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Weight Loss

Family Medicine & Urgent Care in Laurel, MD

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Laurel, MD

Losing weight is hard when you don’t have the proper tools for maintaining weight loss. If you want to shed pounds and improve your health, consider medically supervised weight loss. At iCare Health Services, our clinician, provide medically supervised weight loss using nutrition education, exercise guidance, and when necessary, prescription medication. To make an appointment, call the office in Laurel, Maryland, or book online today. You can also view our full list of IV Therapies here, which may help aid in your weight loss.

Weight Loss Q&A

What is medically supervised Weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss uses a combination of healthy lifestyle changes and patient education to encourage healthy weight loss and improved well-being.

If you’ve tried various diets and exercise regimens but struggle to lose weight, medically supervised weight loss can help you stay on track and hold you accountable.

What medical issues might benefit from medically supervised Weight loss?

iCare Health Services uses medically supervised weight loss to relieve symptoms from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Back or neck pain

Medically supervised weight loss may even improve your mental health. Research shows that people who maintain a healthy weight are also less likely to experience behavioral disorders like anxiety and depression.

What does medically supervised Weight loss involve?

At iCare Health Services, medically supervised weight loss focuses on several areas:

Nutritional Education

If you want to lose weight, it’s crucial to eat a nutritious and balanced diet. After a physical exam and in-house lab work, your iCare Health Services provider can develop a custom nutrition plan that aligns with your needs. Often, it includes meals and snacks that emphasize fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.

Exercise Guidance

You need to exercise regularly to burn calories. Regardless of your size or physical capabilities, iCare Health Services can recommend exercises that boost your metabolism and help you stay on track. Your provider might recommend cycling, swimming, or weight training depending on your level of fitness.

Prescription Medication

If a change in diet and regular exercise don’t provide significant results, iCare Health Services might recommend prescription medication. There are several drugs that can assist with weight loss—some increase your metabolism, while others suppress your appetite.

How long does medically supervised Weight loss take?

The length of time that medically supervised weight loss takes depends on several factors, including your age, goals, and commitment to your provider’s treatment plan. Most people lose a few pounds within the first three weeks, but it can take several months to achieve lasting results.

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