Weight Loss Clinic in Spring, TX
Weight loss expert Dr. Larry Richardson
We all know the usual advice given for weight loss, right? Eat less and exercise more. But it isn’t always so simple and easy, and that’s what the professionals here at Family Weight & Wellness Clinic and Medi-Spa understand well.
Weight loss and management expert Dr. Larry Richardson has dedicated his career to helping people just like you who struggle with excess weight. Having twice served as the president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Dr. Richardson has developed an advanced medical weight loss system that works for overweight children and adults.
Our holistic approach to weight management addresses both your physical and emotional needs for lasting results.
Our weight loss experts, including Dr. Richardson, will guide you along every step of your customized weight loss plan to get you to a healthier weight and lifestyle. Our holistic approach to weight management addresses your body as a whole, not one specific area or just one part of the equation. We address your physical needs as well as your emotional needs for lasting results.
Learn all about our weight loss programs for adults and children below.
Why Our Weight Loss Program Works
Dr. Richardson and his staff’s approach is not a quick fix approach like most fad diets or weight loss pills. Our physician-supervised nonsurgical methods of weight loss and weight control are healthy and effective, while producing sustainable results. Most importantly, you will learn how to permanently keep your weight off.
We take time to find out your specific needs and concerns as it relates to managing your weight, which will be addressed at your initial visit, along with a physical exam and testing. These tests are necessary to identify and address all factors that may be contributing to your excess weight.
You will learn how to implement new healthy behaviors including dietary modifications, exercise, and stress management, so you can understand and learn how you can make healthier choices.
How to Successfully Lose Weight
Your personalized weight loss program will address your specific medical issues, such as diabetes, hypertension, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or low thyroid, and how these conditions may be affecting your goals. We believe healthy weight management is achievable through long-term lifestyle changes in your diet and exercise.
In addition to lifestyle choices, weight gain can often be attributed to hormonal factors. If that’s the case with your situation, you’ll be glad to know that Family Weight & Wellness Clinic and Medi-Spa in Spring, Texas offers effective hormone therapy to help manage your weight.
A dietary plan and meal planning are a big part of achieving and maintaining your weight loss goals. We will advise you about vitamins and supplements, as well as the nutritional value of a healthy diet, helping you better understand how food affects your body.
Developing an exercise routine that you can live with and actively engage in is another important piece of the plan to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. You will also visit with our weight loss experts on a monthly basis. They will support you and guide you along your journey, as well as provide you with weight management resources so you continue learning.
What to Expect with our Weight Loss Program
One of the most common responses we hear from patients after their initial visit is, “I wish I had started this program sooner!” No matter where you are in your weight loss journey, there is no time like the present to begin. Don't let fear of the unknown keep you from beginning.
At your first visit, you will have a private consultation with a medical professional, along with a screening physical exam. You will undergo important data collection and evaluation such as vital signs, height and weight measurements, a body composition analysis, and an EKG to check your heart for some basic information. Blood work such as a complete blood count (CBC), platelets, chemistry, lipid panel, and thyroid panel will also be performed during this appointment.
The exam and tests are important to determine if there are any underlying medical conditions that could be causing or associated with your weight issue, which we find is most often the case. We will review your medical history and use your testing as a baseline in evaluating you for preexisting conditions and formulating your individualized treatment plan.
Your Weight Loss Management Program
At Family Weight & Wellness Clinic and Medi-Spa, your weight loss and subsequent weight management program is custom designed for you and by you, with guidance from our weight loss experts. Our team of professionals is here to help in any way we can, including dietary counseling, exercise recommendations, and mental wellness tips.
Dr. Richardson and his medical staff will regularly review your food diet and periodically perform health tests and screenings to monitor your progress and review your overall progress with you.
Weight Management for Children & Adolescents
Childhood weight is never a fun issue to discuss. However, it needs to be addressed and we commend you for looking into overweight and obesity treatments for your child.
Family Weight & Wellness Clinic and Medi-Spa provides the most innovative doctor-supervised dietary treatment and maintenance programs available for many children who require weight loss and management. Medical weight loss specialist Larry Richardson, MD has over 30 years of experience in the field of obesity medicine and weight management, having won numerous awards in his career in weight management.
We'll teach you how to implement new healthy behaviors to permanently keep your weight off.
There are many factors that can cause obesity in children. Our first step is to determine what those factors are through a comprehensive physical and blood work, including a complete blood count, along with thyroid and lipid panels.
Some of the factors could be medical contributing to your child’s inability to maintain a healthy weight could be medical, emotional, environmental or social. We take a holistic approach, treating physical as well as mental health aspects to weight loss and management.
Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Obesity
The long-term consequences of childhood obesity can lead to an adult life with a higher risk for cancers, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. Children who are overweight are also at greater risk for bone and joint issues, as well as cardiovascular problems. The doctors and staff at Family Weight & Wellness Clinic and Medi-spa can help stop this cycle, combining our years of experience with proven tools to build new lifestyle habits.
Lifelong Habits to Promote a Healthy Weight
The key to turning around childhood obesity is education in dietary choices, lifestyle changes, and the treatment of medical concerns contributing to excess weight. One of the many tools we can use is nutraceuticals, which are a healthy source of essential vitamins and minerals designed to naturally assist the body’s weight loss and maintenance efforts.
Meal planning is one of our most valuable tools to manage weight long term. Learning about food, including food prep and cooking, can be an enjoyable way for children to make healthier choices.
Exercise education will help your child learn to be more active in a safe manner. During our program, your child will receive personal attention and learn new behaviors to promote lifelong health habits.
At Family Weight & Wellness Clinic and Medi-Spa, we take pride in the personalized weight loss and management services we offer to help you and your family become healthier and happier. For a confidential visit with one of our certified weight loss experts, call our Spring, Texas weight loss clinic at (281) 292-2300 today or request an appointment online now.