Weight Loss Specialist

Essential Medical Care

Family Medicine & Pain Management located in College Park, GA

If you’re obese or overweight and unable to reach your desired weight through diet and exercise, consider medically supervised weight loss. At Essential Medical Care, family medicine physician Vickie James, MD, uses nutritional education, exercise guidance, and prescription drugs to help her patients drop pounds and keep them off. Call the office in College Park, Georgia, or book a weight loss consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss is a custom-tailored treatment designed to help you lose weight and keep it off. It combines nutritional education, exercise guidance, and, when necessary, prescription medicine to boost your metabolism and improve your health.

If you’re overweight, you’re more likely to experience medical conditions like heart disease, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and some kinds of cancer. Carrying around excess pounds can even affect your mental health and result in behavioral disorders like anxiety and depression.

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

At Essential Medical Care, Dr. James develops medically supervised weight loss plans based on each individual’s needs. Following an exam, a discussion of your goals, and a review of your health history, she could recommend:

Nutritional education

The foods you eat affect your energy levels and health. If your diet consists of salty, fatty, and/or sugary items, you’re more likely to experience heart, liver, and kidney disease. Dr. James can help you eat a more balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Exercise guidance

Moving your body is the key to a healthier lifestyle. Even if you don’t enjoy lifting weights or running on a treadmill, Dr. James can recommend exercises that align with your fitness level, whether that’s biking, taking walks, or doing water aerobics.

Prescription medicine

If diet and exercise don’t make a significant difference in your weight loss journey, Dr. James might recommend prescription medicine. Several drugs can help you lose weight. Some suppress your appetite. Others help speed up your metabolism.

Am I a candidate for medically supervised weight loss?

Anyone who is obese or overweight and wants to drop pounds can benefit from medically supervised weight loss. When developing a custom treatment regimen, Dr. James considers various things, including your medical history, age, and fitness level.

After gathering the necessary information, she makes treatment recommendations. During the weight loss program, you visit Essential Medical Care every few weeks. At each check-up, Dr. James monitors your progress and makes adjustments as necessary.

To explore the benefits of medically supervised weight loss, make an appointment at Essential Medical Care by calling the office or booking online today.