Weight Loss Specialist

Family Medicine of Boca Raton

Board Certified Family Medicine located in Boca Raton, FL

Most adults in the United States are classified as overweight or obese. If you haven’t had success dieting in the past but would like to drop weight and reduce disease risks, William Mazzei, MD, and Vanessa Martin, ARNP, can help. At Family Medicine of Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Florida, they offer medical weight loss to help you reach your goal weight. Schedule a weight loss consultation over the phone or online to learn more.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss at Family Medicine of Boca Raton uses lifestyle strategies, meal plans, and medical treatments to help you achieve and maintain your ideal body weight. Having motivational support and structured plans developed by medical professionals increases your chance of weight loss success.


What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Some of the many benefits associated with medical weight loss at Family Medicine of Boca Raton include:

  • Lower risk of chronic diseases
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Reduced blood sugar
  • A smaller waist size
  • More energy
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Motivational support
  • A better chance of weight loss success
  • Medical intervention during weight loss
  • Chronic disease management


Your Family Medicine of Boca Raton provider treats health conditions that may hinder weight loss, such as low testosterone, low estrogen, or hypothyroidism. They also help you manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and other chronic conditions during your weight loss journey.


What happens during medical weight loss?

During medical weight loss appointments at Family Medicine of Boca Raton, your provider weighs you and checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. They complete a physical examination and use blood tests to check for chronic disease risk factors, hormone imbalance, and nutrient deficiencies.

Your weight loss specialist develops customized weight loss meal plans that fit your unique needs, lifestyle, and preferences. They treat medical conditions you may have using medications, lifestyle changes, hormone replacement therapy, or dietary supplements.

You attend routine weight loss appointments at Family Medicine of Boca Raton weekly or monthly, so your provider can make sure your weight loss plan is working. They can adjust it as needed to help you achieve the most desirable results.


How long does weight loss take?

Your weight loss program can last several weeks or months, depending on how much weight you’d like to lose. Expect to lose about two to five pounds weekly, initially. Once you reach your goal weight, Family Medicine of Boca Raton providers help you maintain your weight long-term.

Don’t live with being overweight or with the chronic disease risk factors associated with obesity. Schedule a medical weight loss consultation with Family Medicine of Boca Raton by phone or online today.