Weight Management

Family Medicine & Primary Care Center located in Robbins, NC

Weight Management services offered in Robbins, NC

Up to two-thirds of Americans struggle to maintain their ideal weight. If you’re concerned about weight-related medical issues, like hypertension or diabetes, consider medically supervised weight management. At North Moore Family Practice, family medicine specialists Vonda Reives, FNP-C, and Kristin Hockersmith, FNP, offer medically supervised weight management to adults who want to slim down and improve their health. To make an appointment, call the office in Robbins, North Carolina, or book online today.

What is medically supervised weight management?

Medically supervised weight management provides a safe and effective way to slim down and achieve your ideal weight. Instead of recommending strenuous exercise programs or fads, like fasting, it takes a preventive approach, encouraging you to live a healthier and more conscientious lifestyle. 

During treatment, you visit North Moore Family Practice for regular checkups. At each visit, your provider monitors your progress and makes adjustments to the treatment plan as necessary.

Who might benefit from medically supervised weight management?

Consider medically supervised weight management at North Moore Family Practice if you’re living with an underlying health issue, like:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease

You might also benefit from medically supervised weight management if you have a behavioral disorder, like anxiety or depression. Research suggests that maintaining your ideal weight can improve your mood and outlook.

What does medically supervised weight management involve?

At North Moore Family Practice, medically supervised weight management involves several aspects, including:

Nutrition guidance

A diet that’s packed with sugar, sodium, and saturated fats makes it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Your North Moore Family Practice provider can recommend meals and snacks that feature fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and lean proteins. By eating a nutritious and balanced diet, you can encourage your metabolism to burn fat.  

Exercise recommendations

A preventive approach to weight management encourages physical activity, and moving your body is one of the easiest ways to burn calories quickly. 

If you experience joint pain or other medical issues that make movement difficult, let your provider know. After an exam and a review of your health records, they can make exercise recommendations that align with your weight and current abilities.

Prescription medication and supplements

If diet improvements and regular exercise don’t provide significant results, North Moore Family Practice might prescribe medication or nutritional supplements to assist your efforts. Certain medications help your body burn fat, while others suppress your appetite and prevent cravings.

How long does medically supervised weight management take?

The time that medically supervised weight management takes depends on your metabolism and individual goals. Most people lose several pounds in the first few weeks, but it typically takes months to achieve lasting improvements.

To enroll in medically supervised weight loss, make an appointment at North Moore Family Practice by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary.