Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss services offered in Downtown, Wilmington, NC

If you struggle with your weight, you’re certainly not alone. That’s why our experienced staff at Dawson Med in Wilmington, North Carolina, offer customized medical weight-loss services. If you’re ready to take a new approach to losing weight, book a visit online or over the phone today.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What am I having such a hard time losing weight and keeping it off? 

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried a number of diets over the years. You may have even had some success, only to see the weight swiftly return as soon as you stop your diet plan. The reasons behind the growing obesity epidemic are complex. What has become clear after decades of research is that being overweight or obese is more than just a simple matter of willpower.  Our modern food supply shares some of the blame. Fast food is available around the clock, and now you don’t even have to get in your car to go pick it up; you can have it delivered in just moments.  The modern American lifestyle is also part of the problem. Many people spend hours in front of various screens throughout the day at school, at home, in the workplace, or for recreation. This leaves little time for getting out and staying active.  

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese? 

Extensive evidence links being overweight or obese with a number of health issues. Some of the problems you can develop if you carry a significant amount of weight include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Depression
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Cognitive issues
  • Kidney disease
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain cancers

This is far from a comprehensive list. Virtually every organ and system in your body suffers when you’re overweight or obese.  

How is medically supervised weight loss different? 

Medically supervised weight loss places your health at the center of the process. A thorough exam and lab testing allows your practitioner to design a plan that pushes you without risk of harm. Anyone can lose weight through fad diets and extreme exercise routines. But it’s the habits you develop slowly, and the changes in the way you view food that can deliver real results. Your practitioner works closely with you to find ways to create meaningful and sustainable changes that can also boost your overall health and wellness.  Medications can play a role in your weight-loss journey, but drug therapy is never the preferred or first approach. You might also be guided toward trying things like meditation, yoga, or other practices that can help you feel better each day.  All it takes is a quick phone call or a visit to the online scheduling page to get started. 

What does the program look like? 

Our physician-supervised program is built around you and offers: 

  • Lifestyle modifications designed around you including calorie restrictions, meal planning, cardiovascular activity
  • A Registered Dietician dedicated to working with you to build your healthy eating plan
  • FDA-approved medications including Phentermine, Contrave, Saxenda and Qsymia
  • B12 injections
  • And, lots of support from our team!

As part of our commitment to those enrolled in our program we also offer Telehealth visits with both evening and weekend hours available. 

Obesity is a disease that affects more than one-third of U.S. adults and it’s not just the result of someone eating too much and moving too little – it’s far more complex with weight loss ideally personalized for each individual. So what can you do? If you’re overweight, have had limited success with dieting and are ready to loose that weight in a healthy, safe and sustainable way then we invite you to learn more about our comprehensive physician-supervised weight loss program that can help you reach and maintain the right healthy weight for you. There’s more good news. Getting back to a healthy weight will also help you decrease your risk of the wide variety of health issues and complications linked to obesity. To learn more please our program please call our team at (910) 387-3745.