About three-quarters of Americans are overweight or obese, but not because they want to be. Losing excess pounds and maintaining a healthy weight aren’t easy tasks, and it’s all too easy to fall into bad habits that can be hard to break on your own.
Plus, it’s not only habits that can lead to weight gain. Nutritional deficiencies, hormones, and underlying medical problems can also play a role.
Working with a medical professional is a great way to find a medical weight loss solution that works — but finding the time for recurring office visits isn’t easy, either.
Here at Premier Physicians Weight Loss & Wellness, board-certified obesity medicine specialist Dana Trippi, DO, and the team offer telehealth options for weight loss and weight management to our patients in Henderson, Las Vegas, and Reno, Nevada.
Here’s how telehealth could help you achieve your weight goals.
As medical weight loss specialists, we know the journey to losing weight and keeping it off begins with a deep understanding of a person’s medical history, habits, and lifestyle.
That’s why every weight loss plan begins with a medical evaluation, often including lab tests and bloodwork to identify nutritional deficiencies or other issues that could act as obstacles.
During your initial assessment, we also discuss your past weight loss attempts to learn more about the roadblocks you’ve encountered. This first visit is in-person, so we can obtain the necessary information to establish a benchmark for your treatment plan.
At this visit, we also discuss your weight management options, including weight loss medicines, nutritional supplements, stress management, physical activity, and other elements of your individualized plan.
Of course, medical weight loss doesn’t happen in one or two office visits. It takes time to establish a program that works for you and maintain that program so it remains effective.
Not surprisingly, that means lots of check-ins to adjust your plan and keep it on track — usually one visit every two weeks. For many people, fitting in those office visits is difficult, creating just one more obstacle to their success.
With telehealth, you can have your visit anywhere you have a secure internet connection — at home, at work, and even on vacation. There’s no need to travel, no need to sit in a waiting room, and no need to look for child care. Convenience is a major benefit of using telehealth.
To have virtual visits, you need to have a few things on hand, including a scale, blood pressure cuff, and tape measure to record your data so you can discuss your measurements during your appointment.
You and your provider also discuss your eating plan and your exercise routine. We can prescribe medications, supplements, meal plans, or other options to aid your progress.
Telehealth can be a great way to get the weight loss support you need without the hassle of frequent office visits.
To learn more about our telehealth services and how they can help you manage your weight more effectively, call Premier Physicians Weight Loss & Wellness today or request an appointment online.