Weight Loss

Allen Lawrence, MD, MA, PhD -  - Integrative Medicine Physician

Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness

Allen Lawrence, MD, MA, PhD

Integrative Medicine Physician & Preventative Medicine Specialist located in Thousand Oaks, CA

More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight, but losing weight isn’t easy. Carrying extra pounds puts you at increased risk for a variety of serious health conditions. However, with a weight-loss program at Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness, you aren’t alone. Allen Lawrence, MD, MA, PhD, offers personalized weight-loss programs for men and women in Thousand Oaks, California, and the neighboring communities who want to live healthier lives. To learn more about medically supervised weight loss, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is a medical weight-loss program?

A medical weight-loss management program is a holistic approach to losing weight that takes every aspect of your health into account.

Medical weight-loss programs often include nutrition plans, exercise plans, physical therapy, behavioral therapy, and more. Instead of focusing on one part of wellness, medical weight loss addresses diet, exercise, and other aspects of wellness to help you lose weight.

Where many diet and exercise plans fail, medical weight-loss management is customized to fit your body and lifestyle. It’s a personalized plan to help you lose weight, complete with support from a team of experts.

At Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness, Dr. Lawrence addresses both common and uncommon causes of weight gain, from diet and activity level to injury and chronic illness.

Is a medical weight-loss program right for me?

Dr. Lawrence provides a personalized weight-loss plan and support for every patient. When developing your plan, he evaluates your medical history and goals to set you up for success.

Taking into account factors such as diet, lifestyle, chronic health conditions, and any allergies, he gives you the knowledge you need to lose weight and keep it off.

Medical weight loss is different because it’s unique to you. Dr. Lawrence helps you understand why you may have struggled to lose weight in the past, and gives you the resources to be successful in the long term.

Your medical weight-loss plan is a strategy that’s developed for your needs and goals — it isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Dr. Lawrence provides education and support along the way to help ensure lasting results.

Once you achieve your target weight, you can continue with Dr. Lawrence’s support. He offers weight-loss maintenance programs to help you keep your healthy weight and stick to the lifestyle changes you’ve made.

Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?

Obesity is a very serious health condition. More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and carrying extra pounds can significantly impact your health.

Your body mass index (BMI) is a medical measurement of your weight, and it’s a good indication of your overall health. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 indicates that you’re at a healthy weight for your height. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 indicates that you’re overweight, and a BMI above 30 indicates obesity.

Obesity can make it harder to enjoy your life and even significantly shorten your lifespan. People that are obese are more likely to suffer from other chronic health conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Joint problems

If you’ve ever tried to diet and exercise but haven’t seen successful weight loss, it’s time to try medically supervised weight-loss management. For a customized weight-loss plan and the support you need to drop those unhealthy pounds once and for all, request a consultation at Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness online or by phone today.