Our Family Medicine clinic offers weight loss options.
Patients who have been unsuccessful in weight loss despite dietary changes and exercise may benefit from medical management along with continued lifestyle modifications.
A new patient visit typically includes lab work consisting of routine blood test including thyroid function studies. Patients may need to start thyroid medication to assist them in their weight loss if labs indicate a low functioning thyroid.
Medications such as phentermine, topiramate, phendimetrazine, diethylpropion, or metformin may be prescribed. Patients are assessed periodically, and are seen for follow up care and weight and BCA measurements routinely. Their vitals signs including blood pressure and pulse are monitored as well.
You may have heard of body composition analysis, which allows us to differentiate between lean muscle, fat, body water and skeletal bone mass. We are able to accurately determine lean muscle mass in all four extremities and determine your abdominal fat mass as well.