Weight Loss Specialist

Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine

Wellness Center located in Ridgewood, NJ

Losing excess body weight and managing a healthy weight for your frame aren’t anything you have to do on your own. With the help of Rubina Bhatia, MD, and the weight loss experts at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine in Ridgewood, New Jersey, you have a dedicated team to support you throughout your weight loss journey. Get started on your path to a healthier you by booking a weight loss consultation through the website or by calling to schedule a visit by phone.

Weight Loss Q & A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Beginning a weight loss journey takes time and commitment. Just as those excess pounds didn’t go on overnight, they won’t come off quickly. Dedicating yourself to a weight loss plan and gradually losing weight over time helps you learn to keep the weight off for good.


As you continue to lose weight, you should find that your:


  • Chronic pain and joint stiffness resolve
  • Blood sugar becomes more stable
  • Blood pressure improves
  • Cholesterol goes down
  • Energy increases
  • Sleep is better


Losing even a small amount of weight, such as 5% of your excess body weight, lowers your risk of serious health issues, including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 

How can a doctor help me lose weight?

Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine is home to a team of medical experts, including physicians, nutritionists, and personal trainers, who collaborate to design a customized weight loss plan that’s entirely tailored to you. The team can help you lose weight by:

  • Getting you started on an exercise plan with a personal trainer
  • Designing meal plans and providing nutrition counseling
  • Prescribing FDA-approved weight loss medications
  • Helping you select dietary supplements

Most importantly, the team at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine helps you lose weight by providing support. They schedule you for frequent follow-ups and counsel you about any concerns or weight plateaus you may face along the way. 

How do I know how much weight I need to lose?

To help you determine an ideal body weight for your frame, your provider at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine is likely going to gather several measurements of your waist, thighs, or other areas. They also need your current weight and height to be able to calculate your body mass index (BMI). 


In general, your practitioner helps you pinpoint a target goal weight by the end of your initial weight loss consultation. But this number isn’t anything you should stress about. 


Instead, the team at Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine encourage you to focus on slow and steady goals. Losing about two or three pounds a week should be your goal.


Functional, Integrative and Obesity Medicine provides personalized weight loss plans tailored to fit your unique goals. Book your weight loss exam online, or call to speak with a team member. 

Individual results may vary.