Weight Loss Specialist

Roxbury Concierge Doctors

Internists located in West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA

Like the rest of the country, waistlines in California have been growing. You may be able to lose the weight, but struggle keeping it off. To help you get to and maintain a healthy weight, Roxbury Concierge Doctors in Beverly Hills, California, offer physician-guided weight loss with the assistance of prescription medication or hormone therapy. Call or book an appointment online to get started.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Nothing feels better than finally being able to fit back into your favorite pair of jeans. But, weight loss offers a number of benefits beyond just making you look better.

These benefits include:

  • Reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • Less joint pain
  • Better sleeping
  • Lower risk of certain types of cancer
  • Improved self-esteem

Even small amounts of weight loss, as little as 5% of your current weight, can have a significant impact on your health.

Do I need to follow a special diet?

To lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit, which most often requires a modification to your diet. The team at Roxbury Concierge Doctors work with you to develop a plan that fits your taste buds and lifestyle.

However, for good health and nutrition, the team recommends including a healthy mix of options from all the food groups to maximize your nutrient intake.

When part of the concierge medicine service, you get priority access to the team for questions and struggles for extra support as you lose the weight.

What types of medications help with weight loss?

If you’re struggling to lose weight, the health care professionals at Roxbury Concierge Doctors may recommend medication to give your weight loss a jump start. However, prescription medication is usually only used if your extra weight is causing health problems.

Types of weight-loss medications include:

  • Orlistat
  • Phentermine, benzphetamine, or diethylpropion
  • Naltrexone bupropion
  • Lorcaserin
  • Phentermine-topiramate

These weight-loss medications make you feel full sooner, decrease your appetite, or reduce your body’s ability to absorb fat in food, helping you lose weight. The team at Roxbury Concierge Doctors determine the best prescription for you based on your weight and medical history.

These types of medications aren’t meant for long-term use, and may only be prescribed for a few months at the start of your weight-loss plan.

How can hormones help me lose weight?

As you get older, your hormone levels decline, which can lead to weight gain and loss of muscle mass. To help restore hormone balance and help you with your weight loss, the medical professionals at Roxbury Concierge Doctors may recommend hormone therapy.

To assess health and hormone levels, the team tests your blood, which is used to help create your personalized medical weight loss treatment plan.

For personalized physician-supervised weight loss, call today or book an appointment online.