Weight Management Specialist

Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care

James Y. Lee, DO

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Woodstock, GA

More than 60% of men and women in Georgia are overweight or obese. James Y. Lee, DO, and his team at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care in Woodstock, Georgia, offer a weight-management program utilizing a number of tools, including appetite suppressants and the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) diet, to help you lose the weight and keep it off. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Weight Management Q & A

What is a weight-management program?

The weight-management program at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care is a physician-supervised weight-loss plan designed specifically for you. Dr. Lee knows that one diet doesn’t work for all and takes your lifestyle, gender, health, and weight goals into consideration when developing a personalized weight-loss plan for you. 

What is the hCG diet?

The hCG diet is a physician-supervised weight-loss plan that utilizes hormone injections and a special diet to help you lose weight quickly. The injections consist of hCG hormones, which women produce during pregnancy. When administered for weight loss, these injections may help speed up fat metabolism and suppress your appetite.

In addition to the injections, you also follow a very strict diet that limits your daily caloric intake to 500 calories a day. Your food choices on the hCG diet include:

  • Low-carbohydrate vegetables
  • Lean sources of protein
  • Melba toast or breadsticks
  • Unsweetened tea or coffee
  • Grapefruits, apples, oranges, or strawberries

When following the diet plan, it’s recommended that you only eat twice a day. Due to the caloric restrictions, you should only follow the hCG diet for eight weeks, unless Dr. Lee suggests otherwise.

What tools are available to help me lose weight?

The team at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care offer a number of tools to help you succeed in your weight loss. In addition to a specialized diet and lifestyle plan, Dr. Lee and his team may also recommend:

  • Appetite suppressants
  • Fat-burning injections

Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care also offers treatments for cellulite.

What are the benefits of weight loss?

The primary focus at Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care is wellness so you can live a healthy, happy, and long life. Obesity is a major risk factor for many chronic illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease, which is why the family medical practice specializes in weight management. 

In addition to reducing your risk of chronic illness, losing weight may also:

  • Improve your blood pressure and blood sugar
  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Reduce stress on joints for pain relief
  • Improve sleep
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence

You can enjoy many of these health benefits even by losing as little as 5% of your current weight.

To get help managing your weight, call Woodstock Family Practice & Urgent Care today, or schedule an appointment online.