About Us

Why Weight in Littleton, Colorado, aims to simplify and streamline the weight-loss process. Led by board-certified obesity medicine specialist, Debra Salter, MD, Why Weight uses state-of-the-art equipment to assess overall health and metabolism to develop personalized weight-loss programs that optimize health and wellness.

With their physician-led weight-loss program, Why Weight provides ongoing support and education that empower patients to discover and uncover their more vibrant, energized, and empowered self.

The practice not only specializes in weight loss and obesity but also offers evaluations and management for stress, metabolic nutritional deficiencies, eating disorders, and sleep disorders. Why Weight also offers nutritional management services to help patients take control of their health and their chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

For patient convenience, Why Weight performs lab testing to assess health and wellness so they can create the most effective health plan.

To schedule a consultation, call Why Weight or book an appointment online today. To leaarn about the Why Weight Diffrence click HERE.

All medical, first responders, veterans, military, and emergency personnel as a special thank you for all you have done to put yourselves on the line during this epidemic, and in order to help you stay well and fit, you are offered a 3 month >50% off special weight loss program for only $120/month ($250 value). This will include a 3 month program with one provider visit, and 3 weekly 15 minute support visits, in the office or on-line, each month. Sign up between now and Dec 15th and make sure you are healthy and fit for the new year.

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Our Programs

Choose What's Right For You


30-minute appointments which include: check-up with body composition, vital signs, measurements, and a detailed conversation with the provider. Choose appointments: Four, Two or Once a Month.

Weigh To Go

Monthly 20-minute appointments which include: check-up with body composition, vital signs, measurements, and workbook questions answered by the provider.

Rapid Weight Loss

Choose from "Standard" or "Weigh To Go" and then add rapid weight loss products customized to your individual weight loss program to ensure it is right for you.


Laser Transformation

Erchonia’ s FDA approved Verjú laser system is specifically designed as a painless, non-surgical targeted laser treatment for elimiation of fat.


Choose from "Standard" or "Weigh To Go" plus the use of Celebrate products. Celebrate vitamins is the market leader in product innovation for bariatric supplements and protein

Genetic Direction

Choose from "Standard" or "Weigh To Go" plus the use of Genetic Direction products. Discover how your DNA influences your health and ability to lose weight.

Payment Information

Patient visits are coded and a super bill is provided that can be turned in to insurance for possible reimbursement. Labs are billed to insurance by labs.

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Ribbon Cutting Open House



Pure Encapsulations

PureCapsPro is designed with patients in mind, offering a convenient one stop shop of the highest quality dietary supplements and rehabilitation products.


Xymogen is diligent about finding the best raw materials, and their exacting standards of quality, purity, and efficacy are driving more practitioners and patients to them every day.

Nordic Naturals

Nordic Naturals is committed to delivering the world’s safest, most effective nutrients essential to health. All products are research supported, expertly formulated, rigorously tested, proven effective, and great tasting.


Full Script

Stay on track with your treatment plans. Unlike other retailers, Fullscript guarantees products are never past expiry, counterfeit, or stored incorrectly.


This program has been designed to assist patients to quickly and safely lose weight while utilizing a medical meal replacement shake, and nutritional foods.


In the face of the world’s most serious health challenges, Unicity products are improving health all over the world – dramatically — one person at a time.


Words from our patients

  • Google

    "Dr Salter is amazingly supportive and helpful during the struggles encountered while losing weight! And all the staff feel like old friends."

    Suzanne K.
  • Google

    "Dr. S listens to your concerns and problems and really individualizes her diagnosis and suggestions every time you meet with her."

    Angie W.
  • Yelp

    "I highly recommend this place if you would like the best doctor and team to help you lose weight and keep it off. Thanks Deb and Team!"

    Judy L.

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Why Weight
10268 W Centennial Rd., Suite 204
Littleton, CO 80127
Phone: 720-678-3000
Fax: 866-633-3858
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