Metabolic & Weight Center

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Telemedicine Appointments Available

Phone: 863-680-7190

In Polk County, nearly 39% of our adult population is obese. The epidemic has far-reaching implications as overweight and obese patients are more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart disease and other common chronic conditions.

Watson Clinic Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Lilliam S. Chiques has added a Metabolic and Weight Center to her practice to combat the epidemic among patients in our community. This program is designed to empower adults to conquer the condition through sensible, manageable and health-based means.

With the proper plan in place, patients can see significant and lasting results in their overall quality of life, even if they have been diagnosed with a chronic condition such as diabetes. In many cases, patients lose as much weight through these noninvasive treatments than they would with bariatric surgery.

The Metabolic & Weight Center caters to the needs of these patients through a medically-sound approach that includes:
  • Comprehensive medical assessment with complete lab and metabolic testing
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Meal replacements
  • Pre and post bariatric surgery coordination and testing
  • Medication options for every budget (including GLP-1 meds)
  • Diabetes education

Metabolic & Weight Center Physician:

Lilliam S. Chiques, MD
Lilliam S. Chiques, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Chiques' Brochure 
  • Undergraduate School: Yale University, New Haven, CT, BA
  • Medical School: University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, MD
  • Internship & Residency: Harvard University/Brigham & Women's Hospital, MA
  • Board-certified: Internal Medicine
  • Member: Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha - Medical Honor Society, Former Board Member of Watson Clinic, Massachusetts Medical Society, Obesity Medicine Association, Watson Clinic Medical Director

Aimee Bert-Moreno, APRN
Aimee Bert-Moreno, APRN  
  • Undergraduate Degree: ECPI University, Lake Mary, FL, BSN
  • Masters Program: ECPI University, Lake Mary, FL, MSN
  • Member: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Obesity Medicine Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Association of Diabetes & Education Specialists

Perry Kuhn, PA
Perry C. Kuhn, PA  
  • Undergraduate Degree: Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, BA
  • Masters Program: Kettering College, Kettering, OH, MS
  • Member: American Academy of Physician Associates, Obesity Medicine Association

Appointments may be scheduled by calling 863-680-7190.