About 7 in 10 Americans struggle with their weight today, and for many, it’s a struggle they carry throughout their life. At Northeast Florida Internal Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida, the dedicated team, led by Elyssa Blissenbach, MD, and Lea-Anne Griffis, APRN, understands your struggles. They have unique experience in both internal and obesity medicine, and they can help you achieve a healthy weight safely. The practice also offers the most effective weight loss management options, including the newest proven medications. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Weight loss management helps people who struggle to reach or maintain a healthy weight. It’s also helpful for people experiencing weight-related health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and Type 2 diabetes.
Weight loss management centers on your unique needs. The team evaluates your weight, body mass index (BMI), disease risk factors, and current health status to determine what approach can help you the best.
Then, they’ll recommend a weight loss program just for you. As a board-certified obesity medicine specialist, Dr. Blissenbach is an expert in all types of weight loss and keeps up with the latest weight loss methods. She’s dedicated considerable time to developing her own successful weight loss methods.
While a healthy diet and exercise are crucial for sustained weight loss, some medications and supplements can jump-start and speed up your weight loss. Northeast Florida Internal Medicine offers options such as:
Peptide therapy with AOD 9604 involves taking oral lozenges or, alternatively, subcutaneous injections. AOD 9604 is a natural peptide that can stimulate fat burning and weight loss without serious side effects. It’s among a select few peptides to have FDA approval and an excellent safety rating.
Mounjaro injections are FDA-approved for blood sugar reduction in people with Type 2 diabetes. The drug also helps patients lose a significant amount of weight.
Ozempic is an injectable drug that’s also FDA-approved for treating high blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes. The drug’s main ingredient, semaglutide, also helps you lose weight.
Wegovy is an injectable drug that’s FDA-approved for weight loss. Its active ingredient is the same as that in Ozempic. You must have a BMI of 27 or higher and at least one weight-related medical problem like hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol to take Wegovy. Patients with a BMI of 30 or higher qualify for Wegovy without related health problems.
Phentermine is a prescription medicine that helps to lessen appetite cravings, making you less hungry and feel full longer.
Contrave is a weight loss medication that is designed to help with hunger. It’s an FDA-approved treatment that can help you keep off extra pounds. It’s recommended for people with a BMI of 27 or higher and have one other medical condition like high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Qsymia is an extended-release capsule that combines phentermine and topiramate. The medication is best combined with physical activity and a reduced-calorie diet.
If you’re interested in learning about new and better paths to weight loss, Northeast Florida Internal Medicine can help. Call the office or request your appointment online today.