If you feel like you have tried every diet and exercise plan but still haven’t seen success, medical weight loss may be the next step for you. Here are answers to five common questions about medical weight loss at Baptist Health clinics.
1. What is medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss involves working closely with a provider who understands your goals and the obstacles you face. At Baptist Health, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners will work with you to create a personalized weight-loss plan — one you can stick with to reach your goals.
2. Is medical weight loss right for me?
Medical weight loss can be an excellent nonsurgical weight-loss solution for people who need to lose weight before qualifying for bariatric surgery. It can also help those who don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, or those whose health, insurance, weight or body mass index prevent them from undergoing weight-loss surgery.
3. What happens during a medical weight-loss visit?
Your first visit with us will involve a comprehensive exam to learn more about your current health. We will discuss your weight-loss goals and, together, create a personalized nutrition and exercise plan to help you lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
You’ll check in with us regularly to track your progress and celebrate your success. As you continue to reach your weight-loss goals, we’ll help you set new ones by providing recommendations to keep you on your weight-loss journey. We understand how much work it takes to lose weight, so we work closely with you in support.
4. Will I need medication?
Weight-loss medication is very commonly used as part of a person’s medical weight-loss plan. If you and your provider decide it would be helpful, medication may be prescribed to help suppress your appetite, as well as keep you on track with diet and exercise goals.
5. Where Can I Learn More about weight loss?
Baptist Health offers weight loss services in:
You can schedule a consultation at any of these locations. One of our providers will help you decide on the weight-loss options that may work best for you. You can also attend online or in-person seminars to learn more about bariatric surgery at Baptist Health.