At River Place OB GYN, in West Austin, Texas Dr. John Thoppil and Dr. Rachel Shepherd understand the challenge of weight loss for women. Their medically supervised weight loss programs have helped countless patients reach and maintain their healthy target weight. River Place is know as the best OB GYN in Austin. Visit today!
Medically supervised weight management programs typically include regular meetings with a physician to monitor progress and talk about techniques, diet advice, and exercise levels. The regular appointments create a sense of accountability for the patients as well as providing additional medical support to ensure that the weight loss is healthy and sustainable. Dr. Thoppil will also ensure that the patient does not have any other medical conditions, which could affect her ability to lose weight. Lifestyle changes and nutritional counseling are the key elements to successful weight loss and maintenance. When the person is trying to lose a lot of weight, medications might be used to help jump-start the process. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet is crucial to weight loss and maintenance.
Those who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of developing serious health conditions and diseases. Some of the potential health concerns linked with being overweight include:
Despite the equation for weight loss being simple, managing weight is rarely an easy task. Many patients struggle with their weight due to a nutritional deficiency or underlying health issue that results in binge eating and poor food choices. Sometimes, food preferences or busy lifestyles interfere with complex or rigid diet plans that are designed for a general population. Dr. Thoppil offers medically supervised weight loss management programs that focus on the health of the whole patient, including a thorough evaluation and an assessment to determine if nutritional deficiencies or other issues are contributing to weight problems. Dr. Thoppil customizes weight loss plans to take food preferences and lifestyle issues into effect, creating a nutrition and exercise plan that focuses on the needs of the individual patient. This means patients are more able to stick with the plan and enjoy greater success compared to commercially available diet plans or trying to lose weight alone. Dr. Thoppil carefully monitors his patients so changes can be made as needed to support optimal health.
Here are just some of the insurances we accept. If you have a narrow network plan (POS, exchange, specific hospital, EPO, HMO) please confirm our network status. They do not always follow the full network benefits. To find out if your insurance is accepted, please check the insurance website or give our office a call.
"Dr. Thoppil has one of the best bedside manners of any doctor I've seen. He takes time with his patients and at no time have I ever felt rushed."
"Dr Thoppil is an amazing Doctor! I was very lucky to have my first child on his watch. With him and his great team you immediately feel comfortable and in good hands."