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Weight Loss

Breton Village Pediatrics and Family Medicine

Pediatrics & Family Medicine located in Grand Rapids, MI

When you think about weight loss, what comes to mind? If “frustrating” is your key descriptor, it’s time to talk to Peter Macfield, MD, at Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine. From the comfort of his Grand Rapids, Michigan, office, he helps patients identify their weight loss roadblocks — and move them out of the way. To get you the support and medical insight to achieve your weight loss goals, call Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine, or schedule your appointment online.

Weight Loss

What is a medical weight loss program?

A number of types of weight loss programs are available today. You’ve probably seen handfuls advertised at the gym, in commercials, and online. But there’s a difference between most of these weight loss programs and one that involves your primary care provider. 

At Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine, Dr. Macfield is integrally involved in a weight loss program he offers. In this way, he helps patients identify their body’s specific struggles with weight loss. Some of the most common roadblocks to weight loss include:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Poor or nonexistent exercise habits
  • Unhealthy eating habits

Once identified, Dr. Macfield helps patients overcome those roadblocks. For example, he offers nutritional counseling to patients who need to transform the way they eat, and he works with patients to find a type of physical activity that they enjoy enough to do it on a regular basis.


What should I expect from this weight loss program?

When you start your Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine weight loss program, the first step is an appointment with Dr. Macfield. During this time, you discuss your personal and family health history. Additionally, Dr. Macfield performs a physical exam and may order some tests. 

With the information he gathers in this preliminary appointment, he tailors your weight loss program to your specific body.  

Your weight loss program includes what your body needs to lose weight. That could mean hormone replacement therapy to address a hormonal imbalance, or nutritional counseling to help you change the way you eat. Dr. Macfield and his team are available throughout your weight loss program to guide you, hold you accountable, and answer any questions you might have. 

Additionally, Dr. Macfield offers hCG to support his patients’ weight loss goals. 


What is hCG?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a naturally occurring hormone. It’s been linked to weight loss success when used with a calorie-restricted diet. The hCG helps minimize feelings of hunger while also supporting fat loss and protecting your body’s muscle mass. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the weight loss program available at Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine, don’t hesitate to call them or schedule your appointment online today


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