Determining the Best Medical Weight Loss Options For Your Patients

From weight loss programs to prescription medicines, there are many options for overweight patients.
From weight loss programs to prescription medicines, there are many options for overweight patients.

More than 40% of American adults today live with obesity; 60 years ago, that number was 13%. This shows that the obesity rate in the U.S. has tripled in the past six decades. Meanwhile, there have been over 450,000 obesity studies published, and last year the federal government spent $1.2 billion on obesity research. Yet obesity has not been reduced, and in fact, the annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S is $174 billion and rising. Obesity is a growing problem whose causes are poorly understood. However, there are some glimmers of hope on the horizon. Many medical practices are offering options to their overweight patients.

Medical Weight Loss Programs

Medical-based weight loss programs offered in medical spas typically combine medical expertise with various interventions to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals in a supervised and holistic manner. These programs are designed to address the underlying factors contributing to weight gain and provide personalized strategies for long-term weight management. Here are some common options found in medical spas:

Medical Consultation and Assessment: Medical weight loss programs begin with a comprehensive evaluation by a healthcare professional. They will review a patient’s medical history, assess current health status and identify any underlying medical conditions or medications that may impact weight loss efforts. This information helps create a tailored weight loss plan.

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