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Obesity medicine

Obesity medicine focuses on the treatment and management of obesity, a chronic condition characterized by an excessive accumulation of body fat. Dignity Health Medical Group obesity medicine providers are dedicated to addressing the health issues associated with obesity and providing various non-surgical treatment options to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Obesity medicine encompasses a range of approaches, including:

  • Comprehensive health assessments

  • Integrated treatment plans

  • Managing lifestyle changes

  • Behavioral interventions

  • Nutritional counseling

  • Exercise programs

  • Weight loss education

  • FDA approved anit-obesity medications

  • If needed, referrals to bariatric surgery

  • Regular monitoring

The goal of obesity medicine is not only to help individuals lose weight but also to improve their overall health and quality of life, reduce the risk of obesity-related complications, and support long-term weight maintenance.

Come see an obesity medicine physician today.

With locations across California, Dignity Health Medical Group is just right around the corner. Schedule an appointment today with an obesity medicine provider.

What are the differences between obesity medicine and bariatric surgery?

Effective tips for managing obesity 

  • Talk to your provider: Start by consulting a Dignity Health Medical Group obesity medicine provider or registered dietitian to create a personalized weight management plan (link to weight loss tips page) tailored to your specific needs.
  • Set realistic goals: Establish achievable short-term and long-term goals for weight loss and overall health improvement.
  • Follow a balanced diet: Adopt a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Avoid or limit processed foods, sugary beverages, and high-calorie snacks.
  • Watch your portion control: Be mindful of portion sizes to prevent overeating. Use smaller plates and utensils to help control portions.
  • Practice regular physical activity: Incorporate regular exercise into your routine.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated and help control appetite.
  • Be mindful of your eating: Pay attention to hunger cues and practice mindful eating by savoring each bite and eating slowly.
  • Get regular sleep: Prioritize good-quality sleep as insufficient sleep can disrupt hunger hormones and lead to weight gain.
  • Watch your stress levels: Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or engaging in hobbies.
  • Lean into your support system: Seek support from friends, family, or a support group. Sharing your journey with others can be motivating and help you stay on track.
  • Track your progress: Keep a journal to track your food intake, exercise, and emotions. This can help identify patterns and areas for improvement.
  • Be patient and persistent: Weight management takes time, and setbacks are normal. Stay committed to your goals and continue making healthy choices.
  • Celebrate achievements: Celebrate your successes along the way, whether it's reaching a weight loss milestone or achieving a fitness goal.

Obesity medicine locations near you

Find a weight loss provider near you

With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Group obesity medicine provider is nearby and ready to assist you with your wellness journey.