Evidence-based Medical Advice
What is evidence-based medical advice?
At Blue Water Medical, we apply evidence-based medical advice to our medical weight loss service. What does this mean? It means that we do not rely on fad diets or other weight loss methods that produce temporary or unhealthy results. Given the popularity and importance of weight loss and healthy living, many treatments and approaches have come and gone. Since our approach comes from a medical perspective, we understand the science behind weight loss. We also strive to create a supportive environment that encourages people to stick to tried and true methods, both in a group setting and during one-on-one consultations.
Obesity is a chronic disease that requires medical advice to control. The right approach can make all the difference in the world. Any focus or approach that does not take your long-term health into account is not worth the time or effort. You and your loved ones deserve better than that, and we can help you achieve success in the short-term and down the road.* If you suffer from conditions associated with obesity or excessive weight, such as acid reflux/heartburn, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or arthritis, our evidence-based medical advice will also focus on those secondary issues. Weight gain can have more of an effect on our health than we realize, but the right medical professional can help you address multiple health concerns.
Scientific wellness offers a multidimensional, evidence-based approach to weight loss that is tailored to an individual’s personal genetics, medical history, needs and preferences. By pairing the data from your medical history and the tests that we conduct at our clinic with behavioral coaching and advice, we can help to prevent serious health problems from occurring.
Weight loss medications
Weight loss medications can be found in many places and their levels of effectiveness can vary. We treat obesity as a chronic disease, and as such, we believe that medicinal support is needed. We do not prescribe miracle pills that claim to help you lose weight overnight. Again, our weight loss advice is evidence-based and our solutions are rooted in scientific wellness. Deciding on the right medication will depend on a number of factors. We take your health history and genetics into account before prescribing the right medication and creating a weight loss plan.
Body composition and indirect calorimeter testing
Our medical practice also features a body composition scanner to show how much lean muscle is in your body and where it is distributed. With this technology, we can obtain evidence on what is happening with our patients as they lose weight. Indirect calorimeter testing is also available onsite. Indirect calorimeter testing can help to determine the percentage of oxygen that you utilize. With this data, we can estimate your metabolic rate and your respiratory exchange ratio.
Request an appointment in Vancouver
If you are interested in evidence-based medical advice and you live in or around Vancouver, request a consultation at Blue Water Medical. During your consultation, we can create a custom medical weight loss plan just for you. To get started, give us a call at (604) 558-3185 or fill out the request form on our site.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.