Weight Loss Medication Specialist

Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas

Weight Loss Specialists & Bariatric Surgeons located in Denton, TX & Flower Mound, TX

Weight loss medications can effectively boost your weight loss efforts when they’re used together with diet and exercise. The physicians at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas and their staff registered dietitian work with you one on one to develop a plan that suits your lifestyle and weight loss goals. If you’re a good candidate, they can prescribe various weight loss medications. If you have questions or you’re ready to start losing weight, call one of their offices in Denton, Frisco, or Flower Mound, Texas, or schedule an appointment online.

Weight Loss Medication Q & A

 

When are weight loss medications prescribed?

Weight loss medications are effective -- they often help you lose 5% or more of your weight -- but they’re never used alone. Diet, exercise, and behavioral modification are always the first-line treatment, then medications may be added.

You don’t have to face lifestyle changes alone. When you go to Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas, their staff dietitian works with you one on one to develop a diet plan and an exercise program that fits you and your circumstances.

Who is a good candidate for weight loss medications?

You may be a good candidate if you have a history of trying to lose weight, but either couldn’t lose it or couldn’t maintain a loss. The physicians at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas may also recommend medications if you meet one of these conditions:

  • Body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher
  • BMI of 27 or greater with one comorbid condition (e.g. type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol)

What weight loss medications are available?

The FDA has approved several weight loss medications, which means they have all passed rigorous tests to ensure their safety and effectiveness. The physicians at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas prescribe the latest FDA-approved weight loss medications, as well as older, established options.

Weight loss medication always requires that you have direct supervision by your physician. Your progress may be assessed every month for the first three months, then every three months afterward. It’s important to regularly check your weight loss, make sure you haven’t gained weight, and determine whether your diet and exercise plan may need adjustments.

Some of the medications frequently prescribed by the physicians at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas include:

  • Qsymia®: unique pill taken once daily that helps you minimize snacking and overeating
  • Contrave®: reduces hunger and controls cravings; helps patients lose two to four times more weight than diet and exercise alone
  • Belviq®: targets hunger receptors in brain so you feel full sooner; also available in extended release form
  • Saxenda®: works like a hormone to regulate appetite and help you feel less hungry
  • Adipex-P®: helps suppress your appetite; only used for a few weeks

If you’re interested in using weight loss pills to achieve your goals, schedule an appointment with Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas today!