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Weight Management

One Stop Family Clinic

Family Practice & Walk-In Clinic located in Murfreesboro, TN

Almost two-thirds of American adults carry excess weight. If you want to shed pounds, but can’t seem to achieve lasting results, consider medically supervised weight management. At One Stop Family Clinic, board-certified nurse practitioner Emily Nelson, APN, NP-C, uses medically supervised weight management to help people achieve better health and improved mobility. To make an appointment, call the office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, or book online today.

What is medically supervised weight management?

Medically supervised weight management helps you achieve your weight loss goals through a combination of healthy eating, regular exercise, and prescription medication.

After enrolling in medically supervised weight management, you visit One Stop Family Clinic every few weeks. At each checkup, your provider monitors your progress and makes adjustments to your treatment plan as necessary.

Can medically supervised weight management benefit my health?

Yes. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of complications associated with various medical conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder disease

Losing weight may even improve your mood and outlook. In fact, studies have shown that maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of behavioral disorders like depression and anxiety.

What does medically supervised weight management involve?

At One Stop Family Clinic, medically supervised weight management features several aspects, including:

Nutrition education

If your meals feature mostly sugar, salt, and saturated fats, it’s difficult to maintain a healthy weight. For your metabolism to function properly, it needs access to various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

Your One Stop Family Clinic provider can teach you how to prepare balanced meals and snacks that include leafy greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes.

Exercise guidance

Exercise is a crucial component of weight loss. After an in-office consultation, your One Stop Family Clinic provider can recommend activities that align with your interests and abilities. Some fun low-impact exercises include cycling, swimming, and walking.

Prescription medication

Underlying medical issues, like thyroid disease, can affect your ability to lose weight. If dietary changes and exercise don’t help you achieve your desired results, your One Stop Family Clinic provider might recommend prescription medication.

You might be a candidate for prescription medication even if you don’t have any underlying medical condition. There are various drugs available that can help you lose weight quicker. Some help you burn calories, while others suppress your appetite.

How long does medically supervised weight management take?

The time that medically supervised weight management takes depends on your goals, health needs, and commitment to your provider’s treatment plan. Most people lose a few pounds during the first two weeks, but it may take several months to achieve lasting results.*

To ensure a positive outcome, attend your scheduled checkups and follow your provider’s instructions.

To see if you’re a candidate for medically supervised weight management, request a consultation at One Stop Family Clinic by calling the office or booking online today.

*Individual results may vary.