Weight Loss

Primary & Alternative Medical Center

Jean Welsh, MD

Family Medicine Practice located in Silver Spring, MD

Keeping your body weight down is essential for your health. However, losing excess weight can be quite challenging, especially when you try to do it on your own. Dr. Jean Welsh at Primary & Alternative Medical Center in Silver Spring, Maryland can help you achieve your weight loss goals through a personalized program. Call or schedule an appointment online and start your weight loss program today.

Weight Loss

Why should I lose excess body weight?

Maintaining a healthy body weight prevents illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and some forms of cancer. Obesity also puts excess pressure on your joints. This can lead to an increased risk of knee, ankle, or foot injuries.

It’s important to address weight problems early. Making an effort to lose excess body weight will help you live a healthier and longer life.

How do you help patients lose weight?

The first step is a complete health evaluation. That will allow Dr. Welsh to determine if underlying medical conditions are causing you to gain weight or preventing you from losing weight. If she determines that you're healthy, she will create a personalized weight loss program for you.

If Dr. Welsh does identify an underlying condition that is making it more difficult for you to lose weight on your own, she will treat you and then develop your weight loss plan.

Dr. Welsh will likely prescribe an appetite suppressant in pill form, which will prevent you from overeating. You will also receive a weight-loss shot every two weeks comprised of vitamins and minerals. The additional vitamins will boost your metabolism and energy levels.

How can I improve my eating habits?

Your eating habits will, of course, impact the success of your weight loss plan. That's because overeating, or eating sugar or fat-laden foods, will prevent you from losing weight.

Dr. Welsh will spend time with you to discuss the ways you can achieve a well balanced and healthy diet. Some of the topics she may cover with you will include the food groups, vitamins, and nutrients in healthy foods, proper times of day to eat, and the importance of portion control.

How long do I stay on the program?

You can stay on the program as long as you like. Some people continue to meet with Dr. Walsh and have their weight monitored on an ongoing basis for years. Other times, patients may stop the program once they meet their weight loss goals.

No matter how long you stay on the program, Dr. Welsh will spend time with you to review your successes and failures. She will provide a compassionate and supportive atmosphere for you to discuss your questions or frustrations while on the program.

Keeping communication open with Dr. Welsh and maintaining regular appointments will be essential in meeting your weight loss goals. Her mission is to serve as your weight loss partner.

Dr. Welsh provides the tools you need to help you lose weight in a caring and healthy way. Call or make an appointment online at Primary & Alternative Medical Center in Silver Spring, Maryland to start your weight loss journey today.

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