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What to Expect at Your First Appointment with a Weight Loss Doctor in Atlanta

Mar 31 • 2 minute read

Losing weight can be very difficult, but a weight loss doctor in Atlanta can get you on track. Some bodies respond well to controlled diets or diet plans and consistent exercise. For other bodies, this is still not enough. Do you think you might be in the latter category?

Make an appointment with an Atlanta medical weight loss specialist. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for your first appointment.


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Nurse Consult

First, a patient checks in and taken to an exam room to talk with a nurse. The nurse will take some vitals such as height, weight, and blood pressure. Then, you’ll go over any medical history forms you’ve filled out in the waiting room. This includes a discussion about any weight-related symptoms pr pain you’re currently experiencing. A nurse will also ask if you’ve done treatments such as hormone replacement. This part of the appointment will be focused on your physical health, so you’ll likely discuss a lot of medical conditions and numbers.


Dietician Consult

After you’re finished discussing your overall health with a nurse, a dietician will come visit you to talk about your current diet and exercise routine. The dietician will also inquire about past weight loss programs you have tried. If you’ve been tracking your food, this is a good time to mention it. It’s important to be honest about what you’re eating, how much, what type of exercise you’re doing, and time spent with each activity. These choices, and your body’s reaction to them, will help the dietician understand how your body responds to certain foods and exercises.

Some people simply need to change the type of diet or switch up their exercise routine a little to shrink fat cells. With some bariatric surgeries, you may need to lose weight before having the procedure. The dietician can help you with both of these.


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Finally, you’ll meet with the weight loss doctor. They will look at all the information the nurse and dietician have collected, review their recommendations, and discuss your options with you. These may include modifying your diet and exercise routine, or having bariatric surgery. If surgery is recommended, there are many different options to choose from.


Don’t feel overwhelmed. Your doctor will discuss the pros and cons of each option and let you know what would be best for your situation. Before you leave, you’ll be given a summary of everything that was discussed during your appointment. It’s a lot to take in all at once and you don’t want to miss any of the details! You’ll also receive information regarding your next steps, whether that’s a change in diet or exercise, or a pre-operative consultation.


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Are you ready to schedule your appointment?


Now that you know what to expect, you probably feel more comfortable scheduling your first appointment with a weight loss doctor in Atlanta. If so, please contact us at Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgery Institute. We’ll be able to answer any questions you have and find a date that works best for you. If you’re not ready yet, that’s okay. You can still give us a call just to ask questions about our services. We’re here when you need us for your long-term wellness and weight management plan!

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