Weight Management

Weight Management

Weight Management services offered in Knoxville, TN

Weight management delivered by health care professionals offers you the best chance of successful weight loss. At Maltman Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, the experienced team members provide advanced weight loss treatments that ensure you regain your health and achieve your goals. Call Maltman Medical Center to discover the benefits of a personalized weight management program, or request a consultation online today.

What is weight management?

Weight management helps you reach a healthy weight for your size and body type and avoid gaining weight in the future. The Maltman Medical Center team offers personalized weight loss programs to patients, recognizing that being severely overweight (obesity) requires several medical interventions.

The team’s successful weight loss plans combine various approaches to help you lose weight, including the following:

  • Prescription weight loss medications
  • Lipotropic injections
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Meal planning
  • Counseling
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Exercise

A one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss and maintenance rarely results in long-term success. Research shows that medically supervised weight management programs are an effective way to lose excess weight and maintain your weight loss over time.

The Maltman Medical Center team wants to help you meet your goals. Working with them to formulate the perfect weight management plan offers you the best chance of successful weight loss.

Why do I need a weight management program?

Excess body weight causes or contributes to many common, potentially life-threatening diseases, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Some cancers
  • Fatty liver disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Stroke
  • Gallstones
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Depression and anxiety

Excess body weight also results in problems like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), shortness of breath, repeated infections, and skin disorders. Larger people are more vulnerable to complications when they’re sick, like developing pneumonia with the flu or COVID-19.

Maltman Medical Center’s weight management programs reduce your risk of developing health problems like these. You also have more energy, fewer aches and pains, sleep better, and gain increased self-confidence after losing weight.

How is my weight management program created?

The Maltman Medical Center team begins your weight management program with a thorough medical history and current health review.

Your provider looks for reasons why weight loss is hard for you, such as hormonal imbalances caused by hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Receiving treatment for these conditions can make a significant difference in succeeding with weight loss.

Your provider might also do blood tests to check for conditions like heart disease. They can design your weight management plan to ensure you don’t strain your heart, other organs, and joints. Maltman Medical Center also provides specialized, individualized care for long-term health problems like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Call the office today or request an appointment online to learn more about effective weight management.