Weight Loss Specialist

Missouri River Healthcare

Family Practice located in Great Falls, MT

Losing weight isn’t anything you have to go through on your own. Because underlying medical conditions and poor nutrition can inhibit your weight loss efforts, schedule an evaluation at Missouri River Healthcare. The team of weight loss experts at this Great Falls, Montana practice can help you get to the root of any weight gain issues and get you started on a path to a healthier you. Book your weight loss appointment by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the clinic.

Weight Loss Q & A

What causes weight gain?

You probably already know that weight gain stems from eating too much, eating unhealthy foods, not exercising, or a combination of these factors. In some cases though, following a regimented diet and exercise program still doesn’t yield the results you desire.

Because gaining weight or having difficulty maintaining weight can increase your risk of chronic diseases, it’s important to get your medical provider involved as soon as possible to see if you have an underlying issue. Your weight gain can stem from:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Abnormal fluid retention

Even if you’re not gaining weight, but you’ve just been stuck in a plateau for a long time, it’s important to get a thorough health evaluation and find out why.

How can I lose weight?

The team at Missouri River Healthcare offers comprehensive medical weight loss plans that are tailored to your specific needs. After checking your labs to see if you have an undiagnosed condition and evaluating your previous medical history, you can start your weight loss journey.

Some of the most effective weight loss plans offered at Missouri River Healthcare include a combination of some of the following options:

  • Individualized nutrition plans
  • Food preparation counseling
  • Personalized exercise tips
  • Prescription weight loss medications

Plus, once you get started on your weight loss plan, you’re going to begin checking in with your dedicated practitioner regularly for as long as you need.

Am I a candidate for medical weight loss?

Whether you have 10 pounds to lose or 50 pounds, you can qualify for medical weight loss services at Missouri River Healthcare. The team tailors your weight loss plan based on your current health, as well as your body mass index (BMI). Your BMI is a calculation of your height and weight and gives medical practitioners an idea if you’re overweight and at risk of developing chronic diseases.

Though men and women of all shapes and sizes can get personalized nutrition and exercise planning at Missouri River Healthcare, you may only be a candidate for certain prescription weight loss drugs if you have a high BMI.

For instance, if your BMI is greater than 25, you’re in the overweight category, and you may benefit from prescription FDA-approved weight loss medications. No matter how much weight you need to lose though, the team can work with you to find the best possible solution.

Book your weight loss evaluation at Missouri River Healthcare today. Either request an appointment online, or call the clinic.

* Individual results may vary.