Palo Alto Medical Foundation weight loss experts understand that losing weight requires a combination of complementary strategies. We know that lifestyle modification, diet and exercise can help many people lose weight and keep it off. But sometimes behavioral changes alone aren't enough.
At PAMF, some comprehensive weight management programs include weight loss medications. Weight loss medications can sometimes help you get started, but you still need to eat healthy foods and exercise to maintain your healthy weight for life.
Weight loss medications mainly work by suppressing your appetite. We only prescribe medications that are approved for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Like any medication, weight loss medications may cause side effects. We recommend a follow-up visit to the doctor every month for the first three months, and a visit every two to three months thereafter.