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Weight Loss Management Specialist

Select Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Raleigh, NC

Obesity is an epidemic — over 42% of Americans are obese, and millions more are overweight, putting their health at risk. Select Family Practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, offers personalized weight loss management programs to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight. They understand the challenges of sustained weight loss and support you at every step of your journey. Call Select Family Practice today, or make an appointment online if you need a personalized weight loss management program.

Weight Loss Management Q & A

Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?

Your weight has a significant effect on your health and wellness. Though you might want to drop a few pounds to fit into your “skinny” jeans, losing weight can reduce your risk of various health issues, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis 
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea

Obesity is also linked to mental health issues, chronic pain, and debilitating mobility issues. 

How can a doctor help me lose weight?

If losing weight were easy, millions of people wouldn’t be overweight or obese. Although the math of weight loss seems simple — use more calories than you consume — there are often underlying medical issues that can interfere with your success. 

The Select Family Practice team provides exams and testing to identify issues like hormonal imbalances or conditions like thyroid disease, insulin resistance, and polycystic ovary syndrome. 

Additionally, the team has detailed knowledge and experience in weight loss management. They help you create and maintain a weight loss program that’s tailored to your individual needs. 

What is included in a weight loss management program?

The team at Select Family Practice works with you to create a personalized weight loss program. Although your program is unique to your needs, most plans include common elements, such as:

Diagnosis

The team begins with a comprehensive exam and physical consultation. If necessary, they run tests to check for any health issues that could interfere with your weight loss efforts. The consultation provides the information needed to create your program. 

Meal plans

Nutrition is critical to sustained weight loss. Your provider can help you learn about nutrients, macros, and what your body needs to function. They work with you to create a meal plan that includes foods that you want to eat and creates a consistent calorie deficit. 

Exercise advice

Your weight loss management plan includes exercise and physical activity recommendations. If you have been inactive, you need to introduce exercise gradually. Doing too much too quickly can lead to injuries and set back your progress. 

Your provider can help you identify physical activities you enjoy and advise on how to increase the intensity and duration of your workout gradually. 

Treatments for medical conditions

If you have an underlying health condition, your provider can offer treatments to address it. For example, if you have an underactive thyroid, your provider might prescribe synthetic thyroid hormones to restore your health. 

Your provider may also recommend vitamins, supplements, and other treatments to enhance your health and support a healthy metabolism. 

If you’re ready to lose weight and keep it off, call Select Family Practice, or make an appointment online today.