Weight Loss

Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Atlanta, GA

Oftentimes, the key to lasting weight loss is a medically supervised program to help you to lose weight. Board-certified family doctor Mark Tanner, MD, and the team at Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC in Atlanta, Georgia, provide effective weight loss programs. They tailor the plan to your goals with treatments that include diet support, nutrition counseling, exercise programs, and SculpSure® body sculpting to zap fat. Take charge of your health today by calling the office or scheduling your consultation online.

Weight Loss

What is considered overweight?

Doctors rely on a measure of body size called a body mass index (BMI). This index shows whether your weight is inside or outside what doctors consider to be a healthy weight. 

BMI calculates the percentage of body fat based on your:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Gender


According to the BMI index, overweight is a BMI between 25 and 29, and obesity is a BMI above 30. 

If your BMI is in the overweight or obese range, you can count on Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC for a comprehensive weight loss plan to help you achieve a healthy weight under the guidance of a board-certified physician.

Weight loss is challenging — why?

Losing weight — and maintaining a healthy weight — aren’t as easy as burning more calories than the calories you consume every day. 

Both external and internal factors can stand in the way of your weight loss efforts, no matter how hard you try. Some factors are in your power to change, but others, like genetics, are not.

Can weight loss improve my health?

Carrying extra weight over time can increase the likelihood of developing chronic and serious health issues. Being overweight may heighten your risk for:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Certain cancers
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis


Struggling with excess weight also can affect your self-confidence and your overall well-being, particularly when you're not achieving your weight loss goals despite your best efforts.

What are the steps in a weight loss plan?

Working with the team at Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC, which includes a board-certified family doctor, provides you with access to expert guidance and weight loss counseling. 

You can expect Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC to partner with you to help you set and achieve healthy weight goals. 

They suggest customized weight loss plans that emphasize:

  • Diet support
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise programs


In tandem with your weight loss plan, Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC also offers an innovative procedure to trim away fat called SculpSure. The pain-free therapy eliminates an average of 24% of unwanted fat — with no downtime. Treatment sessions take just 25 minutes. 

Take charge of your weight once and for all. Call Family Healthcare of Atlanta PC today or book a consultation online.


*Individual results may vary.