Weight Loss Specialist

Decatur Internal Medicine and Aesthetics

Kirk Jackson, MD

Internal Medicine & Aesthetics located in Decatur, AL

Losing weight on your own can be challenging and frustrating, but Kirk Jackson, MD, founder of Decatur Internal Medicine and Aesthetics, can help. Located in Decatur, Alabama, Dr. Jackson has more than 20 years of experience helping men and women find solutions to excess body weight. He can help you achieve your weight loss goals safely and effectively, not only for your self-confidence but also for your overall health. To schedule a consultation, call or use the online booking tool now.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why can’t I lose weight?

Losing weight can become more difficult as you age due to a slower metabolism, less time or energy to exercise, a sedentary lifestyle, certain medical conditions, and more. Dr. Jackson understands the difficulties of weight loss through his experience as an internist for more than 20 years. With his medical expertise and guidance, you can lose weight to achieve your health goals, improve your overall well being, and reduce the strain on your body.

Through doctor-supervised weight loss plans, Dr. Jackson works with you to identify strategies for losing weight so you can make safe and effective choices when cooking, eating out, and exercising.

What medical conditions can benefit from weight loss?

While weight loss can help you feel more confident and comfortable in your body, it can also help with a wide variety of medical conditions, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

Being overweight or obese can also increase your risk of certain cancers. To decrease your risk, improve your overall health, or just feel happier in your own skin, talk to Dr. Jackson about developing a personalized weight loss plan to reach your goals.

How does a doctor-supervised weight loss plan work?

When you begin a doctor-supervised weight loss plan with Dr. Jackson, he begins with a thorough consultation and physical exam. He asks about your medical history, current lifestyle, and weight loss goals. During your exam he checks your blood pressure and he may order blood tests to check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Once he’s determined your baseline and daily calorie needs for weight loss, Dr. Jackson works with you to develop a nutrition and exercise plan that you can stick to. He aims to help you lose 1-2 pounds per week, which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recognize as safe. Gradual weight loss can help you develop new habits over time, which makes it easier to maintain your weight loss long term.

What’s the best way to keep the weight off after I’ve lost it?

Once you’ve lost the excess weight and are looking to maintain your current weight, Dr. Jackson might modify your nutrition or exercise plan to help you meet your daily nutritional needs. He also encourages you to stick to the healthy habits you’ve developed by watching your portion sizes, staying active, and monitoring your weight.

Get help with weight loss now by calling Decatur Internal Medicine and Aesthetics or scheduling a consultation online.