Medical Weight Loss Physicians Q&A
While weight loss is often seen as a cosmetic issue, we believe it is primarily a medical concern at Metabolic Medical Center! It is the goal of our weight loss physicians to repair your metabolism by identifying the root cause of your weight gain and working with your body to optimize its metabolic process. The end goal of any weight loss program should be health and happiness, and we hope to help you achieve that with our excellent metabolic medical weight loss programs at Metabolic Medical Center! For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online! We have convenient locations to serve you in Mount Pleasant SC, Irmo SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, and Bluffton SC.
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Can I go to the doctors about my weight?
Who is a good candidate for medically supervised weight loss?
Will I need multiple appointments for medically supervised weight loss?
What happens during my medically supervised weight loss appointments?
Absolutely! First and foremost, obesity is a medical concern, not a cosmetic one. With that in mind, a doctor is likely the best person to see if you have concerns about your weight! Here at Metabolic Medical Center in South Carolina, we have board-certified medical weight loss physicians who would be delighted to provide medical advice, guidance, and treatment for any weight concerns that you bring to them. Specifically, we offer highly effective, natural, and safe metabolic weight loss programs to individuals who are overweight or suffer from obesity.
Medically supervised weight loss is typically not geared towards individuals who are a few pounds away from their target weight and are merely seeking to tone their summer body, but rather those hoping to lose a significant amount of weight. As such, if you have a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30, have yet to find success in losing weight on your own through diet and exercise, or if you have genetic conditions that complicate your ability to lose or maintain weight, you are likely a good candidate for a medically supervised weight loss program! While BMI is mostly an effective indicator for medical weight loss program candidates, it is not foolproof, as it does not distinguish between muscle mass and fat content. During our initial evaluations at Metabolic Medical Center, we measure BMI in addition to more accurate indicators, such as body fat analysis, abdominal circumference, chest, and hip measurements.
While it would be ideal if we could offer you a silver-bullet weight loss program that only required one treatment session, that would probably be too good to be true! As it is, however, medically supervised weight loss programs take place over several weeks, during which time you will likely experience gradual weight loss and metabolic improvement. Your initial appointment, which involves a free weight loss consultation, will probably take around one hour and a half, while subsequent appointments should take 30 minutes or less.
During your first visit, your supervising physician will conduct an initial consultation with you. Your physician will go over your medical history, current health status, and lifestyle habits in this consultation. Then, a comprehensive medical weight loss evaluation will take place, which will include a physical examination, blood work, and other tests to determine the health of your metabolism, identify the key contributor to your weight gain, and also identify any conditions or illnesses that contribute to your weight gain. With this information, your supervising physician will create a personalized medical weight loss program that will be aimed at repairing your metabolism so that you can lose weight naturally and efficiently! Subsequent appointments will serve to monitor and encourage you in your progress, provide supplements, medication, and make any adjustments to your diet or exercise plan or the program, in general.
If you think you could benefit from a weight loss program by a medical weight loss physician, we would love to hear from you at Metabolic Medical Center! For appointments, you make one through our website. We serve patients from Mount Pleasant SC, Irmo SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, Bluffton SC, Irmo SC, Sullivans Island SC, Isle of Palms SC, Daniel Island SC, Charleston SC, James Island SC, North Charleston SC, Pawleys Island SC, Myrtle Beach SC, Hilton Head SC, and Hardeeville SC.