Doctor Supervised Weight Loss

Doctor Supervised Weight Loss in Naperville, Plainfield, and Joliet, IL

Embarking on a weight loss journey can be overwhelming, but with the guidance and support of a healthcare professional, it can become a manageable and successful endeavor. Doctor-supervised weight loss, also known as medically supervised weight loss, offers a structured and personalized approach to achieving sustainable weight loss goals. Dr. Anjali Kher, Dr. Mary Callahan, Dr. Maureen DelaCruz, and Dr. Sanjay Pethkar at Suburban Healthcare Associates in Naperville, Plainfield, and Joliet, IL, can explain what medically supervised weight loss is and how it could benefit your life.

Losing Weight With Supervision

Doctor-supervised weight loss involves a comprehensive approach to weight management under the guidance of your family medicine doctor. This approach combines personalized assessment, evidence-based interventions, regular monitoring, and ongoing support to address individual needs and promote long-term success.

During your first consultation with your doctor, there are several things you can come to expect. This includes:

  • A thorough review of your medical history
  • Physical examination and measurements
  • Discussion about weight loss goals, lifestyle factors, and any medical concerns
  • Personalized weight loss plan development
  • Education about lifestyle changes
  • Scheduling follow-up appointments to monitor progress

Doctor-supervised weight loss programs may incorporate various strategies, including:

  • Nutritional counseling and meal planning
  • Exercise prescription and fitness guidance
  • Behavior modification techniques
  • Prescription medications for weight management
  • Meal replacements or supplements
  • Discussion about bariatric surgery

Doctor-supervised weight loss programs can be effective in helping you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. These programs often offer structured support, accountability, and evidence-based interventions that can increase the likelihood of success compared to attempting weight loss independently. In some cases, prescription medications may be recommended as part of a doctor-supervised weight loss program to aid in appetite control, reduce food intake, or enhance metabolism.

The type of medication needed will depend on what issues need to be controlled and your overall health. Some medications that your doctor may recommend could include:

  • Semaglutide (Wegovy and Oxempic)
  • Phentermine
  • Qsymia (Phentermine/topiramate)
  • Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine)
  • Contrave (Naltrexone/Bupropion)
  • Xenical (Orlistat)
  • Topiramate
  • Phendimetrazine

Doctor-supervised weight loss can give you guidance and support on your weight loss journey. You can also gain the feeling of accountability knowing that you aren’t doing this alone. You can also learn about the unhealthy lifestyle habits you may currently maintain and how changes can benefit your life.

There are many questions you might have for your doctor before starting this process. You may want to ask what the most suitable approach might be for you, how often follow-up appointments may be, and how potential weight loss medications may interact with current medications you might be taking.

Contact Your Family Medicine Doctor Today

Find out how you can reach your weight loss goals with some assistance. Contact Dr. Anjali Kher, Dr. Mary Callahan, Dr. Maureen DelaCruz, and Dr. Sanjay Pethkar at Suburban Healthcare Associates at (331) 253-5583 for Naperville, IL, (815) 240-0670 for Plainfield, IL, and (815) 240-0661 for Joliet, IL, to learn about doctor-supervised weight loss and how it could help you.

Our Locations

Naperville Location


2776 Forgue Drive, Suite 100,
Naperville, IL 60564

Joliet Location


1421 Essington Rd.,
Joliet, IL 60585

Plainfield Location


13415 Illinois Rte 59,
Plainfield, IL 60585