Weight Loss

Internal Medicine, Primary Care & Urgent Care located in Palm Desert, CA

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Palm Desert, CA

More than two-thirds of Americans 18 and older struggle to maintain their ideal weight. If you want to lose weight but can’t seem to get there on your own, consider medically supervised weight loss. At Palm Desert Urgent Care, internal medicine provider Manzoor Kazi, MD, uses medically supervised weight loss to help adults shed excess pounds and live healthier lives. Make an appointment by calling the office in Palm Desert, California, or booking online today.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss uses nutrition guidance, exercise recommendations, and prescription medication to help you maintain a healthy weight. If you’ve tried different diets and exercise programs, but your weight continues to fluctuate, medically supervised weight loss can help you stay on track.

Who can benefit from medically supervised weight loss?

You might be a candidate for medically supervised weight loss if you’re overweight and have an associated health problem like:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Thyroid disease
  • Back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma

You might also be a candidate for medically supervised weight loss if you have anxiety or depression. Studies show that losing weight can improve your outlook, behavior, and mental well-being.

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

At Palm Desert Urgent Care, medically supervised weight loss features several aspects, including:

Nutrition guidance

It’s essential to eat a healthy, balanced diet to maintain your ideal weight. After a physical exam and lab work, Dr. Kazi can make nutrition recommendations that align with your needs. That includes meals and snacks that feature fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.

Exercise recommendations

One of the easiest ways to boost your metabolism is through regular exercise. Even if you don’t enjoy running on the treadmill or lifting weights, Dr. Kazi can suggest activities aligned with your interests and capabilities.

Prescription medication

If a combination of diet and exercise doesn’t provide lasting results, Dr. Kazi might prescribe weight loss medication. Various drugs are available, some of which suppress your appetite while others help you burn more calories.

How long does medically supervised weight loss take?

Medically supervised weight loss takes time depending on several factors, including your age and metabolism. Most people lose a few pounds in the first weeks, but it can take several months to achieve your desired results.*

Be patient, attend each of your checkups with Dr. Kazi, and adhere to your diet and exercise plan.

If you want to learn more about medically supervised weight loss, request a consultation at Palm Desert Urgent Care by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary.