Weight Loss Specialist

Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D.

Primary Care Physician & Holistic Medicine Specialist located in Johns Creek, GA

Maybe you’ve shed excess weight with a fad diet, only to gain back the pounds — and more — once your eating habits return to normal. Perhaps it’s time to consider medically supervised weight loss provided by Leslie S. Gaskill, M.D., in Johns Creek, Georgia. A board-certified physician, Dr. Gaskill helps to rebalance your hormones to kickstart your metabolism, help you lose weight, and increase your overall health. Take a step for your lasting health today by calling or scheduling a consultation online.

Weight Loss

How can weight loss improve my health?

Being overweight raises your risk for a number of health problems, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Certain forms of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Fatty liver disease

Excess weight during pregnancy may lead to unhealthy blood sugar levels and an increased risk for cesarean delivery (C-section).

 

Is there a secret to weight loss?

When it comes to lasting weight loss, there’s no magic pill. As you probably already know, old cliches such as “just eat less and exercise more,” are ineffective as long-term strategies to lose weight. 

Fad diets also don’t work. You may shed extra pounds while on a diet, only to gain the weight back when you resume your usual eating habits.

Successful weight loss is grounded in identifying — and overcoming — the barriers that stand in the way of your ability to control your weight. Dr. Gaskill and her team have identified many of these weight loss barriers, such as:

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Hypothyroidism (undiagnosed or undertreated)
  • Lack of sufficient vitamins, minerals, or nutrients 
  • An unsound eating program
  • Too little regular exercise

Dr. Gaskill works with you to understand the barriers that stand in your way. She tailors a treatment plan to rebalance your hormones and increase your overall wellness. 

 

Am I a good candidate for a weight loss program? 

Based on your results, Dr. Gaskill creates an individualized weight loss program for you. 

Your plan may include:

  • Thyroid testing/treatment
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement

 

How does hormone replacement help me lose weight?

A hormonal imbalance may slow down your metabolism, increasing your tendency to store fat. Dr. Gaskill rebalances and optimizes your hormone levels via tiny pellets inserted directly under your skin. 

The pellets gradually release the hormones you need to lose weight, such as estrogen and testosterone. The hormones are bioidentical, meaning they’re created from plants and molecularly similar to the natural hormones your body makes. The pellets may offer additional health benefits beyond weight loss. 

Take a step for your health today by calling or booking a consultation online.