PHYS•ique is a support service for overweight patients at The Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine, because obesity has a great impact on chronic pain patients. The problem of obesity is becoming pandemic in the US, and rates are increasing each day.

As caring professionals of the medical and mental health field, we cannot distract our attention from this fact. This is why PHYS•ique is addressed not only to our patients, but to family members and the general public interested in “changing their nutritional habits.” This is not only a diet to lose weight but also a learning and educational process. People learn what to eat, how to manage their nutritional behavior and habits, and make a healthy, lifelong change.

Please join us for a FREE life changing information session:

Wednesdays in Sarasota 5741 Bee Ridge Rd. Suite #550 at 5pm
Thursdays in Bradenton 100 3rd Ave. W. Suite #110 at 5pm

Please extend this invitation to your family and friends who will play an important role
towards your overall support and success.

Please Call our Weight Loss Coach, J.R. at (941) 708-9555 ext. 106 to reserve your seat today!


You are invited to our next FREE information session with PHYS•ique Medically Managed Weight Loss and Lifestyle Program, where we will explain the weight loss success rate* of our scientifically, result proven and research driven program. Our Weight Loss Program is evidence and Physiology based, non-surgical, medically guided, unique and comprehensive.

obesity-diagramThe information session will explain the science behind our success, the affordability and savings to your monthly budget and the positive impact that it will have on your overall lifestyle. We will show you how weight loss will significantly improve your chronic pain and other disease processes such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Metabolic Syndrome, High Cholesterol etc. that obesity has caused.

Please join us every week at one of our two convenient locations: every Wednesday in Sarasota – 5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite #550 and every Thursday in Bradenton: 100 3rd Avenue W.; Suite #110 at 5:00pm for this FREE information session that could change your life. Please extend this invitation to your family and friends who will play an important role towards your overall support and success.

Please Call our Weight Loss Coach, J.R. at (941) 708-9555 ext. 106 to reserve your seat today!


Weight Loss Testimonials


“I started Physique in the beginning of December 2014. I am now in my 16th week of the program. I have lost a total of 41 lbs and 15 inches so far! Physique is not only a diet program, it is a lifestyle change. Having it be medically managed helps me with the learning process. Most diet programs tell you what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat. Physique has given me the tools to succeed for life. Once I phase out of the program I am confident I will be able to make the right choices to maintain my weight loss. Seeing Marly, my Health Coach each week keeps me accountable. If I am having any issues or concerns she is always there to work through it with me.” ~ Ashley S.*




Ashley’s weight as of August 2015 is 177 lbs.
Her start and end measurements are as follows:
Chest: 114 cm – 101 cm
Arms: 37 cm – 31cm
Waist: 97 cm – 84cm
Hips: 126 cm – 112 cm
Thighs: 69 cm – 60 cm
Body Fat% 42.8% – 28.2%


Ricardo Y.*

12/14/14 – 178 lbs.

12/21/14 – 168 lbs.

1/21/15 – 160 lbs.

He is holding steady at 160 lbs. as of 5/8/15.

Ideal Goal – 110 lbs.
Week 1 – 128 lbs.
Week 5 – 114 lbs.
Week 8 – 110 lbs.
Week 10 – 108 lbs.











Being petite my entire life, I never had a real struggle with my weight…until I turned 40 years old. Typically, with age comes weight. I exercised moderately and ate fairly healthy…so I thought. After hearing about Physique and seeing testimonials from actual patients, I decided to take action. I was not sure this was going to be the right diet for me; however, my desire to slim down was even greater than my love of food.

During my initial one on one meeting with my Weight Loss Coach Marly, we critiqued my current eating habits and soon realized my diet which included many fresh fruits (sugars) and carbohydrates daily, was turning into pure fat! My weight gain was most obvious in my mid section which was rapidly spreading to my thighs and upper arms. I must admit, the first two weeks that my body was detoxing of sugar and carbs was challenging. I truly had to exercise my discipline. By the third week, I was experimenting with various Ideal Protein products and getting creative with my at home recipes, all while staying within my customized diet plan. By the fifth week, I was looking and feeling better than I have in many years.


Seeing is believing and I am now a true believer of Physique Medically Managed Weight Loss Program. I am only four pounds away from reaching my ideal weight. I feel hopeful that with all of the nutritional education I have learned thus far, the opportunity to supplement my future diet with Ideal Protein products, as well as making smart choices with my own meals, I will be able to sustain my goal weight in the future!

By Week 10, I have surpassed my weight loss goal at 108 lbs. and holding steady. As I enter into Stage 4, I feel that Physique has become a Lifestyle…Not a Diet!


Start Date : April 10 , 2015
Start Weight… 150 LBS
As Of July 31,2015
Weight: 133 LBS


Being in my mid 60’s with degenerative bone disease has been mentally and physically painful and debilitating. Combined with the fact that my metabolism is slowing down dramatically, I felt virtually hopeless as I gradually began to gain weight. Due to my brittle bones, which have caused me to endure 9 surgeries within the past 15 years, I was unable to exercise. When I started to see Dr. Ramos, I was introduced to Physique. Learning that I would not have to exercise in the first phase and the fact that it was medically managed, gave me hope that this might be the perfect diet for me.

16 weeks later, I am only 3 pounds away from my ideal weight loss goal and the beginning of Phase 2. I am feeling stronger, healthier, more vibrant and in much less pain then I have felt in years.

I am extremely hopeful about the future of my overall health!


Press Release


Ideal Protein Responds to Findings that Overweight Patients are Not Hearing Counseling on Weight Loss from Their Physicians

Physicians Encouraged to Address Obesity Epidemic with Patient Counseling and Support Programs

GATINEAU, Quebec–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ideal Protein called today for physicians to address the obesity epidemic by talking to their overweight or obese patients about weight loss programs.

The call to action came following the June announcement of findings from a Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives survey sponsored by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), an affiliate of the American Medical Group Association Foundation and a coalition of visionary medical group and health system leaders. Among other findings about how patients are experiencing healthcare today, the study found a significant gap around weight management; physicians’ efforts on counseling patients on preventive health, including weight loss for obese or overweight patients, are not being heard.

The survey found that while 52 percent of physicians report that they recommend their patients enroll in a weight loss program, only 5 percent of those patients polled say they heard this message. Additionally, 90 percent of physicians report recommending better eating habits, while only 19 percent of patients say their doctors gave them that advice. With 70 percent of adults in the U.S. overweight or obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 this means that only one in 14 of these overweight individuals is getting or hearing weight loss advice from their physician.

Douglas W. Rothrock, M.D. is familiar with these survey results. As a board certified cardiologist, founder of Prescott Cardiology in Arizona, Let’s Get Healthy 4 You weight loss center, and Senior Medical Advisor at Ideal Protein, he counsels patients on weight loss on a daily basis as part of a healthy lifestyle approach to wellness.

He said, “With our nation experiencing an obesity epidemic, it is my opinion that it has become a physician’s responsibility to be proactive and advise their overweight patients how to effectively and safely lose weight. Cardiologists are leaders in prevention and are the natural messengers, along with other physicians and medical practitioners. In my practice, I have decided to explain the critical need for maintaining a healthy weight. By counseling my patients on weight loss, I can help them to potentially avoid chronic illnesses and live longer lives, not just treat their symptoms.”

Dr. Rothrock also noted, “While physicians may not think they have the time to actively work with patients on their weight loss efforts, there are structured programs with safe, science-based approaches to losing weight with which the practice can collaborate to give the patients the day-to-day counseling and support they need to be successful.”

Obesity is now recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association,2 and physicians are urged to manage it like any other chronic illness. In fact, physicians are increasingly hearing the guidance that weight loss counseling must be part of their practice to help patients decrease the risk for chronic conditions associated with excess weight, including: Type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure; early mortality; stroke risk; cancer incidence in women; degenerative joint disease; joint pain and immobility; sleep apnea;3 non-alcoholic fatty liver disease4 and metabolic syndrome.5 Additionally, pay-for-value incentives have made screening for body mass index (or BMI) and counseling for weight management a standard for reimbursement.6

Ideal Protein is committed to helping physicians counsel their patients about weight loss to reduce the risks associated with many chronic illnesses. Doctors report that while utilizing the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method*, as their patients lose weight they see reductions in conditions associated with weight such as hypertension, insulin imbalance, and other heart and health risks.7

Click to read research presented at Cleveland Clinic and National Obesity Conferences about changes in patient health metrics with weight loss.

To see how physicians and other healthcare practitioners are helping their patients lose weight, click here


*Results May Vary

Meet JR…

JR Ayers

J.R. Ayers,
Fitness & Wellness Coach

JR Ayers has over 30 years of experience in working with individuals and groups to help them improve physically and mentally. At the age of 17, he won the US Military Karate Championship of Europe. JR earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a triple major in Social Psychology, Sociology and History. He continued his education in medical studies at the University of Tennessee. JR spent his formative years in Europe and areas of the Middle East. JR has worked for NIKE as a Performance Fitness Trainer, guiding Olympic and collegiate athletes to better competitive results. He has also worked locally for IMG Academy as a Fitness Coach for elite tennis professionals. JR operates Ayers Academy, a private martial art studio in Sarasota, FL, where he does private and small group training’s.

Dr. Ramos feels passionately about the mind-body connection, the correlation between the mental and physical aspects of chronic pain. Having provided personal services for Dr. Ramos since 2001, Dr. Ramos felt JR would be the ideal candidate to develop the Ramos Centers very own professional fitness program.

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*Results May Vary