Weight Loss Specialist

Primary Care Associates of Maryland

Family Medicine & Geriatrics located in Frederick, MD & Clarksburg, MD

Losing a few pounds of body fat can boost your energy, ease joint pain, and lower your risk of developing life-threatening health complications like stroke and heart disease. At Primary Care Associates of Maryland, with two locations in Frederick and another in Clarksburg, Maryland, Praveen Bolarum, MD, and the skilled team can create a custom treatment plan to help you lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way. Book your medical weight loss consultation by phone or online at any of the three Primary Care Associates of Maryland locations today.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does weight loss work?

With so many weight loss strategies out there, it isn’t always easy to find one that works. At Primary Care Associates of Maryland, you can lose weight with help, guidance, and monitoring from a doctor. After a physical exam and a discussion of your goals, the team creates a custom weight loss plan just for you. It may include:

A diet program

The team designs a custom diet for you that keeps you satiated while helping you shed pounds.

An exercise program

The team helps you learn to exercise regularly. They give you suggestions based on your current level of fitness and abilities.

Motivational coaching

During your weight loss plan, you’ll attend regular appointments at Primary Care Associates of Maryland for coaching and motivation from the team. 

Medications

The team may prescribe you medications that aid your weight loss. Medications like appetite suppressants or pills that limit the amount of dietary fat you absorb work well alongside a healthy diet and exercise regimen. 

Hormone therapy

Taking hormones as part of your weight loss plan can help regulate your metabolism and prevent you from accumulating body fat. 

How does weight loss make me healthier?

Losing body fat helps prevent and ease many chronic conditions linked to obesity and being overweight. As you go through your weight loss program at Primary Care Associates of Maryland, your risk of getting these conditions lowers:


  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain
  • Certain types of cancer


Additionally, losing weight can benefit your mental health. You might experience a boost in confidence leading to a richer social life or more success at work. Losing weight can also give you more energy and less stress. 

Is weight loss right for me?

You might be a candidate for medical weight loss at Primary Care Associates of Maryland if you are overweight or obese. In deciding whether medical weight loss is right for you, your provider assesses your weight, height, and body composition. 


If your weight is within a normal range for someone of your age, height, and gender, weight loss is not necessary. However, the team can still help you learn to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits that can benefit anyone.


To find out more about medical weight loss and get started on your own personalized plan, call Primary Care Associates of Maryland, or request an appointment online today.