Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Temecula, CA

Weight Loss

Medically supervised weight loss uses prescription medication, nutrition education, and exercise guidance to help you shed pounds quickly and safely. At Innovative Medical Group in Temecula, California, the experienced primary care providers personalize medically supervised weight loss plans for adults seeking a safe and effective way to achieve their best selves. Call Innovative Medical Group today to schedule a medical weight loss consultation, or book your appointment online.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss is an internal medicine subspecialty that helps you lose weight safely. It combines healthy lifestyle changes and prescription medication (when needed) to boost your metabolism and shed pounds.

Because medically supervised weight loss focuses on lifestyle factors, people tend to achieve better results than with traditional diets. 

Who should consider medically supervised weight loss?

Consider medically supervised weight loss at Innovative Medical Group if you’re overweight and have a chronic medical condition like:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Thyroid disease

Medical weight loss can improve your mood and outlook if you have a mental health condition like depression or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). 

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

Innovative Medical Group tailors medically supervised weight loss to each person’s needs and goals. Most treatment plans include:

Nutrition counseling

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is essential for weight loss. Your Innovative Medical Group provider teaches you how to replace high-calorie junk foods with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains.

They can also recommend specific diets for health problems like diabetes and arthritis. 

Exercise guidance

To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. Your Innovative Medical Group provider teaches you how to do this safely, regardless of weight or physical limitations. They might recommend walking, cycling, or swimming.

If you have limited mobility, they can refer you to a physical therapist to help you ease into activity safely.

Prescription medication

Some people struggle to lose weight despite changing their diet and exercising regularly. Your Innovative Medical Group provider might prescribe medication if your progress plateaus.

There are several types of prescription weight loss drugs. Some boost your metabolism so you burn calories quicker; others suppress your appetite so you don’t feel as hungry.

How long does it take for medically supervised weight loss to work?

The time it takes for medically supervised weight loss to work depends on various factors, including your metabolism, general health, and commitment to the treatment plan.

People typically lose about 5 pounds in the first month.* Be patient, follow your provider’s instructions, and attend each checkup.

Call Innovative Medical Group today to schedule a medically supervised weight loss consultation, or book your appointment online. 

*Individual results may vary.