Medical Weight Loss
Prosperity Internal Medicine is pleased to announce our highly successful, physician-directed weight loss program committed to your health and well-being.
Why Lose Weight
Obesity is a national epidemic. Obesity is a medical condition where excess body fat accumulates to the extent that it may have adverse effect on health, which leads to reduced life expectancy and increased health problems. In the United States, obesity is estimated to cause up to 365,000 deaths per year. In Europe, approximately 1 million deaths are attributed to excess weight. Obesity is the leading preventable cause of deaths worldwide and some authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century.
Obesity increases the incidence of heart disease (heart attack, congestive heart failure, and sudden cardiac death). Obesity increases a person’s risk of developing diabetes and elevated triglycerides. Sleep Apnea (Interrupted-breath while sleeping) is extremely common in obese individuals. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of Gallbladder, Prostate, Colon, Uterine, Kidney, and Breast Cancer.
Prosperity Weight Loss Program
The Prosperity Weight Loss Program is an intensive physician-directed weight loss approach that is committed to success. After the first week of the program, our patients average a 10-pound weight reduction, with an approximate 4-5 pound weight reduction each week after. Under the supervision of a physician, each patient is uniquely customized and a tailored approach is created. The Prosperity Weight Loss Program is focused on improving your health and well-being. Our goal is your weight loss. With successful weight reduction, health issues normalize, thus improving the quality of life.
The Prosperity Weight Loss Program is all inclusive. It is a highly comprehensive program that utilizes a multi-faced approach including dietary, group, behavioral, and medical therapy. Our Program includes partial/full meal replacement with OPTIFAST products. We encourage group therapy with weekly weight checks, behavioral modification, with the addition of appetite suppressant medications/Phentermine if medically permitted and indicated.
OPTIFAST/Weight Loss Medications
OPTIFAST was the very first comprehensive formula diet program for weight loss. It remains the gold standard for obesity treatment. Over 1 million people have been treated with OPTIFAST since 1974. The medically monitored OPTIFAST weight management program has been proven in more than 80 clinical studies to help obese and overweight people lose weight. The typical OPTIFAST patient loses over 50 lbs. in 18-24 weeks and experiences a healthy decrease in cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Approximately 50% of the patients followed up 5 years after completing the OPTIFAST program kept enough weight off to improve their long term health. After 2 years, 40% of patients maintained more than half of their weight loss: 60% of women and 78% of men maintained significant weight loss. OPTIFAST products include shakes, soups, and bars that take the guess work out of dieting. They are pre-portioned, calorie controlled servings with quick and simple preparation.
Phentermine is the most commonly prescribed appetite suppressant medication in the United States that is approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Appetite-suppressant medications promote weight loss by decreasing the appetite or increasing the sensation of being full. This particular medication makes you feel less hungry by increasing one or more brain chemicals that affect appetite and mood.
The excellent medical attention and personal support provided by Dr. Mir and her team make this program truly stand out above other weight loss programs I have done in the past. For the first time ever, I know I will be successful in reaching and maintaining my weight and health goals. I am changing my lifestyle … not just what I eat!
I couldn’t work out due to a knee injury. I ended up gaining a lot of weight and was unable to lose it till I joined the program. Lost 16 lbs. in 3 weeks. I have recommended it to all my friends and family. Dr. Mir and staff have been wonderful. Highly recommended.
I have been on the weight loss program for 3 weeks, and have been very pleased with the results. I have been losing weight each week and feel more energized.