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Weight Loss

Nightwater Medical Center

Primary Care Physician & Concierge Medicine located in the South Market District serving Downtown New Orleans and greater New Orleans, LA

Do you find it hard to lose weight and keep it off? Are you searching for a weight-loss plan that really works? At Nightwater Medical Center in Downtown New Orleans and greater New Orleans, Louisiana, experienced primary care physician, Paul Ikemire, MD, takes a personalized approach to care and understands the struggles you face when it comes to weight loss. The primary care practice offers individualized medical weight-loss plans to help you reach your goals and stay there. To learn more, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss difficult?

Losing weight isn’t always hard. You can follow any trendy diet or commercial weight-loss program and possibly lose unwanted pounds quickly. Though these programs may help you lose weight fast, you may find these diets difficult to follow long-term and struggle to keep the weight off. 

Long-term weight loss is more challenging because it requires a lifestyle change. Most weight-loss programs focus only on what you eat. Though diet is an integral part of any weight-loss program, it’s not the only factor that influences your weight.

Genetics, hormones, medications, diseases, and behaviors all affect your weight and the long-term success of your weight-loss efforts.

Nightwater Medical Center is a primary care practice that takes a preventive approach to health and wellness. They understand the many factors that influence your weight and create personalized weight-loss plans designed to help you succeed. 

What can I expect during a weight-loss consultation?

You can expect a comprehensive and compassionate evaluation during your weight-loss consultation at Nightwater Medical Center. During your appointment, your physician asks detailed questions about your weight history and weight-loss struggles, as well as your usual diet, exercise routine, occupation, and daily stresses. 

Your provider also reviews your medical and family history, conducts a physical exam, and orders various labs to confirm or rule out a medical issue that may affect your weight. Nightwater Medical Center also orders heart disease and cardiovascular disease screenings to evaluate health risks to assist in the development of your weight-loss program. 

What services are included in my weight-loss program?

Nightwater Medical Center develops individualized weight-loss programs based on your weight-loss goals, metabolic needs, and medical history. Your weight-loss program includes:

  • Personalized nutrition plan
  • Fitness recommendations 
  • Lifestyle counseling and education

To help you succeed, Nightwater Medical Center schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your weight, cheer your successes, and provide strategies to manage weight-loss obstacles. The primary care practice encourages slow and steady weight-loss so you can make the necessary lifestyle changes that lead to long-term weight loss. 

Once you’ve lost the weight, Nightwater Medical Center provides a maintenance program and continues to provide the ongoing support and care you need to help you maintain your new weight. 

To schedule your weight-loss consultation, call Nightwater Medical Center, or book an appointment online today.