Weight Management

Anthony G. Avitabile, DO -  - Family Medicine

RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC

Anthony G. Avitabile, DO

Family Medicine located in Chattanooga, TN

Roughly one-third of American adults have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30, which puts them in the obese range. Since being overweight or obese drastically increases your risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and many other serious issues, RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC, provides personalized weight management care in Chattanooga, Tennessee. No matter how little or how much weight you have to lose, Dr. Anthony Avitabile can help. Use the online booking tool or call to set up your weight management appointment.

Weight Management Q & A

Why is weight loss important?

Losing weight is one of the best things you can do for your self-confidence and overall energy level. Even a moderate drop in weight can help you feel better about yourself and give you the motivation you need to keep going. But weight loss is also important to your overall health. Losing weight can:

  • Reduce your cholesterol
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Improve your sleep quality
  • Decrease your risk of chronic disease, including heart disease
  • Lower your chances of developing certain cancers

Because weight loss has several health benefits, it’s never too late to get started. Dr. Avitabile is your go-to provider for helping you drop the excess pounds and keep them off — for good.

What is weight management?

RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC, provides collaborative weight management solutions in which you work with Dr. Avitabile, who can help you stay on track. Not only do you receive the education you need to lose and maintain your weight, Dr. Avitabile runs labs to evaluate your health and determine if you have any underlying issues that may be inhibiting your progress.

Though your weight management plan is tailored to your unique needs, it’s common for treatments to include at least a couple of the following options:

  • Exercise planning
  • Diet and nutrition counseling
  • Clinical-grade dietary supplements
  • FDA-approved weight loss medications
  • Vitamin B-12 and fat-burning injections

Weight management plans from RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC, also incorporate lifestyle changes. Dr. Avitabile teaches you how to include more physical activity into your daily routine and how to make healthier lifestyle choices. Being equipped with this knowledge allows you to make better choices for you and every member of your family.

How much can I lose with medical weight management?

Dr. Avitabile cares for patients from all walks of life. If you’re looking to drop those 10 pounds that have always stuck around, need to lose that baby weight, or have developed severe conditions because of being obese, the compassionate providers can help. 

Once you start your diet and exercise plan and begin incorporating any prescribed medications, you should experience gradual weight loss week after week. Losing 1-2 pounds a week is common, but you can also trim as much as five pounds or more each week. 

Dr. Avitabile at RiverCity Family Medicine, PLLC, can help you reach and manage your optimal weight. Find out more by booking a weight management appointment either online or over the phone today.

Individual results may vary. 

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