Weight Management Specialist

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Weight Management services offered in Midland, TX

Many people pursue weight management in an attempt to increase energy, improve their breathing, and avoid risks to their cardiovascular health. At Preferred Medical Center in Midland, Texas, board-certified Raj Pandya, MD, and the team provide medical weight management within a broad range of other primary care services. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today. Preferred Medical Center also welcomes walk-ins.

What is weight management?

Weight management is the process of lowering your body weight by reducing the amount of fat on your body. While everyone has at least a little body fat for insulation and energy storage, having excess body fat can compromise your health.

If you have extra body fat, talk to Dr. Pandya and the Preferred Medical Center team about weight management services. With help from a primary care provider, weight management is more straightforward than when you try to do it on your own. 

The team at Preferred Medical Center develops a weight management plan for you and provides support with follow-up visits while you make the necessary lifestyle changes. Losing weight with medical guidance helps you do it in a way that keeps your health intact and delivers sustainable results.

How does weight management work?

An individualized weight management plan from a primary care provider uses multiple strategies to reconstruct your diet and lifestyle. While simpler techniques without medical guidance might lead to quick and significant weight loss, they often do so by depriving you of necessary nutrients or otherwise not taking your health into account.

During your consultation, you name your goals and share with the team your current diet and routine. Your weight management plan might involve:

  • Diet tracking and changes
  • An exercise routine
  • Appetite-suppressant medications
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Meal replacements

Dr. Pandya and the team might recommend making other easy behavioral modifications, like getting plenty of sleep, finding a healthy outlet for your stress, or drinking more water. 

What are some of the benefits of weight management?

While some people lose weight for appearance purposes, there are many health benefits to consider. Extra body fat is associated with increased health risks, and reaching your weight management goals can lower your health risks. 

Healthy weight management helps prevent conditions like:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Certain cancers
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis and joint pain

In addition to these health advantages, weight management can lead to more energy, less fatigue, better mobility, and better breathing.

If you’re interested in giving weight management services a try, call Preferred Medical Center or book an appointment online today. You can also walk in for a same-day visit.