Durham is home to Duke University, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, and many other major employers, making it a center of commerce in North Carolina. Residents have access to high-quality medical care, top-ranked colleges and universities, and some of the best cultural attractions in the state. The city is also home to LifeStyle Medical Center (LMC), a Durham weight loss clinic serving residents of Durham County, Wake County, and Orange County.
Personalized Weight-Management Services
There is no single diet and exercise program that works for everyone who needs to lose weight. At LifeStyle Medical Center, we understand the need for personalized attention and ongoing support. We use an evidence-based approach to weight loss, which means we pay attention to current research and use only the methods that have been proven to help people lose weight.
Your Durham registered dietitian will ask you about your lifestyle and gather as much information as possible about your medical history before making any weight-loss recommendations. If you have ongoing medical problems, working with a Registered Dietitian can help you keep your symptoms under control and prevent the disease from causing serious complications.
Health Benefits of Weight Loss
Most people try to lose weight because they want to look better in their clothes. They want to buy smaller sizes or feel comfortable wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts on hot days. However, improving your appearance is just one of the many benefits of losing weight. The most important benefits of weight loss are related to your health.
Excess weight makes it hard to take a deep breath, walk up several flights of stairs, or enjoy physical activity. Excess weight and obesity also increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. If you have any of these conditions, working with a Durham registered dietitian can help you take control of your health and get more enjoyment out of life.
Customized Weight-Loss Plans
We gather as much information about your health as possible before determining the best ways for you to lose weight. In addition to performing blood tests, we also offer the following services:
- Nutrition counseling
- Health screenings
- Medical treatment for chronic health problems
- Lifestyle assessments
- Exercise plans
- Medication suggestions, if appropriate
Our convenient location on McFarland Drive makes it easy to access the weight-management services you need. If you work nearby, schedule an appointment during lunch. We also offer appointments later in the day if you can’t make it to our office during work hours.
Weight Management at LMC
At LifeStyle Medical Center, our staff members are committed to providing ongoing support and encouragement. We also keep your primary care provider informed about your progress so your medical record is always up to date. Not only will you work with a registered Durham dietitian, you’ll also work with physicians and medical assistants who are dedicated to helping you change your life.
Convenient Payment Arrangements
We gladly accept most major health plans, but we also work with self-pay patients. If you are enrolled in a health plan, we’ll find out how many visits are covered and help you maximize the benefits available to you. At this time, LifeStyle Medical Center is in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Blue Value, Aetna and Coventry (excluding Duke plans). For self-pay patients, we publish our rates right on our website, so you never have to wonder how much a visit will cost. If one of our staff members feels additional tests would be helpful in developing your customized weight-management plan, we will only perform these tests with your approval.
We are committed to helping you reach your weight-loss goals. Our promise is to collaborate with you and give you personalized attention every time you visit or call our office.