What Could Disqualify You From A Medical Weight Loss Program?

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If you are struggling to lose weight on your own, or if you are finding it difficult to keep the weight off, you may benefit from a medically supervised weight loss program. Board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Christine Kirkendol Watson (aka Dr. Christy) has helped men and women across Terre Haute and Carmel, IN finally achieve their long-term weight loss goals with advanced, personalized medical weight loss at Body Bar MD. Read on to learn more about how medical weight loss programs work and whether you may qualify for treatment.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

A medical weight loss program is a comprehensive treatment plan that is customized to meet the needs, goals, and unique situation of each patient. More than just a diet or exercise plan, medically supervised weight loss offers in-depth evaluation, education, guidance, support, and more to help men and women lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way. In most cases, a medical weight loss program will include a combination of the following:

  • Comprehensive wellness evaluation
  • Nutrition plan
  • Fitness/exercise program
  • Counseling
  • Ongoing monitoring and support
  • Weight loss medication, if indicated

Do I qualify for medical weight loss?

Patients considering a medical weight loss program should be in fairly good overall health and be committed to following through with the program, which could last anywhere from several weeks to several months. Your initial consultation for medical weight loss in Terre Haute or Carmel, IN may involve a number of tests, studies, and other evaluations to determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment. These may include:

  • Physical examination
  • Lab work
  • EKG
  • Imaging studies
  • Detailed health history
  • Psychological evaluation

Can I do medical weight loss if I have diabetes?

For patients with diabetes, losing weight may be even more challenging than usual. However, losing weight can often dramatically improve or even reverse certain signs or symptoms of diabetes. Because medical weight loss involves a customized treatment plan and close monitoring, it is typically safe and effective even for men and women with diabetes.

There are some men and women who may not qualify for medically supervised weight loss based on their health history and other factors. Some conditions that may prevent you from participating in a medically supervised weight loss program include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Heart disorder/cardiac history
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Kidney dysfunction
  • Cancer

What are the best medical weight loss programs near me in Carmel, IN?

When searching for a medical weight loss program, it is essential to choose a qualified, certified, and experienced provider. Dr. Christy is committed to providing the most current technologies and tools available to help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals, including the use of the highly advanced InBody 720 scanner and the exciting Robard New Direction program.

To learn more about medical weight loss and whether it may be right for you, call Body Bar MD to schedule your private consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Christine Kirkendol Watson at either of our convenient locations in Terre Haute and Carmel, IN. We look forward to helping you regain the control, confidence, and freedom you deserve with medical weight loss today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.