Internal Medicine, Adult Primary Care, Weight Loss Management & Clinical Research located in Sacramento and Auburn, CA


If you’re carrying a significant number of extra pounds, moving closer to a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and wellness. At Cordova Medical Clinic in Auburn and Sacramento, California, Mohammad Yusufzai, MD, Sultan Yusufzai, MD, and the rest of the team offer medically supervised weight loss programs designed to help you reach and maintain your goals. Call or click today to get started.


Why is it so challenging to lose weight and keep it off?

This seemingly simple question has a complex answer. Numerous things contribute to weight gain and also make it challenging to shed excess pounds.

The modern American food supply is a big part of the problem. With grocery store aisles stocked with highly processed foods and fast food available nearly around the clock, it’s no surprise that making healthy choices isn’t always easy.

Hours spent in front of screens for school, work, and recreation leave little time to get outside and stay active. High levels of stress and poor sleep quality further complicate weight management.

What health risks come with being overweight or obese?

Few things are more detrimental to your health and wellness than being significantly overweight or obese. Some of the health issues linked to weight include:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
    Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cognitive issues
  • Depression
  • High cholesterol

Extensive research shows that people who are overweight or obese experience a lower quality of life than those who maintain a healthy weight and are also more likely to die prematurely. Fortunately, there is a safe path back to a healthy weight.

What are medically supervised weight loss programs?

Medically supervised weight loss helps you drop excess weight without putting your body under undue strain and stress. Unlike fad diets and extreme exercise plans, medically supervised weight loss places your health as the central focus.

Your medical team works closely with you to identify goals and better understand what led to your current weight struggles. A variety of tools help you begin to drop pounds.

Some people benefit from weight loss medication, but drug therapy is never the sole approach. All patients receive customized nutrition guidance to learn how to incorporate whole foods into daily diets.

You also work on getting more physical activity into each day and strengthening your body. Indirect calorimetry provides insight into how your metabolism works and offers a safe way to track your progress. As you shed pounds, expect to sleep better, think more clearly, and enjoy life in greater depth.

Medically supervised weight loss programs are highly customized and designed to suit your specific health needs. When you’re ready to learn more, book a visit online or call the friendly office staff for an appointment.


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