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Weight Loss Specialist

Alliance MD Weight Loss Center -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Alliance MD Weight Loss Center

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Covington, GA

If you’ve tried losing weight unsuccessfully or just can’t keep the weight off, the physician-supervised weight loss program at Alliance MD Weight Loss Center in Covington, Georgia can help. Led by Muhammad Abbasi, MD, the experienced team provides weight loss guidance with a low-carbohydrate diet, vitamin B12 shots, and weight loss medication. Call the practice, or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

When should I get medical help with weight loss?

Many people struggle to lose weight on their own. If you’ve tried to lose weight unsuccessfully or have lost weight, but are unable to maintain your goal weight, a physician-supervised weight loss program is a safe and effective solution.

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Your risks for several diseases increase if you are overweight or obese. You can decrease your risks and improve your overall health by losing some of the weight. Reaching your goal weight significantly lowers your risk of: 

  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 

Losing weight can also help lower your risk of complications related to diabetes if you already have diabetes. Since the weight loss program is based on a low-carbohydrate diet, it can also help lower your blood sugar levels and decrease your need for insulin. 

How does the weight loss program work?

During your first visit with Dr. Abbasi or a member of the team, you will receive a full medical history and thorough exam, including calculating your body mass index (BMI) and customizing the weight loss program to help you reach your goal weight. Bloodwork is ordered if needed. 

The weight loss program consists of three months of regular visits with the doctor. Your physician-supervised weight loss program includes:

  • Body mass index (BMI) calculation
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • FDA-approved weight loss medication
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
  • Exercise program

You meet with the doctor every two weeks for guidance throughout your weight loss journey.

What weight loss medication do you prescribe?

Alliance MD Weight Loss Center prescribes FDA-approved weight loss medications, including:

  • Phentermine
  • Topamax®
  • Contrave®
  • Saxenda®

As with any prescription medication, each weight loss prescription has the potential for side effects. Your physician will discuss all potential side effects with you at your first appointment.

It is important to remember that obesity also results in side effects, and it is believed the benefit of using these medications to lose weight is greater than the potential risks.

How much weight can I lose?

Though results vary, you can expect to lose between 7-15 pounds in the first two weeks. Then the average weight loss is between two to four pounds every week thereafter for the first month.

If you’re interested in changing your habits to lose weight, maintain your goal weight, and improve your health, call Alliance MD Weight Loss Center, or request a consultation appointment online today.