Weight Loss Specialist

Apollo Medical

 

Carrying excess body weight can drain your energy and self-confidence, and increase your risk of debilitating diseases. At Apollo Medical with locations in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, internal medicine physicians Katherine Hurst, MD, and her team of Dietitians and Therapists, offer medical weight loss to restore your quality of life. Schedule a consultation over the phone or online to start your weight loss journey today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss at Apollo Medical is a weight loss program your primary care doctor supervises. In doing so, they can remove obstacles you face and increase your chance of successfully getting excess weight off. Your doctor monitors your health and makes adjustments to your personalized weight loss program as needed to optimize results.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Some of the many benefits associated with medical weight loss at Apollo Medical include:

  • Fast, effective weight loss
  • Weight loss medications
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Custom meal plans
  • Hormone testing and treatment
  • Motivational support
  • Chronic disease management
  • Dietary supplements
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy

Medical weight loss greatly improves your chance of success as it removes barriers, such as hormone imbalance, thyroid problems, and increased appetite, that can hinder weight loss.

What happens during medical weight loss?

If you’re overweight or obese and haven’t had success dieting in the past, consider medical weight loss with the Apollo Medical team. During the first appointment, your provider weighs you, reviews your medical and diet history, checks your vital signs, and completes a comprehensive physical examination.

They recommend you undergo diagnostic tests, including blood tests, to detect or rule out nutritional deficiencies, hormone problems, chronic disease risk factors, and more. Your weight loss specialist develops a personalized diet and exercise plan to begin your weight loss journey. They offer medications, hormone treatments, or dietary supplements to optimize your results.

At subsequent weight loss appointments, which are often once weekly initially, your provider weighs you and checks your vital signs. They complete additional health screenings, evaluate your progress, and make adjustments to your diet plan as needed.

How much weight can I expect to lose?

Everybody is different, but initially, you can expect to lose up to five pounds weekly during medical weight loss with the Apollo Medical team. As you progress through the program and begin losing weight, weight loss rates might taper off until you reach your goal weight.

Don’t live with being overweight or obese if past diet attempts haven’t worked. Schedule a weight loss consultation with Apollo Medical by phone or online to reach your dream weight today.