Medical Weight Loss

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Why Have a Licensed M.D. Supervise Your Weight Loss?

    “HealthSmart M.D’s 10 Step Weight Loss program”

A licensed M.D. is trained to diagnose serious medical conditions that might be overlooked by non-physician practitioners and by weight loss centers that promote costly “fad” diet plans.

 

Stephen Silver, M.D. is a Florida licensed M.D. who has been assisting patients with weight loss for more than 25 years.  First, he will diagnose and treat medical conditions that may be causing your weight problem.  Your medical weight loss program will be personalized and your health will be closely monitored.

  1.  Evaluation by a Licensed M.D.

Dr. Stephen Silver will perform a comprehensive physical examination and health assessment, including Comprehensive Laboratory Evaluation and body fat analysis.  Medical conditions that might be causing your weight problem or making it difficult for you to lose weight will be addressed.

 

Hormone deficiency is a common undiagnosed problem.  Low Thyroid & Low Testosterone (metabolic hormones) in men and women can cause weight gain.  Hormone levels will be balanced so healthy, youthful levels are achieved.

 

Food Allergies & Sensitivities can cause weight gain; laboratory testing done at your first visit will diagnose this health challenge.

 

If necessary, a coordinated treatment plan with your current physicians will be developed.  Your medical status and progress will be assessed and documented carefully.  Upon your request, we will advise your doctors of your treatment course and progress.

  1.  Diet Journal

By documenting all oral intake and journaling properly, the most effective nutrition counseling program will be developed for you.  Daily exercise, medications, and nutritional supplements will also be recorded.  Our staff will review your journal at each visit, provide counseling, and recommend changes.

  1.  Nutrition Counseling

A customized diet program, with an emphasis on whole foods, will be developed.  Counseling will address the amount of calories, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and fat that are right for you.

A HealthSmart M.D. Food and Nutrition Guide will be provided that clearly outlines a healthy eating strategy.

  1.  Lifestyle/Behavior Modification

You will be taught how to recognize and deal with emotional issues such as cravings and eating when you are not hungry.  These emotional triggers can sabotage your healthy eating habits.

HealthSmart M.D. works with Licensed Clinical Psychologists to fully evaluate and effectively treat these issues.

  1.  Exercise

Your physical fitness is assessed and a personalized program is recommended.  An active lifestyle is a vital to weight loss success.

  1. Lipotropic Injections

MIC B: Methionine, Inositol, Choline, B12 or B-Complex, L Carnitine & Taurine injections are given on a regular basis.  They can be administered intramuscularly or intravenously.  These lipotropic nutrients help metabolize fat in the liver and other tissues.

  1. Medication

If appropriate, medication to control appetite and assist in weight loss will be prescribed.  If medication is prescribed, HealthSmart M.D. may require a Cardiology evaluation to evaluate heart health.

  1. Nutritional Supplements

Only safe, effective supplements will be recommended.  Certain over-the-counter nutritional supplements are dangerous; they can interact with your medications or cause serious medical consequences.

  1. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an adjunct, not a replacement, to your Traditional Medical care.  It is beneficial in treating many medical problems, including weight gain, and can help with appetite suppression.

  1. Maintenance

Tools developed during the program will keep you slim and fit for a lifetime.  Periodic maintenance visits ensure success.

 

*Our medically supervised program is safe, effective, professional, and based on healthy eating habits, proper nutrition, and exercise.

 

*You will be provided with the support and motivation necessary for your success.

 

*At HealthSmart M.D. your health and safety is our primary concern.

 

*At all times, you will be treated with compassion, understanding, and dignity.

 

*Look great.  Feel great.  Live longer.

 

YOU CAN change your life and achieve optimum health.