Medical Weight Loss Program in Gulfport, MS

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Whether you are looking to simply lose a few pounds or need help with extensive weight loss, Dr. Donald Balder and his compassionate staff are here to help you achieve your weight loss goals and help you maintain them. At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, we are proud to offer weight loss support for men and women in the Gulf Coast regions (MS, LA, AL) in person or by zoom health assessment - looking to lose weight and improve their health and their confidence. Dr. Donald Balder and his team will customize a treatment plan utilizing a combination of medical expertise, diet plans, nutrition counseling, dietary supplements, motivation, and support to help you reach your weight loss goals. There are many medications that can be detailed for each person's individualized care.   To Contact our office to schedule a consultation to get started on your weight loss journey with our medical weight loss program.

When you come in for your consultation, a physical examination will be performed and you will be asked about your weight loss goals and any factors that may hinder you from achieving those goals. This information will help Dr. Balder create a personalized weight loss plan to meet your needs and fit into your lifestyle. Dr. Balder will use your age, gender, weight, body measurements, and goals to create a nutrition plan and determine any medications or supplements you may need. You may even be prescribed medicines to help you lose weight, such as phentermine, CONTRAVE®, Qsymia®, or Ozempic®. Most of these medications are generally designed to assist in weight loss by decreasing your appetite; however, Ozempic is an injectable medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. All diets do require behavoiral modification.  You will also be given access to resources and tools to help you along the way and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and provide support during your weight loss journey. Please see Dr Balder's BLOG on healthy habits!

I have been a patient of Dr. Balder for the last 10 months and cannot say enough good things about him and his practice. My office visits have consisted of hormone replacement therapy, threads, and Opus Plasma for acne scarring. I left each visit pleased with the positive effects of the treatment provided. He has taken the time to listen to my concerns and formulated the best plan for me. His office staff is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable as well. If you are looking for a Doctor that has patience, understanding and provides what you are actually looking for, I HIGHLY recommend Dr Balder.

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Dr Balder is an amazing physician and person. He truly cares about his patient's understanding exactly what the procedure entails and expected outcome. Your well being is his main concern and HE is your best physician choice to achieve a healthier and more youthful YOU!

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He was amazing in the treatment of my family! From Hormone Health to PDO Thread lift to Neurotoxin injection and fillers. We are so happy and will not trust anyone else!!

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Just have to say a big thank you for all that Dr. Balder and his amazing staff have done. I recently had some neck threading done and I loved the results. A couple of days after I had some minor issues. I called the office and immediately they had me come in. Dr. Balder was outstanding and made sure that I was ok with zero complications. He took amazing care of me and I am beyond grateful. Thank you Dr. Balder to you and your staff you guys are amazing.

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Dr. Balder has a good bedside manner. He explains what is happening and why. He is patient, conscientious, and even keeled. Not only to his patients, but from what I can tell, to his staff as well. His prices are very reasonable. You can tell he’s providing quality for a fair price for elective type services. Definitely recommend.

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Losing weight can be challenging, especially when attempting to do it alone. At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, we are committed to providing the support and encouragement you need to reach your goals and maintain your weight loss. With the help of Dr. Donald Balder and his compassionate team, success is possible. To discover the benefits of a medical weight loss program and how it can help you find real results, contact our Gulfport, MS practice today to request a consultation and take the first step to a healthier you.

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What will my medical weight loss plan entail?

The weight loss schedule will be formulated for your specific needs and goals. It could consist of a nutrition and exercise plan as well as other weight loss techniques. Throughout your initial consultation, the staff at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics will find the right treatment course for you.

What is the right plan to sustain weight loss?

Subsequent to the conclusion of your medical weight loss program at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, it is crucial that you sustain your newfound healthy lifestyle. This involves adhering to an adjusted diet and activity routine. You may additionally wish to stay on dietary supplements and make certain to monitor and treat any current medical issues.

What is an ideal pace for weight loss?

In most cases, patients can predict to see the most significant amount of weight loss at the beginning of their program. A normal amount is around 1 – 2 pounds every seven days. After you have attained your goal weight, you can switch to an upkeep plan at Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics to hang onto your results.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.