Weight Loss Specialist

Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy

Integrative Medicine & Alternative Medicine located in Ringgold, GA

Weight loss can be hard, but it doesn't have to feel impossible and you do not have to do it on your own. There are many benefits to having a healthy weight, from improved self image, more energy, and even being able to cut back or stop taking some unwanted medications. At PMAACT, our team can help build a personalized plan that is healthy and right for you to help in your weightloss journey, which may include diet plans, supplements, and or medication. If losing weight is high on your list of personal goals, doing it yourself isn’t always the most efficient or effective method. At Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy in Ringgold, Georgia, Robert Burkich, MD, and the team can help you with custom-designed diet plans and weight loss medications or supplements. To start a personalized weight loss plan, call Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy, or book a visit online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is weight loss?

If you’ve attempted to lose weight on your own with no success, you might start to feel like it’s not possible. However, reducing the fat on your body is possible. The team at Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy evaluates you before starting your plan, then works with you to make the necessary changes.

You come in for follow-up appointments at Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy throughout your personalized weight loss plan. That way, the team can evaluate your progress and make changes if any part of your plan isn’t working well. You can also ask questions about your health and the positive effects of reducing body fat

How does a weight loss plan work?

The team at Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy first asks about your current health and habits. They might further evaluate you with blood panel tests, like a thyroid panel. Hypothyroidism, caused by an underactive thyroid, can cause weight gain or trouble losing weight. Imbalances with estrogen, testosterone, and other hormones can also contribute.

After your evaluation, the team recommends one of the following products to supplement your weight loss plan:


Phentermine is a prescription medication that can suppress your appetite and curb habits of overeating. The team can also work with you to adjust your diet and exercise habits as you use this medication.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)

HCG is a hormone that pregnant women produce. When using it for weight loss, you follow a highly calorie-restricted diet of about 500 calories per day. You take injections of HCG regularly.


The team might recommend peptide therapy as part of your weight loss plan. Peptides are amino acid sequences that signal important body processes, like your metabolism. For example, growth hormone releasing peptides (GHRPs) signal the release of growth hormone, which declines as you age. Growth hormone helps you build muscle instead of accumulating fat.

What are the health benefits of weight loss?

Losing even a small percentage of body fat can result in many measurable health improvements if you’re overweight or obese. They include:

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better mobility
  • Better sexual functioning
  • Better sleep
  • Reduced risk for diabetes
  • Reduced risk for heart disease and stroke
  • More energy

Some people consider weight loss to be cosmetically beneficial too. You might gain a boost in confidence, in addition to the health benefits, by losing weight.

Weight loss is feasible with professional support and a clear-cut plan. To start your weight loss plan, call Preventive Medicine Anti-Aging and Chelation Therapy, or book a visit online today.