Medical Weight Loss

Women's Health and Wellness Specialist, Anti-Aging, Pelvic Floor Expert & Med Spa located in Springfield and Fredericksburg, VA

Medical Weight Loss
Medical Weight Loss services offered in Springfield and Fredericksburg, VA

Weight management is a complex, challenging medical condition that requires expertise and special training. At Merak Wellness and Skincare, the highly skilled women’s health and wellness specialist, Pushpinder Dhillon, MD, MS, FACOG, provides expert care to female patients and offers medical weight loss and weight management options to all patients. With two locations in Springfield and Fredericksburg, Virginia, call either office to learn more about medical weight loss and to schedule an appointment. Or request one online at your earliest convenience.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What is meant by medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is personalized weight management under medical supervision. At Merak Wellness and Skincare, Dr. Dhillon is the sole provider, so you get weight loss support from an experienced specialist.


How can medical weight loss help me?

Medical weight loss provides benefits for your entire life, including:

Establishing a new lifestyle

Medical weight loss helps you learn habits that support long-term change. 

You’ll discover how to calibrate your diet for success and eat healthy without feeling deprived. This helps you avoid the pattern of highly restrictive diets followed by weight gain.


Preventing disease

Extra weight is often at least partly to blame for many serious health issues, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, and some cancers. 

Losing extra weight and keeping it off helps protect you from many conditions. If you have Type 2 diabetes, losing weight may help avoid needing medication.


Addressing nutrient depletion

Insufficient essential nutrients cause part of the brain’s hypothalamus (the appetite center) to activate, resulting in powerful cravings that lead to unhealthy eating. Low nutrient levels also disrupt the body's chemistry, slowing metabolism. This means you're low on energy and can’t burn fat, build lean muscle, or easily maintain weight.

Nutrient depletion and deficiency can contribute to weight problems. A medical weight loss program helps you balance your nutrient levels through diet and other methods like intravenous (IV) therapy.


Addressing specific health issues 

Many people who struggle with their weight have existing medical issues. Focusing on personal routines, habits, and limitations helps develop a tailored weight management plan for each individual.

For example, research shows a clear correlation between some autoimmune disorders, such as Hashimoto’s disease (the most common cause of hypothyroidism) and excess weight. An underactive thyroid gland means slow metabolism, making it hard to lose weight.

Medical weight loss and supplemental treatments like IV therapy can help balance the body’s nutrients, helping to stabilize metabolism and improve hair and skin health. It also enhances appearance and boosts confidence.


How does medical weight loss work? 

At Merak Wellness and Skincare, Dr. Dhillon tailors every weight loss program for the individual. She gets to know your health and wellness needs, works with you to set goals, and designs programs you can feel confident and excited about.

Call the office to schedule an appointment, or request one online today to get started.