Weight Management Specialist

Zenith Care Group

Theo Akoh, NP

Primary Care & Internal Medicine located in Las Vegas, NV

Medical experts estimate that as many as two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Because being even slightly overweight can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes, among other issues, Theo Akoh, NP, provides customized weight management plans at Zenith Care Group in Las Vegas. You can begin your journey to a slimmer, healthier you by booking a weight management consultation online today or by calling to schedule a visit.

Weight Management Q & A

Why is weight management important?

Losing weight can give you a boost in confidence and help you feel better about yourself. But dropping excess body weight has dramatic benefits for your health, too. Reaching and maintaining your goal weight is essential to:

  • Improve your fertility 
  • Lower your risk of stroke
  • Lower your blood cholesterol
  • Decrease your blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes
  • Minimize issues with sexual dysfunction 

Weight management can even lower your risk of certain types of cancer, which is why it’s so important to get started on a medical weight loss plan as soon as possible. 

What is medical weight loss?

Even though sticking to a diet and exercise plan are essential for losing and maintaining weight, sometimes, a medical issue is in your way. Medical weight loss from Zenith Care Group involves undergoing screenings and evaluations to ensure you don’t have any underlying health issues that may be inhibiting your weight loss.

For example, if you have hormonal fluctuations — common with menopausal women — maintaining a stable weight can be challenging. Theo runs labs to check your hormones and biomarkers and looks to see if there’s a reason you’re gaining weight or having difficulty getting it off.

Once Theo gets to the root of your weight issues, he can get you started on a personalized medical weight management plan, which may include:

  • Exercise planning
  • Weekly weigh-ins
  • Vitamin B-12 injections  
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Intravenous (IV) hydration therapy
  • FDA-approved weight loss medications
  • Meal planning and nutrition counseling 

Theo becomes your own personal cheerleader. He’s actively involved in every step of your weight management plan and helps you celebrate the small successes along the way. 

How much weight do I need to lose?

Theo helps you determine what an ideal body weight may be for your unique frame. But don’t focus too much on that end number. Instead, Theo wants to see you lose weight slowly and steadily for lasting weight management success.

Most weight management clients from Zenith Care Group lose at least one or two pounds per week. But if you’re diligent about sticking to your diet and exercise plan, you can certainly lose more. 

Get started on your weight management plan at Zenith Care Group by booking a visit through the website. You can also call to book your weight management exam over the phone. 

Individual results may vary.