Medical weight loss is not surgery or diet pills. It is weight management based on medical scientific evidence that targets the root causes of obesity and weight gain.
Medical weight loss is designed to help any individual with his or her specific weight loss goals, whether to lose 100 pounds or those last stubborn 5-10 pounds. It is though especially beneficial for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher because it can reduce the risk of other serious medical conditions.
The Millennium Med Center for Medical Weight Loss offers 5 distinct and comprehensive program options, tailored to the individual needs by the medical team led by Dr. Maria O’Brien, MD, a board-certified family doctor with over 30 years experience.
Every relationship at CMWL begins with a consultation, an independent evaluation of your health, medications and prior diet and weight loss programs you may have tried. The doctor will analyze your metabolic rate and your body composition of water, muscle, and fat. Based on these measurements, the doctor will be able to help you chose a plan and accurately predict the maximum amount of weight you will be able to lose safely over a specific period of time.* The goal is to make sure you lose fat while maintaining your muscle, water, and metabolic rate.
At the end of your visit, you’ll have a plan personalized just for you, and you’ll be ready to embark on your journey.
Once you chose to start one of our programs, your journey will start with a complete health evaluation, including an electro-cardiogram, a review of your recent blood work, adjustment or administration of new medications or supplements.
Each weekly session with the doctor or the nurse practitioner involves a metabolic analysis, a special dietary component, a one-on-one counseling component and an exercise component.
Behavioral Counseling is at the core of what we do, and it is a fact supported by countless studies. In order to achieve a lifelong healthy weight you must engage in behaviors that promote weight loss and maintenance. That’s why we created our personalized behavioral counseling system, which forms the foundation of any CMWL plan you follow. We customize a behavioral plan using our library of 45 behavioral modules across 9 different categories. At each visit, the one-on-one counseling will help you learn valuable insights into how to approach your daily life to maintain the weight loss.
As you begin to lose weight, not only will you feel better about your appearance, but you will feel much more energetic and your well being and health will improve as illustrated by an increase in energy and stamina, reduction in blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and markers of inflammation.
Once your goal is achieved, the medical team will design a maintenance program that will make it easier for you to keep the weight off in the future, will monitor your progress, support and continue to educate you.
At Millennium Med Center for Medical Weight Loss, you will not find magic, but you will build a precious relationship with your provider and find yourself healthier, fitter and more spiritually happy than ever before.**
Patients with BMI over 30 lost 11% of their weight in 12 weeks using meal replacement combined with behavioral counseling (American Journal of Medicine, June ‘12). You can be one of them! Just call 860-436-9947 TODAY to set up your consultation!