Weight Loss

Family Medicine & Psychiatry Mental Health Clinic located in San Antonio, TX
Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in San Antonio, TX

With around 45 million people in the United States attempting to diet to lose weight every year, weight loss is a common goal. A personalized medical weight loss program from Richard Diaz, DNP, FNP, PMHNP-BC, and the team at Arbor Mental Health & Family Medical Center LLC in San Antonio, Texas, gives you an opportunity to transform your lifestyle and maintain a lifelong healthy weight. Call Arbor Mental Health & Family Medical Center LLC or book an appointment online for weight loss services today.

Weight Loss Q&A

What is weight loss?

Minimizing the amount of fat on your body can lead to benefits for your cardiovascular system and overall health. Plus, you might feel more energized and have a more positive mood, too. 


If you’re overweight or obese, the team at Arbor Mental Health & Family Medical Center LLC can develop a one-of-a-kind weight loss program to help you reach your goals. They help you adopt long-term habits that you can continue for the rest of your life, not only to manage your weight but to stay healthy, too. 

How can a physician help me lose weight?

When seeking help with losing weight, you might initially think of personal trainers and nutritionists. While their services can be helpful or even crucial for helping you reach your weight management goals, a physician’s input is also valuable. 


The team at Arbor Mental Health & Family Medical Center LLC first provides a detailed health evaluation and examines your personal lifestyle. They can then develop a personalized, evidence-based weight management plan just for you. It might include:


  • Nutrition and diet planning
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Appetite suppressants or similar medications
  • Medications for weight-related conditions like diabetes or heart disease
  • Other healthy behavioral adjustments like stress management


With a personalized program that takes your goals and current habits into account, you can lose weight in a manner that won’t compromise your health. The team encourages you to adopt healthy changes indefinitely so you can maintain your weight over time. 

What are the health benefits of weight loss?

Being overweight or obese can have negative impacts on your long-term health. Generally, your heart has to work harder if you’re overweight to pump blood through your body, which can cause damage to your cardiovascular system over time. Extra weight can also place stress on your joints. 


With medical weight loss, you can manage conditions you already have that are related to your weight or prevent yourself from getting them in the first place. They include:


  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Certain cancers
  • Arthritis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea


If you already have conditions on this list, the team can provide treatment alongside your weight loss program. 


Call Arbor Mental Health & Family Medical Center LLC or book an appointment online for holistic medical weight loss services today.