Pelican Family Medicine

Weight Management

Family Medicine located in Wilmington, NC

Weight Management services offered in Wilmington, NC

More than 73% of adults in the United States are classified as overweight or obese, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At Pelican Family Medicine, with two convenient offices in Wilmington, North Carolina, Samuel Armitage, MD, and his team offer medically supervised weight management to help you lose weight and keep the lost weight off for life. Call the nearest office to learn more, or request a consultation online today.

Weight Management Q&A

What is medically supervised weight management?

Weight management at Pelican Family Medicine uses custom meal and exercise plans, hormone therapy or medication, and other methods to help you achieve or maintain a healthy body weight.

Doing so is one of the best ways to reduce the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), joint damage, heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke.

What are the benefits of medically supervised weight management?

The benefits you can expect when taking advantage of medically supervised weight management at Pelican Family Medicine include:

  • Improved disease management
  • Lower risk of chronic diseases
  • More energy
  • Improved quality of life
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Reduced body fat
  • Smaller waist circumference
  • Better hormone balance

If you struggle to reach your goal weight, the Pelican Family Medicine experts can help you succeed.

They offer medication that speeds up your metabolism, curbs your appetite, and relieves your junk food cravings.

Is medical weight management right for me?

If you weigh more than you’d like to and can’t seem to reach an ideal weight on your own, medically supervised weight management at Pelican Family Medicine is for you.

You can determine your body mass index (BMI), an indicator of body fatness and chronic-disease risks, using the following formula:

  • Multiply your body weight in pounds by 703
  • Divide that number by your height in inches
  • Divide by your height in inches one more time

A BMI of 25-29.9 indicates you’re overweight, and a BMI of 30 and above determines you’re obese.

What happens during medically supervised weight management?

Your Pelican Family Medicine provider customizes a medically supervised weight management program based on your unique needs and initial weight.

They set up personalized diet and exercise plans that match your preferences and lifestyle. If you need hormone therapy or weight loss medicine, the Pelican Family Medicine team is here to help.

They help you set realistic weight goals, get in shape, and achieve a safe, sustainable rate of weight loss. They also determine if you’re a candidate for surgical weight loss.

Your Pelican Family Medicine provider monitors your health throughout your weight loss journey. They evaluate your vital signs, complete physical exams, and use pharmacogenomic testing to determine which medication is likely the best for your genetic makeup.

Follow up with your Pelican Family Medicine provider to ensure long-lasting weight management success.

Call Pelican Family Medicine or use the online booking feature to schedule a weight management consultation today.