Spring 2023 Edition
This past March, Transform celebrated its 4-year anniversary! On March 1st, 2019, we started seeing patients with a vision to transform lives by providing sustainable weight-loss solutions.
Transform was founded by three people: Lisa Billing, Corey Newton, and myself. Shortly thereafter Josiah Billing joined the team as the business manager. Then came Debie McSperitt, RDN, and Debrah Kidane as the front office manager. As we grew, additional medical providers were added including Viktor Stakhnyuk, PA-C, Karin Heusted, ARNP, Eric Harris, MD, and Kelly Corrigan, RDN. Our more recent additions include Victoriya Barbina, CMA, Angie Sherrill, CMA, Melissa Polocoser, RMA, Dina Stakhnyuk, CMA, Jayci Reid, RMA, Gloria Yun, CMA, Alysia Betancur and Naeel Uddin who always ensure the clinic runs smoothly. Our ambulatory surgery center team includes Steve Lickar, RN, and Lorrie Mattingly, RN.
I founded the company with the goal of reaching people to offer long-term weight-loss solutions that work. I wanted to flip the dogma that diet and exercise are the solution to losing weight. While lifestyle changes are effective, they do not address the root cause of the problem, which is often hormonal imbalances and insulin resistance. At Transform, we address these underlying causes with our medical and surgical interventions. Losing even 10% of total body weight has excellent metabolic and psychological benefits. When you feel good, you can be the you, that you were meant to be!
In the past four years, we have seen over two thousand people and continue to help hundreds every month. Our growth doubles every year due to patient results and the quality of care given. Thank you to our patients and clients who share information about our program with their family and friends.
This company exists because of the passion we have for what we do! Transforming lives! It is that passion that makes us different. You are the messenger – you are the face of Transform!
-Peter Billing, MD
Upcoming Community Groups
May 2023 Community Group (upcoming): Embracing Your Transformation
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, from
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Please join us as Dr. Harris and our Cosmetic Program Manager Angie Sherrill, CMA, CST, introduce our new cosmetic service line and current specials for the month of May.
Hear from cosmetic patients about their experience with our cosmetic services.
Enter to win a raffle for ten units of Botox (a $120 value).
Kelly Corrigan, RDN, will be demonstrating how to make a fresh spring salad with seasonal produce.
Save the Date June 2023 Community Group: Heybrook Lookout Trail
Saturday June 3rd, 2023, at 8:45 AM
Check the Transform Facebook page for more details as we get closer to the event!
We would appreciate it if you would help us get one hundred Google reviews! Positive reviews from awesome patients like you help others feel confident about choosing Transform Weight Loss. Many of you have been gracious enough to share your stories on our private Facebook community group page. We love to hear your successes and see you reach your goals!
Thank you in advance for taking time to leave a review!
Do you live outside of Seattle and need accommodation during your surgery or appointments at Transform? Please inquire about our discounted hotel rates available to Transform patients.
Lemon and Basil Shrimp over White Beans
1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
2 cans cannellini beans
Zest from 1 lemon
5 leaves fresh basil, chopped
Squeeze of fresh lemon
- Thoroughly rinse cannellini beans until the water runs clear.
- Heat a large sauté pan or Dutch oven with olive oil.
- Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Sauté the shrimp until cooked.
- Add the garlic and chili flakes, and sauté until aromatic.
- Add the cannellini beans and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until beans are warmed. Drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired.
- Top with fresh basil and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Past Community Events
January 2023 Community Group: Fueling into the New Year
For our January meeting, we focused on fueling into the New Year with patient stories, exercise, and energizing snacks.
Patients that are taking weight-loss medications and those that have had bariatric surgery shared their experiences. It was an inspiring evening to hear how Transform helped them improve their overall health and get their lives back.
Nate Billing spoke about the importance of exercise. He emphasized that adults need 75 minutes of cardiovascular fitness activity and two or more days of resistance training per week that targets all muscle groups including legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms. Furthermore, he emphasized the importance of movement for overall health.
February 2023 Community Group: Snowshoeing
“For our February community event, we snowshoed through the winter wonderland of Snoqualmie Pass with guides from the U.S. Forest Service. All equipment was provided, and we were in good hands. Our two guides gave us an informative walk as they shared some fun facts and history about the area. It felt great to be brave enough, and healthy enough to try something new! I encourage you to keep this resource in mind and consider signing up for a trip next winter.”
March 2023 Community Group: Fueling Our Bodies Through Food
For our March community group, we had the honor of having farmer and owner Tristan Klesick of Klesick’s Box of Good speak about the importance of where our food comes from. Tristan is a long-time farmer who has been in the industry for over 25 years. He spoke about consuming produce from small local farms because it is more nutritious as compared to industrial farming. Furthermore, he highlighted that consumers should support local farms because they are in danger of being overtaken by larger corporations.
Our Transform patients have been offered a discount coupon to save money on your first box of produce (use the code below). You will see and taste the difference!
April 2023 Community Group: Kubota Gardens
“For our April community group, we went to the Kubota Gardens in South Seattle. Although the weather did not feel like it was spring, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our guide Sophia gave us an informative and enthusiastic tour. The gardens were originally part of the Kubota family and were purchased by the City of Seattle in 1987. Given the opportunity to walk through someone’s once private garden to experience his vision and dreams had a different feel that inspired me. We also learned that Japanese gardens are meant to create curiosity so intentionally there is no signage on direct pathways. I know this will be a place I will return to, and I encourage everyone to experience this beautiful park setting located within a Seattle neighborhood.”
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