Weight Management Specialist

Terry L Franklin, M.D. -  - Primary Care

Terry L Franklin, M.D.

Primary Care & Functional Medicine Conveniently Located in Downtown Monterey, CA

Most people try to lose weight many times, often falling into an ongoing and frustrating cycle of weight loss quickly followed by regaining the pounds. It may help to know that your chances of success are better when you have the support of a weight management program such as Terry L. Franklin, MD, in Monterey, California, provides. The team offers ongoing emotional, mental, and physical support, providing the motivation and services you need to reach your goals. To learn more about the benefits of weight management, call or book an appointment online today.

Weight Management Q & A

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Any time you consume more calories than your body uses, the extra calories are turned into fat and stored in adipose cells. These cells do more than simply hold fat, however.

Fat cells are metabolically active, producing an array of biochemicals and hormones that cause inflammation and other health problems throughout your body.

The more fat you store, the more of these damaging substances end up in your bloodstream, eventually causing chronic health problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Chronic back and joint pain
  • Breast, endometrial, and colon cancers

Being overweight also significantly increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis.

How can weight management help me lose weight?

The weight management program of Terry L. Franklin, MD, offers a range of services that meet your individual goals using proven methods to help you achieve and maintain your ideal weight.

You receive a thorough medical evaluation before starting your program to be sure you don’t have a hormonal imbalance or other health conditions that may affect your weight management plan. The team also provides ongoing medical support to ensure you stay healthy and energetic while you lose weight.

Of all the services available, however, one of the most important benefits of weight management from Terry L. Franklin, MD, is this: You gain a compassionate team dedicated to supporting your emotional needs and motivating you when you hit an inevitable bump in the road.

What services might I receive during weight management?

With a focus on holistic care, the Terry L. Franklin, MD, team considers your medical history, diet and weight loss history, personal goals, and overall health. Then they create a weight loss plan you can stick with for the long haul. 

The services you receive include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Individualized dietary evaluations
  • Nutritional education and meal planning
  • Customized exercise plans
  • Detoxification
  • Stress management
  • Endocrine balancing
  • Vitamin Injections
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Weight loss medications
  • Natural supplements and nutraceuticals

Terry L. Franklin, MD, provides the help you need to make great lifestyle changes that allow you to continue on the path of health and wellness.

If you need help losing weight once and for all, call or book an appointment online today with Terry L. Franklin, MD.