There’s one thing that’s certain about weight loss: It’s a challenge to successfully lose and maintain a healthy weight. Cutting calories and exercising are essential, but sometimes it’s not enough. That’s why Toni Harrison, MD, ABAARM, FAARM, at Incredible Health offers a medical weight loss program. With Dr. Harrison’s medical support, guidance, and the motivation that comes from being accountable, you can reach your weight loss goals. To learn more about medical weight loss, call the office in Paradise Valley, Arizona, or book an appointment online. We are happy to serve our patients in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, AZ.
Medical Weight Loss Q&A
What health risks do I face when I’m overweight?
Fat cells do more than store excess calories in the form of fat. They also serve as an endocrine organ, releasing hormones that regulate your metabolism and influence systems throughout your body. As a result, being overweight leads to problems such as:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Fatty liver disease
- Kidney disease
Carrying extra weight also places extreme stress on your muscles, bones, and especially your knee joints. Your risk for knee osteoarthritis significantly increases as you gain weight.
What are the benefits of medical weight loss?
A customized medical weight loss program offers more than diet plans and exercise regimens. At Incredible Health, you’ll benefit from a comprehensive medical approach that incorporates many strategies to support your weight loss and meet your specific needs.
In addition to a customized weight loss plan, your program may include one or more of the following:
- Cardiac risk assessment
- Chronic disease risk assessment
- Thyroid therapy
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Seca® body composition analysis
- Nutrition and exercise coaching
- Liver and gut detoxification
- Vitamin supplementation
Your program begins with a comprehensive medical evaluation, including blood tests for hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and other biomarkers. Dr. Harrison and a trained wellness coordinator continue to work closely with you, monitoring your ongoing health and weight loss progress.
What is Seca® body composition analysis?
The cutting-edge Seca mBCA 514 performs bioelectrical impedance analysis. During the noninvasive procedure, your fat mass, fat-free mass, total body water, extracellular water, and skeletal muscle mass are analyzed in 17 seconds.
Professional athletes often come to Incredible Health for a Seca analysis so they can gain in-depth information and determine the amount of fat in specific body areas.
What kind of medical weight loss treatments will I receive?
Dr. Harrison may recommend one of several specialized treatments, depending on your overall health and weight loss goals. Two treatments often used to accelerate weight loss include:
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone normally produced during pregnancy. When you follow a low-calorie diet and take hCG injections, the hormone can boost weight loss by promoting fat burning while decreasing your appetite.
Fat burning injections
Fat burning injections, also called MIC injections, contain methionine, inositol, and choline. Dr. Harrison may also inject vitamin B12 separately or include it in your MIC injection. Vitamin B12 increases your metabolic rate and boosts your energy, while the other active ingredients help metabolize fat.
If you’re ready to reach your target weight with the support of medical weight loss, click on the online booking tab or call Incredible Health.