Weight Loss

Urgent Care, Family Medicine, Primary Care Practice & Psychiatric Nurse Practioners located in Glenn Dale, MD
Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Glenn Dale, MD

Did you know that losing even 5-10% of your overall body mass can lower your blood pressure, reduce joint pain, and boost your energy levels if you carry excess weight? At Tru-Health Urgent Care in Glenn Dale, Maryland, Nelley Acheampong-Buadu, NP, Melissa Ramsey, FNP, and the team can help support healthy weight loss through nutritional counseling, exercise support, and other critical weight management services. Call the urgent care clinic today or schedule an appointment online for medically supervised weight loss support. 

Weight Loss Q & A

Should I consider medical weight loss?

Many adults struggle to lose weight on their own. Even if you follow the strictest diet and exercise regimen, excess weight can creep up on you and diminish your aesthetic confidence and overall health. 


While there is no surefire answer for the best time to seek professional weight loss counseling, the team at Tru-Health Urgent Care encourages you to reach out if you’ve tried losing weight on your own without lasting results. 


The team provides comprehensive, medically supervised guidance and support, as well as testing to determine whether an underlying condition is hindering your weight loss.

Why is weight loss important?

Excess weight isn’t only a cosmetic concern. Extra weight, particularly around your abdomen, increases your risk of several serious health problems, including:


  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Certain types of cancer (stomach, colorectal, etc.)


Along with medical conditions, being overweight impacts your energy levels, sleep quality, sexual function, and mental health. Losing even 1-2 pounds a week can result in long-term weight loss that improves your overall mental, physical, and emotional health.

What does medical weight loss include?

Medical weight loss is an individualized service that the team at Tru-Health Urgent Care offers patients struggling to maintain a healthy weight for their height. After thorough testing, the team may include the following in your personalized weight loss plan:


  • Nutritional counseling
  • Exercise support and guidance
  • Supplements
  • Mental health care
  • Regular check-ins
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Smoking cessation
  • Alcohol reduction


As you navigate the challenges of weight loss, your plan may change. The team works closely with you to help you reach new milestones and prevent weight loss plateaus. 

What can I expect from medical weight loss?

At your initial weight management consultation, the team reviews your medical history and asks questions about your diet and lifestyle. Next, they perform onsite testing to evaluate your hormone levels and determine whether you have any underlying medical conditions. Once they have your results, the team can customize your weight loss plan.


The team schedules regular check-ins to monitor your progress and keep you on track with your goals. They can make any necessary adjustments to support your needs.


Call Tru-Health Urgent Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about weight loss.