Many patients who are overweight or obese wonder if seeing weight loss doctors would truly be beneficial for them in the long run. It is not uncommon to be curious about this type of approach to weight loss, or even to be hesitant, especially if you have already tried other methods in the past.
If you have any amount of weight to lose, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible. We can answer your questions about the tools that we have available and schedule an appointment for you to come in and meet our dedicated and experienced staff.
What does a weight loss doctor do?
Weight loss doctors, or diet doctors, do exactly as their title suggests. They help patients lose weight*. This is often done by prescribing them a form of plan, which usually includes a diet and an exercise regimen. In some cases, they will give their patients prescription pills that are meant to help do one of two things: suppress the appetite so that less calories are consumed, or kick up the metabolism so more calories are burned. They often are also there to help give moral support to their patients, and in the most extreme of cases, direct them to weight loss surgery. The doctors at our center understand the complexities of weight loss and seek to provide the best possible care for our patients.
How do I know if I should see a doctor for weight loss?
There are often many individuals who gain weight, but do not know the point which they should seek medical help for losing weight. In general, you should contact your doctor if you experienced any rapid or unexplained change in your weight. But if you are overweight and having trouble losing weight on your own, or if your weight is contributing to other health issues, you should consider contacting one of our weight loss doctors. If you are overweight, it means that you have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher. If your BMI is 30 or higher, you may be obese.
How can a doctor help me to lose weight?
A diet doctor is meant to help you lose weight in a healthy way. Clinics that get you in and out in less than 10 minutes, and leave you with a bag of unmarked, unexplained pills are not the way to go. A true weight loss doctor’s clinic will give you a full physical and look into your health history. If weight loss medicine is determined to be a good option for you, weight loss doctors will explain the medication to you thoroughly and help you to understand how it works.
Will I need weight loss pills?
Weight loss medications are not always the answer, and our weight loss doctors place emphasis on losing weight naturally through diet, exercise, and moral support. However, there are effective and safe medications that can be used to contribute toward weight loss and help our patients to keep the weight off long term.
If it is determined that weight loss pills can help you to achieve your goals, you will also be given accompanying tools. One of these tools includes our lifestyle nutritional counseling. The best approach for weight loss varies according to each patient. Some find success through diligently counting calories, while others find success through stress relief methods. Our staff works hard to make sure that you have all the information and tools that you need to lose weight safely and effectively.
What if I am not overweight?
If you are not overweight but would like to lose a few pounds, consider small changes to your daily routine that will help you to be more active. You can take the stairs at work rather than the elevator, or park further away from your destination for some extra walking. You can also reduce the calories that you take in by using smaller plates and reducing your portions. If you need more ideas for weight loss, contact our office to find out how we can help you.
Schedule an appointment with our office today to start the process of weight loss*. We have many different options that can be tailored to your needs and include things like vitamin injections, weight loss medications, diet plans, counseling, and more. After your initial consultation, we will be able to determine together the best way for you to lose weight safely, effectively, and permanently.