Weight Loss Specialist

Maria Cole Family Practice, FNP

Family Practice located in Odessa, TX

If you’ve tried all kinds of diets and programs and can’t seem to lose weight, turn to the skilled team at Maria Cole Family Practice in Odessa, Texas. Maria Cole, FNP and Kelly Wenger, FNP provide comprehensive weight loss programs to help you reach a healthy weight. For support losing weight once and for all, call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online scheduler to book now.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is a healthy weight?

Most doctors and medical staff use the body mass index (BMI) to gauge whether your weight is normal or if you are under or overweight. In general, the guidelines are as follows:

  • Less than 18.5: underweight
  • Between 18.5 and 24.9: normal
  • Between 25 and 29.9: overweight
  • 30 or higher: obese

It’s easy to see where you stand. The internet is full of BMI calculators. Simply plug in your height and weight to find your BMI number.

What problems are associated with being overweight?

If you’re overweight or obese, you’re at increased risk for a number of serious health issues, such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Certain cancers
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

In addition to health problems, being overweight can affect your quality of life.

How can hormone therapy help with weight loss?

When your hormones are out of balance or your body isn’t producing enough, the body functions necessary to lose weight are greatly impaired. Conditions related to hormone disorders that can interfere with weight loss include:

  • Slow metabolism
  • Insulin resistance
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Elevated cortisol levels

At Maria Cole Family Practice, you have access to BioTE® hormone therapy to balance and optimize your hormone levels. Once your hormones are replenished and balanced, weight loss comes more easily.

How can I get help with weight loss?

Your nurse practitioners at Maria Cole Family Care examine every aspect of your lifestyle and diet in order to write a custom plan to help you lose weight. They take a close look at medications, hormones, sleep routines, stressors, activity levels, eating times, and food choices to determine the root causes and factors that affect your weight.

In addition to BioTE hormone therapy and optimization, custom diet, and lifestyle plans, the clinic offers SculpSure® body sculpting to help you get rid of stubborn pockets of fat.

Call the compassionate team at Maria Cole Family Practice to learn more about how you can get back to a healthy weight or use the easy online scheduler to book now.