Obesity Specialist

The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC

Endocrinology & Diabetes and Obesity Specialists located in Superior, CO

Obesity is a complex problem that usually can’t be resolved with pure willpower and the latest fad diet. At The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC in Superior, Colorado, Sara Sato, NP, and Christopher R. Fox, MD, offer medically supported weight loss to help you reach and maintain your goal weight in a healthy, sustainable way. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn how the practice can help you overcome your weight loss barriers and find greater health.

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Obesity Q & A

How does obesity affect your health?

Obesity is a medical condition diagnosed when your body mass index (BMI) is higher than 30. BMI isn’t a perfect measurement of your body fat levels, but it offers a reasonable estimate for most people.

Obesity endangers your health. It puts you at greater risk of conditions like heart disease, osteoarthritis, Type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Losing weight isn’t just about fitting into a smaller clothing size.

Reaching a smaller size can help you get out and do more with your family, feel less joint pain, and take fewer medications for medical conditions aggravated by your size.

What is the LeanMD program and how does it address obesity?

LeanMD is a medically supported weight loss program that includes a dietary plan, weekly in-person (or virtual) counseling, and appetite suppressant medications, if necessary.

During the LeanMD program, you enjoy real, fresh food. The plan teaches you how to eat normal (not packaged and cardboard-y) food each and every day and still lose weight.

If you qualify, you’re prescribed FDA-approved appetite suppressants. These can help you adapt to dietary changes and make your lifestyle transition smooth and sustainable.

You also attend one-on-one weekly visits with a dedicated weight loss mentor. These visits provide you the support and accountability you need to keep your motivation high and commitment to your goals strong.

LeanMD also includes an innovative supplement regimen tailored to you. Vitamin B-12 is offered as injections, an oral spray, or tablets to help you drop the weight and keep it off.

Who is a candidate for medically supported weight loss?

People who are clinically obese benefit from the medically supported weight loss program offered at The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC. You benefit from the Lean MD program whether or not you have health issues associated with obesity.

In fact, if you have health issues associated with your size, the support of medical professionals is helpful should you encounter any health obstacles as you move toward a healthier weight.

Let The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC help you overcome obesity. Call the office to set up an appointment to get started, or schedule online today.