Medical Weight Loss
Medical Weight Loss FAQ
What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is a weight loss program supervised by a medical doctor and other health professionals. In a medical weight loss program at Prestige Physicians, your care providers carefully evaluate your health before starting the program and then closely monitor your progress as you drop extra weight.
In addition to helping you follow a healthy weight loss plan, your Prestige Physicians providers can give you weight loss boosters like vitamin B12 injections, IV supplements, and medication to assist with weight loss if needed and medically indicated. In addition to the weight loss program, Prestige Physicians offers SculpSure treatment to help with burning excess fat.
Most insurance providers require at least 6 months of a medically supervised weight loss program prior to surgery. Dr. Fenton works closely with bariatric surgeons in the surrounding area for those patients that want a surgical treatment to help with their weight loss. She is here to help consult and guide you through your weight loss process.
What kind of diet will I follow in a medical weight loss program?
The medical weight loss program at Prestige Physicians is tailored to your needs. If you want to lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life, fad diets aren’t the way to go. Instead, the Prestige Physicians team teaches you how to stay full by making the right food choices, how to shop for food, how to make better choices when eating out, and how to be more cognizant of what you’re actually eating.
You’ll follow an eating plan that’s personalized for your needs. If you suffer from a chronic condition, such as diabetes, your Prestige Physicians doctor creates a balanced eating plan that can help you get your blood sugar under control while you’re losing weight.
What are the benefits of losing extra weight?
Losing even a small amount of weight can really benefit your whole-body health. By dropping only 5-10% of your extra weight, you can improve your health in all of the following ways.
- Reduced blood sugar level
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Reduced risk for cardiovascular disease
- Less joint pain
- Reduced episodes of obstructive sleep apnea
When you lose weight steadily and gradually, with expert medical supervision, you can look better and feel better while decreasing your risk for potentially fatal conditions, including heart attack and stroke.
If you’re ready to make a change that helps you get slim while being healthier, the medical weight loss program at Prestige Physicians could be right for you. Call the office or use the online scheduler now to get started.