Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in Philadelphia, PA

If you’ve tried various diets but struggle to shed pounds, consider medically supervised weight management. At Penn’s Rock Primary Care in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the caring family medicine specialists, Monika Vansant, DO, Abigail Tyler, CRNP, and the team provide affordable medically supervised weight management services to help individuals achieve a healthy body mass index (BMI). To schedule an appointment for weight management help, call the office or book online today.

Weight Management Q&A

What is medically supervised weight management?

Medically supervised weight management combines dietary guidance, exercise recommendations, and prescription medication to help you lose weight and keep it off in a healthy way. 

At Penn’s Rock Primary Care, the team can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of various medical issues. They use weight management to increase mobility, enhance body confidence, and encourage optimal well-being.

What conditions does medically supervised weight management treat?

At Penn’s Rock Primary Care, the team uses medically supervised weight management to treat various conditions, including:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Joint pain
  • Back and neck pain 

You may also benefit from medically supervised weight management if you have a behavioral condition, like anxiety or depression.

What does medically supervised weight management involve?

At Penn’s Rock Primary Care, medically supervised weight loss focuses on three areas:

Dietary guidance

The foods you eat and the beverages you drink affect various aspects of your health, including your energy levels, ability to focus, and metabolism. If you have a tendency to eat junk food for meals and snacks, the team can help you make better decisions.

They can even recommend a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

Exercise recommendations

To burn calories and prevent weight gain, you need to exercise regularly. If you struggle to maintain your ideal weight, exercise can be challenging. The team at Penn’s Rock Primary Care can recommend activities that align with your current level of physical fitness, like walking, cycling, or water aerobics.

Prescription medication

Underlying medical issues may prevent you from losing weight. If you have a thyroid disorder or a condition like diabetes, the team may also recommend prescription medication. Some weight-loss medications suppress your appetite, while others speed up your metabolism.

How long does medically supervised weight management take?

The time that medically supervised weight management takes depends on several factors, including your original weight and your commitment to your provider’s treatment plan. Most people lose at least a few pounds within the first several weeks*, but it may take months to achieve lasting results.

To learn more about medically supervised weight management, call the Penn’s Rock Primary Care office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or book online today.

*Individual results may vary.