Coexisting conditions can be safely managed
Many diets can cause serious and even life-threatening complications for patients suffering from chronic medical conditions like diabetes and heart disease. When you choose medical weight loss services, our experienced providers tailor a health and wellness plan to you, taking special care to ensure you get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy despite your medical history or current diagnoses.
Just as your diet is designed to provide all of the vitamins and nutrients you need to safely manage any health conditions and accommodate any restrictions, your exercise regimen is also tailored to your needs.
Real-time monitoring and assessment
When you jump on a diet bandwagon at home, you get to monitor a couple of things, such as your weight and your jeans size, but when you partner with a clinical for medically supervised weight loss, you gain access to much more information about your progress. Your clinician can monitor your weight, body mass index, percentage of body fat, inches, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and even lab values such as cholesterol to measure your success.
The best benefit of real-time monitoring is real-time redirection if necessary. Your regimen can be adjusted each time you meet with your doctor to ensure that the efforts you put forth have the greatest possible impact on your results.
Change that lasts beyond the program
Medical weight loss programs are created with you in mind. Not your weight or your jeans size, but your health and wellness as a whole person, which includes both physical and emotional health. Because medical weight loss programs focus on the whole person and producing real, long-term change, they're more likely to produce change that lasts.
That means that you can do your part to avoid fluctuating weight — and the myriad of health problems that accompany those fluctuations — by partnering with a doctor or an advanced practice clinician to build a program that works now and indefinitely.
Identification of underlying conditions
Many patients try diet after diet without much luck. Either they struggle to reach their goals in the first place or they reach their goals and then fall right off the wagon again. In some rare cases, underlying medical conditions are contributing to either the weight gain or the difficulty in losing weight.
Some of the conditions that might contribute to these problems include an underactive thyroid, a decline in hormone production related to age, Cushing's syndrome, depression, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Additionally, some medications or combinations of medications can cause problems with weight. When you choose medical weight loss, your doctor can help identify or rule out these causes and then mitigate the risk of impact so you can move forward successfully.
Reduced out-of-pocket costs
Many insurance companies cover medical weight loss services when medically necessary, which means you may be able to receive a customized treatment plan and continued coaching and monitoring from your physician for less out-of-pocket costs than you would pay for over-the-counter diet pills or programs.
Our staff members take a special interest in helping patients achieve their ideal weight and are eager to assist you. Call our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.