Weight Loss Specialist

Empower Medical Center

Medical Center located in Lee’s Summit, MO

Reaching a healthy weight boosts so much more than your self-esteem. Physician Ashley Ascencio, DO, and the team at Empower Medical Center create customized medical weight loss programs for adults in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. To learn how you can get started on the path to your best health, call or book an appointment online for a weight loss consultation today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does weight loss affect my health?

Being overweight or obese is a major health challenge. Numerous studies show that obesity increases your risk for a multitude of medical problems, including heart disease and diabetes. One of the less-discussed effects of carrying excess body weight is the stress on your joints.

Every pound of body weight that you lose takes four pounds of pressure off your knees. So, losing as little as 10 pounds provides 40 pounds of relief from knee pain. Fat tissue also releases inflammatory chemicals in your body, so reducing fat decreases pain and inflammation in your joints.

What is medical weight loss?

When it comes to achieving a healthy weight, Dr. Ascencio and the team at Empower Medical Center know that there are more important metrics than the numbers on the scale. They create customized medical weight loss programs that may include:

  • Nutrition consultations
  • One-on-one guidance
  • A diet and supplement package
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Body composition analysis

Weight loss is a struggle for many people, but the specialists at Empower Medical Center have the resources and expertise to help you succeed. Depending on your needs, they may prescribe appetite suppressants to help you overcome weight loss challenges. They monitor you throughout your journey to make sure you lose weight safely.

What should I expect from a medical weight loss program?

No two bodies are exactly alike, which is why the team at Empower Medical Center creates individualized weight loss programs tailored to your unique biology and lifestyle. Your customized program emphasizes total wellness and complete nutrition. There’s no starving or excessive exercising involved!

During your one-on-one meeting, your weight loss specialist develops a nutrition and exercise program just for you. They may also recommend in-office vitamin B12 injections, which stimulate fat-burning and weight loss. Vitamin B12 plays a crucial role in many metabolic and hormonal functions, including fat loss.

The team at Empower Medical Center has helped many patients reach their weight loss goals. To take the first step toward your personal transformation, call or book an appointment online for a weight loss consultation today.