Physician Supervised Weight Loss Specialist

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

At Southern Connecticut Women’s Health Care Associates, the compassionate team of OB/GYNs understands the emotional and physical obstacles that often stand in the way of successful weight loss. They offer a monitored weight loss program that’s individually tailored to prepare patients for a healthy life. If you live in Fairfield or New Haven County, Connecticut and want to know if physician-supervised weight loss is right for you, request an appointment online or by calling the office directly.

Physician Supervised Weight Loss Q & A

What is physician-supervised weight loss?

Physician-supervised weight loss is a comprehensive program that’s tailored to your individual needs and monitored by your provider. They’ll help you establish a healthy diet and exercise plan, along with behavior modifications so that you can achieve your desired goal. In some cases, your provider may also prescribe medication.

A healthy weight is especially important if you want to start a family or you recently gave birth. If you’re overweight during your pregnancy, you’re at an increased risk for developing numerous complications.

What are the benefits of physician-supervised weight loss?

Working one-on-one with your provider means you’ll receive a customized treatment plan that’s specific to your individual needs and goals. You’ll have regular follow-up sessions to not only encourage accountability but monitor your health.

Depending on your condition, your provider may regularly check your:

  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Medications
  • Cholesterol

In some cases, additional dietary adjustments and blood work may be required. Medical supervision is essential for regulating and preventing severe conditions that correlate with obesity, like diabetes and heart disease.

Do I qualify for physician-supervised weight loss?

While the medical professionals at Southern Connecticut Women’s Health Care Associates can certainly guide you through healthy lifestyle choices if you want to lose a few pounds, a physician-supervised weight loss plan is typically intended for people with a significant about of weight to lose.

Whether or not you qualify for a physician-supervised weight loss program depends on a combination of factors that are determined by your health care provider. When you schedule a consultation, your provider will evaluate your weight history and check for any undiagnosed medical conditions.

Common weight-related health conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Abnormal liver tests

After a thorough examination, they’ll determine if you’re a good candidate for physician-assisted weight loss and will work with you to develop a plan that’s safe and effective. Call or book an appointment online today.