Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Covington and Rural Retreat, VA and Cornelius, NC

Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight but struggle to achieve your goals, consider medically supervised weight loss. At Dr. Murray E. Joiner Jr. & Associates in Roanoke, Virginia, with five satellite offices throughout Virginia and another in North Carolina, interventional pain management physician Murray E. Joiner Jr., MD, uses medically supervised weight loss to help adults shed excess pounds and live healthier lives. To make an appointment at the practice, call the office nearest you or click the online booking feature today.

What is medically supervised weight loss?

Weight loss combines nutrition, exercise, and hormone replacement therapy to help you shed excess body fat. It's a safe and effective way to reduce your risk of weight-related health problems and improve your quality of life. 

If you're overweight or obese, you're also more likely to develop chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of these and other issues while improving your outlook and self-esteem. 

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

Dr. Joiner's weight loss program focuses on three specific areas:

Nutritional guidance

If your diet consists of foods high in fat, sugar, and salt, you're more likely to gain weight and experience fatigue. Dr. Joiner can develop a custom nutrition plan that features fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. 

Exercise recommendations

To lose weight and keep it off, you need to exercise several times a week. If you don't want to run on a treadmill or lift weights at the gym, that's okay. Dr. Joiner can recommend low-impact exercises that align with your current level of fitness, such as walking, water aerobics, or cycling. 

Hormone replacement therapy

Eating a healthier diet and exercising regularly isn't always the key to sustained weight loss. If you have a hormonal imbalance, your metabolism may slow down, causing you to gain excess pounds. Hormone replacement therapy can restore your body to balance and help speed up your metabolism. 

Will medically supervised weight loss benefit me?

Only a qualified medical provider, like Dr. Joiner, can determine if you're a candidate for medically supervised weight loss. Following a physical exam, a discussion of your goals, and a review of your health history, he can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

How long does it take to experience weight loss?

The length of time it takes to experience weight loss depends on several factors, including your original weight, your commitment to the treatment plan, and your metabolism.

During treatment, you visit the practice every few weeks. At each checkup, Dr. Joiner monitors your progress and adjusts the treatment plan as necessary. 

To learn more about the benefits of medically supervised weight loss, make an appointment with Dr. Joiner by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.