Obesity

Elise M. Brett, MD, PC

Endocrinologist & Diabetes Specialist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Over 71% of Americans are overweight or obese, putting their health at risk. At Elise M. Brett, MD, PC, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Brett, a board-certified and fellowship-trained endocrinologist, provides testing to identify barriers to weight loss as well as customized weight loss plans to help you reach your goals. If you need help losing weight and restoring your health, call the New York City office or schedule a consultation online today.

Obesity Q & A

How does obesity affect my health?

Obesity has a pervasive negative effect on your health and well-being. It’s a contributing factor to a wide range of health conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Respiratory infections and disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Bone and joint damage
  • Arthritis

Obesity also contributes to several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and blood and bone marrow cancers.

Obesity interferes with your ability to complete day-to-day activities and can contribute to depression and anxiety. Also, if you’ve tried to lose weight on your own and failed, you may develop self-esteem problems.

What should I expect during treatment for obesity?

Dr. Brett takes a clinical approach to assessing and treating obesity. You begin with a comprehensive exam and testing.

She looks for signs of hormonal imbalances and other health issues that could interfere with your ability to lose weight. For example, hypothyroidism contributes to weight gain and can make it challenging to lose weight on your own.

After your assessment, Dr. Brett creates a customized plan to help you lose weight and keep it off. In addition to prescribing medication and treatments to address underlying issues that interfere with weight loss, she can prescribe weight loss medication if you have a BMI of 27 or more or are suffering from weight-related health problems.

Dr. Brett also works with a registered dietician who offers dietary counseling. They work with you to implement a customized meal plan that includes food you enjoy and all the nutrients your body needs, while also creating a consistent calorie deficit.

What are the benefits of medically supervised weight loss?

Medically supervised weight loss provides a variety of benefits that help you reach your goals. You have regular appointments with Dr. Brett to monitor.

These appointments keep you accountable and motivated. They also provide an opportunity for Dr. Brett to adjust your plan as needed to maintain your weight loss.

Working with a doctor to lose weight also ensures that any underlying problems are identified and addressed. Dr. Brett provides insight into your specific weight loss needs, including individual caloric needs, vitamin and nutrient needs, and more.

If you’re struggling with obesity, call Elise M. Brett, MD, PC, or make an appointment online today to start your weight loss journey.