Be in control of your weight for life

Be in control of your weight for life. This website is dedicated to you, the lifetime dieters. Let's move toward a new beginning of lifetime wellness.

Dr. Gerald Sugarman has over 30 years experience. He has devoted a substantial portion of his life and medical practice to health and firness. During this time he has observed patients who had significant medical problems due to being over weight, and have overcome nearly insurmountable medical and psychological obstacles to finally regain their health.

Dr. Sugarman will give you a lifetime of knowledge, experience, and skills accumulated from his clinical observations and up to date research.

Come visit Dr. Gerald Sugarman in Arroyo Grande today and together we will reach your goals of lifetime wellness. Patients are welcome from Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and surrounding areas.

We offer a doctor supervised weight loss program using prescription medication.

Our address is 1136 E grand avenue Arroyo Grande, CA 93420.

Phone number: 805.473.3496

The cost of the program is $185.00 for the initial office visit. This includes the following:
1. A book the Doctor wrote on Weight Loss
2. Initial Exam given by the Doctor himself
3. Your first WEEK of medication

11:30 - 2:30 PM

Arroyo Grande
2:00 - 6:00 PM

11:30 - 2:30 PM

Arroyo Grande
11:30 - 6:00 PM

Arroyo Grande
11:30 - 2:30 PM

Arroyo Grande

The most commonly used prescription medication is phentermine or tenuate. These are central nervous system stimulants that suppress appetite allowing you to make better food choices. They have been on the market over 30 years.


Gerald I. Sugarman, MD
1136 E. Grand Ave.
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Tel: 805 473-4739 fax 805 473-3186

Education (under, graduate& professional):
George Washington University
Bachelor of Science (B.S,) in Chemistry 1957
George Washington University
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biochemistry 1958
Chicago Medical School
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) 1962

Post Graduate Education:
Los Angeles County General Hospital
Rotating Internship 1962-3
Los Angeles County General Hospital
Four-week Elective Program in Cytogenetic Techniques; Karyotyping and Dermatoglyphics (Dr. Russell Rhode)
Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (Residency)
Pediatrics 1965-66
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (Residency)
Child Development and Neurology 1966-68

LICENSES (medical):
CALIFORNIA G8791 current since 1963


Professional Background:
Pacific State Hospital:

Director of Admissions and then Director of Pre-admissions, for the Mentally Retarded Pomona, California
Consultant, Pomona, California 1968-9

Escalon School:
Consultant, (educationally handicapped) 1982
Orthopaedic Hospital:
Research Committee,
Head, Genetics Clinic, 1968-84
Head, Pediatric Neurology Clinic, 1968-84
Head, Metabolic Bone Dysplasia Clinic 1968-84

Last 5 years Employment:
Private Practice: Solo medical practice Dates: 35 years

Diagnosis and treatment of children and adults.  Hormonal replacement evaluation and therapy, peri-menopausal evaluations, weight control with co-morbibities. Consultations in complex and rare diseases, including Lyme disease, meningo-encephalitis, abdominal pain syndromes, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Miscellaneous Professional Background:
Taught the First Nurse Practitioner’s program for (PA’s) in 1988 

Fractionation of Bacillus Cereus Containing 8 Azaguanine, Biological Chemistry. 225,151. H. George Mandel, G. I. Sugarman 1957
Determination of bis-(beta chlorethyl) amines and related compounds with 8-quinolinol, Eberhard G. Trains. & G. I. Sugarman.AI~ILL~j1.QM 1958
Thesis: The Absorption of D-Galactose from the Small Intestine of the Albino Rat George Washington University, Library. 1958
Xeroderma Pigmentosum: G. I. Sugarman, W.B. Reed, and B. Landing, JAMA 207, 2073-2079
Chrondroitin-4-sulfate Mucopolysaccaridosis--A New Variant of Hurler’s Syndrome, LI. 854. M. Philippart, G. I. Sugarman
Two Unusual Neurocutaneous Syndromes, G.I. Sugarman, W. B. Reed, ARCHIVES OF NEUROLOGY 21, 242-247
Rectal Bleeding in an Infant due to Ectopic Gastric Tissue in the Rectum, LANCET G.I. Sugarman
See-Saw Winking in the Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome, G. I. Sugarman &J.  Menkes, 2, 248-254(named Sugarman syndrome - OFD syndrome III 1971
The Mucopolysaccharidoses, Orthopaedic Hosp. News Sept., 72
Radiological Case of the Month, Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica, G. I. Sugarman, MD
Two Unusual Neurocutaneous Disorders with Facial cutaneous Signs, Book of Dermatology, Yearbook Medical Publishers 1971
I (inclusion) Cell Disease, Leroy’s Syndrome (Early Alveolar Ridge Hypertrophy, Joint Limitation, Thick, tight, Skin in Early In fancy), G. I. Sugarman, ARCH DERM 06,411, Sept., 72
Case Report: Mobius Syndrome with Poland’s Anomaly, G. I. Sugarman, H. Stark, 10 No. 2, 192-1 96 June, 72
The Facial-Digital-Genital (Aarskog) Syndrome, G. I. Sugarman, D.L. Rimoin and R.S. Lachman, AMERICAN JOURNAL DISEASES OF CHILDREN. Vol. 126 Aug, 73
Thermography in the Study of Pseucloxanttioma Elasticum, W.B. Reed, G. I. Sugarman, CUTIS 13, Number 3, 423 March, 1969
Unilateral Nevus of Ota with Sensorineural Deafness, G.I. Sugarman, Wm. B. Reed, ARCH DERM Volume 109, June 74
Chondrodysplasia Punctata (Rhizomelic type): G.I. Sugarman, Case Report and Pathological Findings, International Congress Series Number 335. Birth Defects: Original Article Series. Vol. X, No. 12, 334-340 74
A New Syndrome of Brachydactyly of the Hands and Feet with Duplication of the First Toes, 0.1. Sugarman, D. Hager, W.J. Kulik. (A new syndrome, type VII brachydactyly)
Birth Defects~: Original Article Series, The National Foundation March of Dimes Volume X, Number 5,1-8 (Renamed “SUGARMAN’S BRACHYDACTYLY
The Case of an Eight Toed Foot, Birth Defects: G.I. Sugarman Original Article Series, The National Foundation March of Dimes, Volume X, Number 5, 141-144.
The REEDS Syndrome, W.B. Reed, A.C. Brown, 0.1. Sugarman and L. Schlesinger, Original Article Series, The National Foundation March of Dimes, Volume X, Number 5 (Sugarman’s syndrome)
Urinary Arylsulfatase A in a Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, W.G. Ng, ON. Donnell, G. I. Sugarman, L.S. Fishman. Clinical Research
Ocular Involvement and Chondrodysplasia Punctata, R. Levine, A. Snyder, 0.1. Sugarman AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY 77, #6, 851-859
Your Hyperactive Child Henry Regnery Co. 0.1. Sugarman, M. Stone September
Multiple Sulfa tase Deficiency Presenting as San filippo A Disease, M. Philippart, Elsa Kamensky, Seiji Nakatani and G.I. Sugarman, The Society (21: Pediatric Research
The Larsen Syndrome, Autosomal Dominant Form, Sugarman. Vol XI, Number 2, 121-1 29.
Ocular Involvement in I-Cell Disease (Mucolipidosis II) Light and Electron Microscopic Findings, A. Bent, Sugarman, and W.H. Spencer. Albrecht V. Graefes ARCH. KLIN. EXP. OPHTHALMOLOGY. 198, 25-32
Kirlian Photography with the use of “Voltage-Sensitive Liquid Crystals” A New Technique, 0.1. Sugarman, and Alfred Benjamin. Published in the Rangefinder
Cockayne Syndrome. Clinical Study of Two Patients and Neuropathological Findings in One, G.I. Sugarman, B.H. Landing, W.B. Reed,  16 #3, 225-232
Cerebral Gigantism with Hepatocarcinoma, G. I. Sugarman and E. Heuser, American Journal Diseases of Children 131, 631 -633.
De Sanctis-Cacchione Syndrome: A Case History with Autopsy Findings, William B. Reed, Gerald I. Sugarman, Reed A. Mathis, ARCH. DERMATOL. 113:1561-1563
Hyperargininemia with Arginase Deficiency, S.D. Cederbaum, K.N.F. Shaw, MA. Verity, E.B. Spector, P.J. Snodgrass and 0.1. Sugarman, CI2 13, 827-833
The Genetics of Hand Malformations. Temtamy, 0. See “SUGARMAN’S BRACHYDACTYLY,” Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome (Sugarman’s Syndrome, type VII).
Eccrine Sweat Gland Anatomy in Cockayne Syndrome: A Possible Diagnostic Aid, Benjamin Landing, Gerald I. Sugarman, Lianne Dixon, [IT (ASCP)
Biochemical and Neurophysiological Studies Fall to Explain Phenotypic Variations in a Unique Family with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy, NEUROLOGY. M. Philippart, M.R. Nuwer, G.1. Sugarman. 1981
Case Report: Cranio facial and Musculoskeletal Abnormalities: A Questionable Connective Tissue Disease, Gerald I. Sugarman, Mark Vogel, March of Dimes Volume VII, Number 1, Page 16
Eccrine Sweat Gland Anatomy In Cockayne Syndrome: A Possible Diagnostic Aid, Landing, Sugarman and Dixon, Pediatric Pathology. Children’s Hospital, Department of Pathology.
Dominant Non-Progressive Dystonia with Variable Expression, Annals of Neurology, M. Philippart, G.1. Sugarman, R.W. Baloh:Child Neurology Society
Cockayne’s Syndrome: A review and report of two sibs with metabolic studies, XIII International Congress of Pediatrics.
Read before American Academy of Neurology.
Presented to Los Angeles Neurological Society. Congenital Phlebectasia with Sturge-Weber, Presented to Los Angeles Dermatological Society, Study on Cultured Peripheral Nerve from Roussy-Levy Disease, 4th International Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, Tokyo, Japan; Philippart & Sugarman
Current Classifications and Pathogenesis of Neuropathies and Myopathies, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy, Course No. 17 Aug/Sept ‘71

Separation of catecholamines by paper chromatography, Dr. Shannon Brunges, Los Angeles County General Hospital, for four months
Referral of Patient to Dr. John Menkes for publication of article in ARCH NEURO., 20, 650. In vitro culture brain tissue from a patient with Tay-Sachs.
Electron microscope study of muscle in Glycogen Storage Disease, Type Ill, (Forbes Syndrome) A new entity. Dr. Harry Neustein  and Sugarman.
A Study in Marfan’s and Homocysteinuria, by Sugarman at Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, California
Review of Arthyrogyposis by Sugarman

BOOKS By Sugarman:
Your Hyperactive Child, published in 1975 Henry Regnery
Handbook of Epilepsy, Mosby, published in 1985
A Doctor’s Guide to Weight Control, 1998, Wellness Press
A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Hormonal Replacement, 1999, Wellness Press

Book:   Handbook of Head Injury
Book:   Handbook of Orthopedic-Genetic Syndromes

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