What is weight management?
Weight management is a service that some doctors and clinics offer in order to help you fight obesity. Obesity is a chronic condition that affects over a third of the adults in the United States. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, fatty liver disease and other major health issues. When you schedule an appointment at our medical clinic in Fairbanks, Alaska, our staff can provide you with meal planning advice and a program to help you lose weight and keep it off.* The results can provide you with many long-term health benefits.* We also prescribe weight loss medication in cases when it is needed/appropriate.
What is meal planning?
Meal planning involves going to the grocery store and actively selecting natural, healthy ingredients to create meals and dishes. It can have a huge impact on sticking with dietary changes and achieving weight loss.* Dr. Sarrimanolis and staff recommend a diet with moderate protein. Cutting out refined carbohydrates is also an essential strategy for weight loss. Refined carbs consist of sugars and starches that don’t exist in nature. Some of the foods that are high in refined carbohydrates include bread, cookies, corn chips, pizza, pastas and chocolate. Meal planning is important, but using the healthiest ingredients is essential.
What kind of weight loss medication do you prescribe?
We prescribe FDA-approved weight loss medication to help patients reduce weight-related risk factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia
and diabetes. Some of our patients use weight loss medication and we prescribe FDA-approved medications at our medical practice in Fairbanks, Alaska. Dr. Sarrimanolis views obesity as a chronic disease, and believes that medicinal support may be needed. Fighting obesity can be tough, and we utilize multiple approaches to address each patient’s medical history and underlying health issues. We do not prescribe miracle pills that claim to help you lose weight overnight. Our weight management advice is evidence-based and our solutions are rooted in scientific wellness. Deciding on the right medication will depend on a number of factors. We take your health history and genetics into account to create a weight management plan before prescribing the right medication.
Schedule your appointment in central Alaska
If you live in or around Fairbanks, and you feel you are overweight or obese, request an appointment today. Not only do we want our patients to be at a healthy weight, but we also want to improve their overall health.* We can provide you with a custom weight management plan that will change the way you eat and burn fat. To get started, fill out the appointment request form on our site or give us a call at (907) 451-1174.
Please print and fill out the following questionnaire prior to your first appointment so that we may better assist you with your goals!
Weight Management Questionnaire
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.