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Weight Loss

Farr Medical Group, Inc. -  - Board Certified Family Practice Physician

Farr Medical Group, Inc.

Board Certified Family Practice Physicians located in Brimhall area, Bakersfield, CA

More than 70% of Americans ages 20 and older are overweight or obese. If you’ve tried various diets and nutrition plans without any significant progress, consider medically supervised weight loss. At Farr Medical Group, Inc. family practice physicians William Farr, MD, Alycia Campos, MD, and the team provide weight loss counseling to individuals of all ages. Using prescription medication, nutritional counseling, and exercise recommendations, they can help you lose weight once and for all. Click the online booking tool to schedule an appointment, or call the Bakersfield, California, office today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Does being overweight affect my health?

If you’re overweight or obese, you’re more likely to experience serious health problems, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Gallbladder disease

Excess weight can also negatively affect your mental health. Studies show that people who are overweight are also more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss uses customized treatment plans to help individuals shed excess pounds and live healthier, more active lifestyles.

In addition, medically supervised weight loss helps hold you accountable. Regular checkups at Farr Medical Group, Inc. can monitor your progress, provide recommendations, and ensure you stay on track to achieve your goals. 

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

At Farr Medical Group, Inc. medically supervised weight loss involves several types of treatment. Depending on your age, health history, and goals, the team might recommend:

Nutritional counseling

The foods you eat and the beverages you drink directly affect your weight and metabolism. If your diet consists primarily of sugary or salty foods, it’s difficult to shed pounds. Your provider can make recommendations for a more balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, and lean proteins.

Exercise recommendations

Regular exercise isn’t just good for your heart and brain, it impacts your metabolism, too. Participating in physical activity at least three times a week is one of the easiest ways to lose weight and keep it off. Following an in-office consultation, your provider can make recommendations that align with your goals and current fitness levels.

Prescription medication

In some cases, diet and exercise aren’t enough to encourage long-term weight loss. If you’re struggling to achieve your goals, Farr Medical Group, Inc. might recommend prescription medication. Some medications speed up your metabolism and others suppress your appetite. Your provider can make recommendations that align with your needs.

Can I benefit from weight loss?

If you’re unhappy with your current weight, you’re likely a good candidate for medically supervised weight loss. Following an in-office exam, a review of your health history, and a discussion of your goals, Farr Medical Group, Inc. can develop a custom care plan that helps you shed pounds and stay healthy.

To learn more about medically supervised weight loss, request a consultation at Farr Medical Group, Inc. Use the online booking tool to make an appointment or call the office today.