Weight Loss Specialist

National Healthcare Center -  - Urgent Care

National Healthcare Center

Urgent Care located in Stockbridge, GA & Atlanta, GA

The majority of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. At National Healthcare Center in Stockbridge and Atlanta, Georgia, board-certified primary care specialists offer medical weight loss solutions to help you reach your ideal weight and keep it off for a lifetime. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to get started today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss? 

Medical weight loss at National Healthcare Center includes medically supervised weight loss programs designed to get excess weight off and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases. If you haven’t had success losing weight on your own, medical weight loss at National Healthcare Center increases your chance of long-term success.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss offers numerous health and wellness benefits, including:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • A lower risk of diseases
  • More energy
  • Medical supervision
  • Chronic disease management
  • A higher chance of weight loss success
  • Prescription medications as needed

Your primary care specialist monitors your health during weight loss. They help you properly manage a chronic disease if you have one to ensure your medical weight loss program is safe and effective.

What should I expect during weight loss appointments?

During your first medical weight loss appointment, friendly National Healthcare Center staff greet you as you check-in. They record your body weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Your provider reviews your current dietary intake and exercise habits, medical history, and desired weight loss outcome.

They complete a physical examination and might order blood tests, urine tests, and other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out medical problems that can affect weight loss. Examples include nutritional deficiencies, thyroid problems, and other hormone imbalances.

Your specialist personalizes a medical weight loss program that includes diet and exercise plans to match your lifestyle. They can prescribe medications or hormone therapy, and recommend dietary supplements that optimize weight loss and your overall health.

How often should I follow up with my provider?

Initially, you follow up with your health care provider weekly in person or via telemedicine so they can monitor your weight loss progress and make changes to your plan as needed. You can eventually taper off appointments after your weight loss specialist gives you the okay. 

You don’t have to live with being overweight or obese or give up on losing weight. Medical weight loss at National Healthcare Center is effective, with high long-term success rates. Schedule a consultation with National Healthcare Center by phone or online to get started on your weight loss journey today.