Make Your Health Goals a Reality with

HSC Health Metabolic & Longevity Center


Take less medication. Get more out of life.

The Metabolic & Longevity Center focuses on two goals related to health. First, the Metabolic Center reverses disease, reducing or completely eliminating the need for medication to manage:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes education and treatment
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Fatty liver disease
  • And other metabolic-related diseases

When these diseases are under control or no longer a health factor, or if you do not have a metabolic disease but would benefit from additional care, The Longevity Center adds healthy, active years to your life by focusing on:

  • Weight loss
  • Strength training
  • Increasing athletic performance
  • Maximizing health outcomes
  • And preventative care




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If you’re tired of the side effects of your diabetes medication, there may be a better way. In some cases, diet and lifestyle changes eliminate the need to treat diabetes with prescriptions.

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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure produces no symptoms while causing damage to internal organs. Hypertension can be treated with regular exercise, dietary changes, and medication when necessary.

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High Cholesterol

Having elevated cholesterol is mainly due to an unbalanced diet and can be reversed in some cases by following a specialized treatment plan from your doctor.

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Our specialty clinic dedicated to obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure includes a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, health coaches, and clinical pharmacists who make your health goals their mission.


By working with a supportive team, patients are reducing their risk of heart attack, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses.


Our providers give you the tools you need to succeed, while your clinical pharmacist monitors the medications that are most effective, reducing your dosage when it’s safe to do so. Health coaching in English and Spanish is also available for assistance in making lifestyle changes.


For many patients, daily medication can be a thing of the past! 

The Metabolic & Longevity Center is a part of the HSC Health Family Medicine Clinic.

For more information about primary care services, click here.

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1. Schedule Your Appointment

Come in for a check-up so your provider can evaluate your health.

2. Determine Your Health Goals

The goal of these visits is to get the patient closer to their ideal picture of health one step at a time.

3. Take Control of Your Health

Don’t let blood pressure readings and cholesterol levels hold you back any longer.





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Our Patients Are Saying…

Dr. Paredes and staff are top-notch providers.

Dr. Wesling is the most amazing lady! She knows my son and all his complex health issues. She always is happy to help me with any questions we have. We absolutely love her!

My experience was excellent with NP McKee…Her familiarity with diabetes and personal experience with abdominal surgery were very helpful. It was a relief to talk with her and I gained helpful information… simply and understandably conveyed, also her demeanor was genuinely friendly and professional.

Our Providers


Dante Paredes, DO

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James Aston, DO

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Catherine McKee, NP

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Maricela Cabrera, MPH, Health Coach

Metabolic & Longevity Center Frequently Asked Questions

The main focus of the M&LC clinic is the reversal or treatment of metabolic diseases, if applicable. However, the same diet and exercise changes that are recommended to help with diabetes, high blood pressure, and more typically help patients lose weight as well. For “Longevity” clients who do not have a metabolic disease, healthy weight loss may be the main focus of their appointments.

Helping patients achieve their ideal picture of health is our goal, and if that includes reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, that can definitely be a part of our work together.

No. Although we assist many patients with diabetes care, anyone who is looking to reverse the effects of any type of metabolic disease as well as patients who are interested in prolonging the active, healthy years of life are welcome to make an appointment.

While you can’t reverse a heart disease diagnosis, you can significantly change your life to minimize the impact on your heart over the years and improve the function of your body for years to come. 

Plaque in the blood vessels may not completely go away, but it can shrink enough to make a big impact on your day-to-day lifestyle, lowering your total cholesterol and reducing dependence on medication.

Yes! We call patients who would benefit from working with Dr. Paredes and the team “Longevity patients” because they will be making changes to add active, healthy years to life. This could include strength training, weight loss, optimizing athletic performance, and more.

Metabolic Disease & Diabetes Specialists in Fort Worth, TX

HSC Health is the clinical practice of the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Schedule an appointment with the M&LC Clinic by calling 817-735-7800.


855 Montgomery St, 3rd Floor

Fort Worth, TX 76107


Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday

8 am – 5 pm


Give us a call at 817-735-7800 or click here.