Weight Loss Specialist

Personal Primary Care

Internal Medicine & Internists located in Springfield, MA & East Longmeadow, MA

Attaining sustainable weight loss can feel like a daunting task when you’re doing it alone. At Personal Primary Care in Springfield, Massachusetts, Talal Khan, MD, and his team of medical professionals can create an individualized plan that’s just right for you, helping you to prevent chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. If you’re looking for a partner to help you reach your weight loss goals, call Personal Primary Care today or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why should I lose weight?

In the United States alone, more than 93.3 million adults have been affected by obesity, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

Many people view weight loss as entirely aesthetic. While it’s true that losing weight can help you look great, the real benefits of weight loss are internal.

What are the health problems associated with obesity?

Obesity is widely considered by medical experts to contribute to serious illnesses, including:

  • Pre-diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Gout
  • Sleep apnea
  • Some cancers

Many of these chronic illnesses can be prevented by simple lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise.

How can I lose weight in a healthy way?

The team at Personal Primary Care has created individualized weight loss plans designed to fit your exact health needs and help you best meet your goals.

The weight loss services offered by Personal Primary Care include:

Lifestyle Management

The team can help you make healthier choices in every aspect of your life, including grocery shopping, exercise, and cooking. The team emphasizes the benefits of eating organic food, meditation, regular moderate exercise, and understanding food labels.

Nutritional Management

Your nutritional plan will be tailored to your personal health needs, but will typically focus on avoiding refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, pasta, sugary cereals, and rice.

Meal Replacement

For those who prefer meal replacement, Personal Primary Care offers a medically supervised weight loss plan called the OPTIFAST Program. By providing designated food, education, and support, the program helps you revamp your entire diet over the course of 26 weeks.

Pharmacological Treatment

Depending on the primary cause of your weight gain, medication can help further your progress. After an initial exam, the team may recommend pharmacological treatments, such as Contrave, Qsymia, Phentermine, Metformin, Topamax, Belviq, Saxenda, or other medications.

Behavior Therapy

Food is an emotional crutch for many people living with obesity. Behavior therapy can help you get to the bottom of your emotional relationship with food, so you can make healthier choices for your future.

Weight Loss Surgery

The team at Personal Primary Care will always ensure your weight loss plan is the right fit for you, which is why they work closely with their surgical colleagues to identify patients who may be good candidates for weight loss surgery.

Call or book an appointment online today.