Losing weight isn't always as simple as moving more and eating less. Sometimes, those extra pounds don't disappear no matter how diligently you follow a particular diet. If you're frustrated by your lack of progress, it may make sense to visit a doctor who can help you explore approaches that will actually work for you. Southfield, MI, physician Dr. Antoine Geffrard of RMS Consultations offers rehabilitation and health maintenance services that can help you manage your weight.
How can a health maintenance appointment in Southfield help me?
Primary care doctors who accept medical insurance typically have tight schedules and may only be able to allot 10 or 15 minutes to each patient. If you've been struggling to lose weight, you've probably tried multiple weight loss plans. Unfortunately, it's often impossible to discuss your entire weight loss history during a 10-minute appointment. Although your doctor might wish he could spend more time with you, other patients are waiting for him. He may only be able to throw out a few suggestions -- exercise at least 30 minutes a day, or try this popular weight loss plan.
Although these suggestions may help other patients, they won't necessarily address your needs. A consultation with a doctor who has extensive health maintenance expertise may be the answer. The doctor can spend more time with you because he doesn't have a patient quota to fill or insurance company requirements to meet. He'll spend as much time as needed to get to know you and gain an understanding of the issues that have contributed to your weight gain. He'll never cut you off just as you're explaining why a particular weight loss plan didn't work for you. At the end of the appointment, he'll offer specific suggestions that will help you maintain or lose weight, not general advice that could apply to anyone.
During your consultation, your doctor will discuss:
- Your History: He'll ask about medical conditions and illnesses, prior surgeries and the medications you take.
- Your Lifestyle: Your Southfield doctor will want to know about the type of work you do, your family, hobbies, and the things that cause stress and anxiety in your life.
- Your Weight Loss History: Information about the approaches you've tried, the food you eat, your exercise routine, and your weight loss triumphs and failures can help your doctor identify the issues that prevent you from losing weight.
Whether you need to lose weight or need a little help with rehabilitation after an accident or injury, RMS Consultations in Southfield, MI, can help. Call Dr. Geffrard at (248) 663-5353 to schedule an appointment.