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Weight Loss Program

Los Angeles Primary Care

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Do you have excess body weight that hasn’t been resolved with diet and exercise? If so, Sera Ramadan, DO, and the team at Los Angeles Primary Care in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, offer a solution. She offers a highly effective medical weight loss program to help you shred fat and maintain an ideal weight for a lifetime. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Program Q & A

What is a medical weight loss program?

Weight loss programs at Los Angeles Primary Care are tailored to your unique needs, metabolism, medical history, initial body weight, and goal weight. Dr. Ramadan uses a GLP-1 agonist called Ozempic®, a medication that enhances weight loss and helps stabilize blood sugar levels.

When combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan, using Ozempic to lose weight is more effective than diet and exercise alone. Weight loss medicines available through Los Angeles Primary Care are conveniently delivered to your home.

What are the risk factors for weight gain?

The most common causes of weight gain include lack of physical activity, poor dietary habits, ongoing stress, genetics, and a slowed metabolism due to age-related hormone changes. Chronic sleep deprivation is another risk factor for gaining weight or hindering weight loss.

What are the benefits of a medical weight loss program?

The benefits of a medical weight loss program at Los Angeles Primary Care include:

  • Fast and safe weight loss
  • Highly effective and long-lasting results
  • Reduced appetite
  • Faster metabolism
  • More energy
  • Chronic disease management
  • Reduced risk of chronic diseases
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Improved blood sugar control

Weight loss medications can reduce your appetite, making it easier to eat fewer calories, achieve your goal weight, and keep the lost weight off long-term.

What should I expect during my weight loss program?

During your medical weight loss program at Los Angeles Primary Care, you undergo an initial evaluation with Dr. Ramadan. She weighs you, assesses your body mass index, checks your blood pressure and other vital signs, and completes a physical exam.

Dr. Ramadan reviews your medical history, lifestyle habits, diet, food preferences, and goal weight. She uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to determine your initial body fat percentage versus lean muscle mass. You might need blood tests or other diagnostics to detect or rule out disease risk factors or hormone imbalance.

Dr. Ramadan then develops a personalized medical weight loss program that’s best for you, including a meal plan, nutrition education, exercise program, and medication prescription. 

Your medications are delivered right to your doorstep. You attend virtual check-in visits with Dr. Ramadan between appointments to complete BIA analyses and address concerns or questions throughout your weight loss journey.

To get started on a customized medical weight loss program at Los Angeles Primary Care, call the office or schedule a visit online today.