Internal Medicine & Board Certified Family Medicine located in Spring, TX & Houston, TX
Let’s face it: Losing weight is challenging; after all that work, many regain the pounds. You have a better chance of success with medically supervised weight loss from Internal Medicine specialist Minh Mai, MD, and the team at Prime Physicians. They help you overcome roadblocks, create a plan you can stick with, and motivate you to stay on your weight loss journey. To learn more about their weight loss program, call the office in Spring, Texas, or go online today and request a visit.
Weight Loss Q & A
How does weight loss improve my health?
Carrying excess weight puts an enormous strain on your joints, leading to painful problems like osteoarthritis. Other issues arise as fat cells release hormones and biochemicals that increase your risk for:
- Body wide inflammation
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Fatty liver disease
Being overweight is also associated with a higher risk for breast, colon, and endometrial cancers.
What are the benefits of medically supervised weight loss?
A medically supervised weight loss program gives you a better chance of reaching your weight loss goals and maintaining your healthy weight by providing the following:
Your provider reviews your medical and weight loss history, performs a physical exam, and in many cases, does bloodwork. They determine if you have a hormone imbalance that might sabotage your weight loss efforts or a weight-related health problem.
You automatically have a support team at Prime Physicians. They can answer your questions, guide decisions about calorie goals, and help you create a meal plan you can stick with. They also keep you on track by monitoring your progress. Most importantly, having personal support makes the difference between giving up and sticking with your weight loss plan.
The Prime Physicians team is there to offer encouragement when you hit a slump.
What services does a weight loss program offer?
During your first appointment, your provider explores your eating habits and the emotional or behavioral stressors that trigger overeating. They help you create a plan to change bad habits and overcome roadblocks to weight loss.
The next step is deciding the amount of weight you want to lose and setting calorie limits that help you achieve your goals in a healthy, sustainable time frame.
Prime Physicians never recommends fad diets that set you up to regain weight. They help you build healthy eating habits using everyday foods. Your weight loss plan may include:
- Nutritional evaluation
- Meal planning
- Dietary supplements
- Prescription weight loss medications
- Exercise recommendations
- Behavioral modification
- Stress management
Weight loss medications help to kick start your weight loss by reducing your appetite, blocking fat absorption, or making you feel full with less food.
Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about personalized weight loss at Prime Physicians.