Weight Loss

Family Medicine located in Helena, MT

Weight Loss

Approximately 19.7% of American children and adolescents and 42.4% of adults suffer from obesity. At Sage Medical Clinic in Helena, Montana, the team of experienced family medicine physicians offers personalized weight loss services to patients.. The team collaborates with you on an individualized, achievable treatment plan and provides lifestyle and diet guidance, medications, and surgery recommendations. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to jumpstart your path to overall wellness. 

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Restoring a healthy weight can provide you with overall mental and physical wellness. A weight loss program at Sage Medical Clinic can also reduce your risk of:

  • Prediabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Mobility issues
  • Sleeping problems 
  • Hormonal changes

The causes of obesity are complex and may include genetic, biological, behavioral, and cultural factors. 

For children and adolescents, weight loss care can help identify the root of obesity issues and prevent the condition in adulthood. 

What can I expect from a weight loss appointment? 

At your first consultation, you can expect a member of the team to:

  • Discuss genetic history 
  • Discuss any current symptoms or health concerns 
  • Ask questions about current lifestyle 
  • Note current medications 
  • Check height and weight
  • Measure neck and waist circumference
  • Calculate body mass index (BMI) and basal metabolic weight (BMR) 
  • Recommend blood tests 

After your exam, the team works with you to create a unique weight loss plan that meets your weight and wellness goals. 

What are my weight loss treatment options?

Sage Medical Clinic may recommend a combination of treatments. 


Low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, and low-fat diets aid in weight loss. The team may encourage these alongside supplements, improved physical exercise, stress reduction methods, better sleep habits, or seeking psychotherapy support. 

For children, small changes are helpful. Parents can encourage physical activity, reduce processed foods or drinks, and create healthy eating and sleeping habits. With teens, the team educates and empowers them to make healthy lifestyle decisions or changes. 


If you’re an adult living with comorbidities or with a BMI greater than 30, your provider may recommend anti-obesity medications in addition to exercise and diet improvements.  We can discuss weight loss medications, such as Ozempic, Zepbound, Wygovy, and etc.


Surgical options may be available for discussion and outside referral.

Call Sage Medical Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to begin planning your weight loss journey.