Weight Loss Specialist

Holding on to extra weight affects you physically and emotionally. You increase your risk of chronic conditions, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and simple things like playing with your grandkids or taking a short hike become a chore. Pure Medicine, with offices in Frisco and Dallas, Texas, offers lifestyle modifications and behavior retooling to help you manage your weight in a healthy manner. Dr. Jordan Pastorek and Dr. Daniel Mijares help analyze your diet and offer drug therapy for support when needed.

Weight Loss

Why is weight loss so important?

Losing weight greatly improves health markers. Drop even 5-10% of your current weight and you’ll see positive changes in your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. When you carry excess fat, it literally weighs you down and makes everyday activities difficult. Being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
  • Some cancers, including breast and colon
  • Joint problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression

Losing weight also makes everyday activities easier, such as going up the stairs or walking around the office.

How should I approach weight loss?

Losing weight can’t be a temporary fix. You need a lifelong strategy that keeps off the extra pounds so you look and feel healthy. Instead of recommending you simply cut calories or head to the gym, Pure Medicine helps you devise an eating and activity plan that matches your physical capabilities and lifestyle.

What can a doctor do that diets and exercise can’t?

While what you eat and drink are factors, sometimes an underlying endocrine condition interferes with your ability to lose weight. A full metabolic workup by the staff at Pure Medicine helps determine if you need medical assistance in losing the excess pounds. Dr. Mijares and Dr. Pastorek will sometimes prescribe FDA-approved medications, including Phentermine, Qsymia, Belviq, Contrave, and Saxenda if needed.

Will I be hungry?

Pure Medicine will work with you to create diets that fit your lifestyle, likes, and dislikes. Weight loss does require some dietary adjustments, but when you choose the right foods, you don’t have to feel deprived and hungry all the time. As medical professionals, Drs. Mijares and Pastorek understand your physical abilities and limitations, and thus design an exercise program at which you can succeed. Call the office today to learn more about weight loss.

Insurance Information

For questions regarding insurance, please call the office.

Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Care N' Care
Health Partners
Meritain Health
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
Texan Plus
United Healthcare

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