Being overweight can cause serious health problems for both women and men. At his Manhattan practice, Dr. Jeffrey Graf offers supervised medical weight management programs for patients from throughout New York City, customizing each program for optimal results in every patient.
Being overweight or obese has been linked by medical researchers with an array of very serious health problems, including:
Commercial diet plans are based on broad principles of weight loss that are rarely applicable to most people. For instance, while it makes sense that eating less will result in weight loss, many people struggle with diets because they cause or contribute to underlying nutritional deficiencies that can result in virtually undeniable cravings and the desire to overeat. Plus, commercial plans don't take individual health considerations or goals into account. A medical weight management program is based on an in-depth medical and lifestyle evaluation for optimal success. Eating plans are nutritionally balanced and developed for the patient's individual needs and preferences, and patients are closely supervised to ensure their weight loss plan evolves as their needs change. Medical weight management plans are especially important for managing the health needs of patients with chronic issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
Our weight management program begins with a comprehensive exam and a discussion of the patient's weight loss goals. The program itself is divided into three phases:
By the third phase, many patients are able to reduce or eliminate medications and enjoy healthier happier lives.