Start Your Year With a Medical Weight Loss Plan

Written By Fam Staff
Medically Reviewed By Dr. Adnan Maqsood


Family Urgent Care is one of the fastest-growing providers of urgent medical care and telehealth. We have 3 locations in the heart of Chicago and Schererville. No appointments are required, and most clinics are open seven days a week, to treat non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

Losing weight is a tough undertaking. Everyone’s body is different, and the multi-billion-dollar weight loss industry may leave you overwhelmed and without effective options. 

Asrar Sheik, MD, and Teofilo Vinluan, MD lead our staff of compassionate professionals at  Family Urgent Care in Chicago. For those who have had trouble losing weight, we offer the testing and guidance you need to reach your goal. 

This new year, consider the amazing benefits of finally being able to lose the weight that may have held you back from being active, taking full-length pictures, and being healthier overall. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what a medical weight loss plan is and why you might choose one.

What’s different about medical weight loss?

What’s most beneficial about medical weight loss is precisely what fad diets are lacking: personalization. 

First, when you come in for your appointment, we take a variety of information about your health and medical history, including: 

  • Your family history, or genetics
  • Your weight loss needs and goals
  • Any health concerns you may have
  • Your dietary concerns
  • Your physical ability

This helps your provider at Family Urgent Care get to know you and create a weight loss plan based on your medical history and any current medical issues. 

What’s most important to note about medical weight loss is that, unlike trendy diets, we take every point about your unique health history into consideration to design a custom plan that will help you lose weight, feel better, and manage or reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions. 

Part of this plan to help you lose excess weight is a comprehensive exercise plan, for which we take into account your ability and interests. In addition, we provide you with a special supplemental regimen that helps boost your body’s ability to burn fat, gives you more energy, and strengthens your immune system. 

Why would I need medical weight loss?

Most everyone knows that losing excess weight has a number of benefits, and it starts with a healthy, balanced diet. One of the earliest benefits of a better diet with exercise is deeper and better-quality sleep. You may find that you’re suffering from insomnia less often and are able to get up earlier, feeling refreshed. 

Medical weight loss is particularly beneficial for preventing or managing chronic conditions. One of the best things that you can do for yourself is maintain a healthy weight, particularly if you’re living with a metabolic disorder like diabetes or hypertension.  

A healthier weight is easier on your joints, cuts your cancer risk, calms your blood pressure, and can protect your longevity. Losing weight can be a confidence boost for those suffering from poor body issues, but it is also wise to seek additional counseling from your provider if you’re suffering from poor body image. Just as importantly, shedding excess weight can raise your energy and vitality, and can even motivate you to have a more active social life. 

Help! I need to lose weight. 

We’re more than happy to help. When you come in for your consultation, we take a full assessment and give you an exam. We’re here to offer effective support to help you through your weight loss refresh. When you’re ready to get started, call one of our offices in either Schererville, Indiana, or Chicago, or book online with us today.

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