Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss services offered in Hilton Head, SC

Carrying a significant volume of extra weight is one of the most harmful things to overall health and wellness. Medical weight loss can help and is among the services on offer by board-certified Rafael Sanchez, MD, of Prestige Primary Care in Hilton Head, South Carolina. If you’re ready to take action, call the office during normal business hours to book a visit, or schedule online in just a few clicks. 


Telehealth appointment for weight lost are also Available. Please call the office at 843-227-4595

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What are some ways that medical weight loss can improve my health?

Extensive research shows that being overweight or obese dramatically increases your risk of numerous diseases, including most forms of chronic disease. Some of the health issues you can encounter if you’re overweight include:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol

This isn’t a comprehensive list by any means. There’s a vast array of health issues that are linked to being overweight or obese. 

How does medical weight loss work?

Medical weight loss works by placing your health as the central focus. Instead of relying on fad diets and extreme exercise plans to achieve results, medical weight loss strives to help you embrace meaningful lifestyle improvements that are also sustainable over the long haul. 

Medications might be part of the process. Semaglutide is a popular option, and Mounjaro® is also a commonly chosen drug therapy path. These medications work by helping control your appetite. They can also help your system convert food into energy at a better pace. 

Dr. Sanchez takes the time to help you find ways to replace highly processed foods with more fresh fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. You’ll also explore how to stay more active. You don’t have to buy a gym membership or workout every day, even something as simple as adding a daily walk to your routine can yield impressive results. 

How long will I need to continue medical weight loss services?

Everyone has a different experience when it comes to medical weight loss. Your journey depends on several factors, including how much weight you need to lose, the methods you choose to embrace, and your overall health. 

Dr. Sanchez helps you set reasonable and healthy weight loss goals, then charts a course for you to reach them. You’ll have the full support and guidance of the Prestige Primary Care team as you move through the process. 

Many choose to continue working with Dr. Sanchez even after they reach and maintain a healthy weight. Primary care services can help you feel and function at peak levels, which helps make the most of your life. 

To learn more, book a visit by phone or click online. You can even schedule a telehealth visit to explore medical weight loss. 

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