Cornerstone Medical Associates
Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Smyrna, TN
The first step to reaching your wellness goals is maintaining a healthy weight. Olawumi O. Ayo Akatue, MD, and Richmond A. Akatue, MD, established Cornerstone Medical Associates in Smyrna, Tennessee, to provide their patients with all the resources required, including weight loss tools, that encourage a healthy lifestyle to protect their long-term wellbeing. To find help with weight loss, call Cornerstone Medical Associates, or schedule an appointment online today.
Weight Loss Q & A
Why is weight loss important?
Maintaining a healthy weight goes beyond your appearance; it directly affects your health.
Approximately 40% of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity is measured by your body mass index (BMI). If your BMI is 25 or higher, you’re overweight. When it reaches 30 or more, you’re considered obese.
When you have a high BMI, your risk of having numerous health complications increases, such as:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Depression and anxiety
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Stroke and heart disease
Being overweight and obese also increases your chances of developing several different types of cancers, especially of the gallbladder, prostate, liver, breast, and colon. Fortunately, you can see positive changes in your health almost immediately by losing as little as 10-20 pounds.
What are the benefits of a medical weight loss clinic?
It can be incredibly difficult trying to lose weight with long-term success, especially if you have a significant amount of weight to lose.
Dr. Olawumi O. Ayo Akatue and Dr. Richmond A. Akatue founded Cornerstone Medical Associates to provide compassionate and supportive healthcare focused on a whole-body approach to weight loss that can help you reach optimal health without the use of trendy diets.
Under your doctor’s guidance, you can rely on a personalized weight loss approach tailored to your specific health needs. Throughout the process, they also act as your coach, help keep you motivated, and work closely with you to ensure your weight loss goals and strategy are healthy and safe.
What can I expect from a medical weight loss clinic?
The first step of a medical weight loss plan is a comprehensive physical examination. During this appointment, your doctor discusses your overall wellness goals and reviews your general health.
Based on your health and weight loss goals, your doctor might recommend a variety of approaches, including:
- Exercise and diet plans
- FDA-approved medications
- Customized nutrition programs
During your weight loss journey, Dr. Olawumi O. Ayo Akatue and Dr. Richmond A. Akatue monitor your progress to ensure you achieve optimal results.
To learn more about working with a weight loss clinic, call Cornerstone Medical Associates, or schedule an appointment online today.