Rate Dr. Jeffrey Brown
Dr. Jeffrey Brown's Ratings
when I read some of these comments I shake my head. Myself as well as the comments I read on have put on the weight and are joining the program again. There is NO DOUBT that anyone going off this diet will gain weight. I've read so many excuses to justify the weight gain such as depression, over-eating, not going on the maintenance program, poor choices in food and on and on, when it all comes down to we all STOPPED Dr.Brown's diet guide plan and STOPPED the vitamins. So as long as you all are going allow Dr.Brown's diet to dictate the rest of your lives and you can afford if for the rest of your lives than I guess it's a great diet? I still think not. Why do you all think he had us taking multivitamins for weight loss? To metabolize the food your allowed to eat? Perhaps, but also because you are not getting those vitamins from the diet itself. There are a lot of foods that have vitamins but since you are now allowed to eat them you are depriving your body. The body will go into starvation mode and start to cannibalize itself. Yup, the survival mode in your body will do anything to survive so if it has to start eating your muscle than you're hopped and definitely will gain weight because what little food you put into it, it's going to be stored as fat since it doesn't know how much it's going to get for its next meal. Your body will start thinking everything meal is like its last supper. I am not here to dissuade anyone from this diet nor can I BUT no need to justify weight gain to other things other than just being OFF Dr.Brown's plan. If this diet was such a healthy diet you can bet your family doctor would suggest this diet. It's a fad diet or yo yo diet putting it mildly. For obese people with a high BMI a doctor will sooner suggest the gastric band opposed to Dr.Brown's diet? How I know this because a friend of mine just had it suggested to her and had it done. That's morose invasive and also some risks but apparently they think it's a heck less riskier than Dr.Brown's diet, where a lot of people end up under unaesthetic due to gall bladder surgery. No one has to agree with me. I just want to put it out there, because I was on the diet for myself and have experienced phenomenal health issues as a result. To the ones who had gained there weight back, I am sorry to hear that. It's like back to the drawing board or more like back to the bank. It's a quick fix and does fix you quick but at the same time you are starting to live your life under Dr.Brown's dictatorship :-( Have a great day all and good luck.
My wife and I entered Dr. Brown’s program for reasons other than weight loss. We had issues with high cholesterol and hormones. After 3 months our cholesterol levels were brought down to normal. He is very knowledgeable and has excellent assessment skills. He ordered numerous tests that a regular GP would not consider, resulting in a broader, thorough health evaluation and follow up. He deals with causes and prevention rather than just treating symptoms. From the beginning he listened to our concerns and designed an individual program to meet each of our needs.
Great program.Only one I have found that looks at and addresses your overall health issues. All the staff is approachable and friendly.Because I am on the road a lot, the doctor has modified program so that I can deal with restaurant eating. I am feeling so much better with more energy. Losing weight steadily.Cost of program is $125.00 a month. They have a promotion that if you commit to 2 months you get one free. Most cost effective of all the programs I have looked at.
He will treat you like a number and not a patient; go into his office and see for yourselves. Money is the motive. Over 400 for a program that is not permanent is very expensive. Soon as I stopped his program, I started slowly gaining due to starvation mode the doctor had me on his program. (Note:I ate healthy when I finished his program and I even enrolled in the gym)
my experience is a positive one. The doctor has investigated my sensitivities to certain foods and as been the only doctor to figure out that some of my medical issues were caused and made worse by some of the foods i was eating. I have learned that what we eat can impact us more than just gaining weight. Dr. Brown has looked at my hormonal balance and with just some supplements and better eating habits my energy and focus and libido are much better. I only had a bit of weight to lose so it was not difficult for me. I realize that taking care of myself is a commitment , and one i am finally prepared to take the time to do. This program I have found is very cost effective. It is not expensive and I have saved money by staying away from prepared foods etc... The doctor gave me a plan for over Xmas which included my being able to have alcohol and sweets. I followed it and was able to maintain my weight and health.Dr. Brown i have found is a wealth of knowledge and has given me some real insight into how what we eat plays on our health.Yes he is no nonsense, he will not allow me to make excuses , that is what i need to keep me on track
If you are thinking of joining this program I strongly urge you to read ALL of the negative comments on the following 24 pages. I wish I had!
The time was right for me and I did loose the weight easily and comfortably (17 pounds in 4 weeks) but I quit on my third time of seeing Dr. Brown (he was not there two of the weeks). He behaves like a diva, loud rock music playing in the background so you can hardly hear all the medical terminology he hits you with (And no - his staff DO NOT take the time to go over it with you 2 more times). During the second appointment he asked me why I thought I had only lost 2 1/2 lbs (after loosing 10 the first week). I replied I was suffering from constipation and he immediately started to berate me for making excuses. I wasn`t - I was just answering his question - and 12 1/2 lbs in 2 weeks obviously meant I was following instructions. I did not say anything, but I guess he could see it in my eyes that I thought he was a jerk for dressing me down like that. He commented that people actually like him.... The third time I saw him he told me my blood test showed I was low on something and I did not want to forget what exactly that was and took out a pen, which led him to forbid me to take notes in a really sharp tone. I did not comment - but again thought; what a jerk. I guess he is a mind reader because again he commented that I obviously do not like him - which is true, but has nothing to do with the program. I actually do not need hand-holding, I do not cheat - but I also do not need him to believe me that I did not cheat. Anyway, he got visibly upset with me and started to question my attitude towards the program (program is fine - he is not). He said I had been sarcastic from day one (this was only day three and I had hardly spoken more than 10 sentences since he is not interested in you or your personal circumstances) and that I was passive-aggressive and it kept getting worse. I could hardly believe I was being verbally attacked by a DOCTOR! And for what - because I don`t adore the ground he walks on like a lot of other patients on this site? As I left I felt that he did not want me there anymore (having paid for 3 months in advance without having the foggiest idea what the program was about) - so as I got up to leave I told him that I did not "have to" come back. He actually called me back to his office, called in a nurse as a witness (did he think I was going to hit him?) and then proceeded to tell me that he felt INTIMIDATED by me. At that point I just saw him for what he really is... I took two extreme put-downs that were absolutely uncalled for - but that is it. He gets no more of my money, none of OHIPs money on my behalf - and best of all - he will not hurt me again! Be smart - find a weight loss doctors who actually cares about people - this one is after the money only - and (really scary) the personal gratification derived from the adoration of the women eager to lose weight that will put up with anything to to get rid of the weight.
Saw Dr. Brown first time 24 weeks ago. Gave me ALOT of tests to do. I sat in his orientation twice so I could be clear about rationale about program. The program is initially restrictive as your body has to deal with you insulin resistance and addition to sugars. Now I have been given fruit and starches and I allowed to have wine on weekends. I feel so much better , no cravings, skin has stopped breaking out. Reading below shows people do not understand. Issue is not that people can't exercise rather they can't exercise as a sole weight loss plan as they would have to run too much to lose even a pound. My thyroid doctor was really happy with what Dr. B was able to do for me. For me more than the weight, I had PCOS and had trouble getting pregnant. I lost a little weight( didn't have much to lose) but Dr. Brown worked to treat my hormones. A followup Ultrasound shoed that my PCOS was much better , and 4 months later I have had a positive pregnancy test. For me having to have tried for 5 years to get pregnant Dr. Brown is a godsend. Dr. B has spared me from invasive fertility testaments and thousands of dollars. I have to wonder if all the very nonspecific ratings are from competitors as they seem to come after a few positive and specific ones come up and the negative ones say just the opposite of what Dr. B states in his orientation, so have to wonder if these people know and understand the program. For the proof is my improved health and my baby bump.