CenterHealth Medical
Weight Management
Primary Care & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Downtown Flushing, Flushing, NY
Weight Management services offered in Downtown Flushing, Flushing, NY

The feeling that you’ve lost control of your weight is stressful. The health complications often come with being overweight can lead to other unhealthy habits. At CenterHealth Medical, Wan Tan Chang, MD, and his team help you regain weight control with a personalized weight management plan. Call CenterHealth and Medical in Flushing, New York, or book your consultation online to start successfully managing your weight today.  

Weight Management Q & A

Why is weight management important?


Obesity isn’t just a physical feature; it’s a chronic health condition that can lead to many other serious health issues, some of which are life-threatening. Being overweight or obese can eventually lead to:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Joint pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes

On top of these and health issues associated with unmanaged weight, being overweight or obese can affect your self-esteem, confidence, and social life.

The good news is that regaining control of your weight is a very realistic goal. At CenterHealth and Medical, the team helps you develop a personalized strategy that works for you. Losing weight helps treat many of the associated health complications if you already have them, and it can boost your energy and confidence.


How does weight management work?


Losing weight with the help of Dr. Chang is a highly individualized process. He helps you identify the habits in your life that aren’t working. You might have a habit of stopping for fast food too often or simply don’t get enough exercise and movement throughout the day.

In any case, he creates your treatment plan based on your specific case. He’ll often prescribe medications to help in your weight management process. Research shows that people who take prescription weight-loss medications as part of their weight management program lose 3-9% more of their initial weight than others in similar programs.

Some weight-loss medications suppress your appetite, while others control the amount of fat your body absorbs from your food. Dr. Chang chooses your medication carefully and can advise you on dietary and exercise changes to try.


When should I start weight management?

It’s ultimately your own decision when to try to lose weight. Physicians often use these two parameters to decide if you’re overweight and should consider managing your weight:


Body mass index (BMI)

Your body mass index is calculated using your weight and your height. A normal BMI is 18.5-24.9, while obesity is anything over 30.0.


Waist circumference in inches

Since BMI doesn’t account for muscle mass versus fat mass, measuring yourself around the waist is another way to determine if you’re overweight. Your target waist size should be less than 40 inches if you're a man. If you’re a woman, your target should be under 35 inches.

If your weight affects your physical or mental health, don’t hesitate to book a weight management consultation by phone or online at CenterHealth Medical today.