Weight Loss

Michelle Sturdivant, NP -  - Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Healthworx Family Clinic

Michelle Sturdivant, NP

Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner located in Edmond, OK

Over 70% of Americans are overweight or obese in the United States. At Healthworx Family Clinic in Edmond, Oklahoma, Michelle Sturdivant, NP, offers medical weight loss assistance to improve your overall health and self-esteem. No insurance? No problem! This family medicine clinic offers affordable cash-pay pricing for patients without insurance and is open late on Tuesday evenings for added convenience. Call to learn more or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss involves a medically supervised weight loss program with Michelle at Healthworx Family Clinic. Many people who try weight loss on their own do not lose weight or gain the weight back over time. Having a provider keep you accountable, treat medical conditions that hinder weight loss, and prescribe weight loss medications increases your chance of success.

How much weight can I lose?

Expect to lose about 1-5 pounds weekly during medical weight loss with Michelle. A good goal is to drop 1-2 pounds each week, but if you’re at risk of an obesity-related medication condition, she might recommend you follow a very low-calorie diet containing 500-800 calories per day to lose 3-5 pounds per week.

What should I expect during medical weight loss?

During a medical weight loss appointment at Healthworx Family Clinic, Michelle reviews your medical history, completes a physical exam, and might order lab or imaging tests to screen you for medical conditions associated with weight gain. Examples include thyroid disorders and hormone imbalances. Your personalized weight loss treatment plan might include:

Medications

Michelle might suggest you take medications that increase metabolism, improve your mood, or decrease your appetite. If you have a chronic health condition requiring treatment, such as high blood pressure, thyroid problems, or diabetes, she prescribes medications that help manage your disease.

Nutritional supplements

Taking nutritional supplements, such as multivitamins or meal replacement shakes, helps prevent nutrient deficiencies during weight loss – especially if you’re following a very low-calorie diet. Meal replacement shakes help you stick to a lower calorie intake without feeling deprived or hungry.

Weight loss meal plans

Michelle helps you plan nutritious weight loss meals and menus. She lets you know which foods to eat and how to portion food. Increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, and other high-fiber foods and reduce or eliminate refined grains, added sugars, and alcohol.

Custom exercise programs

Exercise enhances weight loss and keeps your metabolism high. Michelle advises you about which workouts are best during your weight loss journey.

Don’t let being overweight make you self-conscious or lead to dangerous obesity-related health problems. Call Healthworx Family Clinic for a weight loss consultation today or use the online scheduler.