Gary D. Schwartz, MD, PC
Internal Medicine Physician located in Hackensack, NJ
If diets have failed you and you need help losing weight, rely on the experience of Gary D. Schwartz, MD. At his office in Hackensack, New Jersey, Dr. Schwartz offers supervised weight-loss programs that can help you easily and safely shed extra pounds. He customizes your weight-loss plan based on your unique medical background and helps you make the changes you need to your diet and routine to support long-term success. If you need a safe, effective weight-loss program, call the office of Gary D. Schwartz, MD, today or request a consultation online now.
Weight Loss Q & A
Why should I consider weight loss services?
Maintaining a healthy weight is essential for protecting your current and long-term health. Dr. Schwartz offers medically supervised weight-loss services to help you achieve a healthy body weight in a safe and effective manner.
Losing even 5-10% of your body weight can provide a variety of important health benefits and significantly reduce your risk for issues like:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Chronic joint pain
You should consider weight-loss services if you’re overweight or obese and aren’t able to lose excess weight on your own.
What can I expect during my initial weight-loss consultation?
During your consultation for weight loss, Dr. Schwartz spends time reviewing your personal and family health history, your existing health, and your lifestyle.
Dr. Schwartz performs a thorough physical exam to ensure you’re in good general health and may request certain screenings if you have existing health conditions. You may also need screenings if you have a family history of high cholesterol, diabetes, or other chronic diseases.
After your evaluation, Dr. Schwartz discusses your options for effective weight loss and provides the resources you need to start losing weight safely.
What’s involved in a weight-loss program?
Two of the most important areas of focus for a weight-loss program are what you do and what you eat. Dr. Schwartz can recommend a good exercise plan that takes into account your existing health and abilities. You should engage in exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and avoid long periods of sitting still.
Dr. Schwartz also works with you on your diet. He can suggest a meal plan to limit your calorie intake and help you incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. You can also learn tips for using portion control and making healthy eating choices at home, at work, and when you’re out to eat.
Through routine check-ups, Dr. Schwartz monitors your weight loss and holds you accountable for your efforts. As you begin losing weight, he can provide additional resources to help you keep it off for good.
To learn more about the benefits of medically supervised weight loss, call the office of Gary D. Schwartz, MD, or request a consultation online today.