Weight Loss

Tania Velez, MD -  - Family Medicine Physician

Velez Family Health

Tania Velez, MD

Family Medicine Physician & Integrative Medicine Provider located in Doctor Phillips, Orlando, FL

Are you losing and gaining the same 25 pounds over and over again? Do you need help getting off the weight loss roller coaster? Dr. Tania E. Velez at Velez Family Health in the Doctor Phillips area of Orlando, Florida, can help. At her patient-focused practice, she offers individualized treatment plans to help you lose the weight for good. Call the office or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are my options for weight loss?

As a family medicine practice that combines traditional medicine with evidence-based alternative treatments, Dr. Velez offers a number of treatment options to help you reach your weight loss goals, including:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Fitness and lifestyle management
  • Supplements
  • Prescription medication

Most importantly, Dr. Velez develops a plan specific to you. She knows how hard you struggle with your weight and wants you to succeed.

What type of diet and exercise plan is available?

Dr. Velez doesn’t offer a standard diet and exercise package. Instead, she develops a personalized plan based on your individual needs. When it comes to weight loss, no one plan fits all.

However, as a holistic practitioner, Dr. Velez encourages a balanced and healthy diet filled with a variety of nutritious foods, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and heart-healthy fats. She works with you to develop an eating plan and pattern that fits your personal tastes and schedule.

She recommends you get physical activity most days of the week and suggests types of exercises that fit your individual fitness needs. She may start you out slow on your fitness routine to help you build stamina and strength. Keeping fitness goals reasonable also helps keep you motivated.

Do you prescribe medication for weight loss?

Dr. Velez prescribes weight loss medication on an individualized basis. These types of medications are meant to assist in your efforts, not replace a healthy diet and exercise plan.

Weight loss prescription medications work by either suppressing your appetite or making it harder for your body to absorb fat. Examples of prescription weight loss medication include:

  • Orlistat
  • Lorcaserin
  • Phentermine-topiramate

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Losing weight does more than improve your self-image and self-esteem; it offers a number of health benefits, including:

  • Reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes
  • Lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Lessening joint and muscle pain

If you’d like personalized assistance with weight loss from a health care professional who not only has the skills and knowledge to help, but also the heart, call the office or book an appointment online.