Weight Loss Specialist

Natalie Doyle, MD -  - Internist

Natalie Doyle, MD

Internist located in Wilson, NC

Achieving a healthy weight reduces your risk of chronic disease and improves your quality of life — but it can be hard to do on your own. At Natalie A. Doyle, MD, PA, Dr. Doyle partners with the Center for Medical Weight Loss to offer professional support and medications to help you lose weight safely and effectively. If you live in the Wilson, North Carolina, area, call the office or use the online booking agent to find out how Dr. Doyle can help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Weight Loss Q & A

Affiliation * Dr. Natalie Doyle is partnered with The Center For Medical Weight Loss.


Why is it important to achieve a healthy weight?

Losing weight isn’t just about looking good; it’s about increased energy and an improved quality of life. Being overweight or obese puts you at risk of certain chronic diseases, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Some cancers
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Gallstones

You may also be more susceptible to mental health problems, including depression, when you’re overweight.

 

What factors contribute to weight gain?

Many factors contribute to weight gain, including:

  • A poor-nutrient, high-calorie diet
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Poor sleep habits

All of these factors are controllable. In some cases, genetics predispose you to weight gain too, but you can still achieve a healthy weight in most cases.

 

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss isn’t about surgery or dubious diet pills. Dr. Doyle focuses on helping you manage your weight based on evidence that targets the root causes of your weight gain. Your plan is highly personalized and based on your metabolism, body composition, and health profile.

Dr. Doyle helps you manage your diet, offers meal replacements, and guides your exercise habits. She may also offer pharmacological options for appetite control. Meal replacements can be especially helpful at the outset of a weight loss program, as they help you control your calorie intake, balance your nutrient intake, and make you feel full.

A medical weight loss program also provides you with important education about proper portion sizes, food choices, and exercise that help you maintain a healthy weight for the long term.

 

Who is a candidate for medical weight loss?

People with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above are especially good candidates for medical weight loss. BMI is a ratio of your height to weight that gives Dr. Doyle an idea of your body composition.

However, anyone who wants to lose weight can benefit from a consultation with Dr. Doyle about proper diet and exercise. She can also help you determine what a healthy weight is in terms of reducing your risk of chronic disease and early mortality.

If you have immediate health problems, such as high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes, Dr. Doyle may initiate the conversation about weight loss and offer medical guidance. Losing weight can create significant improvements in the symptoms associated with certain diseases, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.