Weight Loss Specialist

Ali Ahmad, MD -  - Family Medicine

The Medical Dock

Ali Ahmad, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA & San Pedro, CA

Losing even a small amount of weight, like 5-10% of your excess body weight, can start lowering your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, among other conditions. Leading family medicine specialist Ali Ahmad, MD, and The Medical Dock team provide customized weight loss programs in Huntington Beach and San Pedro, California. Start your journey to a slimmer, healthier you by booking a consultation today. Click on the online booking feature or call either location to schedule.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is a medical weight loss program?

Medical weight loss involves getting the support of your doctor and a team of medical professionals throughout your weight loss journey. Because being overweight is a health concern, after all, it only makes sense that you have a medical team to care for you along the way. Medical weight loss programs are entirely personalized to you and your health and can include:

 

  • Dietary and nutritional counseling
  • Prescription weight loss medications
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Routine weigh-ins and exams
  • Exercise planning

Medical weight loss involves a series of steps and techniques to help you lose excess body weight, while simultaneously learning healthier lifestyle changes, so you can keep the weight off.

Which weight loss medication is best?

At The Medical Dock, your weight loss program may include some of the best and most effective weight loss medications on the market, depending on your needs. Dr. Ahmad evaluates you and prescribes weight loss medications based on how much weight you have to lose, as well as your personal health history. Below are descriptions of the most in-demand types of weight loss medications.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone injection that helps release stored fat, so your body can burn it off. For hCG injections to be most effective, you need to follow a personalized restrictive diet plan.

Oral phentermine

Phentermine is an oral prescription weight loss medication that helps curb your appetite and makes you full for longer periods. This medication also aids in burning calories at a faster pace for superior weight loss benefits.

Lipotropic injections

Lipotropic injections, also known as methionine, inositol, and choline (MIC) injections, contain components that rev up your metabolism and help digestive processes function more smoothly. These injections enhance your liver and gallbladder function, detoxify your liver, and reduce stored fat.  

B-12 injections

B-12 injections are combined with MIC to facilitate weight loss and improve your energy levels by boosting your metabolism. These injections enhance your body’s ability to break down food for energy and use up stored fat.

Metabolic supplements

The Medical Dock offers a wide variety of premium clinical-grade metabolic supplements. Metabolic supplements enhance your weight loss program by helping you feel more energized, revving up your metabolism, and providing essential vitamins and minerals each day.

How much weight can I lose with a medical weight loss program?

At The Medical Dock, Dr. Ahmad and the team are ready to support you throughout every step of your weight loss journey, whether you need to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds (or more). In general, Dr. Ahmad likes to see that you’re losing weight steadily, at least one to two pounds per week. But because weight loss programs at The Medical Dock are entirely personalized, you may even lose up to five pounds each week.

Find out more about weight loss programs offered at The Medical Dock by booking a consultation. You can conveniently schedule an appointment either online or over the phone.

Individual results may vary.