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Medical Weight Loss

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Family Medicine of Florida

Family Medicine Practice located in Winter Park, FL

If you have weight loss goals in mind, you can save yourself from the potential health risks of a crash diet or shady product by opting for medical weight loss. Dedicated physician William C Leach, MD, provides personalized medical weight loss services at his offices in Winter Park, Florida. Schedule your consultation over the phone or online for evidence-based medical weight loss today.

Medical Weight Loss Q&A

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is an approach to losing weight that fits with your preferences and personal needs. You follow a customized plan that a physician creates for you based on your current lifestyle and health. 

Dr. Leach creates your plan after weighing you, discussing your goals, and evaluating you with a physical exam and possible other tests. While you follow your plan, he checks in with you regularly and can make changes if you need them. He helps you work toward your goals in a way that won’t compromise your health in the long term.

What should I expect during medical weight loss?

A typical medical weight loss plan involves evidence-based tactics to help you reduce the amount of fat your body retains and keep you from gaining weight. Your plan may involve a combination of:

Dietary changes

Your medical weight loss plan involves examining and altering your diet to promote better health and wellness. You may need to reduce certain food types while eating more of others, and you may need to reduce the overall number of calories you eat in a day. Dr. Leach teaches you strategies for managing your weight with a healthier diet. 


Regular exercise helps you burn more calories, which aids in weight loss. There are also considerable health benefits to exercise such as improved cardiovascular functioning.


Certain medications aid in healthy weight loss by reducing your appetite. You should only take them as prescribed by Dr. Leach. 

How long will it take me to reach my medical weight loss goals?

Each individual is different, and no two medical weight loss plans are exactly alike. This goes for the results too. While it’s nearly impossible to predict exactly how long it’ll take you to meet your goals through medical weight loss, you can be sure that you’ll reach them in a timely manner by following your plan closely and following up with Dr. Leach at regular appointments. 

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Dr. Leach can go over the many potential health and wellness benefits of medical weight loss with you. Losing weight with physician guidance can reduce your risk for:

  • Joint immobility and pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain cancers
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol

With medical weight loss, you can expect results that last for a long time because you learn the tools to maintain them. While it’s still possible to regain the weight if you fall back into old patterns, medical weight loss doesn’t promote short-term solutions. 

To schedule a medical weight loss consultation with the team at Family Medicine of Florida, reserve an appointment over the phone or online today.