The Benefits of Working With an Obesity Medical Specialist

 In Blog, Weight Loss

If you or a loved one is struggling with obesity, it is essential to know that there are specialized healthcare professionals who can help. Working with an obesity medical specialist is an impactful step towards a healthier life. They will guide you on a path that not only focuses on weight loss but also on improving your overall health.

What is an Obesity Medical Specialist?

First things first, let’s define what an obesity medical specialist is. Also referred to as bariatric physicians, these healthcare professionals have extensive training and expertise in managing and treating obesity. They understand the complexities of this condition and work closely with patients to develop personalized weight management plans.

Benefits of Working With an Obesity Medical Specialist

An obesity medical specialist is your ally in the journey toward better health and can provide numerous benefits.

Personalized Care 

One of the significant advantages of working with an obesity medical specialist is the personalized care they provide. They understand that each individual’s weight loss journey is unique. With their specialized knowledge, they can tailor a plan that considers your medical history, lifestyle, and individual needs.

Improved Weight Management

Working with an obesity medical specialist provides you with the tools and resources necessary for improved weight management. They assess your specific situation and help you set realistic and achievable goals. Furthermore, by tracking your progress and adjusting your personalized plan as needed, they enable you to not only reach your goal weight but also maintain it in the long term. This level of customization and continuous monitoring is invaluable in ensuring that your weight management efforts are effective and sustainable.

Increased Confidence

As you begin to see tangible results in your weight management journey, there’s an incredible boost in confidence that comes with it. This isn’t just about physical appearance; it’s about the accomplishment of taking charge of your health and making positive changes. This newfound confidence can spill over into other areas of your life, improving your overall quality of life. Feeling better about yourself can also motivate you to stay committed to your weight management plan, creating a positive feedback loop that propels you forward on your journey.

Sustainable Lifestyle Changes

Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of working with an obesity medical specialist is the focus on sustainable lifestyle changes. Rather than quick fixes or fad diets, they work with you to establish healthy habits that you can maintain in the long term. This might include nutritional guidance, physical activity recommendations, and strategies for managing stress. By focusing on lifestyle changes, you’re building a foundation for long-term health and well-being, ensuring that the positive changes you make today continue to benefit you for years to come.

Specialized Treatment

General practitioners, while having a broad knowledge of many health topics, may not be as deeply informed about the specialized treatments for obesity. That is why it’s best to consult with an obesity medical specialist for your weight loss journey. Obesity medical specialists are constantly keeping track of the latest methods and treatments specifically for obesity, understanding its causes and finding the best approaches to deal with it. 

Comprehensive Understanding of Physical Health

Obesity is often associated with a range of physical health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and joint problems. An obesity medical specialist has a comprehensive understanding of how obesity affects physical health. They can work with you to manage these conditions effectively as part of your weight management plan.


Take the Leap Towards a Healthier Future

Our team of expert weight loss providers includes Renee Schellhardt, PA-C & Julie Heckman, NP – both offering a unique approach with the level of care, knowledge & expertise they offer for their patients. 

Renee received her PA Certificate of Advanced Education from the Obesity Medicine Association in 2020. She is passionate about our weight loss program and decided to advance her education as an ongoing commitment to her client’s health.

Julie brings over 23 years of experience to the practice. Julie is currently seeing patients for both Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and weight loss. As a weight loss provider, she is very passionate about health and nutrition. She personally has celiac disease so she is a great resource for adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle. Her favorite thing about working with our patients at Vive is that through education and support, she has the privilege of seeing people transition into who they always wanted to be.

Ready to start your weight loss journey? Schedule a consultation today and take the first step toward a healthier, happier future.


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