Weight Loss Specialist

Virtue Medical

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Lee’s Summit, MO

If your weight affects your confidence, your physical health, or your mobility, it may be time to consider taking part in a personalized weight loss program at Virtue Medical in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Chad Sharky, DO, and his team assess your health and create a plan that uniquely addresses your individual needs and concerns. Book your weight loss consultation by phone or online at Virtue Medical today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does weight loss work?

If you’re seeking help with losing weight, you’ve likely already attempted to lose weight using one or more approaches on your own. Losing weight isn’t easy, but Virtue Medical can create a personalized plan and provide you with the support you need to manage your weight successfully. 

What works for you to lose weight might not be the best choice of technique for someone else. Before you start a weight loss program with Virtue Medical, your provider evaluates your health with a physical examination and possible lab testing. This gives them an idea of the unique complexities of your body that could influence your ability to lose weight. 

After your evaluation, your provider designs a weight loss plan just for you. It may include:

  • Dietary modifications
  • Weight loss or appetite control medications
  • Physical exercise
  • Regular progress appointments at Virtue Medical
  • Treatments for health conditions related to your weight

The skilled providers at Virtue Medical can answer all of your weight loss questions and give you the moral support you need to stay on track with your plan. These personalized weight loss plans aim to help you make lifelong health changes to lose the weight and keep from regaining it when your program is complete. 

As a member of Virtue Medical, you may be able to use telemedicine to reduce your office visits throughout your weight loss program. 

How can weight loss benefit my health?

Carrying excess fat on your body can contribute to numerous health concerns. By managing your weight, you can reduce the effects of certain health conditions while minimizing your chances of experiencing others. Healthy approaches to weight loss can benefit your health by reducing your risk for:

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol 
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Certain types of cancer

Additionally, you might experience social and psychological benefits from losing weight via a weight loss program at Virtue Medical. Many people enjoy better mobility, less depression, less social anxiety, and improved confidence from achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. 

Should I consider losing weight?

Weight loss isn’t healthy for everyone. If your weight is already within a normal range for someone of your age, height, and gender, losing weight might impact your health in a negative way. 

To find out if a personalized weight loss program is right for you, you should attend a health consultation at Virtue Medical. If your provider determines that you’re overweight or obese, or if your weight affects your health in some way, a weight loss program may be a good option for you.

Losing weight without physician guidance isn’t always simple, but you can be sure you’re implementing healthy and sustainable changes with a weight loss program at Virtue Medical. Book your weight loss consultation by phone or online at Virtue Medical today.