Weight Loss Specialist

Family Medicine in Riverview, MI

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Weight Loss services offered in Riverview MI

It’s no secret that weight affects your health. However, losing weight is a lot harder than many commercial diet plans may have you believe. Rodney Poling, DO, is a family medicine physician at MedHealth in Riverview, Michigan. Dr. Poling focuses on preventive medicine and offers medically supervised weight loss to help you reach your weight goals. Schedule a weight loss consultation by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss difficult?

Weight loss is difficult because no single method works for everyone. Most weight loss programs focus on calories.

To lose weight, you need to eat less and move more. That means burning more calories than you eat. However, calories aren’t the only factor that affects your weight. 

You may have a difficult time losing weight or maintaining your new weight because your diet plan fails to factor in the other things, such as your:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Medical history
  • Eating habits
  • Exercise habits
  • Family habits
  • Stress management
  • Not getting enough sleep

At MedHealth, Dr. Poling takes a holistic approach to medical care. Whether you’re coming in for weight loss or cardiovascular health, he always evaluates your whole body so he can fully understand your health needs and create a personalized plan.

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Dr. Poling takes a preventive and proactive approach to health. Excessive weight is a risk factor for many health conditions and chronic diseases, such as:

  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic dysfunction
  • Musculoskeletal dysfunction
  • Heart disease

Losing weight, even a small amount, lowers your risk of developing these health conditions. It also boosts your energy and mood. 

What can I expect from physician-supervised weight loss?

You can expect personalized care from the physician-supervised weight loss program at MedHealth. Before making any recommendations, Dr. Poling conducts a comprehensive history and physical.

The examination includes a review of your medical and family history, physical exam, and lab work to assess your current health and risk of future health problems. Your lab work may include a look at genetic markers, such as mutations in the gene for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and glutathione levels.

In addition to a physical exam, Dr. Poling also asks detailed questions about your eating and exercise habits and weight history.  

Dr. Poling then creates a personalized weight-loss plan to help you lose the weight and keep it off. Your plan includes a nutrition and exercise program and lifestyle counseling to help you create healthy habits that lead to long-term weight control.

Dr. Poling schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and adjust your plan as needed. He also provides you with the support and tools you need to reach your weight goals.

To learn more about weight loss at MedHealth, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

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