Medical Weight Loss

At Northway Medical Associates, we believe that your health is your most valuable asset. We are committed to helping our patients stay healthy by helping diagnose conditions through some of the most advanced medical practices in Fulton and Baldwinsville, NY.

Quite possibly the most important step to becoming healthy is staying fit. However, for many people this a hard feat to accomplish. To help overcome this, Dr. Saini and our highly trained medical professionals provide medical weight loss in Fulton and Baldwinsville NY. Our medical weight loss guidance is provided in a welcoming and relaxing environment, so every patient feels at ease when going through our medical weight loss program. As each person is different, we tailor our medical weight loss programs to fit each patient. That way, we can help you meet your specific goals and needs.

Our Approach to Medical Weight Loss In Fulton NY

When it comes to medical weight loss, we like to take a “less is more” approach. Many studies have shown that aggressive weight loss plans that get quick results are not sustainable and have adverse medical side effects in the long run. Going back and forth from one restrictive diet to another can do irreversible damage to your digestive system and other critical systems in your body. Our medical weight loss plan, on the other hand, takes a more sensible approach. Trained physicians conduct our highly efficient weight loss programs with FDA approved medications, nutrient supplements, and a diet tailored to your specific needs. We also provide our patients with liquid diet options as well to help suppress appetite. With your dedication and our medical expertise, you will be on the right track towards healthy living and a successful weight loss program in Fulton, NY.

No matter your reason for coming into our Fulton NY family doctor and internist office, our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of medical care possible. As we work together to fight obesity, we will also work on your self-esteem and help you find balance and comfort in your life. We believe that to sustain a healthy physique, you must treat the cause of overeating as well.

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 your weight and height ratio. 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:

  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Skin infections
  • Joint pain/arthritis
  • Gallstones
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • 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 at Your Local Fulton NY Family Doctor!

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 sustainably improve your quality of life  If you are ready to begin medical weight loss or are looking for a family doctor in Baldwinsville and Fulton, NY, please contact our office today. We are here for all your medical needs including, physicals, blood testing, pulmonary function testing and more. We hope to see you soon! Contact us to schedule your appointment today!