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Weight Loss Program

We launched our Weight Loss service to help people suffering from excessive weight.  Obesity negatively impacts physical and emotional well-being and is a public health crisis.  Our approach includes a mix of education, coaching, and medication therapy.  Many patients are safely losing weight with a combined approach of medication and weekly coaching on diet, exercise and behavioral  modification.

At your first visit we will:

  • Identify your goala around weight loss and overall well-being.
  • Review past efforts and barriers that kept you from reaching sustaining an ideal body weight.
  • Take a comprehensive medical history and physical, with a special emphasis on metabolic issues, a behavioral health history, and a social history.
  • Calculate your body mass index (BMI) and body fat composition.
  • Set monthly goals for weight loss
  • Set daily goals for steps and other exercises.
  • Identify one or two dietary modifications to try in the first month.  
  • Consider medication to help you lose weight.  Liraglutide (Saxenda) is an effective weight loss medication when combined with diet and exercise.  
  • Agree to a plan for monitoring progress.  Consider using a pedometer or smartphone to measure steps and calorie counts.  
  • Consider involving specialists, including dieticians, behavioral health specialists, addiction specialists, diabetes educators, and others.

Subsequent visits will be scheduled based on your needs and goals.  Progress can be monitored using a combination of telemedicine and office visits.  

Our primary objective is a long-term healthy weight.  There are many short and long-term benefits of  weight loss:

  • Increased energy levels as the body’s cells become more metabolically active.
  • Increased self-confidence, mood and sex life.
  • Improved back and joint pain. 
  • Improved blood sugar and cholesterol reducing the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart attack.
  • Improved blood pressure reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Improved sleep and control of sleep apnea.
  • Improved symptoms of depression and anxiety

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