Losing weight can be a losing battle especially when you haven’t found a customized program that fits your mindset and your personal best.
And, if we’re being transparent, our team hasn’t only “seen” the pain of weight loss; we’ve lived it too. And today, we live for something else… your personal breakthrough.
New patients will have a full review of their past medical history, pertinent family history, current medication regimen, diet, exercise patterns, nutrition and eating patterns, and their history of weight loss or gain.
An initial visit will include all of the above plus a physical exam, EKG, slip for necessary labs, determination of BMI (body mass index) and then a comprehensive plan made with doctor and patient to begin to make changes toward achieving a healthy weight. Some patients will require anti-obesity medication as part of their regimen; there are currently 8 medications which are very safe, effective and FDA-approved. Patients will be monitored closely in order to ensure that the medication is working well and that they maintain healthy blood pressure. Patients struggling with excessive weight, especially those who have medical conditions as a result of their weight gain can be started on medical meal replacement, the OPTIFAST SYSTEM. Follow up appointments will be determined according to the patient’s needs. Patients on medication and on the OPTIFAST meal replacement system will need more frequent monitoring.
Weekly support groups will be available and encouraged.
Ultimately, when our patients stringently follow their unique plan, they will also see a reduction in “yo-yo” dieting and the intermittent fluctuations associated with weight gain.
At Medical Weight Loss of Cherry Hill, an important core value is a respect for our patients. We will never pass judgment or blame. Patients will be treated with compassion and supported through all phases of weight loss and maintenance.
The coaching element of our program is something we take pride in – handholding and acting as a sounding board is our way of championing you. So, at the end of the day, you will never feel alone in your fight for wellness.
An important goal for each patient is to do more than just lose weight; it is to MAINTAIN weight loss long-term and to make lifestyle changes that are sustainable for improved health.
Losing just 5% of body weight will significantly reduce a patient’s risk of many diseases, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, fatty liver diseases (currently the most common cause of cirrhosis in the US), type 2 diabetes, arthritis of the knees, hips and hands, heart disease and many forms of cancer.