Weight Loss

Urgent Care located in North Richland Hills, TX

Weight Loss

Losing weight is a complex process that can be confusing and frustrating. At EMC Express Care in North Richland Hills, Texas, under the direction of Luke Kehres, MD, a team of experienced providers supervise medical programs to help you lose weight for good. With weight loss, you’ll see a reduction in your risk of developing chronic disease and an improvement in energy and overall well-being. Call or walk in today to learn more about weight loss. 

Weight Loss Q & A

Why should I be concerned with weight loss?

If you’re overweight or obese, weight loss can improve your energy levels, physical health, and, in some cases, self-esteem. 

The dramatic effects of weight loss include a reduction in the risk of developing many chronic diseases, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease

Losing weight may also help you prevent some cancers, including colon cancer.

When you remove the extra weight you’re carrying, you relieve stress on your joints and help reduce your risk of developing osteoarthritis. If you already have joint damage, losing weight can relieve pain associated with it. 

What is medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is a structured and supervised approach to weight management that involves the guidance of the health care team at EMC Express Care. It aims to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight through a personalized treatment plan, medical supervision, behavior modification, and weight loss injections.

What are the benefits of medical weight loss?

Medical weight loss is tailored to you and your unique needs. Your provider takes into account your lifestyle, goals, and preferences. You’ll have access to medications, injections, and interventions that can aid in weight loss. You also receive behavior modification support that keeps you accountable and helps you stay focused on your goals.


Medical weight loss also provides support for any underlying health condition you may have. With the guidance of a health expert, you can also avoid the complications associated with rapid weight loss.

What role do weight loss injections play in medical weight loss?

Weight loss injections contain prescription medications that can help suppress appetite, increase metabolism, and reduce fat absorption. The injections are helpful when used alongside lifestyle changes, including dietary changes, increased physical activity, and better sleep and stress management.

What makes medical weight loss different from other methods?

Medical weight loss differs from other weight loss methods because it’s personalized to each individual's unique needs and medical history. Instead of following a one-size-fits-all plan, you receive guidance and support that’s suited to you and your specific needs and goals.

Your provider offers short-term interventions to help you see weight loss quickly and also provides long-term support to help ensure the pounds stay off in the future.

Call EMC Express Care to schedule your appointment, or use the online tool to book.