Eat Right. Live Right. Feel Right!

Physician's Plan Medical Weight Management helps clients lose and maintain weight successfully with the help of qualified medical practitioners. Our programs treat the whole person by combining the principles of nutrition, exercise physiology, pharmacotherapy (ethical medications), and behavior modification; all in a caring and compassionate setting.

We have also found that as our clients lose weight, they start to look at other ways to feel better about themselves. That's why we offer additional services such as laser, facial aesthetics, and cellulite reduction.

New Medical Staff Member

Stacia SouterWe would like to welcome our newest medical staff member, Stacia Souter, FNP, PA, MSN. Click here for more information.



Featured Video: Patient Success Story - Jan

Jan credits her incredible weight loss success to Dr. Powell and Physicians Plan. Watch this commercial and see for yourself how Jan lost the weight and keeps it off!

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Shop for the higest quality nutrition

Online Store: CarbEssentials - The Easy Way to Eat Right

For your special dietary needs, we recommend CarbEssentials. CarbEssentials is a chain of retail stores and an online store where you can find a world of nutrtional items hand-selected by Dr. Powell and taste-tested by his family, staff and Physician's Plan patients. Shop from the ease of your home computer for the highest quality nutrition.

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SkinMedica, Inc. is an aesthetic and pharmaceutical company focused on developing, acquiring and commercializing products that improve the appearance of skin and treat dermatologic conditions and diseases.

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The “HydraFacial” treatment is the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime.

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Botox Photo


Botox® can remove years and improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65.

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Radio frequency treatment

Renew and Tighten Your Skin

We have two of the latest non-surgical skin tightening technologies on the market.

Titan™ skin tightening by Cutera uses an infrared light source to tighten skin and reverse the signs of aging. Available in Redding and Chico.

Elõs Wrinkle Reduction by Syneron is the first and only technology to combine bi-polar radio frequency and light energies. The unique Matrix Heating produces results at both the epidermal and deep dermal levels. Treat fine wrinkles at the surface while penetrating the skin - all in the same procedure. Available in Redding.

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Dr. Powell's Blog

  • Physician’s Plan Chemical Peels
  • Board Certified Weight Loss Doctor
    The Importance of Board Certification When It Comes To Selecting the Right Doctor You may have seen the term “board certified” linked with a medical provider’s name, but do you know what it means or why it’s important? Over the course of ...
  • Weight Loss Recipe: Protein / Fiber Chocolate Mini Muffins
    I made these Protein/Fiber Chocolate Mini Muffins at home and my kids went crazy for them!! I had to hide them so they wouldn't eat them all at once!!! - Dr. Ray Powell, MD
  • Weight Loss Recipe: Protein Pumpkin Mini Muffins
    I made these Protein Pumpkin Mini Muffins at home and my kids went crazy for them!! I had to hide them so they wouldn't eat them all at once!!! - Dr. Ray Powell, MD
  • An Example Of Why I Do What I Do For A Living
    Weight Loss Brings Freedom A patient in my Chico office that started her struggle with weight loss with our clinic 3 months ago with a starting weight of over 400 pounds. We have started to teach her to sneal throughout the day to feed her body. She had ...
  • Carbessentials And Snealing® With Dr. Ray Powell, MD
    Carbessentials And Snealing® CarbEssentials was opened in early 2003 by Raymond Powell, MD and his wife Dominique Powell. Dr. Powell, a board certified bariatrician, and has treated thousands of medical weight loss patients in his clinics and is always ...
  • And Weight Watchers Points
    The Weight Watchers Point System Most of us have at one point or another in our lives been on Weight Watchers. It is an excellent program and has put millions of lives back on track. In my medical practice I have many patients that have done Weight ...
  • Dr. Powell, I’ve Got A Secret, I’m A Stress Eater
    The Stress Eating Struggle I will be sitting down with a patient discussing their weight loss struggles. I see on their chart that over the last month that they did not lose any weight. Before I can say anything the patient will lean forward in a hushed ...
  • Dr. Powell’s Childhood Obesity Internet Interview
    Discussing Childhood Obesity The following is an internet interview that I did for a Mount Shasta Newspaper: Hi Dr. Powell, Thanks so much for the interview! I’m planning to write a feature article about keeping New Year’s resolutions, and wanted your ...
  • Dr. Powell’s Struggle With His Own Weight
    Aren’t Doctors Supposed To Know How To Stay Healthy? I was amazed when I looked at myself when I was 38 years old and I was 250 pounds. I was at least 75 pounds over weight. I hated myself. I looked at my wife and wondered, “how she could have been ...