Weight Loss Specialist

Westchester Women’s Medical Healthcare

OBGYNs located in Mount Vernon, NY & Spring Valley, NY

Excess body weight poses serious and concerning health risks. If you’re struggling to lose the weight, OB/GYN and weight loss specialist Sheila D. Pongnon, MD, and Arlie Massillon, PA, provide effective and personalized weight management programs to assist you in achieving a healthy weight at Westchester Women’s Medical Healthcare. The knowledgeable team is fully aware that successful weight management encompasses nutritional counseling, stress management, medications, and other personalized methods. Book your consultation or call either office in Mount Vernon or Spring Valley, New York, today.

Weight Loss

What is weight loss?

Weight loss or weight management usually refers to a weight loss plan or program that’s created, monitored, and supported by a qualified medical weight loss specialist like Dr. Pongnon.

With medical weight management, you have regularly scheduled visits and your provider carefully monitors your progress and your overall health.

What does weight management involve?

Your personalized weight management program starts with an in-depth consultation and evaluation involving any necessary tests, such as a hormone panel and a review of your medical history.

The Westchester Women’s Medical Healthcare team merges successful weight loss methods, such as:

  • Regular one-on-one sessions
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone
  • Frequent body measurement and weight analysis
  • Lifestyle changes, such as a nutrition program, stress management, and regular exercise
  • Vitamins and other supplements
  • Medications when necessary

Innovative screening and testing methods allow your provider to check for diseases or disorders that might have caused or occurred due to your increased weight. 

Your provider takes time to help you understand the fundamental needs of your body so you can manage your weight in healthy, sustainable, and practical ways.

When medications are necessary, your provider carefully monitors your health. Professionally monitored prescription medication is far more effective and safer than taking over-the-counter pills.

What is nutritional counseling?

Nutritional counseling is a truly pivotal part of your weight loss journey that involves professional guidance on how you can optimize your nutrition.

The right nutrient-dense foods can restore nutritional deficiencies and help promote weight loss as opposed to fat storage. Healthier eating can also help with hormonal imbalances.

What is HCG? 

Westchester Women’s Medical Healthcare also offers the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone for weight loss. 

Your body’s natural production of this hormone typically drops sharply in your 20s. Supplementing this growth hormone can be helpful for obesity, muscle mass, and bone mineral content. 

In women who are pregnant, HCG is produced in higher quantities, so it’s often considered a pregnancy-related hormone. 

With weight loss, for select time periods (usually 23-43 days), HCG is used carefully under medical supervision. 

HCG acts as an appetite suppressant and helps your body use your own stored fat deposits for energy and nutrition. Most people see an average weight loss of between half a pound to one pound daily for the length of the HCG weight loss program.

Banish the bulge for good and book your weight management consultation or schedule an appointment online today.

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