Medical or professional weight loss programs are supervised by a physician. They often provide services like behavioral therapy and nutritional counseling. They help people tailor customized weight loss techniques to fit their needs. They can also utilize different weight loss tools, such as medications or meal plans.
What Happens in a Professional Weight Loss Program?
The patient will have an initial consultation with our health care professional, who specializes in treating obesity. The patient will undergo a physical, during which our doctor can determine if they have any health problems related to obesity, like heart disease or obesity. Many patients have undiagnosed conditions.
During the consultation, the medical professional will also take a medical history that will focus on previous attempts at weight loss. The doctor may order more tests depending on what he finds during the examination. After the examination, the doctor may recommend behavior modification, with a heavy emphasis on exercise and diet. He may also recommend meal plans and obesity medications.
What are the Advantages of Professional Weight Loss Programs?
The chief advantage is that the patient will receive medical guidance and a program designed for them. The medical professionals running the program will understand any special medical needs that the patient has and take them into account. For example, patients with epilepsy often need more fat in their diet to help control their seizures. Our experts will design the patient’s diet with that in mind.
A professional weight loss program can help the patient lose weight safely. Losing a lot of weight all at once is dangerous, and a medical weight loss program will help the patient pace their weight loss. Similarly, it will help the patient devise an exercise program that they can safely follow.
A medical weight loss program can help the patient handle cravings and otherwise avoid sabotaging their own efforts. It can advise the patient on how to handle family dinners and on what they should keep in their kitchen.
Medical weight loss programs can also provide resources not available to the general public. Such tools can include vitamin therapy or appetite suppressants. Our medical professionals will also provide advice on the best way to use such tools.
Learn More About Your Weight Loss Options
At Simply Slim Medical in Bethesda, our customized weight loss programs are designed to help patients lose weight and maintain their weight loss. We happily serve the following areas: DMV, Bethesda MD, Falls Church VA and Tysons Corner VA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about our professional weight loss programs.