Weight Loss

The Center for Primary Healthcare -  - Internal Medicine

The Center for Primary Healthcare

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Orland Park, IL

Weight loss is a common goal among half of all adults in the United States, but many feel directionless and unsure of how to achieve their goal. William Crevier, MD, and Suzanne Deese, MSN, APRN, CNP, at The Center for Primary Healthcare in Orland Park, Illinois, help you form a personalized weight-loss plan that works, even if you feel like you’ve tried everything. If you want to lose weight without wasting time with gimmicks and fad diets, call or schedule an appointment online at The Center for Primary Healthcare today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How can I lose a lot of weight?

Weight loss is a priority for many people. Obesity is considered an epidemic in the United States, and the condition causes many health conditions and risk that shorten your life.

Aging well depends on our ability to manage at least three important issues: metabolic disease, neurocognitive function, and orthopedic disease, which are critically linked to our body weight.

For example, we know that 30 million Americans are diabetic and 70 million can be categorized as pre-diabetic. Adipose (fat) tissue is a very metabolically active tissue, and leads to a condition called insulin resistance, which in turn predisposes us to diabetes. Although commonly thought of as a blood sugar disease, diabetes is actually a vascular disease that causes inflammation in all of your arteries. This means that diabetics are at greater risk for heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, and eye problems. Diabetes is just one metabolic disease that is highly influenced by our weight. Others include hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

Neurocognition is another important variable affected by our body weight and nutrition. Our diet can have a direct effect on our memory, attention span, and long term neuro-cognition. For example, a low carbohydrate, a ketogenic diet has been shown to improve memory and can help reverse cognitive decline.

Orthopedic disease is also greatly influenced by our body weight. The impact of unneeded body weight upon our joints, especially our spine, hips, and knees can be very severe. Because joints function as levers, the effect of additional body weight is multiplied by a factor of eight; making a 40-pound weight gain the equivalent of 320 pounds of stress. Weigh greater weight stress, the cartilage in your knees wears out faster.

How can I lose weight?

At The Center for Primary Healthcare, Dr. Crevier and Suzanne Deese help you form a personalized weight-loss plan that caters to your goals and lifestyle. There are many fad diets and weight-loss scams available, however most do not lead to sustainable weight loss.

We have adopted scientific strategies based on human biochemistry that have been proven to be effective in reversing weight, diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia.  Typically patients are able to see a 7% weight loss in just 10 weeks and often progress over the year to achieve even greater success. We incorporate technological tools to assist in our patients self-monitoring and to guide our coaching. The cost of most of this care is covered by most insurance.

Is my weight loss permanent?

Weight-loss plans that are personalized and supervised by physicians have the best outlook when it comes to keeping the weight off after you’ve lost it. Many scams and weight-loss gimmicks allow you to lose the weight quickly, but you eventually gain it back.

Alternatively, medical weight-loss plans give you the tools to keep the weight off by changing your habits and knowing how your body functions. As long as you’re committed to your plan, you’ll have no problem enjoying your healthy lifestyle and slimmer body for as long as you want.

Come to our Free Seminar on Weight Loss

In order to promote healthy living to our community, the Center for Primary Healthcare now offers free seminars from 7-8:30 pm every first Monday of the month. This is a great way for you to learn more about the science and feasibility of weight loss and how that can fit into your wellness plan. Those who come are not required to be a patient of the practice. To schedule your reserved seat please call our office at 708-349-0070.

If you feel like you’ve tried everything to lose weight and keep it off, the team at The Center for Primary Healthcare works with you as a unique individual to achieve your goals. To learn more about weight loss, call or schedule an appointment online today.