What is obesity?
Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when an individual has extra weight. This extra weight may have a impact on their health. Obesity can coincide with conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Why are there recurring appointments?
When you enroll in our program, we want to ensure you remain healthy and successful during your weight loss journey. We meet with you to monitor weight loss, your blood pressure, your blood tests, your body composition improvements, we make adjustments, and provide guidance, education, and support.
Do I have to be significantly overweight to consider participating in the Medical Weight Loss Management program? What if I only need to lose 10–15 pounds?
Anyone looking to lose weight, whether 10 or 100 lbs, can enroll in the program! Weight loss goals are unique to every person in our program, and we can devise a customized plan for you.
Are your weight loss programs safe if I have diabetes or other medical conditions?
Yes! Our weight loss programs are safe for those with medical conditions, and you will be monitored by a doctor and other medical professionals for the duration of the program. Losing weight may even let you reduce medication and lessen the symptoms of certain medical conditions.
How long do I have to stay in the program?
The length of the program relies on how quickly you lose weight and reach your goals. We also offer a transition program and our much envied maintenance program for those that need help staying on track after they complete their program.
Am I required to exercise?
While you are not required to exercise for our program, it is encouraged and can help you meet your weight loss goals sooner! Our team can even create a custom fitness plan for you.
Do I have to take vitamins while I am on the diet?
Our medical weight loss program is designed to help prevent nutrient deficiencies and benefit overall health and energy levels. We also do lab work to assess for low vitamin levels. No supplements are mandatory, though, and we are here to make adjustments for each patient.
I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Will this diet help these?
Yes! Losing weight can impact many different health conditions. Your weight loss could help improve high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
How do I know if a medically managed weight Loss Program is right for me?
Unlike other programs, several medical professionals will monitor your weight loss and address any health conditions preventing you from losing weight. In addition, our program offers additional services like support groups, nutritional counseling, supplements, and others to improve your overall health in addition to losing weight.
How often will I see the medical provider?
You will meet with a medical provider weekly to monthly depending on the program you choose and your other health concerns that we may need to monitor closely. Our team of weight loss professionals will keep track of your body composition changes, blood pressure, and monitor you for any health conditions that could be affected by your change in weight. Our program also offers several additional services for our patients in addition to your recurring appointments, such as seminars and support groups.
Do you offer weight loss medications?
One of the many benefits of our medically based program is that we can offer prescription weight loss medications to our patients. They can help the body fight hunger and cravings and make patients feel fuller. It is a provider-patient mutual decision after discussing one’s medical history, and clients can undoubtedly opt not to add medications to their weight loss regime. It is just one more tool in the weight management toolbox that they have at their disposal.