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Weight Management Specialist

J. Todd Carruthers, MD -  - Family Medicine Physician

J. Todd Carruthers, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Allen, TX

Being overweight leads to a higher risk of diabetes, heart problems, and other health issues. Losing excess weight and keeping it off helps reduce these risks, but some individuals struggle with this. Dr. Todd Carruthers offers weight management services for individuals in Allen, Texas who need more than diet and exercise to lose weight and stay in good shape.

Weight Management Q & A

What are the risks associated with being overweight or obese?

The risk for many health conditions increases when you are overweight or obese. These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Men and women who’re overweight or obese also have an increased risk for sleep apnea and other breathing issues, certain types of cancer, gout, gallbladder disease, and osteoarthritis. Having a family history of any of these health conditions makes these risks even higher.

Why aren’t diet and exercise enough to lose weight?

Eating a healthy diet and following an exercise program are the usual methods recommended for weight loss. However, certain factors can limit the effectiveness of diet and exercise. In some cases, individuals have a medical condition, such as metabolism problems, that makes it difficult to lose weight even with a healthy diet and physical activity. Many others simply find it hard to stick to healthy eating and exercising on a regular basis. Some individuals have hereditary problems that make weight loss more challenging.

How do weight management services help individuals?

Dr. Carruthers offers weight loss counseling, along with prescription medications when appropriate.  These services provide individuals with extra support and information that helps improve their chances of losing weight and keeping it off. These services are intended who need more than just another diet to for losing weight. While weight management services are helpful for anyone who has trouble maintaining a healthy weight, they’re particularly beneficial for those whose weight is jeopardizing their health.

What can individuals expect from weight management services?

Dr. Carruthers works closely with individuals to help them come up with goals and effective methods for losing weight. For some, this might include taking prescription medications. For others, this might involve undergoing weight loss counseling to understand the challenges they face and learn ways to accomplish their weight management goals.

To get more details on weight management services, please contact Dr. Todd Carruthers for an appointment.

Major Insurance Plans Accepted

At Dr. Carruther's office, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept and click here for the full list. We do not accept insurance for cosmetic procedures. Please contact our office and ask for Jaime if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Accountable Health Plans of America PPO
Beech Street
Blue Cross
First Health
First Health Network PPO
Galaxy Healthcare PPO
Great West Health Care
Multiplan PPO