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Weight Management

Desoto Family Care Clinic

Primary Care Practice located in Southaven, MS & Olive Branch, MS

If you lose weight only to regain it, try to lose weight without success, or have a significant amount of weight to lose, it’s time to consider a weight management program. At Desoto Family Care Clinic, Diosan Powell, FNP, Cynthia Burchfield, FNP, and Danielle Bradley, FNP, have helped many patients successfully reach their weight loss goals and move forward into a healthy, active lifestyle. To learn more about how medically supervised weight management can help you, call the office in Southaven, Mississippi, or book an appointment online today.

Weight Management Q&A

Why should I consider a weight management program?

For starters, you have a better chance of losing weight with medically supervised weight management. Feeling great about your new appearance and gaining more energy as you drop the extra pounds are two reasons to consider weight management. 

But another important goal is preventing the serious health complications caused by being overweight or obese. All your fat cells release hormones and biochemicals that cause body-wide inflammation and lead to problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic back and joint pain

Carrying extra weight also increases your chances of developing breast, colon, and endometrial cancers. 

What are the benefits of medically supervised weight management? 

The weight management program at Desoto Family Care Clinic begins with a physical exam and blood testing.

Your provider identifies and treats hormonal imbalances that affect your weight. They also manage chronic health conditions and develop a weight management program that’s safe for your general health.

Beyond getting exceptional medical care, a weight management program automatically gives you a caring support team. They offer motivation when you hit a slump and encourage you throughout your weight loss journey.

This type of personal support makes the difference between giving up and sticking with your diet long enough to reach your weight loss goal. 

What services does a weight management program offer?

At your first appointment, your provider talks with you about your weight loss history, current eating and exercise habits, and any emotional triggers or habits that contribute to overeating.

After evaluating your general health, they work with you to create weight loss goals, a diet plan you can stick with, and ways to overcome bad habits.

Though your weight management program is individualized for your needs, the essential services that form the foundation for weight loss success include:

  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Healthy diet and meal plan
  • Exercise regimen
  • Stress management
  • Vitamin supplements
  • IV vitamin therapy
  • Prescription weight loss medications

Weight loss medications can get your diet off to a good start, but they’re always prescribed as part of a comprehensive plan that includes diet and exercise.

Ready to learn how weight management can help you? Call Desoto Family Care Clinic or book an appointment online today.