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Weight Management

Primary Care Practice, Urgent Care & Medical Spa located in Amarillo, TX
Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in Amarillo, TX

More than two-thirds of American adults struggle to maintain a healthy weight. If you have underlying health problems, weight management can reduce the risk of complications and improve your quality of life. At I40First in Amarillo, Texas, primary care providers Julito Uy, MD, George Peterson, DNP, FNP-C, and the team offer safe and effective weight management options to teens and adults. To make an appointment, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

What is medically supervised weight management?

Medically supervised weight management uses improved nutrition, exercise guidance, and prescription medication (when necessary), to help you shed excess pounds and maintain a healthy weight.

If you’ve tried different diets and exercise regimens, but can’t seem to stay on track, contact the team at I40First. After a review of your medical records and a physical exam, they can develop a custom weight management treatment plan.

Who can benefit from weight management?

If you’re overweight, you can benefit from weight management at I40First. That’s especially true if you have an underlying health problem that’s exacerbated by your weight, like:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain

You might also benefit from weight management if you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness, like depression or an anxiety disorder. Studies show that maintaining a healthy weight can improve your mood and outlook.

What does weight management involve?

At I40First, weight management involves several factors, including:

Improved nutrition

To lose weight and keep it off, you need to eat a balanced diet that’s nutritious. The team at I40First can recommend meals and snacks that feature a wide range of healthy ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and lean proteins. 

By focusing on the quality of the food you eat, instead of the quantity, you can achieve your goals.

Exercise guidance

Eating healthily is only one part of the weight loss equation. Lasting progress requires making exercise a habit. If you have arthritis or other mobility issues, don’t worry. Your provider can recommend exercises that align with your current strengths and abilities.

Prescription medication

If you change your diet and commit to exercise, but still struggle to achieve lasting weight loss results, the team at I40First might recommend prescription medication. Various drugs can assist in your weight loss journey. Some suppress your appetite, while others help your metabolism burn more calories.

When will I experience results from weight management?

The time it takes to experience results from weight management depends on various factors, including your age and commitment to the treatment plan. To ensure a positive outcome, attend each of your checkups at I40First, follow your provider’s instructions, and stick to your diet and exercise plan.

If you’d like to learn more about weight management, request an appointment at I40First by calling the office or booking online today.