Weight loss management involves an individualized approach to losing weight for each patient at Alpha Medical Clinic. Board-certified internal medicine physicians Dhiraj Patel, MD, and Neil Patel, MD, have extensive experience in helping patients get healthy through weight loss management approaches like diet, exercise, and medication. Call the Alpharetta, Georgia, office or schedule your appointment online today.
Weight loss management is a medical approach to losing extra weight. At Alpha Medical Clinic, the team uses science-based approaches that you’ll find easy to learn and incorporate into your daily life.
Weight loss management can include different things for each patient. Depending on your unique needs, your weight loss program at Alpha Medical Clinic may include:
Diet is customized for patient health and medical needs. In general, diet plans include plenty of protein and limited amounts of unhealthy fats and artificial foods.
While you’ll eat less than before, you won’t feel hungry constantly because the team helps you make food choices that still fill you up and help you stay on track.
Exercise is very helpful for both weight loss and managing chronic disease risk factors. You don’t have to exercise constantly or change your entire life to lose weight, either.
A total of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise (75 minutes of intense activity) per week, along with twice-weekly strength training, can yield significant weight loss benefits. Even smaller amounts of daily activity are helpful in a weight loss program.
Medication isn’t always necessary for weight loss, but it can give you a significant boost by decreasing hunger pangs, slowing stomach emptying, or working in other ways within your body.
Oral or injectable medications can help patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher in their weight loss journey. If you have a BMI of 27 or higher and have medical problems related to your weight, for example, Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, you may qualify for weight loss medication.
Weight loss management can also include medications specific to your underlying conditions, like Type 2 diabetes or thyroid disorder. .
Many patients find that diet and exercise, plus medication where needed, can help them get to a weight that’s healthy for them.
The Alpha Medical Clinic team schedules weight loss management appointments according to patient needs. Many patients find that it’s helpful to have fairly frequent appointments, ranging from once a week to once a month.
During appointments, you’ll receive important weight loss education, refill prescriptions, and review your progress. The team can alter your weight loss management program based on your body’s response or as your needs change over time.
Start your weight loss management program at Alpha Medical Clinic, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.