Weight Loss Specialist

Iffat Sadique, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Prime Care Medical Group

Iffat Sadique, MD

Family Practice Physician & Primary Care Physician located in Brooklyn, NY & Queens, Jamaica, NY

Medical weight loss programs are based on each patient's unique health needs and weight loss goals for superior results. At Prime Care Medical Group in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY and Queens, Jamaica, NY, Dr. Iffat Sadique offers weight loss programs using the most advanced approaches to help men and women lose weight and keep it off.

Weight Loss Q & A

What Kinds of Medical Issues are Associated with Being Overweight or Obese?

Carrying excess weight has been associated with several major medical issues and diseases, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Some types of cancer
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sleep disorders
  • Mood disorders, including depression

What is Medical Weight Loss?

Medical weight loss is a physician-supervised program that's based on a patient's individual medical needs, health profile, weight loss goals and other factors for better results and optimal long-term success. Medical weight loss programs typically involve a healthy eating program that's based on a patient's nutritional needs to address underlying deficiencies that can result in binge-eating or other issues that can interfere with weight loss. Before beginning a medical weight loss program, a thorough physical exam is performed as well as blood testing and other lab work in order to ensure the program is tailored to the individual patient's needs and lifestyle. During the program, regular office visits help ensure the program remains optimized as the patient's needs and goals evolve.

Why is Medical Weight Loss Better Than a DIY or Commercial Diet Plan?

Medical weight loss programs are supervised so each patient receives support that's tailored to their needs. In addition, a doctor-supervised weight loss program is based on medical testing and the patient's unique needs to ensure the best possible results and successful long-term maintenance. By contrast, DIY and commercial weight programs are designed for large populations and very broad and general needs and concepts. Some DIY diet plans can cause or exacerbate nutritional deficiencies that can actually contribute to weight gain and other medical problems. As a result, these programs don't address potential nutritional deficiencies or underlying medical needs, which means it's much harder for patients to lose weight and keep it off. And finally, medical weight loss programs can be customized over time to address a patient's unique needs based on lab tests and other assessments.

For more information, visit our Patient Resources or read this article recommended by Dr. Sadique

Accepted Insurances

Dr. Sadique accepts most major insurance plans. Co-pays and deductibles are collected at the time of service. Certain services provided at our clinics are not covered by insurance companies - requiring patients to pay in full for such services. Self-pay appointments are $40 plus fees for any blood work done. *Please note that the insurances accepted at each location vary. For a full list of insurances accepted at each clinic, click here.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
1199SEIU
Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
CBA Blue
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Plan
Fidelis Care (NY)
GHI
Health First
Healthcare Partners
HIP
MagnaCare
Medicaid
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