I've Tried Everything: Can Medical Weight Management Help?

With so many weight loss options, finding the right program can be frustrating. You’re not alone if you’ve spent weeks or months following a specific diet before you realize you’ve wasted your time and effort on a plan that didn’t deliver as promised.

For most people, it takes more than a one-size-fits-all program to achieve measurable and lasting weight loss. Being overweight or obese can involve the influence of factors such as genetics, lifestyle, hormones, metabolism, or a chronic medical condition, so it often takes more than a general recommendation for diet and exercise to lost weight.

A medical weight management program differs from a general diet program because it’s administered by a licensed health care professional who specializes in treating overweight and obese patients. Your weight loss program involves an individualized plan that’s created, monitored, and supported by weight loss specialists.

You’ll achieve optimal results from medical weight management when you work with an experienced professional. Medical weight loss and family medicine specialist Arthur Lieberman, DO, provides state-of-the-art medical weight management services at Macomb Medical Clinic in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Dr. Lieberman and the team at Macomb Medical Clinic use a wide range of proven strategies, including nutritional counseling, stress management, and prescription medications to help you safely achieve and maintain a healthy weight. 

Being overweight can affect your health, self-confidence, and quality of life. The condition also increases your risk of developing serious health issues such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and some types of cancer. Find out how medical weight management can help you achieve your goals and improve your health.

Comprehensive health evaluation

Your individualized medical weight management program is based on a comprehensive health evaluation to determine your current condition and the status of any pre-existing issues. This process involves a medical history, physical exam, lab tests, and screenings as needed to determine your overall well-being before you start your program.

Having this type of assessment can help identify factors like a thyroid condition or nutritional deficiency that could be affecting your ability to lose weight. Based on your examination and other information, Dr. Lieberman can also identify warning signs of any new medical conditions that require further examination.

Medical supervision

Medical weight management gives you the advantage of having ongoing medical supervision during your weight loss journey. This ensures that your program is designed to help you lose weight safely without risking complications or disrupting the management of any underlying conditions.

Your regular office visits with Dr. Lieberman allow him to evaluate your progress and make immediate modifications to your plan as needed. This may mean changing medications you’re taking for an underlying condition, adjusting your weight loss program to improve results, or overseeing your use of appropriate weight loss prescriptions for safe and effective use. 

Personalized program 

Dr. Lieberman uses the observations and results of your health evaluation to plan a medical weight management program that’s personalized to your needs and goals. Factors such as your physical composition, medical conditions, lifestyle, and your preferences are considered.

Your plan is designed to help you lose weight while meeting the specific nutritional needs of your body. This helps you lose weight safely now while also learning strategies you can use for long-term maintenance of your goal weight.

Support for lifestyle changes

Your medical weight management program will help you lose weight and establish a healthy lifestyle. Depending on your unique situation, you may benefit from making lifestyle changes that require stress management, nutrition counseling, or physical activity. 

Based on your needs, Dr. Lieberman makes appropriate recommendations regarding behavioral strategies, diet, and exercise to help you enjoy the benefits of establishing and maintaining a healthy weight. As you progress, Dr. Lieberman and the staff provide support and positive reinforcement so you remain motivated to continue with the changes that work for you.

Ongoing accountability

A medical weight management program includes regular appointments for weigh-ins. For many patients, knowing they are going to be held accountable for their actions can provide the incentive they need to make recommended healthy choices and lifestyle changes. 

Dr. Lieberman and his staff provide the support you need to stay dedicated to your weight loss plan so you can overcome issues such as weight loss plateaus and emotional triggers that may lead to unhealthy choices. 

Learn more about the ways medical weight management can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Call our office to arrange a consultation today. 

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