Weight Loss Consultation

Weight Loss Consultation

Though bodies are beautiful in all sizes, not all bodies deal well with extra weight. Just a few additional pounds can mean bad news for anyone at risk for potentially serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease-- even some types of cancer.

How do you know when you're overweight?

It doesn't always boil down to how your clothes feel or how you look in a bathing suit. Apart from determining your body mass index (BMI) to know what your overall weight should be for your height, other factors, such as high blood pressure or elevated blood sugar levels, may indicate your weight could be part of the problem.

What can a doctor do about it?

Sometimes, correcting a few extra pounds requires no more than adding a 30 minute walk to your daily routine or making minor changes to your usual diet. But, sometimes, getting to a healthy weight requires some extra help. In either case, our team of practitioners can help you determine the best methods to realistically achieve a healthy weight.

If making some changes to daily routine and diet aren't enough, our practitioners will talk you through your options for using medication to assist with weight loss.

Common medications for this purpose (some of these websites make available excellent information for healthy weight management, as well):

If you are an existing patient, and interested in discussing the use of any medication to help achieve your weight loss goals, contact us to schedule an appointment today.

(**Please note that some insurance plans do not cover the use of weight loss medications, so you may want to first check with your insurance provider.)

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