San Antonio weight loss options:
Medical weight management program
Successfully slimming down with our Center for Medical Weight Loss in San Antonio
BMI is committed to helping our patients achieve success in their battle against obesity, utilizing a variety of proven methods including doctor-supervised weight loss. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Seger, a certified family medicine physician, is now offering medical consultations at BMI of Texas for obese patients who want to lose weight and improve their overall health.
Our San Antonio medical weight loss program will start with a consultation with Dr. Seger that includes a thorough patient interview aimed at pinpointing the development of obesity for that particular individual and the factors that may have contributed to it. We understand so much more about obesity now than we did even 10 years ago, and this consultation will teach patients what the medical profession has learned.
Obesity is a multifactorial disease, resulting from a combination of genetics, diet, activity, medications, underlying diseases, and the mind itself.
Being a family practice physician dedicated to the promotion of health and disease prevention, Dr. Seger is in a unique position to understand how all of these factors interplay and can lead to obesity. Her specialty training equips her with the knowledge, skills, and desire to address each component.
In addition to putting together a thorough patient history, a focused physical exam and lab work will be performed, unless the patient has recently had labs done by another physician. It is important to determine a patient's baseline lab values and identify underlying undiagnosed diseases. BMI will monitor these values periodically for signs of improvement or decline.
Understanding that each patient is unique with his or her own set of obstacles, obligations and abilities is critical to developing a fitness plan that works. Dr. Seger will help patients determine an exercise program that is both realistic and effective in order to achieve medical weight loss. In addition, Dr. Seger will sometimes prescribe medications to aid in appetite suppression, mood stabilization and insulin resistance. These medications will be monitored on a monthly basis.
It is highly recommended that each patient complete a metabolic and physical fitness assessment conducted by licensed trainer. This can generally be done at the patient's current fitness center, or we can refer you to the Foundation Healthplex Gym near our center for medical weight loss in San Antonio. Not only will this help you determine your target heart rate for burning fat, but the trainer will recommend a safe, realistic exercise program to maximize your potential.
Upon completion of the initial visit with Dr. Seger, patients will then see Jodi Pearce, our registered dietitian, for a complete nutrition assessment and meal plan that is customized to meet each patient's individual needs. It is important to bring in a food journal reflecting a minimum of three days’ worth of information so that the dietitian can see exactly what the patient's diet typically includes.