Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Temecula Medical Group

Concierge Primary Care & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Temecula, CA

Losing weight may seem like a daunting undertaking, but it can be a straightforward process with the right kind of help and support. Richard Rawson, DO, and the team at Temecula Medical Group know that people are often more successful at losing weight and keeping it off when they have professional guidance. Dr. Rawson is a concierge primary care physician offering tailored fee-for-service treatments and is in-network with most PPO patients. To find out how a medically supervised weight loss plan can help you, call the office in Temecula, California, or click online to schedule an appointment today.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What are the risks of being overweight?

More people than ever before are finding it challenging to maintain a healthy body weight. In the United States alone, more than 93 million people — two in five adults — are obese, meaning they have a body mass index (BMI) score of 30 or higher.

Being overweight increases your chances of developing hypertension, high cholesterol, and unhealthy triglyceride levels, all of which boost your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It also makes you more likely to develop a more serious chronic illness like:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Breast or liver cancer

Fortunately, you can drastically reduce your risk of chronic disease simply by losing 5-10% of your total body weight.

How does medical weight loss work?

The team at Temecula Medical Group takes a comprehensive approach to weight loss that gives you the specific resources, strategies, and support you need to lose weight as efficiently and sustainably as possible.

Their program focuses on proven strategies that help you defeat the habits that stand in the way of weight loss as you cultivate healthier lifestyle patterns that support your weight loss goals. 

Your customized program includes a comprehensive medical exam and health assessment, detailed nutritional advice and meal plans, and a practical and structured exercise plan.

Why are diet and exercise so important?

Without a doubt, the essential elements of sustainable weight loss are proper nutrition and exercise:

Nutrition

Proper nutrition means eating wholesome foods, restricting processed foods, and avoiding added sugars whenever possible. Dr. Rawson and his experienced team help patients navigate roadblocks in their dietary habits so that they can successfully sustainably adopt healthy eating habits.

Exercise

Regular exercise doesn't just help you burn calories and shed pounds — it also enables you to build your strength, flexibility, mobility, and endurance. Active people are also more likely to sleep better at night, feel energized throughout the day, and steer clear of unhealthy food cravings. You can receive guidance about exercise that's appropriate for you with a medical weight loss plan.

To learn more about medical weight loss or schedule a visit, call the Temecula Medical Group office or book an appointment online today.