Medi-Weightloss® Phoenix is Now Open

Phoenix, AZ– Medi-Weightloss® is excited to announce the opening of its Phoenix location at The Shops at Norterra. Medi-Weightloss® Phoenix will be open to the public on Wednesday, June 7 and it could have not come at a better time.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 28.4 percent of adults are affected by obesity and 37.9 percent of adults are considered overweight in Arizona. Medi-Weightloss® Phoenix will be a powerful area resource for those seeking a healthier lifestyle. *On average, compliant patients lose 6.4 pounds in their first week and 14 pounds their first month.

About Medi-Weightloss® Phoenix Staff

Adam Dresher, Owner / Manager

Adam worked over 20 years on Wall Street. He received his B.A. from Franklin Marshall College, where he was captain of the squash team. Adam is passionate about health and wellness, having played numerous competitive sports most of his life.  

Adam serves on the Board of CitySquash Brooklyn, a not-for-profit enrichment program that helps children from economically disadvantaged households to fulfill their academic, athletic, and personal potential. He is passionate about Medi-Weightloss® and its mission because he understands the importance of accountability, hard work, teamwork, motivation, and support in order to achieve one’s goals and the Medi-Weightloss® Program encompasses these values.

Adam enjoys coin collecting, art, traveling, and spending time with his family.  Adam is excited to help provide a supportive environment where the Medi-Weightloss® team can help positively change the lives of patients.  


Claira Dresher, Owner / Manager

Claira moved to Arizona from New York City in a leap of faith to open a family business, Medi-Weightloss® Phoenix, that would help change lives, her family’s and others’, in positive ways.  

Claira has a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from New York University. She has 13 years of experience in the Finance industry.  After her daughter was born, her health and wellness became a higher priority. She followed her heart to pursue studies in yoga and nutrition to receive her Yoga Teacher Training and her Health Coach certifications.  

Claira joined the Medi-Weightloss® family because she believes in the company’s mission, to not only help patients achieve their weight loss goals, but to help them achieve long-term wellness and lifestyle change.  She believes “health is wealth” and investing in our health is the most valuable investment we can make. Claira’s favorite foods are sushi and spicy cuisine, and she loves spending time with her friends, family, and their dog.           

Alison Dethlefs, M.S.N., FNP-BC

Alison is an Arizona native, who loves her home state and has a passion for healthy living and fitness.  She has her B.S. in Nursing from Arizona State University and her Masters in Nursing from Georgetown University.  

As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has experience working with patients of all ages. Her experience includes working in an outpatient spine surgery center, treating acute illnesses and conducting wellness screenings at health clinics.  

As a healthcare provider, her goal at Medi-Weightloss® is to help patients achieve the highest level of health and wellness, by providing a medically supervised, individualized program for each patient, including education and support, to achieve their weight loss goals and a healthier lifestyle.  Alison understands that we all have our strengths and struggles, and working together leads to success.  She tries to “walk the talk” to set a good example by living a healthy lifestyle. 

Alison enjoys exercising, running, hiking, and yoga.  She loves traveling, great food, wine, and spending time with her husband and their two adorable dogs.  

Lisa Rodrigues, Certified Medical Assistant

Lisa is a Certified Medical Assistant with over 4 years experience in primary care and pain management.  Lisa is dedicated to providing the best care for our patients. She has a contagious laugh, optimistic personality, and a strong desire to help others.

Lisa is excited to be a part of the Medi-Weightloss® Phoenix team, to have a future with a growing company and to help motivate others to reach their personal goals.  Ten years ago, Lisa battled with her own weight.  She understands the challenges of weight loss and the positive motivation that our patients need for success.  

Lisa believes when you stay positive, you can achieve any goal, big or small.  Lisa enjoys hiking, skiing, exercising, cooking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.    


About Medi-Weightloss®

Established in 2005, Medi-Weightloss® offers a physician-supervised weight loss program. Physicians and medical professionals provide individualized care based on patient’s goals, health, and medical history. The program includes weekly consultations that focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. In addition to weight loss programs for adults that have resulted in more than 3 million pounds lost nationwide, Medi-Weightloss® has specialized weight loss programs for adolescents and diabetics. The company also offers a Corporate Wellness Program, InterActive Exercise, and Signature Supplements & Products. Currently there are over 130 franchises sold in 31 states.

The Phoenix, Arizona office is now accepting patients.


2450 W. Happy Valley Rd

Ste. 1148

Phoenix, AZ 85085


Claira Dresher


*Rapid weight loss may be associated with certain medical conditions and should only be considered by those who are medically appropriate.