Weight Loss Specialist

Essential Medical Clinic

A Private Medical Practice located in Westlake, Downtown, and Athens, Los Angeles, CA

Weight loss at Essential Medical Clinic in the Westlake, Downtown, and Athens neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California, helps you reach the body weight of your dreams. Sultan Shah, MD, Pouya Bahrami, DO, and their expert team offer medically supervised weight loss programs with proven results. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to get started today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss at Essential Medical Clinic uses medical supervision and expertise to help you reduce body fat and get excess weight off. Medical monitoring during weight loss keeps you healthy, ensures you lose weight at the right pace, and helps you manage a chronic disease if you have one.

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Losing weight with the team at Essential Medical Clinic offers numerous health benefits. If you’re overweight or obese, medical weight loss lowers your risk of:

  • Prediabetes and diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestive problems
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Sexual problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Sleeping problems

Weight loss with medical experts increases your chance of success, as the Essential Medical Clinica team helps eliminate weight loss barriers. 

What are the risk factors for obesity?

Anyone can become overweight or obese, but some factors increase your risk of it. Examples include family history of obesity, inactivity, sleep deprivation, unhealthy eating habits, older age, and chronic stress. Hormone imbalance and thyroid problems can also contribute to overweight and obesity.  

What happens during medical weight loss appointments?

During medical weight loss at Essential Medical Clinic, your provider weighs you, evaluates your body composition, and checks your vital signs. They review your medical history, complete a physical examination, and discuss your weight loss goals. 

Your doctor might recommend blood tests, an electrocardiogram (EKG), or other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out health problems, such as:

  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart problems
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Liver function abnormalities

The Essential Medical Clinic team can prescribe weight loss medications and offers quality, medical-grade supplements to accelerate weight loss and prevent nutritional deficiencies.

Your nutrition specialist develops a personalized meal plan and exercise regimen, and treats health issues that hinder weight loss. For example, they can balance hormone levels or treat thyroid problems.

During subsequent weight loss appointments, your provider evaluates weight loss and makes sure treatments are working as they’re designed to. Your doctor makes medication or meal plan changes as needed during monthly follow-up appointments, and offers biweekly telemedicine visits to check on you, answer questions, and offer motivational support.

How much weight can I lose?

You might lose 1-5 pounds weekly during medical weight loss with the Essential Medical Clinic team, but everybody is different. Expect a fast rate of weight loss within the first few weeks. The amount of total weight you can lose depends on your starting weight and how well you follow your weight loss plan.

Don’t let excess body weight negatively affect your lifestyle and quality of life. Schedule a weight loss consultation with Essential Medical Clinic by phone or online to reach your goal weight today.