Primary Care Physician in Fulton, NY
As a premier primary care physician serving the Fulton & Baldwinsville, NY areas, Northway Medical Associates is proud to provide a wide variety of physical care services to our patients. Our team of expert doctors focuses on providing personalized, individualized care, creating treatments and prevention plans that help keep our patients healthy while taking into account the realities of their lifestyles. As a part of our commitment to the health of our patients, we proudly offer medical weight loss treatment. While it's not right for everyone, medical weight loss can be a life-changing process for many patients – and the doctors at Northway Medical Associates are here to provide compassionate, effective care that suits your needs.
Do I Need Medical Weight Loss Treatment?
Medical weight loss can be a powerful treatment for many patients, but it's not right for everyone. For some patients, we may recommend a more generalized approach like nutrition counseling, but for others, we may opt for medical weight loss and continued weight loss management.
The patients who benefit most from medical weight loss are those with obesity. Obesity is a medical condition defined by your body mass index, which is a measurement of how much of your body's weight is composed of fat. We diagnose obesity by measuring BMI and looking at many other factors.
Your Baldwinsville physician will look at the relationship between your height and weight as well as use specialized tools to determine your BMI, which will then indicate your medical weight classification. BMI numbers indicate the following:
- Less than 18.5% = underweight
- 18.5% – 24.9% = normal weight
- 25% - 29.9% = overweight
- 30% or higher = obese
Why Is Obesity a Problem?
Obesity is a systemic condition, affecting a broad range of other health outcomes. Obese patients have an increased risk of developing many other health problems, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Skin infections
- Joint pain/arthritis
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart disease
- Reproductive problems
But the risks don't stop with physical health problems – obesity can also impact your social and emotional life as well. Unfortunately, issues like teasing and discrimination – even subconsciously – can negatively affect a patient with obesity's self-esteem, body image, and mental health. In many cases, medical weight management can help patients reach a healthier body weight, improving both their physical and psychological health.
How Can Medical Weight Management Help Me?
Achieving a healthier weight provides a vast improvement in almost every aspect of your quality of life, and many of our medical weight loss patients report transformative changes from treatment.
Our medical weight management program is overseen by our expert, highly-qualified physician Dr. Rajeev Saini. A specialist in bariatric medicine, Dr. Saini is not only a seasoned expert in medical weight loss but also a Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, making him a uniquely qualified physician for medical weight loss in the greater Fulton & Baldwinsville area.
Dr. Saini will work with you to help you make sustainable, healthy changes to your lifestyle, creating a diet and exercise plan that helps you achieve a healthy weight while also setting achievable goals. Over the course of your treatment, you'll be able to achieve a healthy and sustainable weight, allowing you not only to treat obesity but also to maintain your new weight for a lifetime.
Schedule an Appointment for Medical Weight Loss Today!
If you're struggling with obesity, there's no reason to do it on your own. The expert physicians at Northway Medical Associates will work with you on an individualized level, taking a compassionate, realistic approach to your medical weight management. With time, dedication, and proper medical weight management, we'll help you achieve a healthy weight and improve your quality of life sustainable. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!