Weight Loss

Endocrine Nurse Practitioner located in Scottsdale, AZ

Weight Loss services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re carrying a significant amount of excess weight, making meaningful lifestyle changes to shed extra pounds is one of the most impactful things you can do to improve overall health and wellness. Dedicated nurse practitioner Melissa Prince, C-ANP, MSN, offers weight loss support for residents in and around Scottsdale, Arizona, through telehealth. Call the office of Melissa Prince CANP, Endocrinology, or book a telehealth consultation online today.

Weight Loss Q&A

Why am I struggling to lose weight?

This simple question doesn’t have an easy answer. Many factors may contribute to the growing obesity epidemic in America. Researchers also know that weight loss is more complicated than the calories from food. 


The modern food supply is part of the problem. Fast food is cheap and readily available. Highly processed food with confusing labeling fills many grocery stores. Time is often spent in front of screens at school, work, and for entertainment purposes, which contributes to a sedentary lifestyle and allows excess weight to pile on quickly as well. 


High levels of stress from work and school and poor sleep quality only make weight loss more difficult. For many people, losing weight begins to feel like an insurmountable challenge. 

What kinds of health risks come with being overweight or obese?


There are several health risks of being significantly overweight or obese. Some of the risks linked to excess weight include:


  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes
  • Depression
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep apnea
  • Gallbladder disease


Losing weight not only reduces your risk of these and other health problems but also helps you feel and function better. 

How is medically supervised weight loss different?


Most people have tried diet and exercise plans that promise to help them reach a healthier weight. You may have even achieved some success through these efforts. Often, however, the weight returns as soon as you move away from a strict diet or vigorous exercise plan. 


Medically supervised weight loss doesn’t rely on fad diets or extreme exercise plans to achieve weight loss results. Your health is still a central focus, and your practitioner won’t ask you to make any changes that could place your body under unnecessary strain. 


Medications might play a role in your weight loss journey, but the primary focus is improving your lifestyle choices to enhance your health. These efforts also help you move closer to an ideal weight. 


Incorporating healthy foods into your daily routines is a great place to begin. Melissa also helps you find ways to increase your daily activity levels. Finding sustainable ways to improve your health is a far better approach than short-lived weight loss plans. 


When you’re ready to begin medically supervised weight loss, book your one-on-one telehealth visit at the office of Melissa Prince CANP, Endocrinology, online or by phone.

We do not accept insurance and are a cash-pay practice.