Weight Management

Archana Shende, MD -  - Primary Care

Archana Shende, MD

Primary Care located in Anaheim, CA

If you need a better, more customized approach to weight management, Archana Shende, MD, in Anaheim, California, has the solution you seek. Dr. Shende tailors your weight management program for your specific situation, whether you need to lose significant weight or you just need to learn healthier habits so you can maintain your current weight. Use the online booking tool or call the office to get compassionate and supportive weight management help now. Same-day appointments are available, too.

Weight Management Q & A

What do I eat in the weight management program?

Dr. Shende will personalize a diet plan for your needs. Weight management emphasizes achieving and then maintaining a healthy weight long term, so Dr. Shende helps you make lifestyle changes that you can continue for the rest of your life. 

You’ll learn how to replace sugary and fatty foods with more nourishing options that are better for your body. You don’t have to starve to lose weight and maintain good health. Dr. Shende will show you how to plan and eat healthy meals to benefit your whole-body health. 

What are the benefits of the weight management program?

Being overweight or obese can make you feel bad about yourself, and also increases your risk for:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Stroke 
  • Arthritis

With weight loss, you can feel more confident, look better, and feel like a whole new person physically. You can dramatically reduce your risk for illnesses, and potentially even live longer, if you take steps to maintain a healthy weight now. 

Dr. Shende has decades of experience in weight management and disease prevention. She's here to guide you through weight loss in the healthiest and most beneficial way.

Will I get medication for weight loss?

During your first appointment, Dr. Shende will perform a full evaluation to determine whether you qualify for prescription weight-loss medication. Usually, patients must be medically obese (a BMI 30 or higher), or be overweight (27 BMI or higher) with an accompanying condition like high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes to take prescription diet medication. 

What if I still have stubborn fat even after I lose weight?

There are some areas on your body that might seem to hold onto fat no matter how much effort you put into your weight loss and exercise. Many men and women have trouble with this type of stubborn fat in their abdomen, thighs, love handles, and back. 

Dr. Shende offers a state-of-the-art noninvasive laser fat reduction system, SculpSure®, that she uses to perform WarmSculpting™ treatments that destroy the stubborn fat cells so you can eliminate them through your lymphatic system over the next few months. 

There’s no downtime after WarmSculpting treatments, and treatments take only about 25 minutes. WarmSculpting treatments can be the perfect way to fine-tune your appearance so you can show off your new body after successful weight loss.

For medical weight loss help, call the office of Archana Shende, MD, or book online now.