At Centra Internal Medicine, we realize that patients face enormous challenges in managing their weight. Family and friends may not understand the difficulties of losing weight, and societal views of those who are overweight make having a weight problem extremely stressful. Some of our patients struggle with a genetic predisposition to weight gain.
Losing weight and transforming habits can be challenging, requiring motivation and readiness to make lifestyle adjustments. This process, which requires commitment, may feel overwhelming at first. Our goal is to empower individuals to succeed at the unique challenges of losing and controlling their weight.
In recognition of the fact that many factors impact losing weight and keeping that weight off, we take an integrated approach to weight management by:
- Assisting patients in maintaining a healthy diet
- Providing guidance in increasing physical activity
- When appropriate, prescribing medications to help promote further weight loss