At Medical Metabolic Specialists, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, we appreciate the complex set of obstacles that need to be overcome to lose weight. We approach the complex metabolism of weight gain from a medical perspective. Because social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors powerfully influence weight, not to mention schedules and finances, we also approach weight loss from a human perspective. We understand each person is unique and tailor recommendations to your situation. We aim to provide safe and effective strategies to help you keep your weight off for life.
Our Comprehensive Program begins with thorough assessment. We then work together to determine which lifestyle strategies are best to improve nutrition, medical issues, physical activity, and emotional well-being.
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Medical Weight Loss with a Medical Doctor
There are many benefits of working with a medical doctor to achieve your weight loss goals. Unlike other non-medical weight loss programs and fad diets, medically-driven weight loss is less about vanity and more about adopting a healthy lifestyle while reducing the risk of weight-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease. A medical doctor, like Dr. Hendrick, can assess your current health with:
Body composition testing is done by the gold standard technology DXA (dual x-ray absorptiometry).
Understanding metabolic status helps in finding the right strategies to improve health. This may involve adjusting current medications, requesting additional tests, or using medications specifically to promote weight loss.
Helping implement an individualized weigh loss plan also takes into account your emotional, social, and physical environments. No one understands how these things impact health and weight like Dr. Hendrick.