Weight Loss & Wellness Program

Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center Q&A

At Cape Fear Physical Medicine & Rehab, we provide you with all of your weight loss and wellness needs. Our medical providers are specialty trained in lifestyle and obesity medicine and can help you reach your goals in a medically sound and effective matter. We have options for insurance covered treatment as well as options for memberships in our comprehensive weight loss / wellness program. For more information, please contact us via the contact box below.

Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center Near Me in Fayetteville, NC
Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Center Near Me in Fayetteville, NC

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About our Weight Loss and Wellness Program at Cape Fear Physical Medicine & Rehab: IVY Weight Loss & Wellness
What our program offers:
What our comprehensive wellness program offers:

As we begin to emerge from the COVID pandemic, many of us are focused on losing weight and becoming “healthier”. Cape Fear Physical Medicine & Rehab is offering a comprehensive new program to help you meet your weight loss and wellness goals. As we are bombarded with snacks and sweets due to modern conveniences and as we have become more sedentary in part related to the COVID pandemic, the majority of our society is classified as overweight or obese. Obesity affects and worsens most medical conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and the musculoskeletal conditions which we treat in our clinic every day (back and neck pain, osteoarthritis of joints, headaches). As such, we treat obesity as a disease resulting from multiple different physiologic, social and biologic factors. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help with some weight loss but are often not enough for significant and long-lasting weight control. As physicians committed to helping you lose weight and improve your health, our medical weight loss and wellness program addresses the social, physiologic, biologic and psychologic aspects of health to allow you significant and long-term results. Our program is based on medically sound and evidenced based strategies for long term results rather than fad diet or exercise programs.

About Our Weight Loss and Wellness Program at Cape Fear Physical Medicine & Rehab: IVY Weight Loss & Wellness
About Our Weight Loss and Wellness Program at Cape Fear Physical Medicine & Rehab: IVY Weight Loss & Wellness
About Our Weight Loss and Wellness Program at Cape Fear Physical Medicine & Rehab: IVY Weight Loss & Wellness

About our Weight Loss and Wellness Program at Cape Fear Physical Medicine & Rehab: IVY Weight Loss & Wellness

About our name: Between the two of them, Dr. Abbasinejad and Dr. Richards have degrees from Brown, Columbia and Stanford and have both recently completed Harvard’s Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine. Our name, IVY WEIGHT LOSS & WELLNESS, not only indicates our educational achievements, but also promotes a sense of nature, simplicity and overall health.

About our qualifications: Both Dr. Richards and Dr. Abbasinejad have been board certified physiatrists (Physical Medicine & Rehab Physicians) for nearly 20 years. They have also both recently received board certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine and Dr. Richards also has certification as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician from the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

What our comprehensive wellness program offers:

• Initial telemedicine visit with MD with specialty training in obesity medicine – where we will discuss your weight and health and all contributing factors (sleep, exercise, nutrition, underlying medical issues, stress etc)
• Initial lab work will either be ordered or we will obtain labs already completed by your primary care provider with some additional labs we need specific to obesity treatment
• Customized nutrition plan with menus, shopping lists built from your plan, with options for convenient online shopping available as well as feedback and modification through EatLOVE
• Program to link your fitbit or upload data manually into your office medical chart that influences your progress. Sleep, steps, stress level, exercise minutes and intensity will be communicated electronically to your treating physician and you’ll receive feedback for adjustments to keep you moving forward on your weight loss journey
• Educational sessions via online platform to learn about key components for weight loss and wellness as well as to connect to others (if you wish) who are on this journey as well
• Prescription medication management with FDA approved weight loss medication tailored to your specific health issues and monitored by your treating physician
• Continued monthly telemedicine and/or in office visits with our medical providers