Weight Loss Specialist

SEACREST MEDICAL GROUP

Geriatrics & Internal Medicine located in Boynton Beach, FL

Weight loss can be difficult to manage on your own. At Seacrest Medical Group in Boynton Beach, Florida, Jean Etienne, MD, and his team provide personalized weight-loss management to help patients establish healthy lifestyle habits and achieve their weight-loss goals. To get started on your personalized weight-loss plan, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Obesity or carrying excess weight puts you at risk for a number of serious health conditions. Weight loss is an effective way to improve your overall health and lower your risk for conditions like:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallstones
  • Heart failure

Maintaining a healthy body weight is also essential to treating a number of conditions. Weight loss can help patients with prediabetes avoid developing type 2 diabetes. Weight loss also helps regulate blood pressure and sugar levels. 

Excess body weight puts extra stress on your bones and joints. Obesity increases wear-and-tear on your joints, which can result in osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis and causes painful symptoms like stiffness and tenderness of the joints. 

What is a medically supervised weight-loss program?

At Seacrest Medical Group, the team specializes in patient-centered weight-loss programs designed around you and your weight-loss goals. A medically supervised weight-loss program aims to help you achieve safe, effective, and long-lasting weight loss. Unlike diet fads, a medically supervised weight-loss program helps you develop sustainable, healthy habits you can incorporate into your lifestyle. 

Depending on your needs, your weight-loss program may include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Meal plan
  • Exercise plan
  • Counseling support

The team works with you to develop the right program for your needs. If you suffer from an underlying condition, a medically supervised weight-loss program can help you lose weight without negatively affecting your health.

What should I expect during my consultation?

A personalized weight-loss program takes into account your overall health and any underlying inhibitors to your weight loss. During your appointment, expect to:

  • Discuss your eating habits
  • Discuss your activity level
  • Undergo a physical exam
  • Discuss your fitness goals
  • Review your medical history

During your appointment at Seacrest Medical Group, the team helps you determine healthy weight-loss goals and the best steps to get you there. Successful weight-loss programs rely on a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise to address excess body weight and obesity. 

To speak with the team about your weight-loss goals, call Seacrest Medical Group or book an appointment online today.