Weight Loss Specialist

Jana HealthCare

Laila Farhat, MD

Internist & Obesity Medicine Specialist located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Losing weight is difficult, but it doesn’t have to come at the expense of your happiness and dignity. At Jana HealthCare in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, internist and weight loss specialist Laila Farhat, MD, offers medical weight loss coaching and counseling to help you lose weight and keep it off. If you’re uncomfortable with your size or just want to live a healthier lifestyle, don’t hesitate to call the New York City clinic or book your weight loss consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss important?

If you’re overweight or obese, losing weight improves your health in many ways. Even if you’re not yet overweight, you can benefit from making the same changes to your lifestyle to become healthier in general. 

Losing weight reduces your risk of:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart problems
  • Stroke
  • Some types of cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis

In addition to helping ward off diseases and chronic conditions, weight loss can improve your mental health and well-being. Many patients who recently lost weight report improvements in their:

  • Confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Social life
  • Sex life
  • Mobility

In short, you can do more without the extra weight than you could with it. However, losing weight is much easier said than done on your own. With Dr. Farhat’s help, you can develop a weight loss plan that works and is easy to follow.

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is perhaps the most effective weight loss method available. With medical weight loss, you get a personalized treatment plan and have access to the expertise of a physician. 

At Jana HealthCare, Dr. Farhat is certified in obesity medicine and works alongside a nutritionist to guide you to a healthier weight.

Medical weight loss is unique because it focuses on lifestyle changes that lead you to long term health. The goal is to change your perspective on health so you can keep the weight off after you lose it.

What is included in my weight loss program?

The Jana HealthCare team works with you closely to create a Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL) program with you. 

Your treatment plan begins with a 45 minute consultation analyzing your body composition and a discussion of your weight, your medical history, and the goals you’d like to reach during treatment. Your plan may include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • A diet plan (e.g. ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting)
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Prescribed appetite suppressant medications
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) pills or injections with a low calorie diet
  • One-on-one counseling with your providers

The team monitors your progress regularly with in-office appointments and remote visits, taking note of your progress at each step. If they need to adjust your plan to set you up for success, they can do so when they see the need.

Carrying extra weight on your body creates more health issues than you may realize. Don’t hesitate to call Jana HealthCare for a personalized CMWL weight loss plan or book your consultation online today.