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Weight Loss Specialist


Chuck Osuagwu, MD

Internal Medicine & Adult Care and Primary Care located in Garland, TX

More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight. If you’ve tried various diets and exercise regimens, but still struggle to shed pounds, consider medically supervised weight loss. At Centerville Medical Center, internal medicine physician Chuck Osuagwu, MD, tailors weight-loss plans to each patient’s unique needs. To make an appointment at the practice in Garland, Texas, call the office, or click the online booking tool today.


Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss important?

Being overweight might not seem like that big of a deal, but without treatment, it increases your risk of various health problems, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. 

What’s more, carrying around excess pounds can affect your mental health. Research suggests people who are overweight are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

Signing up for the medically supervised weight-loss program at Centerville Medical Center is an easy and effective way to make noticeable progress. Following an exam and review of your medical history, your provider designs a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

What does medically supervised weight loss involve?

Centerville Medical Center offers several different medical supervised weight-loss programs. Depending on your age, gender, and needs, they might recommend:

Accelerated or Accelerated Plus

The Accelerated weight-loss program includes six weeks of one-on-one appointments with your Centerville Medical Center provider. At each visit, your provider conducts medical tests, monitors your progress, and prescribes a high-nutrition, calorie-controlled food plan.

The Accelerated Plus weight-loss program is very similar. The only difference is that it includes vitamin regulation to ensure you receive all the nutrients you need.

LCD or Modified LCD

The low-calorie diet (LCD) weight-loss program uses a high-nutrition, calorie-controlled diet to help you shed unwanted pockets of body fat. The Modified LCD program is very similar, but it’s adjusted to include a calorie-specific dinner, allowing you to eat your favorite foods.

Contrary to popular belief, LCD diets aren’t boring. Centerville Medical Center recommends delicious, low-calorie foods that make losing weight easy and hassle-free.


If you’re struggling to eliminate certain foods or snacks from your diet, your provider might recommend a prescription appetite suppressant. These medications limit your cravings, making it easy to stay on track and lose weight.

What can I expect from medically supervised weight loss?

By participating in a medically supervised weight-loss program at Centerville Medical Center, you can expect:

  • Increased energy with no jitters
  • A smaller appetite and controlled cravings
  • Safe and effective weight loss
  • Increased potential for long term health benefits

To learn more about the benefits of weight loss, make an appointment at Centerville Medical Center by calling the office, or clicking the online booking tool today.