Excess weight and weight gain are chronic medical conditions that can result from a variety of underlying factors including genetics, hormonal imbalance, and metabolic conditions. If you are unable to lose weight or are looking to start your medical weight loss program, regular virtual appointments with Dr. Hughes can help you identify your biological hurdles. Together, you can create the weight loss plan that works best for your lifestyle which can include medications, nutrition analysis, physical activity, and behavioral change.
Nutrition For Medical Weight Loss
Medical nutrition therapy is a treatment for people who are overweight or suffer from certain health conditions. With DirectMD Virtual Primary Care, you and Dr. Hughes will partner to create a nutrition plan made just for you. Throughout the program, you will be asked to track and analyze your eating habits. With proper nutrition and progress tracking, you can expect realistic weight loss results.
How To Get Started With Weight Loss?
If you are just starting your journey, your first step is to speak with Dr. Hughes about your current challenges and your goals. A healthy diet and regular exercise are a regular part of every weight loss plan, however, if you have preexisting conditions stopping you from performing common recommended activities, Dr. Hughes can help you find a program that works for you. There’s no “one size fits all” solution to weight loss. Instead, we believe the best plan is the one that fits your lifestyle.
When is Medical Weight Loss Necessary?
If you are severely obese or are simply looking for a healthier way to lose weight, medical weight loss may be the answer. The goal of medical weight loss is to build healthier habits that will last a lifetime including better nutrition, regular exercise, and avoidance of other unhealthy habits. Although weight loss may seem less important than other conditions, obesity increases your chances of many health problems and complications including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Liver disease
- Lung diseases
- Certain cancers
How to get started with DirectMD Virtual Primary Care weight loss?
If you are using DirectMD Virtual Primary Care for the first time, you may be wondering what to expect. You will need a computer or mobile device with a webcam and internet connection. You will sign on to the virtual appointment where you and Dr. Hughes will able able to speak to each other as if he were in the room.
Before your first visit, you will be asked to provide some information about yourself including your name, date of birth, and medical history. During your appointment, Dr. Hughes will ask you some questions about your lifestyle, medical conditions, and concerns. He may also order tests or prescribe medication as needed. At the end of your visit, Dr. Hughes will update the online patient records in order to track treatment progress with every visit. Any prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for easy pickup or an online pharmacy with shipping services.
How Much Does DirectMD Virtual Primary Care Cost?
Your Direct Care Membership grants you access to all of your primary care needs with Dr. Hughes. The membership monthly cost is a minimal $70 per month.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are interested in enjoying the benefits and convenience of DirectMD Virtual Primary Care telemedicine, you can sign up by clicking on the Subscribe Today button at the top of the page & completing the contact form. Or, if you have questions before you get started, feel free to contact us via phone at 682-540-4824 or email at email@example.com.