Weight Loss

Family Practice, Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Northport, AL

Weight Loss

Weight Loss services offered in Northport, AL

Medically supervised weight loss services are ideal for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. At Northside Primary Care in Northport, Alabama, you can access various resources that help you lose weight efficiently and safely under a family practice's careful supervision of a primary care physician. Christine Falls, FNP-BC, Alisha Marie Moore, CRNP, FNP-BC, and the team work closely with you on dietary improvements, exercise plans, and lifestyle changes. To learn more about the benefits of the available weight loss services, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

What’s involved in medically supervised weight loss? 

At Northside Primary Care, the team discusses your diet and general lifestyle. They might also screen you for underlying health issues, such as diabetes or thyroid disease, that can contribute to your weight loss struggle.


After carefully evaluating your existing health, lifestyle, and medical history, the team works with you to create a personalized diet plan unique to your needs. Generally speaking, your diet should incorporate plenty of fresh foods and limit excess sugar, calories, and processed foods.


The team can also work with you to explore exercises that support healthy weight loss. If you have underlying health issues that interfere with your ability to lose weight, Northside Primary Care creates customized treatment plans, helping you to manage these conditions better.

What are the three classes of drugs commonly prescribed for weight loss?

Northside Primary Care treats the whole person using an evidence-based, personalized, flexible, and adaptable approach. While medication can be necessary in some cases, the team focuses on helping patients establish healthier eating, exercise, and lifestyle habits.


Three types of medications often used in weight loss therapy include:

Stimulant-like medications

These stimulate the central nervous system and reduce appetite. Stimulant medications belong to the class of schedule II controlled substances.

Sibutramine (Meridia) 

Sibutramine increases levels of norepinephrine and serotonin, helping you feel full. It belongs to the class of schedule IV controlled substances.


Orlistat prevents fat absorption in the gut. It belongs to the class of medications called lipase inhibitors.


Medications, drugs, and diet pills don't replace physical activity or healthy eating habits as a way to lose weight. The team at Northside Primary Care doesn’t use controlled substances in their medical weight loss plans, so you won’t have to worry about undesirable side effects.

What are the benefits of medically supervised weight loss? 

Weight loss services keep you accountable for meeting your weight loss goals. You meet with the team regularly for weigh-ins and health evaluations to keep you on track with healthy weight loss.


You also get the benefit of a customized weight loss plan, which the team designs just for you based on your medical history, individual needs, and existing health. 


If you’re struggling to drop excess weight, schedule a weight loss consultation online or by calling the office of Northside Primary Care today.