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About Us

Body BalanceMD was formed to provide assistance and medical guidance to clients wishing to lose weight and get their lives back in balance! Many people are frustrated with their weight, fearful of health problems associated with weight gain, and increasingly at odds with their own self-image. People do not set out to gain weight, but rather, may end up in patterns of behavior that give them a result, such as weight gain. For many, our lifestyle habits, daily food choices, and lack of activity, all contribute to this imbalance over time. Many have tried fad diets, exercise programs, and herbal alternatives, but are missing some of the other key components for successful weight loss and maintenance. At Body BalanceMD our mission is to support you through the journey of weight loss, provide a good weight loss philosophy and help you understand why a plan needs to put into place to help you get to where you want to be.

Body BalanceMD will help provide the missing components, through individual counseling with a provider during your visit. We help identify the lifestyle changes and provide the tools needed for your successful weight loss.

Sometimes all a person needs is for someone to just point them in the right direction, give them moral support and help getting that initiative started. Body BalanceMD has found, with the right support, philosophy, plan and education, anyone can obtain their weight goals. Our goal is not only to help you lose the weight, but to give you the right mental attitude and positive outlook to help you keep it off.

Body BalanceMD would like to be the good foundation of help, guidance and motivation you need to begin your weight loss journey. Remember, weight loss is not about restriction, it is about diligence! If you have been thinking about losing weight, and want the help and support in doing so; it may be time for you to learn how to balance your life, so come see us at Body BalanceMD!

Our Staff

Donald Siao M.D
Medical Director/Owner
Donald Siao has had a successful and thriving private practice for 25 years. In addition to bringing these 25 years of clinical, academic and administrative experience, he is also the founder / director of Aura Medical Lasers and Aesthetics. He has the ability to recognize what is needed to help his patients achieve optimal health, and provide them with the quality services, personnel, and facilities to get there. He comes to Body BalanceMD with this vision; support and enthusiasm for helping patients achieve their weight loss and wellness goals. Dr. Siao is not only a successful physician/businessman, but also a generous and kind human being.

His medical knowledge is only surpassed by his warmth and genuine concern for the people he works with.
Dr. Siao graduated with Distinction honors from the Stanford University undergraduate and medical school program. During his medical career, he has served as Family Practice Department Chairman, Assistant Medical Director, and Board member in large medical groups, before going into private practice where he now heads a well-established primary care clinic alongside Aura, with on-site pharmacy and laboratory. He looks forward to bringing Body BalanceMD Weight Loss and Wellness Center services to his already thriving establishments.

Manuel Hipol, PA
Physician Assistant / COO/ Life Coach
Manuel Hipol, is a provider and Founder of Body BalanceMD. He brings over 30 years of weight loss /exercise/nutrition experience. In addition he has 18 years of aesthetic medicine experience. He has worked with many of the top hormone replacement companies in the country. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Health Management/Exercise Physiology from Humboldt State University and spent 10 years managing health clubs and providing health, nutrition and exercise programs for his clients. He received his medical education at Stanford University, completing the Primary Care Associates Program. After graduating in 2000, he went on to work at some of the most prestigious universities, and health facilities, such as:
UC Berkeley Health Services, Stanford University Occupational Health and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.


Manuel has a wealth of knowledge ranging from nutrition, exercise, weight loss, and aesthetic medicine. He also has a genuine care and concern for his patients. He enjoys motivating, inspiring and coaching patients to achieve success, and is honored to be part of a person’s weight loss journey. He is also no stranger to dieting and weight loss, as all sports he played growing up had weight limits and he was constantly dieting. He is an avid surfer, runner, certified personal trainer/exercise aficionado and dog lover. He thoroughly enjoys spending time and talking to his patients; motivating and helping people obtain their weight loss goals, as well as encouraging and showing patients how to balance out their lifestyles.