Marina Village Medicine
Medical Clinics located in Alameda, CA
Just over 70% of adults in the United States are classified as overweight or obese. If you’ve tried weight loss in the past and failed, don’t give up just yet. At Marina Village Medicine in Alameda, California, Jagmohan Khaira, MD and the experienced medical team offer a weight loss program with proven success that helps get the excess weight off and keep it off long term. To learn more or give this medically-supervised weight loss program a try, call Marina Village Medicine today or book an appointment online if you live in Alameda, Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, San Leandro, Castro Valley, or Hayward.
Weight Loss Q & A
What is overweight and obesity?
Being overweight means your body mass index (BMI) is greater than 24.9. A BMI of 30 or higher defines obesity. To calculate your BMI:
- Multiply your weight in pounds by 703
- Divide that number by your height in inches
- Divide by your height in inches again
The amount of body fat vs muscle you have is important because muscle weighs more than fat, and may place you in the overweight category if you’re very muscular.
What are the risk factors for overweight and obesity?
Numerous factors increase your risk of overweight and obesity, such as:
- Genetic factors
- Lack of physical activity
- Poor dietary habits
- Sleep deprivation
- Emotional stress
- Hormone imbalance
- Taking certain medications
After a thorough consultation, your doctor lets you know if a medical condition contributes to being overweight, counsels you on healthy lifestyle habits, and refers you to the Marina Village Medicine weight loss program if you’re a good candidate for it.
How can I lose excess weight?
The Marina Village Medicine weight loss program centers around you consider your lifestyle and goals, and helps you achieve long-term success.
Don’t let past diet failures prevent you from achieving your goal weight. Call Marina Village Medicine for a weight loss consultation or use the online scheduler today.
Is this covered by my insurance?
Unfortunately, most insurances do not cover weight loss and for this reason we do not bill insurance companies. Our program is cash pay.