Obesity Management Specialist

Brooklyn Health Medical Alliance Primary Care

General Internal Medicine located in Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

More than 40% of Americans are obese. At Brooklyn Health Medical Alliance Primary Care in the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, Ahmar Butt, MD, Lalasa Valasareddi, MD, and the team understand how important it is to practice obesity management. That’s why they offer a number of services to treat obesity at their office. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Obesity Management Q&A

What is obesity management?

Obesity management is a doctor-supervised weight loss plan that focuses on helping you achieve healthy weight loss. Unlike fad diets and workouts, obesity management prioritizes sustainability over quick weight loss. The team’s goal is to help you lose weight in a healthy way so you can maintain your results.

The experienced physicians at Brooklyn Health Medical Alliance understand that there’s no quick fix for weight loss. They use evidence-based medicine to boost your metabolism, combat hunger, and keep you active. 

With a customized plan, the team can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Why is obesity management important?

Obesity isn’t just a superficial problem. It impacts the way you look, feel, and function. Carrying extra weight can lead to a number of day-to-day problems, including increased sweating, fatigue, and lowered confidence.

In addition, obesity raises your risk of potentially dangerous diseases and chronic conditions, such as:

  • Hypertension
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Joint pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol

Obesity can even lead to depression, particularly if it impacts your ability to socialize and connect with loved ones.

What can I expect from obesity management?

When you first visit Brooklyn Health Medical Alliance, the team performs a full physical assessment that includes:

  • Medical history review
  • Hormone panel
  • Blood work
  • Physical exam
  • Health screenings

Once they complete your exam, your provider creates a personalized obesity management plan that addresses your unique needs and weight loss goals.

What is included in obesity management?

What the team includes in your personalized obesity management plan depends on several factors, including your diet, medical history, health screenings, and blood work. These results can help tell the team what they need to include in your plan to achieve sustainable weight loss.

Some common weight loss management services that the team may include in your plan are:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Exercise program
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Stress management
  • Appetite suppressants 
  • Certain medications
  • Hormone therapy

Frequent office visits and check-ins with your doctor are essential for obesity management. Because the team tailors your plan to fit your unique needs, they can adjust the plan at any time to help you meet your goals.

To schedule an appointment with the team at Brooklyn Health Medical Alliance, call or book online today.