Weight Management Specialist

Munoz Urgent Care

Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Anaheim, CA

Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight are the cornerstones to preventing chronic disease and living a long healthy life. Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or 50 pounds — or more — top family practitioner Joseph Munoz, MD, and his caring team at Munoz Urgent Care can help. They carefully monitor your health and provide weight control counseling in their Anaheim, California, clinic. Book your exam online, or call the office directly.

Weight Management Q & A

Why do I need to lose weight?

Losing weight can certainly make you look and feel good. But deeper down, weight loss is vital for your overall health. Even a moderate weight reduction of just 5-10% of your excess body weight can reduce your risk of developing, or even help improve the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression or anxiety
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke

Weight control could provide some relief from pain-causing issues, like osteoarthritis, too. Shedding pounds can even lower your risk of developing certain types of cancers, including colorectal cancers. No matter what, remember that it’s never too late to get started on your weight loss journey.

Which weight control treatment is most effective?

Dr. Munoz and the specialized practitioners at Munoz Urgent Care are truly your personal weight loss cheerleaders. The team wants to help you lose weight and improve your quality of life through a personalized and tailored weight control plan.

Rather than providing a one-size-fits-all weight control treatment, the team gets to know you as a whole person and works with you to find the best possible weight control solutions. You may benefit from:

  • FDA-approved prescription weight loss medications
  • Customized dietary and nutrition plans
  • Dietary supplements
  • B-12 injections
  • Regular weigh-ins

Plus, because the practitioners at Munoz Urgent Care offer full laboratory services, they can order blood tests to see if any underlying issues — like hormonal fluctuations — may be inhibiting your weight loss. If needed, they can treat any related medical conditions to help you reach your weight goals.

How much weight can I lose?

Weight loss should be a slow and gradual process where you learn to develop healthy eating and exercise habits that will stick with you for life. Your focus should be on dropping 1-2 pounds per week, or about 8-10 pounds per month. If you can stick with these small goals, you can easily reach a much bigger goal in the future.

Learn more about how the team at Munoz Urgent Care can help you achieve your weight loss goals by scheduling an evaluation. You can either book online or over the phone.

* Individual results may vary.