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MI Express Primary Care Medical Weight Loss and Management Program

The sheer number of available diet plans in the market and many online sessions may make it difficult to get you started on your weight loss journey. So often, you are unsure about choosing the most appropriate and effective weight loss plan. By choosing to work with a medical doctor, we help you target the root cause of your weight gain and provide the right treatment and guidance.

Medically Supervised Healthy Weight Loss

Obesity is becoming increasingly common in the United States, and many doctors now provide medically supervised weight-loss programs. By working with both obesity and internal medicine board-certified physicians, we can create customized plans based on your body’s metabolism and health profile. Weight loss should not be a one size fits all program.

You may be diagnosed with obesity if your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. BMI can be calculated by dividing your current weight by your height. Your doctor will also assess if you are experiencing any symptoms or medical problems relating to obesity. Your doctor will also be able to calculate your estimated metabolic rate along with body fat content and together can come up with an appropriate plan not just to help you lose weight but to actually improve your general health.

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Symptoms of Obesity

  • Sudden loss of breath or general breathing difficulties
  • Difficulty in handling physical activity
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Muscle pain or weakness
  • Joint and back pain
  • Feeling isolated
  • Sweating more than usual
  • Snoring more than usual

Risks of Obesity

Excess fat in the body is hormonally active and can put a person at risk for various health problems. These can include:

  • Type-2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Heart disease
  • Vascular Diseases such as strokes
  • Many forms of cancers, including but not limited to colorectal, liver, biliary, stomach, kidney, endometrial, and breast cancers
  • Osteoarthritis & Gout
  • Sexual health problems
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Psychosocial dysfunction such as anxiety, depression, and dementia

Benefits of Choosing Medically Supervised Weight Loss

Unlike many weight loss programs, you will be supervised by a board-certified physician in obesity medicine. Our physician, Dr. Umayr Azimi M.D., has been through extensive training and can guide you using evidence-based medicine through your weight loss journey.

We also take a holistic approach to medical care, which allows us to customize your plan to include support regarding nutrition, an exercise regimen, medication(s), and more.

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Treatment Options

Our medically supervised weight loss treatments focus on your overall health. We will customize our treatment options as per your needs and health history. Your weight loss journey will be overseen by our lead physician, Dr. Umayr Azimi. He is certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and is partnered with the Center for Medical Weight Loss.

  • Healthy Weight Screening and Customized Plan: We will measure your current weight, blood pressure and evaluate your risk factors. Then, we will create a weight loss plan that involves a combination of nutrition recommendations, exercise plans, and medication.
  • Lipotropic Injectibles: We can use a lipotropic fat-burning combination of ingredients the may help with your weight loss. These substances, i.e., methionine, inositol, choline, carnitine, and B12, aid the body to try to turn fat into energy. The treatment also consists of a combination of B vitamins that may help augment fat loss, decrease appetite, build muscle, and boost immunity.
  • Vitamin Cocktail Injectibles: These injectables are administered through an Intramuscular or IV route and combine different vitamins and minerals. Injectibles directly deliver nutrients to the body’s tissues bypassing the gut. They ensure the highest rate of absorption of the active ingredients. They also ensure that patients receive the most accurate dose of the prescribed nutrients. Each of these components has a specific role that may help contribute to weight loss and management. The components usually aim to burn fat, increase energy, build immunity, promote healthy nerve cells, and promote healthy cell recovery.

If you are looking on the web for “weight loss clinic near me” or “weight loss doctors near me” then MI Express Primary Care’s Healthy Weight Program is your best option. Contact our practice today for further details. We offer both insurance-based visits and self-pay visits. Not all medication recommendations and treatment plans may be covered under your insurance plan.

MI Express Primary Care

44237 Michigan Avenue, Canton, MI 48188

Mon – Thu: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri : 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Select appointments on weekends

FAQs

This is a customized weight management strategy for the patient managed by a medical doctor. After conducting a comprehensive physical to identify any latent health issues, the healthy weight management team will perform a BMI check, body composition analysis, and nutritional evaluation. Your doctor might prescribe dietary supplements, meal replacements, or other dietary modifiers to assist in your weight loss.

If medical surgery is needed for your weight loss, then we can assist with a preoperative assessment. Here we focus on risk factors for cardiac, pulmonary, and infectious complications. We would also consider information about the patient’s condition for which the surgery is planned and any previous surgical procedures. This medical assessment is an important component of the anesthetic care of patients. We can work with you and the bariatric surgeon to provide the evaluation weeks before the surgery.

A medically supervised weight loss plan includes many tools and resources designed to support the patient’s specific weight loss journey to enable them to meet and surpass their weight loss goals. Our medical practitioners will create a custom plan, exercise tips, and instructions to suit your individual needs. We will also conduct a medical workup and will screen you for existing conditions.

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