If you carry excess body weight, as nearly three in four adults in the United States do, a highly effective solution is available at the University Family Medicine Center, P.C. in Pueblo, Colorado. The skilled primary care team provides medical weight loss services to help you reach and maintain an ideal body weight. Call the office to begin your weight-loss journey, or use the online booking feature today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss programs at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. are led by board-eligible bariatric medicine specialists. Superior practitioners work with patients of all ages to manage their body weights using safe, nonsurgical, effective approaches.

The University Family Medicine Center, P.C. team combines personal metrics with testing to customize each weight loss program. They provide custom meal planning, nutrition supervision, and hormone replacement therapy as part of a well-rounded, personalized weight-loss plan.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

By reaching your goal weight with the help of the University Family Medicine Center, P.C. specialists, you can reap the following benefits:

  • Faster, long-lasting weight loss
  • Medical supervision
  • Personalized nutrition and exercise plans
  • Chronic disease risk reduction
  • Lower chance of medical problems
  • More energy
  • Easier chronic disease management
  • Dietary supplement advice
  • Highly effective results

You might take weight loss medicines, receive hormone replacement therapy, or try combinations of diet, exercise, and medical interventions to more easily reach your goal weight.

What happens during medical weight loss visits?

As part of a medical weight loss program at University Family Medicine Center, P.C., your specialist checks your vital signs, weighs you, measures your waist circumference or evaluates your body composition, and determines your body mass index (BMI).

They also review your medical history. Your weight loss provider asks about your usual dietary intake, lifestyle habits, food preferences, and family and personal history of diseases, as well as your medication and dietary supplement regimen.

They also complete a physical exam by evaluating your heartbeat, reflexes, breathing, and more. Your weight loss specialist often recommends you complete a blood test to check for high cholesterol, nutrient deficiencies, hormone imbalances, or other possible medical issues. They might order a heart-function test or other diagnostic testing.

What will my weight loss plan look like?

The University Family Medicine Center, P.C. team develops a customized nutrition and exercise plan. You might take weight-loss or nutritional supplements, hormones to speed up your metabolism, medications that reduce your appetite, or medicines that control diabetes or other chronic diseases.

Follow your plan exactly as directed and see your University Family Medicine Center, P.C. specialist in-person or virtually as often as needed to ensure success. They can help you reach an ideal weight and maintain it for a lifetime.

To learn more about the medical weight loss services at University Family Medicine Center, P.C., call the office or use the online booking feature today.