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Weight Loss Program Specialist

Health and Wellness Medical Services

A Private Medical Practice & Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner located in Charlottesville, VA & Madison, VA

Nearly 50% of adults in the United States attempt to lose weight every year. However, more than 73% of Americans are overweight or obese. Losing weight is hard, especially when attempting to drop those unwanted pounds on your own and without support. Jenny Furlow, NP-C, and the Health and Wellness Medical Services team in Charlottesville and Madison, Virginia, can help you lose the weight and keep it off with their weight loss program. Call today or schedule a consultation online to get started.

Weight Loss Program Q&A

Why do I need a weight loss program?

You need a weight loss program because losing weight is hard, especially when you do it on your own.

When it comes to weight loss, you have many choices. Most commercial weight loss programs focus on diet, exercise, or both.

Though diet and exercise are essential to any weight loss program, other things influence your weight. Focusing only on diet and exercise might not get you the results you expect because it excludes the most important part of any successful weight loss program - you.

The weight loss program at Health and Wellness Medical Services is all about you. The team designs a plan that focuses on your weight loss goals and struggles so that you reach your target weight and stay there.

What can I expect from a weight loss program?

Health and Wellness Medical Services use a medical approach to weight loss. Before making any specific recommendations, you take part in a 60-minute consultation with the nutritionist under the supervision of the board-certified nurse practitioner.

Your nutritionist gathers a complete history during this visit and reviews your eating habits, food preferences, and lifestyle. They also talk about your goals and work with you to design your personalized weight loss program.

Your program can include:

  • Customized nutrition plan
  • Exercise advice
  • Behavioral modification therapy (counseling)
  • Diet monitoring and coaching

You also meet with the nurse practitioner who determines if you’re a candidate for weight loss medications. These medications control your appetite and cravings, giving you a jump-start on weight loss.

The weight loss program at Health and Wellness Medical Services includes weekly meetings with your nurse practitioner and nutritionist during the first month. These meetings are held every other week for the next 2-6 months. You’ll continue to meet with the team monthly after that.

Each follow-up visit takes about 20 minutes.

Their approach to weight loss focuses on helping you create healthy lifestyle habits that help you safely lose weight and keep it off.

What are the health benefits of the weight loss program?

The weight loss program at Health and Wellness Medical Services offers many health benefits. After completing their program, many patients have been able to stop taking their high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes medicines.

The program also boosts self-confidence and self-esteem, improving your emotional and mental well-being.

You don’t have to lose weight on your own. For professional help, call Health and Wellness Medical Services today or schedule your initial weight loss program consultation online.