MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS
ABOUT MEDICAL WEIGHT LOSS
We specialize in providing a wide variety of services to our patients, including adult primary care, preventative medicine, women’s health, and many more! If necessary, we also provide referrals to the appropriate specialist to further your care. If you have any questions or concerns about our services, please call 703.876.9300. Please consult the list below for a more detailed description of the services:
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 and weight loss coordinator, 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. 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. We encourage weekly weight checks, behavioral modification, with the addition of appetite suppressant medications/Phentermine if medically permitted and indicated.