Achieving a healthy body weight goes beyond just a number on scale. Reducing excess body fat and adapting healthy eating habits can help prevent many weight-related conditions, from heart disease and stroke to high blood pressure and diabetes. At NorthShore, our Medical Weight Management Clinic offers a physician-led program to help you successfully and effectively lose weight to prevent and treat disease, and improve your overall health.
As part of our clinic, we develop tailored programs driven by your individual health metrics and goals to optimize your metabolic health. Through comprehensive guidance, education and counseling, you receive all the tools needed to ensure weight stabilization success.
Every patient’s journey to weight management is different. This is why our physician-led team works closely with a variety of experts to personalize your experience for the best outcome. Depending on the results from your initial visit—which includes a thorough health history, physical and body mass index (BMI) determination—this team may include a:
- Health psychologist
- Bariatric surgery
- Advanced Practice Nurse
- Exercise specialist
Your weight management team collaborates on your plan and communicates with each other through our state-of-the-art electronic medical records system.
Whether you’d benefit most from a personalized exercise and nutrition plan or a better understanding of your eating habits and triggers, our team will work with you to best address your unique needs.
In order to keep you on track, we will set up structured follow-up visits to review and monitor your progress. Based on your plan, medical options may also be considered to help manage potential cardiac risks such as high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol. Improvements in key measures of health, such as levels of blood sugars, cholesterol and liver enzymes, to name a few, provide evidence that you are on the right path to a healthier you.
Should bariatric surgery be the right option for you, our team will coordinate your care with our bariatric team.
It takes perseverance to make true lifestyle changes, and our team at the NorthShore Medical Weight Management Clinic is here to help you achieve your weight loss goals and lead a healthy life.