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Primary Care for Weight Loss | St. Louis

In today’s world, it can be hard to maintain a healthy weight. We are all busy and may slip into poor diet and exercise habits. Add in underlying health issues, and weight loss becomes an uphill battle. At Link Primary Care, we believe that personalized primary care is the key to effective and sustainable weight loss. 

By focusing on education and lifestyle medicine, we help you address the root causes of weight gain and develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.

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Why Weight Loss Matters for Your Health

Carrying excess weight significantly increases the risk of developing various chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. When the body carries more weight than it can efficiently manage, it places undue stress on numerous systems. For example, excess fat, particularly visceral fat around the abdominal area, can lead to insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance makes it difficult for the body to regulate blood sugar levels, leading to chronic high blood sugar, which can cause severe damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart over time.

Heart disease is another critical concern linked to being overweight. Extra weight can raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels, both of which are significant risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The heart has to work harder to pump blood, which can lead to hypertrophy (thickening) of the heart muscle and eventually heart failure. Additionally, obesity is associated with inflammation and atherosclerosis (the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries), further increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Certain cancers are also more common in individuals who are overweight or obese. These include cancers of the breast, colon, endometrium (lining of the uterus), kidney, and esophagus. Fat tissue produces excess amounts of estrogen, which has been linked to an increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer. Moreover, obesity-related inflammation can contribute to DNA damage, which may lead to the development of cancer.

Dr. Davis says, “At Link Primary Care, we know that there is hope for everyone struggling with weight and weight-related issues. By combining the best evidence-based modern medicine andaddressing the whole patient and providing  personalized care, we empower our patients to achieve their health and wellness goals.”

Our Strategies for Natural Weight Loss

With a DPC membership, you’ll be able to discuss personalized weight loss strategies with your doctor. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight requires a holistic approach. Here are some key strategies that we may recommend as part of your wellness plan.

Proper nutrition is the cornerstone of any weight loss journey.  We discuss dietary plans that emphasize whole foods, balanced meals, and mindful eating. By understanding your unique needs and preferences, we help you make sustainable dietary changes that support weight loss and overall health.

Hormonal imbalances and thyroid issues can significantly impact your weight. Our physicians include appropriate testing for hormone levels and thyroid function to identify any imbalances. By addressing these issues through targeted treatments and lifestyle modifications, we help you achieve a more balanced metabolism, making weight loss more attainable.

Quality sleep and effective stress management are crucial for weight loss. Lack of sleep and high-stress levels can lead to weight gain by disrupting your metabolism and increasing cravings for unhealthy foods. We provide guidance on improving sleep hygiene and managing stress through techniques like mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation exercises.

For individuals with diabetes, managing blood sugar levels is vital for weight loss. Our comprehensive diabetes management program includes regular monitoring, medication management, and lifestyle interventions to help you control your diabetes and achieve a healthy weight.

Consistent monitoring and support are essential for long-term weight loss success. At Link Primary Care, we offer regular check-ins, progress tracking, and adjustments to your weight loss plan as needed. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring you stay on track and motivated.

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Concierge Medicine Gives You an Invested Partner in Your Weight Loss Process

Concierge medicine offers a personalized and proactive approach to weight loss that is unparalleled in its effectiveness. At Link Primary Care, our Direct Primary Care (DPC) membership ensures that you receive not only the medical expertise needed for weight management but also the comprehensive support system essential for success.

Our approach goes beyond typical weight loss programs by offering continuous access to your healthcare team, extended consultation times, and individualized care plans tailored to your specific needs. This means you won’t just receive a one-size-fits-all plan; instead, you’ll get a detailed roadmap designed to address your unique challenges, whether they involve nutrition, hormonal imbalances, or lifestyle changes.

Education is a cornerstone of our DPC membership. We believe that informed patients are empowered patients, which is why we prioritize teaching you about the underlying factors that contribute to weight gain and how to counteract them. Our goal is to arm you with the knowledge necessary to make sustainable, healthy choices in your daily life.

Encouragement is equally important in our weight loss programs. Our team of dedicated practitioners is truly invested in your success, providing constant motivation and celebrating your milestones along the way. We understand that the journey to weight loss can be difficult and filled with setbacks, but with our unwavering support, you’ll have the confidence to persevere.

Join Link Primary Care's DPC Membership Today

If you’re ready to take control of your weight and improve your health, Link Primary Care’s DPC membership is the perfect choice. With our comprehensive and personalized approach, you’ll have access to the resources and support you need to achieve lasting weight loss. You’ll also get access to everything else offered in our membership. From same-day appointments to specialist referrals, we have you covered.

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