What is Medical weight loss?
Medical weight loss is weight management that targets the root causes of obesity and weight gain. Our evidence based program focuses on nutrition, physical activity and long-term lifestyle improvements and offers nutritional supplements and FDA-approved anti-obesity medication when prescribed by our doctors that oversee your weight loss progress.
Who benefits from Medical weight loss?
Anyone who is concerned about the impact their weight is having on their health, lifestyle, work and leisure activities. Our weight loss program especially benefits those who are overweight or obese. Our program is also recommended for our bariatric surgery patients who need help maintaining their weight after surgery.
Being overweight can increase the risks of serious medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, liver and kidney diseases and even certain types of cancer. You can quickly determine whether you are overweight, obese or within a healthy range by checking your BMI (Body-Mass-Index) with the calculator below.
How we’re different than other programs?
All patients seen by a physician for initial evaluation.
The benefits of working with weight loss program like ours is that not only is it supervised by a physician, you may also be covered by your insurance. Because all patients are seen by a physician we can take into account your medical history as well as prescribe medication. This is something commercial weight loss programs cannot do.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index
A measure of body fat in adults
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that all adults get annual weight screenings.
What We Offer
To allow patients in all stages of their weight loss journey, we offer 4, 12 and 24 month plans with all of the following benefits.
All our patients are seen by a Physician followed by a Dietician and through shared decision making with the patient, a comprehensive weight loss plan is determined.
This is a special scale that uses the very latest multi-frequency technology to record a comprehensive range of measurements in just 20 seconds, from segmental fat and muscle mass to basal metabolic rate, visceral fat levels and intra/extra cellular body water.
Because our program is supervised by a physician, we can prescribe medications that when used with lifestyle changes for patients with a BMI of 30 or greater can help increase your ability to maintain your weight.
FortisBMI offers meal replacements as a substitute for solid meals for patients that meet specific criteria. The quantity, calories and nutrients will be controlled and meal replacements offer a convenient way to get a healthy, low calorie meal.
Nutrition is the most important part of losing or maintaining a healthy weight. Over the course of our weight loss program, we offer our patients customized meal plans to best suit their body type, lifestyle and preferences. We help our patients succeed by forming healthy yet simple habits.
Exercising is an an extremely important part of any weight loss program. As part of medical weight loss program, we provide guidance for all levels. We encourage patients to gradually build their stamina while forming good habits.
While a healthy diet and an excercise program is the most important step, your doctor may also recommend supplements to boost your ability to achieve or maintain your weight loss goals. You may purchase your supplements anywhere you like but can also do so at our office or online.