My Blog

Posts for category: Medical

By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
March 25, 2020
Category: Medical
Tags: Weight Loss  

You can't turn on the television, open a magazine, or drive down a highway without seeing an advertisement for what claims to be the best way to lose weight. If you've tried these methods with no success, you're not alone. At Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, Texas, we have trained professionals guiding you through the process of weight loss using individualized treatment plans. In this post, you'll learn how Dr. Deirdre McMullen, Dr. Hillary Spears and Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury are helping their patients lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Drawbacks to being overweight

Being overweight or obese puts you at a much higher risk for life-threatening problems like diabetes, heart attacks, or strokes. Sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and certain types of cancers are also directly linked to excessive weight. Obesity can make normal, everyday tasks like driving a car or walking to the mailbox difficult, which can have a negative impact on your mental health and confidence in yourself. In short, a medical weight loss program designed for you by your Missouri City physician can improve all aspects of your health.

What medical weight loss can do for you

At Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, we believe in a comprehensive approach to weight loss. We start by evaluating your eating habits to cut out any negative patterns and introduce more healthful foods. An appropriate exercise plan is also integrated into your life. For those who have stubborn areas of fat cell accumulation (often under the chin, the inner arms, the lower abdomen, and the upper thighs), we offering a revolutionary, non-surgical way to dissolve those cells permanently, leaving you with a more toned and slimmed down appearance. Body sculpting is a great way to enhance your weight loss journey.

If you're ready to make medical weight loss part of your new year, contact Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, Texas to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Deirdre McMullen or Dr. Tiyashi Choudhury today. We can be reached at (281) 206-0068.

By Deirdre McMullen, M.D., P.A.
December 23, 2019
Category: Medical
Tags: Weight Loss  

While deciding to lose weight can be a healthy, positive, and empowering decision, we also understand how frustrating it can be when you don’t see the results you want. If you find yourself developing stigmas around eating or feeling like you’re starving all the time, this is a recipe for an unhealthy and potentially dangerous lifestyle. Fortunately, here at Rocky Creek Family Medicine, Dr. McMullen, Dr. Choudhury, and their medical team want to help you shape the perfect body while also shaping a more confident future.

Our Missouri City physicians have received extensive medical weight loss training that provides patients with an easy-to-follow, doctor-supervised treatment that doesn’t involve surgery or other invasive measures. This physician-lead weight loss program is also individually tailored to each patient’s needs and goals. Everyone requires different things to stay healthy and the same rings true for weight loss. For a weight loss program to be successful, it must have the patient’s health, goals, and needs in mind at all times. This is where non-doctor-supervised weight loss programs often fall flat.

What to Expect

When you come into our office, the goal of your weight-loss consultation is to,

  • Understand your needs and goals with regards to weight loss
  • Go through your medical history to understand certain factors that could affect your ability to lose weight effectively (e.g. thyroid diseases)
  • Perform a comprehensive physical examination

In some cases, patients may come into our Missouri City office with health problems such as diabetes or high cholesterol that they don't even know they have. Through these discoveries, we can also provide you with the medications you need to get your conditions under control, likely improving your chances of losing weight.

After our physicians have gone through any findings, they will discuss a treatment plan that is designed specifically to help you lose weight safely and successfully. Some of these strategies often involve a combination of meal replacement plans and behavioral modifications (e.g. exercise and diet). Sometimes, weight loss medications and supplements may also be prescribed. By having a doctor not just create your plan, but also continue to monitor you regularly, we can help you stay on the right path and tweak any issues that you might experience along the way to ensure that you receive the results you want.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you are interested in talking with a doctor about a weight loss plan that will fit your needs, then call Rocky Creek Family Medicine in Missouri City, TX, today at (281) 206-0068.