Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Prohealth Physical Medicine

Chiropractors & Physical Medicine located in Studio City, CA

Time and time again, health research shows that people are more successful at losing weight and keeping it off when they have ongoing professional support. Whether you just want to shed a few excess pounds, or you’re looking to drop a significant percentage of your bodyweight, Dr. Robert Gonzalez and the team of experts at ProHealth Physical Medicine in Studio City, Los Angeles are here. They've created a safe, efficient, and effective medical weight-loss program designed to help you meet your goals.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight?

While many people make the decision to lose weight because they’d like to look better, feel better, or just fit into a smaller pair of pants, there’s little doubt that the best reason for losing weight is your long-term health and wellness.

Throughout the world, excess body fat has become a critical health crisis. In the United States, that crisis has reached something of a tipping point: About seven out of ten Americans are overweight, and more than half those individuals qualify as obese (having a BMI score greater than 30). Carrying excess fat is a complex health issue that can sap your energy, put extra strain on your joints, and drastically increase your risk of many serious health consequences, including:

  • Developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer
  • Having unhealthy blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having a heart attack or stroke
  • Developing sleep apnea or breathing problems
  • Becoming depressed or developing anxiety
  • Experiencing chronic pain or difficulty with physical functioning


What is medical weight loss?

You only need to lose 5 to 10% of your body weight to substantially reduce your risk of developing the serious health conditions associated with being overweight. Because the ProHealth team wants to ensure your success the first time around, they offer a comprehensive and customized medical approach to weight loss that’s designed to give you the specific resources, tools, and support that you need to achieve long-term results.

The Synergy Medical Weight Loss program combines physical activity, calorie restriction, proper nutrition, and psychological support, along with proven medical therapies, including FDA-approved prescription weight-loss medications and medical-grade nutritional supplements, when appropriate. The experts at ProHealth Physical Medicine are passionate about helping patients reach their weight loss goals and improve their overall health and wellbeing.


What can I expect?

After an initial, one-on-one consultation to identify your target weight as well as any medical concerns, the team at ProHealth Physical Medicine will work with you to develop a customized, medically-appropriate plan designed to get you to your goal safely and efficiently. Depending on your needs, the program may include prescription appetite control medication or high-quality supplements to ensure you're meeting your body's nutritional needs during calorie restriction.

As they track your progress, the team will offer expert advice and gentle motivation to help you reach your goals. By the time you reach your target weight, you will have developed the skills you need to keep the weight off for life.