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Weight Loss Specialist

Brighton Beach Medical Group

Multi-Specialty Group Practice & Cardiologists located in Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Almost 3 out of 4 adults in the United States are overweight or obese. If you’re unhappy with your body weight, the experienced physicians at Brighton Beach Medical Group in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, can help. They offer medical weight loss to provide guidance and accountability needed to get excess weight off and keep it off. Schedule a weight loss evaluation by calling the New York City office today .

Weight Loss

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss at Brighton Beach Medical Group is a weight loss program led by board-certified internal medicine physicians. It helps you achieve a healthy weight using:

  • Weight loss meals and menus
  • Personalized exercise plans
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Medications or dietary supplements
  • Treatment of underlying medical conditions

Weight loss counseling at Brighton Beach Medical Group gives you the emotional, mental, and physical support necessary to drop weight, feel good about yourself, and make lifestyle changes you can stick with for a lifetime.

Why does BMI matter?

Your body mass index (BMI) is a useful tool that helps measure body fat and establish your risk of chronic diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, and many others. 

To determine your BMI, multiply your weight in pounds by 703, then divide by your height in inches, and divide by your height in inches again. A desirable BMI is 18.5-24.9.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

You’ll reap many health and wellness benefits by choosing medical weight loss at Brighton Beach Medical Group. These include:

  • An improved chance of weight loss
  • Reduced chronic disease risk factors
  • Preventive screenings for weight loss-related problems
  • Continued motivational support from medical experts
  • Personalized diet and exercise plans

Gaining the emotional support and motivation that weight loss requires drastically improves your chance of success.

What should I expect during medical weight loss appointments?

Your first weight loss appointment at Brighton Beach Medical Group involves a dietary and medical evaluation. 

Your provider takes your vitals, examines you, and could order blood and/or imaging tests to confirm or rule out weight-related medical conditions. They evaluate your dietary and exercise patterns.

If you have a chronic disease that affects weight loss like a thyroid disorder, chronic fatigue, or other hormone imbalances, your doctor treats your condition. They also offer treatment of high blood pressure and other disease risk factors to restore your health.

Your provider uses meal plans, personalized exercise programs, and dietary counseling to produce effective weight loss. They might recommend medications, dietary supplements, or meal replacements to increase metabolism, control your appetite, and help you cut calories.

How often should I schedule follow-up appointments?

Your doctor answers questions you have during weight loss and lets you know how often to schedule follow-up visits. They might recommend more frequent appointments initially that taper off as you become more familiar with your program.

Don’t let being overweight or obese reduce your self-esteem and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Brighton Beach Medical Group today.