroid Science.

In these works, we:
1. Review the evidence that mild thyroid abnormalities often occur during weight loss attempts
2. Show why we think these abnormalities are important to treat
3. Explain why that treatment is usually misunderstood by conventional evaluation of lab values
4. Present the details of how we treat patients.

Please see our Hypothesis paper and our Case Studies paper.