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Weight Loss

Akachi Primary and Urgent Care

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Greenbelt, MD

Losing weight is no easy task, especially if you’ve had weight difficulties for a long time. Fortunately, Mercy Eseme-Efobi, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, Clement Efobi, PMHNP, MSN, MPH, and the team at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care in Greenbelt, Maryland, offer physician-supervised weight loss to be sure you’re losing weight in a healthy and effective manner. Contact the office with a phone call, or schedule your weight loss consultation online now.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is weight loss?

Weight loss is a slow and often complicated process that involves reducing the amount of fat on your body. While some people don’t tend to struggle to lose weight, others find little success, even after trying multiple strategies. 

The team at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care supports you through a personalized, physician-supervised weight loss plan. With physician supervision and planning, you can be sure that your weight loss attempts won’t compromise your health or produce results that are only temporary. Instead, you experience health and wellness benefits along with results you can maintain.

Physician-supervised weight loss might be a good option if you’ve already attempted to reduce your weight but either didn’t see results or regained the weight rapidly after you completed your program. It can also help you manage weight-related health conditions such as high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.

How do physician-supervised weight loss plans work?

Physician-supervised weight loss plans at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care are built according to your personal requirements and goals. Your weight loss plan begins with a detailed health assessment from your provider at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, when they review your health, perform a physical exam, and talk to you about your goals.

Your personalized plan includes components like:

Nutritional counseling

Your physician analyzes your diet and eating habits. They help you create and follow a healthy diet and consider healthy food replacements and alternatives.


Medications available for weight loss work by restricting your appetite or making you feel fuller earlier. You might also need to take medications for weight-related health conditions as part of your weight loss plan at Akachi Primary and Urgent Care. 

Lifestyle recommendations

Changing your lifestyle in some way may be necessary in helping you lose weight. Your physician might suggest getting more exercise, lowering your alcohol intake, or making other healthy changes. 

Will losing weight lower my health risks?

Losing even a modest amount of body fat decreases many health risks and offers improvements such as better mobility and stamina. Your physician assesses your health risks and current conditions during your initial visit to Akachi Primary and Urgent Care for weight loss. 

By following your treatment plan closely, you can manage or reduce your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Certain cancers

With regular visits to Akachi Primary and Urgent Care, the team monitors your weight and your overall health. You can see results on paper as you receive support in your weight loss process. 

If you’d like to book a consultation for physician-supervised weight loss, schedule online or call Akachi Primary and Urgent Care for an appointment now.