Medical Weight Loss

Ribera Healthcare Clinic -  - A Private Medical Practice

Ribera Healthcare Clinic

Private Medical Practices & Board Certified Nurse Practitioners located in Albuquerque, NM

Medical weight loss is the safest way to lose weight because you have the support of a team of health care experts who can monitor you at every stage. At Ribera Healthcare Clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Olga Lucero, MSN, FNP-C, provides expert advice and scientifically proven therapies that help you lose those excess pounds and keep them off for good. Call Ribera Healthcare Clinic to find out more about the benefits of medical weight loss or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool today.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a safe and effective method of losing excess weight. The Ribera Healthcare Clinic team uses the most up-to-date scientific research to support you throughout your weight loss journey, creating a personalized program that optimizes your chances of success.

At its core, weight loss requires a combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, numerous factors can make it difficult for people to achieve this goal, including the following:

  • Too little time
  • Lack of energy
  • Emotional problems
  • Lifestyle pressures
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Health issues

These factors can all make losing weight a considerable challenge. If you’ve had problems sticking with a diet, medical weight loss could be the answer.

How do I get started with a medical weight loss program?

The first stage of successful weight loss is for you to have a physical examination and health assessment at Ribera Healthcare Clinic. It’s vital to determine your health's current state to ensure you’re well and able to start on a medical weight loss program.

Certain medical conditions like diabetes and thyroid disease can make it more difficult to lose weight and can even make you gain weight. Diagnosing and treating underlying health problems is essential for successful weight loss.

The Ribera Healthcare Clinic team conducts a comprehensive physical assessment, including checks on your blood pressure and heart and lung function. They also run tests such as body composition analysis (to check what percentage of your body is fat), metabolic and cholesterol profiles, and hormone analysis.  

Once the team has all the information they need, they can prepare your medical weight loss program.

How does a medical weight loss program work?

Each patient’s medical weight loss program is designed especially for them, so there’s no definitive method. Potential treatments that could be in your weight loss plan include:

  • Education on healthy eating
  • Nutritional consultation
  • Exercise consultation
  • Keeping a food journal
  • MIC (methionine, inositol, and choline) injections
  • B12 injections
  • Prescription appetite suppressants

You have regular contact with the Ribera Healthcare Clinic team to ensure you’re well and losing weight steadily. Some of these consultations could take place using state-of-the-art secure telemedicine technologies, saving you the need to visit the clinic in person.

The aim is for you to lose weight sustainably so that when you reach your target weight and stop dieting, you don't immediately regain the pounds you've lost. Medical weight loss not only helps you reach your target weight, but it also helps you stay there for life.

To find out more about medical weight loss, call Ribera Healthcare Clinic today or book an appointment online.