Weight Loss

Weight Loss Specialist
Maintaining a healthy weight is important, but many patients find weight loss difficult, even when they change their diet and engage in regular exercise. The experienced doctors at Innovative Medical Center offer supportive services to people who want to lose weight. Innovative Medical Center is also currently seeking participants for a 12 week weight loss study. This service is available to patients in Fresno, California, and the surrounding area.

Weight Loss Q & A

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Why is a healthy weight important?

Patients who are overweight are more likely to experience other health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In addition, being overweight puts unnecessary stress on the body, which can lead to injuries and chronic pain. Furthermore, patients at a healthy weight are more likely to enjoy good self-esteem and high confidence than patients who are overweight.

How do patients know if they need to lose weight?

Patients can determine whether they may need to lose weight based on their body mass index, or BMI. BMI measures the approximate amount of fat in the patient’s body based on the patient’s current weight and height.

To have a normal body weight, patients should usually aim for a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. Patients with a BMI of 25 or more are considered overweight, while patients with a BMI of 30 or more are considered obese.

How can Innovative Medical Center help with weight loss?

Innovative Medical Center offers the Synergy Medical Weight Loss Program. This program has helped more than 10,000 people lose weight successfully over a period of only 4 years. The program includes a combination of physical activity, behavior modification, portion control, food choice, and appetite suppressants to help the patient lose weight quickly and safely.

What happens when a patient participates in the Synergy Medical Weight Loss Program?

If a patient is interested in participating in the Synergy Medical Weight Loss Program, they can begin by scheduling a free consultation with one of the medical staff at Innovative Medical Center. During this consultation, the Case Manager will discuss the patient’s goals and weight loss expectations. The doctors will also perform a physical examination at this time to ensure the patient is a good candidate for the program.

If the patient decides to join the program, the staff at Innovative Medical Center will help the patient develop a customized weight loss treatment plan. Throughout the process, the patient will also participate in regular check-ups and office consultations to improve the chances of success.

Do I qualify for the 12 week weight loss study?

Innovative Medical Center is currently seeking 25 people to participate in an innovative 12 week weight loss program. Participants must have 15-150 pounds of weight to lose and be able to come in up to 3 times per week for an hour. To qualify for the study, patients must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older
  • Have more than 15-50 pounds of weight to lose
  • Not currently exercise on a regular basis
  • Agree to undergo a supervised weight loss profile at the start and end of the 12 week program
  • Agree to weekly weigh-in and record statistics in Private Weight Loss Journal

 

If you’d like to learn more about this study, call or schedule an appointment online at Innovative Medical Center.

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