Weight Loss Specialist

Weymin  Hago, MD -  - Internist

Empire New York Medical Care PLLC

Weymin Hago, MD

Internist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

At Empire New York Medical Care, located in Midtown East, Dr. Hago helps patients from throughout New York City, New York, to lose weight and keep it off.

Weight Loss

What will a medically supervised weight loss program include?

Weight management treatment will employ several techniques and medical knowledge to help patients become healthier and manage their weight. Lifestyle changes and nutritional counseling will be the key to maintaining or losing weight. Dr. Hago helps his clients to learn healthier behaviors to eat nutrient dense whole foods and to exercise regularly. Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise is extremely crucial to keeping a healthy weight.

What are the Risks Associated Excessive Weight?

Being overweight may not seem like such a big issue but as pounds continue to compile they can contribute to health risks. Excessive weight and obesity can pose risks to your health, and in some cases, generate long-term problems including disease. Some of the problems you may face with being overweight include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar during pregnancy, high blood pressure, and increased risk for cesarean delivery (C-section)

How is weight actually lost?

To put it simply, in order to lose weight, a person must spend more energy than he or she consumes over a sustained period of time. On average a person must create a deficit of 3,500 calories to lose one pound. That deficit can be created by limiting intake or increasing the calories burned. Keeping up the changes to see that deficit can be challenging when losing weight at a safe and slow rate does not produce dramatic results. This is why a doctor monitored program can help. The doctor will make their best recommendations based on their knowledge about the patient, and with regular follow-up appointments, adjustments can be made if weight loss plateaus.

Accepted Health Insurance Plans

At Empire New York Medical Care, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Plan
Fidelis Care (NY)