What Is Weight Management?
Obesity is a serious and chronic health condition the can carry a wide range of medical complications, from heart disease and diabetes to osteoarthritis and other concerns. Board certified in obesity medicine, Dr. Julie Pittman and nurse practitioner Katie Brandon offer expert care for weight management, nutrition, and exercise counseling to help patients improve their health and wellness. Medical weight management involves a personalized weight loss plan that integrates dietary changes and exercises based on bariatric health with a focus on healthy behaviors. Through her own weight loss struggles, Dr. Pittman offers a unique, first-hand perspective on the process of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight combined with the expertise of an obesity doctor. For more on weight loss management, contact Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery in Arlington, TX to schedule a consultation.
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How Does Weight Management Work?
Weight management at Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery is a medical-based process that approaches obesity and weight loss on an individual basis. During an initial consultation, Dr. Pittman or Katie will review your medical history and evaluate your diet and level of physical activity. They may also run blood tests or other lab work to gain information about your general health, such as your body mass index (BMI), metabolic processes, and thyroid health. Our providers will talk with you about your goals and develop a plan to help you steadily lose weight in a way that is healthy for your body, which may combine nutritional counseling, exercise and fitness, weight loss medications, and therapy to help alter unhealthy behavior patterns. A weight maintenance strategy will also be devised to help you better manage your health and keep the weight off.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Losing weight can reduce the risk of obesity-related health concerns, increase your energy, and help improve your quality of life. Our certified obesity medicine specialists at Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery take a multi-pronged approach to treating obesity and helping patients manage their weight in a way that best meets their individual nutritional, physical, and health needs. If you are struggling with your weight loss efforts, please our Arlington, TX office today to schedule a telemedicine or in-person appointment with Dr. Pittman or Katie.