Welcome to MNCOME

MNCOME - Minnesota Center for Obesity, Metabolism & Endocrinology - partners with patients and their families to manage weight, diabetes, thyroid, and other hormone disorders through medication and education.
How it works

Getting started is easy

The first step to better health is to meet with our medical staff to determine a game plan that best suits your needs.
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Request an appointment

Call us at 651-379-1600 to schedule your initial appointment.

Initial visit

During your first visit, we will review your medical history, draw blood for lab testing, and conduct an electrocardiogram. Please bring current insurance and any recent lab results with you to this visit. Plan on spending 45 minutes with us to get to know one another.

Ongoing treatment

We will meet again in two weeks once the lab results come back to discuss your care plan. Often this includes visits with a registered dietitian or a diabetes educator in addition to quarterly office visits to monitor progress and make any necessary changes to prescribed medications and lifestyle practices. Please note: we take the time necessary to meet your needs.

Get started today

Call us at 651-379-1600 to schedule your appointment.
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Real stories from real patients

Hear from some of our amazing patients who are taking charge of their health.
“It took me some time to be truthful with myself and own my obesity. For the first time in my life I understood that it–- obesity-–was the enemy, not my life or me. I knew I had to have help; I relied, and continue to rely on, my faith in God. I also wanted to have medical guidance. Whether I hit a plateau or gain weight during this maintenance challenge I am in, I make adjustments and remain focused. Maintenance is the greater challenge for me; although food may no longer be an addiction, the reality of weight control and healthy living depends on my decision making process."
Gloria L.
“Arriving at MNCOME, I felt hopeless and buried by my chronic conditions. I was desperate, frustrated and struggling to simultaneously manage PCOS and Graves’ Disease. Beginning with my very first encounter with Virginia, she listened, cared and considered my entire body and medical history in a way no other provider ever had.Within a few months, I was able to overcome pre-diabetes and successfully manage my chronic issues with the ongoing support of Virginia, Bronwyn and all of the MNCOME staff. Everyone is so kind and supportive. I continue to recommend MNCOME to people because I know coming here has drastically improved my life.”
Jean D.
"I first started at MNCOME after a conversation with my primary care provider. I had told him I wanted to lose weight, but I would not diet, so he referred me to MNCOME. Meeting the goals I set with my educators and Dr. Gonzalez has been a gradual process, which is okay with me since weight loss and management are ongoing. It has felt relatively easy to keep moving forward in this process because of the support and encouragement I receive."
Kathy R.
“Although my weight was not the reason I first came to MNCOME, I appreciate the lab workup and general health evaluation that were part of my first visit and have found my education appointments to be extremely helpful. The compassion and concern that all of the MNCOME staff have for others has made it possible for me to actually look forward to my education visits.”
Floyd M.
When I first came to MNCOME, I was really at the end of my rope, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Today,I am a different person. I will always have struggles because some things are simply controllable not curable, but Virginia has left no stone unturned. I had no idea I was in menopause even though I'd had lab work elsewhere. I want everyone to know there is hope!
Julia K.
“My doctor recommended MNCOME for weight management after a high A1C blood test. The team at MNCOME listened to my concerns and helped me to develop a plan. They caught a previously undiagnosed medical issue that is now under control.  I cannot thank them enough, my quality of life has improved by leaps and bounds, which means more than the number on the scale. MNCOME focuses on the whole patient.”
Sarah T.