Weight Loss

Physicians Medical Primary Care

Primary Care, Urgent Care & Walk-In Care located in San Jose, CA

If you’ve tried yo-yo dieting or other weight loss treatments without any long term success, you may want to consider partnering with a medical professional. At Physicians Medical Primary Care in San Jose, California, family physicians Gina Bui, MD, and Sveltlana Burkhead, MD, regularly assist patients in achieving their weight loss goals. Using lifestyle changes, exercise, and nutritional counseling, they can help you lose weight and keep it off once and for all. Request your weight loss consultation today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Weight Loss Q & A

Does being overweight affect my health?

If you’re overweight or obese, you’re also more likely to experience serious medical issues. Excess weight affects almost every part of your body, including your:

  • Brain
  • Blood vessels
  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Bones
  • Joints

Even if you’ve struggled to lose weight in the past, it’s important you don’t give up. Clinical research shows that losing just 5-10% of your current weight can significantly reduce your risk of developing chronic health problems and extend your lifespan. 

What is healthy weight loss?

If you’re overweight, it’s natural to want to shed pounds as quickly as possible. However, experts say you’re much more likely to keep weight off if you lose it gradually and steadily. 

Healthy weight loss or weight management isn’t just a matter of selecting a particular diet or program. Instead, it focuses on long-term lifestyle changes such as eating healthily, exercising regularly, and managing stress levels to successfully keep weight off in the long term.

Losing weight and maintaining your results is a challenge. But if you stick to a plan and follow the guidance of Physicians Medical Primary Care, you can achieve your goal of maintaining a healthy weight.

Am I a candidate for weight management?

To determine if you’re a candidate for weight management, make an appointment at Physicians Medical Primary Care. Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, your provider can make recommendations for your individual situation. If you’re overweight and want to improve your health and well-being, you probably qualify.

What types of weight management do you offer?

Physicians Medical Primary Care offers several different weight management services, including:

Nutritional counseling

Healthy weight loss starts with a nutritious diet. No two nutritional plans are exactly alike, but your provider usually recommends eating a balanced diet that contains fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and drinking plenty of water.

Exercise advice

If you’re overweight, it isn’t always easy to stay physically active. Your provider understands this and works with you to develop an exercise regimen that aligns with your unique needs and skill set. As you lose weight and gain muscle mass, they increase the intensity of your workout program. 

Medications and supplements

Sometimes, diet and exercise aren’t enough to help you shed pounds. If you’re living with a chronic condition or autoimmune disease, prescription medications or dietary supplements might be necessary. Following an exam and review of your medical history, your provider can make recommendations that align with your needs. 

Don’t wait to invest in weight management, make an appointment at Physicians Medical Primary Care today by calling the office, or using the online booking tool.