Weight Management

Ridgway Center for Whole Health

Functional Medicine Specialist & Primary Care Medicine located in Ridgway, CO

If you’re among the more than 71% of American adults who are overweight, weight management services can help you shed pounds and improve your health. Functional medicine expert Shirley Olson, NP-C, IFMCP, and the team at Ridgway Center for Whole Health in Ridgway, Colorado, regularly provide weight management services to people of all ages. Take the first step toward healthy weight loss by making an appointment. To begin, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book online today.

Weight Management Q & A

How does being overweight affect my health?

If you’re overweight, you’re also more likely to experience serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and even certain types of cancer. Carrying around extra weight also affects the health of your joints and musculoskeletal structure. 

Fortunately, losing even a little bit of weight can ease uncomfortable symptoms and improve your quality of life. One study found that shedding 5-10 pounds can ease inflammation throughout your body and reduce weight-bearing pressure on your knees. 


What is weight management?

Weight management refers to healthy lifestyle changes designed to boost your metabolism, encourage healthy eating patterns, and, in turn, help you lose weight. Instead of using prescription medications or quick fixes, the team at Ridgway Center for Whole Health uses proven, effective weight management solutions that provide long-lasting results.


Are there different types of weight management services?

Ridgway Center for Whole Health offers several weight management services, including:

On-site health coach

Successful weight loss begins with a custom care plan. The team at Ridgway Center for Whole Health includes an on-site health coach who facilitates customized, clinician-approved weight loss plans. The coach uses your health history, goals for treatment, and underlying medical conditions to develop a weight management blueprint that’s both safe and effective.

Weight management and nutritional counseling

Weight management and nutritional counseling involve a thorough physical exam and extensive laboratory testing to determine the diet and lifestyle changes that can benefit you most. By avoiding foods that are high in fat and sodium, you can kick-start your metabolism. When you participate in nutritional counseling, you’re also assigned a personal health coach. You attend regular appointments in-person or via telemedicine to ensure you’re making progress.

Nutritional supplements 

If you’re living with a hormonal imbalance or vitamin deficiency, you’re also more likely to gain weight. You might also experience difficulty keeping weight off. Ridgway Center for Whole Health has a store on-site that’s filled with nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals. Your provider can recommend supplements that align with your individual weight management needs.


Am I a good candidate for weight management?

If you’re a man or woman who dreams of getting down to your ideal weight, you can benefit from weight management services. This is particularly true if you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic condition like high blood pressure or diabetes. Losing weight can improve your health, boost your confidence, and help you live the life of your dreams.

To schedule a weight management appointment at Ridgway Center for Whole Health, call the office or book online today.