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Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss services offered in North Miami Beach and Coral Springs, FL

Losing weight can be a struggle even if you try every diet and exercise trick in the book. At Atlantic Health Medical Associates in North Miami Beach and Coral Springs, Florida, Volrick Morrison, DO, Katherine Martinez, APRN, FNP-BC, and the team work with you to provide the support and guidance you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Don’t let fad diets and weight loss hacks get in the way of your goals. Call the nearest clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about medical weight loss.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a customized plan supervised by a health care provider that helps you lose weight and keep it off. While fad diets and workouts can help you lose weight quickly, it’s easy to fall back into negative habits without support and guidance from a qualified nutrition expert.

With extensive experience in weight management, the team at Atlantic Health Medical Associates can design a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals for long-lasting weight loss.

What does medical weight loss include?

Medical weight loss includes an individualized plan unique to your health history and body type. The team may perform multiple tests to assess your health before designing your custom plan. Your personalized weight management plan may include:

  • Appetite-suppressant medication (phentermine)
  • Lipotropic B-12 injections
  • Follow-up visits
  • Body composition analysis
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Bloodwork
  • Health and weight loss goals
  • Diet and exercise plan​
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injections

The team can adjust your plan as needed to ensure you break through plateaus and continue achieving your weight loss goals.

How do I prepare for medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss rarely requires preparation, but there are a few steps you can take to maximize your time at Atlantic Health Medical Associates. Bring a few key pieces of information to your visit, such as:

  • Your everyday diet (list of meals, types of food, how often you eat)
  • Your exercise regimen
  • A list of medications and supplements
  • Your lifestyle habits (whether you smoke or drink)

The team may also ask questions about your stress levels and how you manage them.

What can I expect from medical weight loss?

Atlantic Health Medical Associates offers free consultations for men and women interested in medical weight loss. When you arrive at the office, the team reviews your medical history and makes any necessary updates. They ask detailed questions about your diet and lifestyle habits before performing comprehensive physical exams.

The team also orders bloodwork and urinalysis to identify any underlying conditions, test your hormone levels, and check your thyroid. Finally, they take a body composition analysis to track your distribution of fat, muscle, and water.

Your provider gathers all this information to create your personalized weight management plan. The team assists with goal-setting, regular check-ins, and nutritional counseling.

Call Atlantic Health Medical Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about medical weight loss.