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Weight Loss Specialist

EC Primary Care Physicians

Board Certified Primary Care Practitioners & Board Certified Pediatrician located in Columbia, MD

Losing weight isn’t always as simple and clear-cut as eating less and exercising more often. At EC Primary Care Physicians, PA, in Columbia, Maryland, Nadeem Hashmi, MD, and the team provide personalized medical weight loss services to help you lose weight and keep it off for years to come. To schedule your consultation for a weight loss plan, call EC Primary Care Physicians, PA, today or book online at your convenience.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is weight loss?

Having extra fat on your body can lead to a number of physical health conditions and unfavorable circumstances, like low self-esteem. If you’d like to lose weight, you should visit EC Primary Care Physicians, PA, to make sure losing body fat is a healthy choice for you.

Generally, physicians recommend weight loss for people who are overweight or obese or those who already have health conditions linked to the extra fat on their bodies. Some chronic conditions, like diabetes, may require weight loss as part of treatment. 

If you’ve had some trouble losing weight on your own, your provider designs a custom medical weight loss program for you that offers the tools, support, and guidance you need to successfully lose weight for good. 

Why should I consider weight loss?

Excess body fat puts you at risk for many widespread health conditions that worsen with time. Some of them can even become life-threatening without adequate management, including weight loss. By losing weight, you can reduce your risk for:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Joint pain and osteoarthritis
  • Back pain
  • Heartburn
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Sexual dysfunction

Losing weight can also help you manage certain mental health conditions, like depression or anxiety. A healthy, successful weight loss plan can boost your mood and give you more energy to be productive and do the things you enjoy. 

How does medical weight loss differ from other methods?

You might find that losing weight is harder than it sounds, even if you do some research before your attempt. There are many weight loss products, supplements, and diet plans out there that don’t work well for everyone or don’t work at all. 

With medical weight loss, you can work closely with your physician to find an approach that works well for you with consideration to your age, lifestyle, and other personal factors. Your provider uses scientifically proven, research-based approaches to help patients lose weight at their own pace. Your plan might include:

  • Regular visits for monitoring
  • Nutritional counseling or a planned diet
  • Appetite-suppressant medications
  • Weight loss injections or infusions (e.g., hCG, vitamin B12 shots)
  • Exercise recommendations

Unlike gimmicky products and diets, medical weight loss can help you keep the weight off once you lose it, too. Your physician offers you personalized advice and can help you track your body mass index as you complete your plan. 

To schedule a personal consultation for medical weight loss with EC Primary Care Physicians, PA, call the office today or book online at your convenience.