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Weight Loss

Favia Primary Care and Favia MediSpa

Primary Care Physicians & MediSpa located in Algonquin, IL & Crystal Lake, IL

Weight loss is often a difficult feat, but medical assistance can dramatically increase your chance of long-lasting success. At Favia Primary Care in Algonquin and Crystal Lake, Illinois, board-certified family physicians Philip Favia, MD, Haydee Cantu-Manley, MD, and their expert staff offer medical weight loss to help you achieve your goal weight and maintain it over the long term. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Weight Loss

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss at Favia Primary Care uses medical supervision and treatment to make weight loss more manageable and more effective. 

Primary care experts help you manage conditions responsible for failed weight loss, such as hormone imbalance, insulin resistance, thyroid problems, or medication side effects.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Some of the many benefits you can expect with medical weight loss at Favia Primary Care include:

  • Reduced risk of diseases
  • Less body fat 
  • Improved body contours
  • Body sculpting
  • Toned muscles
  • More energy
  • Mood improvements 
  • Self-confidence
  • High success rates
  • Potential improvement in underlying health issues

If you’re overweight, medical weight loss can improve your overall health and well-being, giving you the best quality of life possible. 

Your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, heart disease, sleep apnea, and some forms of cancer also decrease after you achieve an ideal weight. 

Is medical weight loss right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for medical weight loss at Favia Primary Care, your provider weighs you, assesses your body mass index (BMI), checks your vital signs, reviews your symptoms and medical history, and completes a physical exam. 

They often recommend you complete blood tests or other diagnostic tests and discuss your lifestyle, usual diet and exercise habits, and weight loss goals. Doing so allows your weight loss specialist to tailor a plan that’s best for you.

What should I expect during medical weight loss?

Your personalized weight loss plan at Favia Primary Care often includes:

  • Appetite reducing weight loss medication
  • Treatment of underlying metabolic abnormalities
  • Personalized exercise plan
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Nutrition counseling 

You meet with a provider in person or virtually if needed to ensure your weight loss plan works the way it’s designed to. Weight loss specialists can make changes to your treatment if needed to ensure the best outcome.

The amount of weight a patient loses can vary from person to person. During your medical weight loss journey, you can expect to lose 1-2 pounds weekly, or more in many cases. Every patient is different, so the weight loss you can expect depends on your initial body weight, goal weight, and diet and exercise plan.

To achieve highly effective weight loss that you can maintain for a lifetime, call the Favia Primary Care office, or book an appointment online today.