Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Daniela Gerard, MD, PhD -  - Wellness Center

Wyoming Medical Wellness Center

Daniela Gerard, MD, PhD

Wellness Center & Family Practice located in Gillette, WY

Nearly 65% of adults in Wyoming are overweight or obese. Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight is a struggle for many people. At Wyoming Medical Wellness Center in Gillette, Wyoming, Daniela Gerard, MD, PhD, offers a medical weight loss program to help you lose the weight and keep it off. For expert care from a compassionate physician, call the office, or request an appointment online today.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

What is obesity?

Obesity is a health condition in which your body has too much fat. Carrying excess body fat is more than a cosmetic issue. Obesity increases your risk of many chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and sleep apnea.

Losing weight is hard, and you aren’t alone if you’ve tried and failed many diet programs in the past. When you’re obese, or even overweight, you shouldn’t have to lose those unwanted pounds on your own, which is why Dr. Gerard offers a medical weight loss program at Wyoming Medical Wellness Center. 

What can I expect from a medical weight loss program?

Dr. Gerard’s medical weight loss program is a comprehensive plan that integrates traditional and functional medicine practices to provide you with a well-rounded weight loss plan. With Dr. Gerard, each patient gets an individualized weight loss plan designed specifically for their needs and weight loss goals.

Before she designs your plan, Dr. Gerard conducts a comprehensive evaluation to understand the root cause of your weight issues. During your evaluation, she reviews your medical, weight, and diet history. She also talks to you about your struggles, stresses, and concerns. 

To better understand your health and diet needs, Dr. Gerard also conducts a physical exam and may request blood work to look for any underlying health conditions that may be affecting your weight loss. 

Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, Dr. Gerard creates your medical weight loss plan, which may include:

  • Personalized diet plan
  • Exercise program that suits your fitness level
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Tools for stress management

To help you stay motivated and on track, she has you return to the office periodically and adjusts your plan as needed until you’ve reached your goal weight. 

What are the benefits of losing weight?

Losing weight benefits your physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. More specifically, with Dr. Gerard’s medical weight loss plan, you may experience:

  • Improvement in blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • Less joint pain
  • Better sleep
  • Boost in self-confidence and self-esteem

Weight loss may also reverse any chronic diseases from which you may be suffering or reduce your risk of developing them altogether. 

To learn more about medical weight loss, call Wyoming Medical Wellness Center, or request an appointment online today.