Medical Weight Management Specialist

Click2MD

Family Practice & Internal Medicine located in Williamsville, NY

Obesity has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Various agencies who monitor weight trends say two out of three people in the US are either overweight or obese. The physicians at Click2MD analyze your situation, such as causes for being overweight, and develop a plan for you to lose weight. The physicians use proven effective methods such as nutritional counseling, food substitute products, medications, stress management, and mindful techniques. Weight can be lost and physical well-being can be improved using appropriate intervention. Call the Williamsville, New York, office today or schedule an appointment online.

Medical Weight Management Q&A

What is medical weight management?

Medical weight management is a weight loss plan. This plan is designed especially for you after analyzing habits, causes, lifestyle, and desires.

The plan outlines various goals and timelines. Your goals and timeline are monitored closely and adjusted if needed based on progress. Your physician will help and support you during your weight loss journey. 

What does medical weight management involve?

First, you have an in-depth consultation and evaluation with your physician. This may include any necessary tests, such as a hormone panel or blood sugar levels, and a review of your medical history.

Your physician might recommend a number of successful weight management methods, such as:

  • Frequent body measurement and weight analyses (BMI)
  • Medications, including FDA-approved medications to manage appetite when necessary
  • Hormone therapy to balance hormones
  • Frequent, personalized one-on-one sessions in person or remotely (telecommunication)
  • Lifestyle changes, such as stress management, nutritional counseling, and exercise
  • Vitamins and supplements

Prescription medications are more effective than taking over-the-counter pills. Your physician only uses medications when necessary. The focus is on healthy lifestyle changes and nutrition.

After your initial evaluation, a detailed plan will be outlined. After discussing a plan with you, a final plan would be designed, and your weight loss journey is ready to start.

Sometimes prescription medication for weight management is also used. These medications are used according to medical guidelines. By doing so, you would lose weight and keep it off.

All treatments are based on several factors, such as your medical and family history, and your diet, dietary preferences, and food allergies and sensitivities.

Certain screenings allow physicians to check for diseases or disorders that might have caused or resulted from your excess body weight. Your physician often uses BMI and other measures to assess your progress.

The physicians at Click2MD do not believe one plan fits all. They consider all aspects of your individual health, motivation, and ability to follow a plan when devising your personalized weight management plan.

The physicians know that anxiety and behavior play a significant role in obesity. Your physicians work with you to change your behaviors, habits, and outlook and relieve any anxiety you might be feeling. They also evaluate your genetics and teach you how to optimize your nutrition.

What are some of the complications of obesity?

Obesity affects almost every system in your body and increases your risk for a number of complications and conditions, such as:

  • Various cancer
  • Depression
  • Poor self-image/diminished confidence
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Liver disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Infertility

Many diseases, like diabetes, hypertension, back pain, heart diseases, lung diseases can be improved or reversed by multiple interventions. Normalization of weight, activity and lifestyle changes are high on this list.

Many experts believe obesity should be treated as a chronic disease and managed by an experienced health care professional.

Continue your weight loss journey with friendly and experienced physicians. Call Click2MD or book online today.