Weight Loss Specialist

Personal Touch Medical Center

Family Physicians located in Fairburn, GA

Losing weight doesn’t have to feel like a confusing maze of one-size-fits-all diets, pills, and fads. At Personal Touch Medical Center in Fairburn, Georgia, Latasha Burgess, MD, and the team can offer you the support you need as you take part in a custom weight loss plan that addresses your needs. For more information about weight loss, call Personal Touch Medical Center, or request an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is weight loss?

Weight loss refers to the reduction in the amount of fat on your body. You can lose a few pounds from losing muscle, too, but most people are talking about reducing their body fat when they talk about losing weight.

At Personal Touch Medical Center, the team can tell you whether you’re overweight or obese after using your height and weight to calculate your body mass index (BMI). Excess body fat can contribute to many conditions that affect your health and well-being.

If you’re overweight or obese and want to make a change to avoid or improve these health conditions, the team can help you take part in an individualized weight loss plan with realistic, achievable goals.

What does my weight loss plan involve?

The team at Personal Touch Medical Center helps you set your weight loss goals after evaluating your current weight and general health. They use this information to create a custom weight loss plan for you that’s easy to follow and yields long-term results. Your weight loss plan may include:

A customized diet plan

The team evaluates your current eating habits. They provide you with a calorie-restricted diet and suggestions for the food types you may need more or less of in your diet. They make sure you eat sufficiently, so you don’t feel hungry or deprived.

Appetite suppressants

Appetite suppressants are medications or supplements that help you feel less hungry throughout your day. They can help you eat less in general or stick to your diet plan with more success. The team teaches you how and when to take your appetite suppressant.

An exercise plan

The team at Personal Touch Medical Center can help you integrate exercise into your routine to burn more calories and improve your metabolism.

How can weight loss improve my health?

Weight loss can improve your general health, your well-being, and your outlook on life. Each patient is different, and you might experience different benefits from losing weight than a friend or colleague who does the same. Generally, losing weight lowers your risk for:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Sleep apnea


You might also experience better mobility and better self-esteem as a result of your weight loss. You attend regular appointments throughout your weight loss plan for monitoring, answers to your questions, and encouragement from the supportive team at Personal Touch Medical Center.

To explore weight loss plans and find out how your health can benefit, call Personal Touch Medical Center, or book an appointment online today.