If you’ve tried multiple diets with little success, physician-supervised medical weight loss might offer a better path toward your goals. Rachel Chastanet, MD, of Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics has helped many men and women from in and around Chesapeake, Virginia, achieve and sustain significant weight loss. Put those skills to work for you today by setting up your visit online or over the phone.
Physician-supervised medical weight loss is a weight loss approach backed by science. Dr. Chastanet brings three decades of experience as an internist to her practice and is passionate about guiding patients through their weight loss journey.
As the name implies, this approach provides physician guidance. That means your health remains the central focus from the moment you enter the office through your maintenance phase.
Dr. Chastanet, as a board certified obesity specialist, can help you develop a high protein, low carbohydrate diet that aligns with your lifestyle. While the initial detoxification diet is very restrictive of carbohydrates, the goal is to embrace a healthier way of life that is sustainable over the long term. There is no need to purchase expensive supplements or packaged food, nor do we encourage obsessive calorie counting, or food tracking.
Your initial visit will take two to three full hours. You’ll share the details of your personal and family health history, including your previous diet efforts, and undergo a physical examination. This information helps the doctor know the right course to take in crafting your customized weight loss program.
During each subsequent visit, you’ll receive education on health topics relevant to your care. That information empowers you to take ownership of your own weight loss path. Your team is here to support and assist you as needed, but the ultimate goal is for you to take the reins and sustain a healthy weight on your own.
In certain circumstances, weight loss medications can play a role in your journey. Dr. Chastanet and her staff are trained and experienced in the use of medications to help you lose weight, and they understand which current medications may be hindering your progress.
Phentermine, Lomaira®, Contrave®, Belviq®, Saxenda®, and Qsymia® are among the medications available. These tools are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Dr. Chastanet looks at your current health and your health history to find the right match for your needs. It sometimes takes a process of trial and error to determine your best option.
Once you’ve reached your goal weight, Chesapeake Weight Loss & Aesthetics offers a number of treatments that can refine the contours of your body and address loose or sagging skin. These treatments can help you feel great about how you look, which is an important part of your success story.
If physician-supervised medical weight loss sounds like something you’d like to try, please start by watching Dr. Chastanet’s Medical Weight Loss Seminar and then call or stop by the office to set up your appointment. Unfortunately, medical weight loss is not available for on-line booking due to the complexity of insurance coverage and the personalized nature of the visits.