Weight Loss Treatment Specialist

Dr. Milton Chávez

Family Medicine & Pain & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

If you’re overweight or obese, you’re probably frustrated by your unsuccessful attempts to lose those extra pounds. At the office of Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, expert physician Dr. Chávez, experienced nurse practitioner Vanessa Flores, and a team of trained health professionals help you make the adjustments you need to attain and maintain a healthy, stable weight for life. Don’t waste your time with cookie-cutter internet fad diets; get individualized guidance and support at Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC. Call the friendly, knowledgeable staff at the office in Wicker Park, Chicago, to set up a weight-loss consultation or schedule an appointment online.

Weight Loss Treatment Q & A

What is weight-loss treatment?

Weight-loss treatment is a science-based approach to losing the extra pounds that put you at risk for a wide variety of serious health conditions and interfere with your self-esteem. Unlike cookie-cutter fad diets, weight-loss treatment is based on your individual needs, your lifestyle, and your stage of life.

Why haven’t I been able to lose weight on my own?

When most women, men, and teens try to lose weight on their own, they restrict calories by eating less food. Not only is that uncomfortable, but it also sends a signal to your body that you’re in danger of starvation. While you may indeed shed some pounds by eating less, as soon as you reach your goal weight and go back to normal eating habits, your body grabs onto every extra calorie and stores it as fat, in preparation for another “starvation” period.

That’s why your diet “works” for just a little while. Soon enough, you’re back to your original weight or heavier than you were when you started dieting. If you’ve had this kind of yo-yo experience with weight loss, it’s time for medically supervised weight loss instead.

What happens in weight-loss treatment?

Weight-loss treatment is custom-designed just for you. Your treatment starts with a comprehensive physical examination, a complete personal and family medical history, and a series of tests that establish your general level of health.

Based on the results, your practitioner designs a weight-loss program that addresses all of your needs. Some components of weight-loss treatment are:

  • Eating more vegetables and fruits
  • Cutting out sugar and processed foods
  • Adding nutritional supplements
  • Limiting alcohol and quitting smoking
  • Becoming more active
  • Improving sleep hygiene
  • Managing stress
  • Using medications to enhance fat burning

At Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, weight-loss treatment isn’t just another “diet.” It’s a completely new approach to how you eat and manage your day-to-day life. That’s why you’re supported at every step of the way by your health care provider.

What benefits can I expect from weight-loss treatment?

Weight-loss treatment doesn’t just improve your figure. It also gives you benefits such as:

  • More energy
  • Less risk for health conditions
  • Better sleep
  • Less joint pain
  • Increased overall health
  • Stable, healthy weight

To get the support and guidance you need to make a permanent change in your weight, contact the Chicago offices of Dr. Milton Chávez MD, SC, by phone or via the online form.