Weight Loss

Golden Corner Family Practice

Family Medicine located in West Union, SC

Are you tired of yo-yo dieting that doesn’t produce results? Maybe it’s time for a more structured approach directed by a physician. The doctors and skilled, knowledgeable team at Golden Corner Family Practice in West Union, South Carolina, are ready to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Call or book an appointment online today to get started on a weight loss journey that produces results.

Weight Loss Q & A

Golden Corner Family Practice

Why should a physician supervise a weight loss program?

Physicians have in-depth training in body systems and function. Golden Corner Family Practice doctors check metabolic and hormonal issues, which may contribute to your weight issue.

Conditions like Hashimoto’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, or hypothyroidism can cause significant weight gain. An onsite lab analyzes your blood samples for fast results. Only a trained physician is qualified to prescribe treatment for medical conditions that can cause weight gain.

What is the first step in a physician-supervised weight loss program?

You complete a questionnaire on your medical history, including lifestyle, exercise, and eating habits. Next comes a thorough physical examination. Your doctor evaluates your current diet, activity levels, and eating habits. These three critical steps help uncover the reasons for your excess weight. Then your physician treats any physical disorders and designs an individualized weight loss plan.

What are the components of physician-supervised weight loss?

Nutrition

Changing what you eat and your eating habits are the first order of business. Your doctor develops a personalized plan based on the results of the metabolic and hormonal tests. You receive an outline with food choices for a specific caloric count per day and which includes the appropriate amount of protein, fat, and carbs.

Medication

In some cases, your doctor may prescribe temporary medication to help jump-start your weight loss. And if he or she finds an underlying disease that has caused the excess weight and requires new medication, that helps you lose weight as well.

Counseling

You and your doctor analyze your eating habits together. You may be asked to keep a food diary to help you keep on track and to see when you’re in danger of going off-track. You discover triggers that may cause you to overeat. You work with your doctor to develop proactive strategies to ward off those triggers.

Exercise

Your doctor formulates an exercise plan just for you. If you’re just beginning to exercise, you may start with a 5-minute walk and progress in the coming weeks to 10-, 20-, and 30-minute walks, along with other exercises.

Once you’ve reached a normal weight, if you’re left with some stubborn fat, your doctor can perform a SculpSure treatment for firmer, smoother body contours.

Doctors at Golden Corner Family Practice are ready to help you shed that weight to look and feel your best. Call or book an appointment online today.