What is a Weight Loss Doctor?

Losing weight can be incredibly difficult for some people and achieving a healthy weight means more than just looking good. Being overweight or obese significantly increases the chance of developing cardiovascular diseases or diabetes, making weight loss a serious health matter. Weight loss doctors (also called bariatricians) are specialist physicians who are board certified in obesity medicine and experts at helping people lose and keep off excess weight.

Weight loss doctors treat overweight and obese patients who wish to lose excess fat. With specialized training in nutrition and human metabolism, a bariatrician can prescribe meal replacement plans, lifestyle interventions and weight loss medications to help patients achieve their weight loss goals. Because bariatricians are medical doctors, their practice includes scientifically proven methods and tools tailored to each patients specific needs.

At Dr. Amir’s Weight Loss and Metabolism Center we analyze your body composition, overall health, medications currently taken, thyroid function and lifestyle before devising a weight loss plan tailored to your specific circumstances. During the weight loss process, we continue to monitor your health as well as your progress. Once your weight loss goals have been achieved we work with you to maintain your healthy weight through diet, lifestyle and, if required, medication.

If you are overweight and obese and require the services of a weight loss doctor, reach out to us today for an initial consultation.


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