Obesity

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about obesity.

Who is a good candidate for medically managed weight loss?

Dr. Joe Northup discusses who is a good candidate for medically managed weight loss. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

  

If you are interested in losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle, you are a candidate for the Medically Managed Weight Loss Program, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) doctors.

The program can be useful for you if you are interested in losing a substantial amount of weight or just a few pounds. It will help you learn life-long techniques to weight loss and management, including what healthy eating and physical activity work for you.

Typically, patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35 or higher have more success with weight loss surgery, and patients with a BMI under 35 have more success with non-surgical weight loss, according to PPN physicians. 

However, if your BMI is – for example – 45, but weight loss surgery doesn’t feel like the right fit for you, medically managed weight loss could be a great option to help you toward a healthier life.

Talk with your doctor for more information about who is a good candidate for medically managed weight loss.

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Source: Mujeeb Siddiqui, DO, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; Registered Dietitian Laura Vikmanis, Premier Metabolic and Bariatric Associates; C. Joe Northup, MD, Premier Weight Loss Solutions; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center