Medical Weight Loss
If you’re having trouble reaching your target weight, it may be time to work with a healthcare professional. At Blue Diamond Physical Medicine, we specialize in medical weight loss that safely helps you lose (and keep off) unwanted pounds.
As a candidate
Anyone struggling to lose weight on their own is a candidate for medical weight loss. Even if you have high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol, we can still craft a personalized treatment plan that puts your health first while helping you reach your goals.
What will happen during my appointments?
For your first appointment, your provider will record your vital signs, (weight, heart rate, blood pressure), go through your medical history, and conduct a physical exam. This will help determine the best strategies for safe weight loss. Your treatment plan may include any of the following services:
- Weight loss medications
- Dietary supplements
- Custom meal plans
- Exercise plans
- Chronic disease management
- Health coaching
At first, you’ll meet with your provider weekly so they can adjust your plan as needed to help you stay on track. As you successfully move through your program, your visits will become less frequent. You may initially lose 5 pounds per week, but afterwards, expect to lose about 1 to 2 pounds weekly.
Where indicated, an under the skin injection may be used to mimic a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that targets areas of the brain that regulate appetite and food intake.
Weight loss is more than an aesthetic goal. Research shows that being overweight can increase your risk of a number of medical complications — making a healthy body weight critical to long-term well being. The professionals at Blue Diamond Physical Medicine are ready to help you reach your target weight and achieve a healthier lifestyle.