Medical Services

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Marcus K. Free, MD, Medical Director

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Dr. Free is a board-certified general surgeon who received his medical degree and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Free moved to Michigan in 2008, where he served as Chief of Staff at each of the two hospitals where he worked, as well as Chief of Surgery. He has extensive experience in general and bariatric surgery and has been performing aesthetic procedures since 2009. His professional memberships include the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, the DeBakey International Surgical Society, and the International Association of Physicians for Aesthetic Medicine. He lives in St. Joseph with his lovely wife, Connie, and enjoys wine-making, exploring the shores of Lake Michigan, and making new friends in Southwest Michigan.

BHRT Pellet Therapy
Hormone Replacement


Hormone replacement therapy has been extremely beneficial to men and women to combat hormonal imbalances that develop as we age. These hormonal imbalances can be responsible for fatigue, irritability, dryness, loss of libido, hot flashes, and weight gain. Pellet therapy is a long-lasting form of replacement hormone therapy in which slow-release hormone pellets are implanted beneath the skin in a simple, 5-minute office procedure. These implantable pellets do away with the need for daily hormone pills, frequent application of hormone “creams” to your thighs, or frequent shots and provide a smooth, continuous release of the needed hormones. Hormone replacement therapy is individualized for each patient after evaluating hormone levels and a comprehensive physician assessment of your symptoms. $400 women, $600 men


Medical Weight Loss Consultation


Suitable for patients needing up to 25-30 pounds of weight loss to look and feel their best, our medical weight loss solutions involve prescription medications and ongoing medical evaluations. Dr. Free began performing weight-loss surgery in 2001 and has extensive experience treating patients who need help losing weight in a safe and effective manner.  For patients that don’t need or qualify for bariatric surgery, we can help you find a medical weight loss solution that works for you. $150


Alternative Medicine Consultation

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Some medical concerns are difficult for patients to find help for or to discuss with their regular physician. One such area is the use of medicinal-grade marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. In Michigan, patients may benefit from the use of medical marijuana for glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis C, HIV+ or AIDS, cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, severe persistent nausea, severe and persistent muscle spasms, severe and chronic pain, cachexia or wasting syndrome, and seizure disorders. Dr. Free began performing certifications over 5 years ago after noticing remarkable improvements in patients with Crohn’s disease that were no longer responding to conventional medical treatments. Dr. Free believes that medicine should be about treating illness with compassion. $150