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Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Frisco, TX

If you’re overweight but can’t seem to achieve your desired results through healthy lifestyle changes, consider medically supervised weight loss. At Signature Internal Medicine, concierge internal medicine specialists Humera Ahmed, MD, and Dina Diehl, DO, provide medically supervised weight loss to people ages 18 and older. To make an appointment, call the office in Frisco, Texas, or book online today. 

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss combines patient education, dietary changes, and prescription medication to help you shed excess fat and keep it off. If you’ve tried losing weight in the past but can’t seem to stay on track, medically supervised treatment can help keep you accountable. 

Who should consider medically supervised weight loss?

Consider enrolling in medically supervised weight loss if you’re between 5 and 10 pounds over your ideal weight and you have an underlying health problem, like:

  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis

You might also benefit from medically supervised weight loss if you’re overweight and have a mental illness, like depression or anxiety. Losing just a few pounds may improve your mood, outlook, and quality of life.

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

At Signature Internal Medicine, medically supervised weight loss includes several services, such as:

Diet recommendations

It’s vital to eat a healthy and balanced diet if you want to prevent excess weight. After reviewing your medical records and discussing your goals, your provider can develop a custom diet that helps you stay on track. 

Exercise guidance

Eating a balanced diet typically isn’t enough to help you achieve your desired weight. Exercise is just as crucial. If you have mobility issues or struggle with cardiovascular exercise, your provider can recommend activities that align with your current capabilities. 

Prescription medication

If a combination of diet and exercise doesn’t help you lose weight, your provider might prescribe medication. Various drugs can assist with weight loss. Some boost your metabolism while others suppress your appetite. 

How long does medically supervised weight loss take?

The time that medically supervised weight loss takes depends on several factors, including your desired weight, current health, and commitment to your provider’s care plan. 

Most people lose at least a few pounds over the first few weeks, but it can take several months to achieve lasting results.* Be patient, attend your checkups, and follow your provider’s instructions.

To see if you’re a candidate for medically supervised weight loss, make an appointment at Signature Internal Medicine by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary.