What is Medical Weight Loss?
There are countless men and women in this country who struggle with their weight. No matter where you are in your weight loss journey, our team at Integrative Pain and Wellness Center can help. We're proud to provide customized weight loss plans and encouragement to men and women throughout Southlake, Midland, and Odessa, TX, and the surrounding areas hoping to achieve a healthier lifestyle and slimmer frame.
At our practice, we believe in a personalized, functional approach to weight loss because every person has a different reason for their struggles with weight gain. By examining your comprehensive medical history and utilizing a multimodal approach, we will customize a plan to help you reach your goals. Our diet plans, counseling resources, and behavior modification can help transform your view of weight loss, from an unattainable hope to an accessible lifestyle change. Contact our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Matthew Barker or Dr. Melanie Gray today if you're ready to start your journey toward a new you!
What Are The Benefits Of Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss in Southlake, TX at Integrative Pain and Wellness Center offers effective results to shed stubborn pounds with benefits like:
- Creates a personalized plan for your unique needs
- Offers multiple treatment options
- Reduces fat in problem areas
- Achieves better results than diet and exercise alone
- Focuses on the root causes of weight gain
- Addresses hormonal imbalances and metabolic issues
- Includes body composition analysis and lab testing
- Provides nutritional and health coaching with support
- Improves overall health and wellness
- Boosts confidence and self-image
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Who is a good candidate FOR MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS?
If you have excess weight on your body and consider the idea of losing weight daunting, or even if you have no idea where to begin, our team at Integrative Pain and Wellness Center can help. Additionally, if you've lost weight in the past but need help maintaining your smaller figure, we can provide you with the resources you need to accomplish this as well. Dr. Barker and his team craft customized weight loss programs for individuals to meet their unique needs and suit their lifestyles. People who may not be great candidates for medical weight loss include those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have medical conditions, like thyroid disorder, kidney dysfunction, a history of heart problems, or cancer.
How Can Medical Weight Loss Help Me?
At Integrative Pain and Wellness Center, we will start off your weight loss journey by getting to know you and your needs. Prior to your first visit, we will have you fill out several questionnaires, gather your medical history documents, and complete a full set of appropriate lab or body composition analysis tests ordered by the doctor. These labs are typically covered by insurance or affordable cash payment options and will screen for thyroid, adrenal, and other hormone disorders, micronutrients, and gut health.
At your first visit, the physician will go over your complete medical history, lab results, and detailed lifestyle review. It is important to address the underlying issues first, as we work with you to develop the best plan to make sustainable life changes. Your monthly membership includes health coaching, monitoring, support, and direct communication with your physician. We will work together with you to help you meet your weight loss goals. Even though we will give you all of the tools and resources you need to succeed, this journey is a partnership. We'll be encouraging you and helping you overcome your struggles until the very end.
What Should I Expect After My Weight Loss Program Starts?
During the weight loss program, individuals may want to plan for check-in visits to have their development tracked. All necessary tweaks can also be made to your plan at these visits. Provided you stick to the plan and follow the adjustments, you should observe results within four weeks. To continue noticing benefits and attain your goal outcome, you should follow the plan and maintain an active way of life.
Medical Weight Loss FAQ
How is medical weight loss unique from a normal diet?
A medical weight loss program is personalized for your well-being and weight loss goals by an experienced doctor. It will include a diet and exercise plan supported by regular testing and follow-up appointments for tracking your progress. This program may also include management of any existing conditions, nutritional supplements, and new prescription medications.
Is medical weight loss safe?
Medical weight loss is very safe and effective when supervised by an experienced physician like Dr. Barker or Dr. Gray. Your doctor will put together a customized plan that takes into account your personal health needs. They will monitor and manage your progress, make adjustments if necessary, and provide the direction and encouragement to help you safely reach your weight loss goals. On average, patients may be able to safely lose about 1 – 3 pounds per week.
How long does a medical weight loss program last?
The length of a medical weight loss program will depend on a number of factors, including starting weight, body measurements, health conditions, and goals. Most patients will see better results with a program that lasts a couple of months or longer.
Can a medical weight loss program help with other health conditions?
Yes, weight loss can have a significant positive impact on many health conditions. These include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and more. In many cases, losing weight can help manage symptoms or even allow you to go off certain medications.
Can I participate in a medical weight loss program if I have dietary restrictions or preferences?
Yes, the program can be tailored to meet individual dietary needs, such as gluten-free, vegetarian, or low-sodium diets. During your initial consultation, it's important to discuss your dietary restrictions or preferences with Dr. Barker or the Integrative Pain and Wellness Center team member supervising your program.
Take Control of Your Weight
If you're tired of yo-yo dieting and could use some help getting started on your journey to a healthy weight, or if you're looking to maintain your weight after weight loss, our team at Integrative Pain and Wellness Center can help. Our personalized medical weight loss program is an excellent tool to help you maintain a positive mindset, control your cravings, and stick to a consistent routine that helps you succeed. When you're ready to take this important step, reach out to our team in Southlake, TX and schedule your one-on-one consultation.