Weight Loss Specialist

Natomas Family Practice

Family Practice located in Sacramento, CA

When it comes to weight loss, the best approach is a personalized approach — one that works with your individual metabolism and body chemistry. Dr. Patrick Lau and and Dr. Steve Hwang at Natomas Family Practice in Sacramento, California, help patients find the weight loss approach that works best for their unique situations. Under the guidance of the doctors, you can lose the extra weight while maintaining good health. To get started, call or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Natomas Family Practice

What type of weight loss help is available?

At Natomas Family Practice, the doctors tailor weight loss plans for your specific needs. After discussing your previous weight loss efforts and results, your weight history, and your health concerns with you, the doctor designs a weight loss plan that works well for you.

Patients are most successful when they take a long-term approach to weight loss and wellness rather than a “crash diet” mentality. While crash diets may appear to be successful for brief periods of time, most patients end up gaining back even more weight in the long term. If you make positive changes in the way you eat and put those changes into effect for a lifetime, you can enjoy slow and steady weight loss and results that really last.

What are the health benefits of weight loss?

Weight loss doesn't just help you look better, it also benefits your whole body in a significant way. Some of these benefits include:

  • Decrease in blood pressure
  • More energy
  • Improved sleep
  • Fewer headaches
  • Reduced chance of health problems like heart disease and diabetes
  • Reduced risk of injury

Achieving a healthy weight means that your whole body wellness improves.

Do I need to take medication to lose weight?

While medication isn't necessary to lose weight, it may be useful under certain circumstances. If you're qualified to take weight loss medications based on your body mass index and overall health, the doctor discusses the options with you. Some patients can also benefit from certain supplements on their weight loss journey, which the doctors recommend based on your needs.

How long must I be on a weight loss plan?

This varies by patient, but it's important to realize that successful weight loss requires lifestyle changes and a new, healthier way of eating. Once you achieve your weight loss goals, you may be able to modify your diet somewhat, but unhealthy foods should be gone for good, along with your extra weight.

Book a consultation with Dr. Lau or Dr. Hwang through the online appointment scheduler or call the Natomas Family Practice anytime to learn more about medical weight loss.