Pittsburgh’s Patient-Focused Family Medicine
Health & Weight Loss Counseling
In today’s world, weight loss typically conjures up images of busy gyms and crash diets. However, safe, responsible weight loss requires a more multifaceted approach. Under the care of a board-certified physician, you can learn how to embrace sustainable, healthy eating and exercise habits that will help you lose weight and keep it off.
Dr. Kevin Bartolomucci is an osteopathic physician with years of clinical experience providing health and weight loss counseling to patients spanning all age groups. After undergoing a thorough evaluation and reviewing your medical and family history, Dr. Bartolomucci will customize a treatment plan to help you:
- Develop a balanced, nutrient-dense diet
- Embrace a sustainable exercise regimen
- Practice healthy lifestyle habits
- Change your attitude towards health and wellness
As an independently owned practice, our patients receive ample one-on-one time. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority, and we understand that every patient is unique. We will always make sure that your weight loss journey is tailored to your individual needs and goals. Stop scouring the web for ‘weight loss counseling near me’ and request an evaluation at Bartolomucci Family Medicine today.
Family Doctor Greensburg, PA
Nutrition Counseling Services
Losing weight isn’t just about burning calories - it’s about the type and amount of food you’re fueling your body with, too. For this reason, nutrition counseling is an integral part of overall health and weight loss. When a patient undergoes nutritional counseling, they will receive:
- A thorough assessment of their current dietary habits
- A nutrition plan
- Educational materials
- Follow-up care to ensure successful maintenance
You don’t have to keep searching for a ‘nutritionist near me’ when you become a patient with our practice. We are eager to help you on your journey towards better health and weight loss in a safe, compassionate, physician-directed environment. Request an appointment or call our office to get started!
Weight Loss Therapy - Pittsburgh PA
Overweight & Obesity Treatment
Did you know that almost 70 percent of American adults are considered overweight or obese? Moreover, 90 percent of people who lose a significant amount of weight eventually gain some or all of it back. It’s not easy to lose weight, and it’s even harder to keep it off. Part of this is due to the fact that the billion-dollar weight loss industry is full of quick fixes and gimmicks - some of which can be hazardous to health.
Obese and overweight patients who want to lose weight in a safe, healthy and sustainable manner are most successful when they work with a board-certified physician. Drawing from training in medical school and clinical experience, Dr. Bartolomucci and physician assistant Rebecca Bartolomucci provide customized weight loss counseling that gets results. Schedule a consultation with us today to get started on your journey to a healthy weight!
Welcome Rachael Alama RD, LDN
Bartolomucci Family Medicine would like to welcome Rachael Alamo RD, LDN to our practice. As a valued member of our health care team, Rachael is eager to help people in our community improve their health with increased understanding of the food they love!
Rachael graduated from West Virginia University and briefly began a career in business and advertising before realizing her true passion was in helping others. She soon went on to complete a Didactic Program in Dietetics from Montclair State University in NJ followed by a required internship with Adagio Health with a focus on Community Nutrition in Pittsburgh. After 7 years of Clinical Nutrition practice, Rachael has decided to go back to her roots and join us here at Bartolomucci Family Medicine.
Why should I see a Dieititian?
Rachael is able to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), which is evidence-based medical approach to treating certain chronic health conditions through the use of an individually- tailored nutrition plan. During MNT interventions, Rachael will counsel patients on behavioral and lifestyle changes required to positively affect long-term eating habits. This includes:
- Personalized nutrition assessment
- Diet analysis
- Meal planning assistance
- On-going monitoring and evaluation to help you meet your nutrition goals
If you have diabetes, cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, kidney disease, etc, the dietician will serve as an integral part of your healthcare team by helping you safely change your eating plan without compromising taste or nutrition. Covered by Medicare and most major insurance companies with a referral from your healthcare provider. Counseling is also available with a cash-pay option without limitations on medical conditions or illness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is obesity medically risky?
Obesity carries with it a number of risks because of the potentially life-threatening medical conditions that can develop. These include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Sleep apnea
- Coronary heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
What are the most common causes of weight gain?
Some of the most common reasons that we gain weight include:
- Genetic predisposition
- Metabolic disorders
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Poor diet
- Medication side effects
How can I prevent weight gain?
Although it is not always possible to avoid weight gain, especially as we age, there are a number of ways you can reduce your likelihood of gaining weight:
- Stay within your caloric needs
- Eat a diet low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt and added sugar
- Aim to get 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week
- Limited alcohol consumption
Is weight loss counseling right for me?
Whether you are clinically obese, overweight, or simply want to maintain your current weight, weight loss counseling at Bartolomucci Family Medicine is right for you. We will perform a thorough physical evaluation and go over your medical and family history to understand what the source of your weight struggles may be, and recommend ways to overcome it.