What is "Metabolic Medicine"?

The word metabolism refers to the processes in your body in which you use energy. Calories are units of energy/heat and how much your body uses, is what we refer to as your “metabolic rate.” The way in which your body uses energy is driven by a complex system of hormones which we refer to as the endocrine system, which is at the root of everything regarding metabolism. Everything is connected through your thyroid, pancreas, gut, nervous system etc. 

Disorders treated include: Weight issues, metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal disorders, hypertension, high cholesterol and a range of mental health disorders.

Combining therapies utilizing nutrition, supplements, medications and psychiatric support, we treat your entire system through individualiation.   

Common complaints we hear in our office: 

  • I can’t lose weight, no matter what I do. 
  • My doctor says my labs look fine but I don’t feel fine! 
  • I think I have too much cortisol, or “adrenal fatigue.” 
  • I just don’t feel good.  
  • I think I have too much cortisol, or “adrenal fatigue.” 

Treasure Valley Metabolic Medicine

We Treat Weight Management and Diabetes Differently

Treasure Valley Metabolic Medicine provides comprehensive care for weight management, type 1 and 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and other related diseases. Our programs are focused on producing long-term results and optimal outcomes. Many insurance plans cover our programs. We also accept Medicare and Medicaid.

Our patients receive personalized medication, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle techniques in order to achieve their long-term weight management goals and help them live the healthy life they desire. We also treat “Diabetes Differently” and have a customized approach to managing your symptoms. We don’t want diabetes to hold you back.


Katy Connley


Our Mission

My vision with opening this practice was to provide metabolic support for patients utilizing the most current and evidenced based information. Unfortunately, due to the increasing time constraints placed on primary care and other specialty providers, the ability to hear the full story regarding the patient’s symptoms, is severely missed. My passion is rooted in the actual biochemical make-up of each patient and determining where the root of the problem lies. Only then are we able to make lasting changes. From thyroid to mental health support, we set up a plan together. A plan that works.


Treasure Valley Metabolic Medicine

Specializations & Services

Weight Management

We take a tailored approach to dietary medication and exercise management. TVMM Patients will receive tailored medication, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle techniques in order to achieve their long-term weight management goals and improve their quality of life. We’re committed to finding solutions.

Individualized Eating Plans

We understand the importance of individualized eating plans. What might work for one person, may not work for the next. Our team takes an expert approach and figures out what eating plan will work best with your body. Individualized eating plans map out a daily routine, enhance healthy food choices, and help you meet your weight goals.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. We create a custom plan for your diet, exercise, and medications with your long-term metabolic health in mind.


Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes must be treated differently. It is important to not take a cookie cutter approach concerning nutrition and meeting one’s weight goals. No matter where you are at in the process, TVMM looks at your metabolic health to develop custom solutions for pre-diabetes as well as type 1 and type 2 diabetes.


Hyper and more commponly, hypothyroidism will reek havoc on your metabolic health. Most commonly, an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is a complicating disorder found in excess weight gain. Detailed evaluation of the thyroid is completed at TVMM.


Current research supports the notition of too much or too little cortisol affecting our metabolic rate more than was previously thought. The dysfunction of the stress response system, or HPA-Axis, is often involved in patients with excess weight challenges.  

Hormone Imbalance

When you have hormone imbalance you have too little or too much or a particular hormone. This can throw your body off and make it difficult to obtain your desired weight and health goals. Our team will assess your hormone levels and help find the right balance.


Managing the number of calories you burn and managing how many you take in are equally important. Treasure Valley Metabolic Medicine offers customized care to help patients find managable ways to exercise. This includes home plans and lifestyle recommendations to help maintain your metabolic health.


More focused research has pointed us in the direction to focus on the complex processes of fat and blood sugar metabolism. It’s not as cut and dry as lowing your dietary fat intake or taking a medication to lower your cholesterol. We treat lipid disorders with this new research in mind. 

Download our FREE Cookbook!

These 15 easy recipes will help kickstart your weight loss journey. Simply fill out this form and we will send you this free cookbook, developed by a dietician and metabolic guru Katy Connley, MSN, FNP-C, BC-ADM. We also offer a free consultation appointment.

How Treasure Valley Metabolic Medicine is different

Treasure Valley Metabolic Medicine is different and we can help you achieve your health goals! To watch TVMM’s educational videos concerning weight management, diabetes, and more, click on the button below.

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