Weight Loss Specialist

Ahmed Family Practice

Kashif Ahmed, MD

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Forest Park, GA

Obesity is a growing health crisis in America; an estimated two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Carrying extra weight puts extra strain on your body and has a link to a number of serious health conditions. Achieving a healthy weight can improve your health, but Ahmed Family Practice understands that successful weight loss isn’t always easy. Ahmed Family Practice tailors the physician-supervised weight loss program to fit your needs; request a consultation online or by calling the Forest Park, Georgia, practice today.

Weight Loss Q&A

What is a physician-supervised weight loss program?

Physician-supervised weight loss is more than a diet and exercise plan. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to successful weight loss, and Ahmed Family Practice has developed a proprietary program that employs the best in weight loss medicine to help you improve your health. 

The program includes a combination of:

  • Exercise routines
  • Eating plans
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Vitamin supplementation

Ahmed Family Practice partners with you, offering additional education and nutritional counseling that empowers you to take control of your health. 

Your physician assesses your weight in comparison with your height, using body mass index (BMI) and body fat measurements. If your BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9, you’re at a healthy weight. But if it’s between 25 and 29.9, you’re overweight. A BMI above 30 indicates obesity.

Before starting your weight loss program, your physician reviews your medical history and considers any preexisting health conditions, such as diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or hormonal imbalance, that can make losing weight more challenging.

How is physician-supervised weight loss different?

Losing weight and keeping it off long-term isn’t easy, and successful weight loss goes beyond fad diets and unsustainable exercise plans. With a physician-supervised weight loss program, you have personalized support to help you achieve your goals.

Ahmed Family Practice develops customized weight loss plans for every individual. Your program doesn’t just address one aspect of healthy living — it’s a holistic plan your physician tailors to your health, body, and goals.

You have experts by your side that can hold you accountable, answer your questions, and help you succeed. Throughout your weight loss journey, your doctor evaluates your progress and helps you make adjustments to reach your goals. 

Why is losing weight important for my health?

Being obese can affect your quality of life, making it more challenging to stay mobile and participate in your favorite activities. But it also poses significant health risks. When your BMI is above 30, your body is under increased strain. 

This strain takes a toll on your organs, bones, muscles, and tissues over time. Obesity can increase your risk of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Infertility

Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for your height can make a big difference for your overall well-being. In fact, losing as little as 5-10% of your body weight can improve a number of chronic conditions.

You can lose weight and achieve long-term success with the help of a weight loss program at Ahmed Family Practice. Book your consultation online or call the clinic today.