Weight Management Specialist

Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc.

Family Medicine & Board Certified Family Medicine Physicians located in Sherman Oaks, CA

Being overweight puts you at risk of health problems, drains your energy, and might make you feel self-conscious. At Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. in Sherman Oaks, California, board-certified family medicine physician Donna Cashdan, DO, and her team offer weight management solutions to help you reach your goal weight safely and effectively. Schedule an appointment by calling the office or booking online to get started today.

Weight Management Q & A

What is weight management?

Weight management at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. includes medically supervised weight loss for people of all ages, including teenagers. Seeking weight loss help from a qualified provider is one of the best ways to reach your goal weight safely and keep excess weight off for good. 

What are the benefits of healthy weight management?

Some of the many benefits you can experience with medical weight loss at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. include:

  • A lower risk of chronic diseases
  • Safe, effective weight loss
  • Increased self-esteem
  • A better quality of life
  • Custom meal plans
  • Hormone therapy
  • Prescription medications as needed

The team monitors your overall health during weight management appointments. They can help you manage illnesses or chronic diseases during your weight loss journey.

Is medical weight management right for me?

If you’re overweight or obese and haven’t had success with past weight loss attempts, medical weight loss with Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. might be right for you. Medically supervised weight loss is often more effective than trying to drop excess weight on your own.

What should I expect during my appointment?

When you arrive at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc., for a weight management appointment, you’re greeted by friendly staff members. They weigh you, check your vital signs, and review your medical history. 

The team completes a physical examination and discusses any symptoms you have. They may suggest you undergo blood tests, urine tests,  an EKG, or other diagnostic testing to detect or rule out specific medical issues.

Your family medicine specialist asks about usual eating patterns and exercise habits. They help you develop a customized meal plan and exercise regimen to help you lose weight. Your provider might recommend taking medications, trying hormone therapy, or undergoing other treatments to optimize your weight loss and overall health.

When should I schedule weight management appointments?

Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. lets you know how often to schedule follow-up weight management appointments to give you the best chance of success. It might initially be once weekly, tapering off over time. 

Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. offers telemedicine appointments for added patient convenience.

Don’t settle for weighing more than you’d like when effective weight management solutions are within reach at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. Schedule an appointment by phone or book a weight loss consultation online today.