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Preventative Healthcare services offered in Floral Park, NY & Jackson Heights, NY

Being overweight or obese increases your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Millions of Americans attempt to lose weight every year, but many struggle to keep it off. At Floral Park Medical, P.C., and Cross Island Medical Himanshu Pandya, MD, and the team offer medical assistance for weight loss. When it comes to weight loss, you don’t have to do it all on your own. Call the office in the Jackson Heights or Floral Park neighborhood of Queens, New York, or book your weight loss consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss hard?

Weight loss is hard because so many factors affect your weight. Most weight loss programs focus on diet and exercise. Though both are important parts of any good weight loss program, diet and exercise may not be enough to help you lose the weight and keep it off.

Many factors affect your weight, including:

  • Genetics
  • Medical history
  • Medications
  • Cultural habits
  • Age
  • Where you live and work
  • Sleep habits
  • Stress

At Floral Park Medical, P.C., Dr. Pandya takes an individualized approach to health and weight loss. He understands the factors that affect weight and customizes a plan that addresses these issues so you can reach your weight goals. 

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Weight loss benefits your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Floral Park Medical, P.C. and Cross Island Medical are primary care practices that focuses on wellness and preventive health care. Your weight is a risk factor for many chronic health conditions that affect adults. 

Weight loss may prevent onset of these chronic health conditions and improve your quality of life. Losing as little as 5% of your current weight may help:

  • Lower your blood sugar or blood pressure
  • Decrease high cholesterol
  • Ease joint pain
  • Improve sleep
  • Lower your risk of developing diabetes or heart disease

Weight loss may also improve your mood and ease any symptoms of depression or anxiety. 

What can I expect with weight loss help?

You can expect attentive care from the team at Floral Park Medical, P.C., and Cross Island Medical when you come in for help with weight loss. Before making any specific recommendations, Dr. Pandya conducts a comprehensive history and physical. 

He asks detailed questions about your daily routine, including your work schedule, eating habits, and exercise routine. Dr. Pandya also asks about your weight and the barriers you feel prevent you from reaching your weight goals.

Dr. Pandya may run lab tests to screen for health conditions that may affect your weight. He then designs your weight loss plan, which might include:

  • Healthy eating plan
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Prescription weight loss medication
  • Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy
  • Behavioral counseling

The team has you return to the office so they can check your health parameters and provide guidance to help you stay on track.

Weight loss is a process and Dr. Pandya and the team at our offices. provide the ongoing support, guidance, and help you need to reach and maintain your goals. 

Call our offices, or schedule your weight loss consultation online today.