Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Ross Bridge Medical Center -  - Internal Medicine - Primary Care and Urgent Care Center

Ross Bridge Medical Center

Internal Medicine - Primary Care and Urgent Care Center located in Hoover, AL

If you’re trying to improve your health and overall wellbeing by losing weight, but you’re struggling to rise to the challenge, you may benefit from medical weight loss support. Ross Bridge Medical Center, located in Hoover, Alabama, provides medical weight loss support using individualized diet and fitness plans tailored to the needs and limitations of every individual. The providers can also increase your chances of success by prescribing weight loss medication like phentermine where appropriate. Call the office today if you need help with weight loss.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a comprehensive approach to helping you reach your ideal weight that enables you to take advantage of prescription medication as well as expertly prepared diet and fitness plans.

Being overweight or obese can cause serious health problems, such as:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some types of cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallstones

Medical weight loss helps you avoid these potentially life-threatening conditions by supporting you throughout a customized weight loss program.

How does medical weight loss help me achieve a healthy weight?

Medical weight loss programs at Ross Bridge Medical Center help you achieve your target weight by:

Monitoring your health

When you’re embarking on a weight loss program, the aim is to improve your overall health and reduce your risk of developing weight-related diseases. Your providers keep you healthy throughout the process by monitoring your vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and lung function. They can also test your blood periodically to check your blood sugar and cholesterol levels and to ensure your diet is providing all the nutrients you need.

Supplying medication when needed

In addition to the carefully monitored diet and exercise program that the team at Ross Bridge Medical Center creates for each patient, they can also prescribe medications to help you lose weight successfully. For example, appetite suppressants make it easier to eat smaller portions, which can be a significant benefit when you’re trying to make changes to your eating habits. Safe, effective weight loss medication is only available on prescription.

What is the best way to lose weight?

There are so many diets and weight loss programs available that it can be tough to know which ones are ineffective or downright unhealthy. It’s tempting to believe the ads that promise you can lose weight quickly and easily if you use a particular diet or weight loss aid, but there are no shortcuts to healthy, sustainable weight loss.

The team at Ross Bridge Medical Center can guide you through the diet and weight loss minefield, giving you the best, science-based information to help you make better choices about your diet and lifestyle habits. They can also help you make major changes that can further benefit your health, like quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake.

If you’d like help and support with weight loss, call Ross Bridge Medical Center today.