Weight Loss Specialist

Elk Medical

Saka Kazeem, MD

Endocrinology located in Brooklyn, NY

If you struggle to maintain a healthy weight, you could qualify for a medically supervised weight loss program. Saka Kazeem, MD, designs personalized weight loss and wellness plans that help you shed pounds and prepare you for a lifetime of healthy living. Serving the community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in New York City, Dr. Kazeem and his caring team at Elk Medical support you throughout your weight loss journey and beyond. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or make an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

How does my weight affect my health?

Carrying a few extra pounds may not always affect your health, but if you’re overweight or obese, losing weight could make you feel better and help you avoid a broad range of health complications. Weight loss restores your energy, reduces chronic pain, and improves your overall mood. It can also improve or even eliminate many types of diseases.

Why is it so difficult to lose weight?

There’s more to losing weight than a fad diet or a simple act of will power. Many things can make losing weight an uphill battle, including:

  • Genetics
  • Certain medications
  • Medical conditions like thyroid disease
  • Stress
  • Personal and family relationships
  • Culture and community

If you struggle to lose weight despite your best efforts, it’s easy to become discouraged and give up. A medically supervised weight loss program can help you shed extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight.

Am I a candidate for medical weight loss?

Dr. Kazeem considers a variety of individual factors before designing a custom weight loss plan. Some of those factors include:

  • Overall physical and mental health
  • Body Mass Index — usually a BMI above 30 is required
  • History of failed attempts at losing weight through diet and exercise
  • Ability to stay committed to your custom weight loss plan

The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for a weight loss program at Elk Medical is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kazeem.

How does a medically supervised weight loss program work?

Before designing your weight loss plan, Dr. Kazeem does a physical exam and orders tests to determine if an underlying condition is contributing to your weight. If you do have a weight-related health condition, he begins by treating that issue before you start your weight loss program.

Depending on your individual needs, your personalized weight loss and wellness plan can include:

  • Weight check-ins
  • Nutritional and lifestyle counseling
  • Dietary plans
  • Exercise programs
  • Prescription medications

Dr. Kazeem and the team at Elk Medical provide ongoing support along your journey to your ideal weight. As you move through your program, you develop healthy new habits that help you keep your weight stable.

To schedule a consultation for a weight loss or wellness program at Elk Medical, call the office today or request an appointment online.