Life Modification

Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Atlanta, GA

If you’ve struggled to quit smoking or achieve a healthy weight, perhaps it’s time to consider a life modification plan at Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC in Atlanta, Georgia. Led by board-certified family doctor Mark Tanner, MD, the team coaches you on effective strategies that work, including dietary changes and smoking cessation. Learn more about medically supervised programs today by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online.

Life Modification

What are life modification programs?

Whether you’re struggling to achieve a healthy weight or kick a harmful habit like smoking, a life modification program arms you with the strategies you need for a healthy lifestyle. 

The team at Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC offers life modification programs that include weight loss and smoking cessation. Working closely with you, they provide lifestyle changes to promote your lasting health and wellness.

What are the benefits of life modification programs for smoking?

Smoking cessation programs can make a dramatic difference in your health. For example, quitting smoking has the potential to reduce your risk for:

  • Lung cancer 
  • Other cancers
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease (within 1-2 years of quitting)
  • Lung disease


When you stop smoking, you also experience fewer respiratory symptoms over time, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. While these symptoms may not disappear entirely, they don’t worsen the way they might in individuals who continue to smoke.

How can I quit smoking with life modification?

Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC provides a holistic program to help you stop smoking. They tailor your plan to your specific set of circumstances. Your plan may include one or more of the following interventions:

  • Counseling
  • Behavioral therapies
  • Assistance from a doctor
  • Nicotine replacement products
  • Prescription non-nicotine medications


Research has shown that combining medication and counseling is more effective to help someone quit than using medication or counseling alone.

What are the health benefits of life modification for weight loss?

You don't need to lose a dramatic amount of weight to start seeing a change in your health. Even a moderate weight loss of 5-10% of your total body weight may improve your:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood sugar levels


Weight loss also may convey emotional benefits. Research showed that individuals who maintained a significant weight loss reported improvements in their:

  • General mood
  • Energy level
  • Physical mobility
  • Self-confidence


Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC recommends gradual weight loss. That’s because individuals who drop about 1-2 pounds per week stand a greater chance of keeping weight off for good. 

At Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC, healthy weight loss isn't about a fad diet. Instead, the team stresses making long-term changes to your daily eating and workout habits.

Take a step for your good health by calling Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC today or booking a consultation online to learn more about life modification programs.