Weight Loss Specialist

Leo Kao, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Lakewood Ranch Health

Leo Kao, MD

Primary Care Physician & Concierge Medicine located in Lakewood Ranch, FL

The majority of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. At Lakewood Ranch Health primary care physician ​​Leo Kao, MD, offers weight loss solutions to help you reach and maintain your ideal weight. Schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment online or call the office in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, to get started.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss? 

Weight loss services at Lakewood Ranch Health include medically supervised weight loss programs designed to get excess weight off and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases. If you haven’t had success losing weight on your own, medical weight loss at Lakewood Ranch Health increases your chance of long-term success.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss offers numerous health and wellness benefits, including:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Lower risk of diseases
  • More energy
  • Medical supervision
  • Chronic disease management
  • A higher chance of weight loss success
  • Prescription medications as needed

Dr. Kao monitors your health during your weight loss journey. He helps you properly manage a chronic disease if you have one to ensure your weight loss program is safe and effective.

What should I expect during weight loss appointments?

During your first weight loss appointment, friendly Lakewood Ranch Health staff greet you as you check in. They record your body weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Dr. Kao reviews your current dietary intake and exercise habits, medical history, and desired weight loss outcome.

He completes a physical examination and might order blood tests, urine tests, and other diagnostic tests to detect or rule out medical problems that can affect weight loss. Examples include nutritional deficiencies, thyroid problems, and other hormone imbalances.

Dr. Kao personalizes a weight loss program that includes diet and exercise plans to match your lifestyle. He can prescribe medications and recommend dietary supplements that optimize weight loss and your overall health.

How often should I follow up with my provider during my weight loss journey?

Depending on your unique needs, you follow up with Dr. Kao regularly in person or via telemedicine so he can monitor your weight loss progress and make changes to your plan as needed. You can eventually taper off appointments after Dr. Kao gives you the okay. 

You don’t have to live with being overweight or obese or give up on losing weight. Weight loss services at Lakewood Ranch Health are effective, with high long-term success rates. Schedule a consultation with Lakewood Ranch Health by phone or online to get started on your weight loss journey today.