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6130 Prestley Mill Road, Suite B
Douglasville, GA 30134

Voice: 770-771-5100
Fax: 770-771-5101

Weight Loss FAQs

Answers to Weight Loss questions from Arbor Place Family Medicine in Douglasville

Why do I need to lose weight?

Many reasons: to look good for the upcoming wedding, family or class reunion, etc. More than that, the health benefits are many. Recently, obesity was approved as a disease by American Medical Association.

What are the common health conditions that will improve with weight loss?

There are over thirty health conditions that may improve or disappear with a modest amount of weight loss treatment. Among those are diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, knee and back pain, etc.

How easy is it to lose weight?

Everybody knows that it is a tough process to lose weight. It is not a sprint but a marathon. Results are gradual, and long-term effort and persistence is needed. You need help and support.

Why choose us over commercial programs (such as companies seen on TV)?

There are medical conditions that contribute to weight gain and can make weight difficult to lose. These conditions need careful evaluation and supportive staff, which large commercial products cannot offer. Effective weight loss requires follow-ups, as the current relapse rate is almost 80%. Commercial programs have their own place, but we believe that our customized weight loss programs are better effective for long-term health.

How much will it cost?

Depending on the situation, prices can vary; however, we strive to offer reasonable and affordable prices. If you have a medical condition that requires weight loss, some insurances will cover the costs.

How does the program work?

After a comprehensive evaluation, we will tailor a customized treatment plan for you, which involves diet, exercise, fitness, medication, meal replacement, and nutritional supplement plans.

Our Featured Services

Our health care services include annual wellness exams, sick visits, management of chronic conditions, lab services, wellness, medical weight loss, and minor surgeries.