Most Americans (75%) are overweight or obese, says the CDC. But, if you’ve ever attempted weight loss, you know how frustratingly lonely it feels to diet while everyone around you indulges. However, whether you’re struggling with 10 pounds or 100, you don’t have to face the weight-loss challenge alone.
Gerard Acloque Jr., MD, here at Florida Concierge Medicine & Wellness in Hollywood, Florida, specializes in comprehensive primary care for acute and chronic illnesses. He’s also passionate about helping you achieve your best physical and emotional health and is happy to lend his medical expertise to help you reach a healthy weight.
Check these benefits of our medical support when losing weight is your goal.
Dr. Acloque designs a customized weight-loss program that considers your unique wellness profile, including medical history, current health conditions, medications, and other relevant factors. This allows for a tailored approach based on your individual needs and goals.
As a physician, Dr. Acloque can ensure your plan is safe and appropriate for your overall health. He can also manage health concerns as you proceed through the program, including those that may improve as you lose.
For instance, many people with hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses find that their blood pressure and blood sugar improve significantly even with losing just a few pounds.
Before you start a weight-loss journey, Dr. Acloque evaluates your overall health, including assessments of your body composition, metabolic rate, and other relevant parameters. This helps identify any underlying health issues contributing to weight gain or making weight loss challenging, allowing for targeted interventions.
You won’t have to wonder if the newest weight-loss fad is right for you. Instead, Dr. Acloque bases his recommendations on scientific evidence and follows established guidelines for weight management, including dietary recommendations, physical activity, and behavioral modifications. You may also benefit from medications to help control your appetite.
This evidence-based approach increases your chances of success.
Behavioral support, such as counseling, coaching, and education on healthy lifestyle habits, can help you develop healthier eating habits, improve your physical activity levels, and address emotional eating or other behaviors that may contribute to weight gain. The goal is to help you lose weight now and maintain a healthy weight throughout your life.
Your weight-loss journey at Florida Concierge Medicine & Wellness involves regular monitoring and follow-up appointments. This helps you stay on track, provides ongoing support, and allows Dr. Acloque to adjust your plan as needed.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can have numerous health benefits, including improved blood sugar control, reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, improved joint health, better sleep, and increased energy levels. Succeeding at weight loss also gives your self-confidence and self-esteem a significant boost.
And when you’re ready, Florida Concierge Medicine & Wellness offers nonsurgical body-contouring treatments that smooth away cellulite and tighten muscles, adding a nice finishing touch to your weight-loss success.
Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Acloque today. Call our office or request an appointment online.