Weight Loss Specialist

Marina Margolin, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Universal Family Medicine

Marina Margolin, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Financial District, New York, NY

If you’ve been doing your best to lose weight without success, there could be an underlying medical condition holding you back. If so, Dr. Marina Margolin and the team at Universal Family Medicine in Downtown Manhattan, Financial District of Manhattan, can diagnose the problem and get you started on treatment. Dr. Margolin and her team provide tailored weight-loss programs and, if necessary, prescribe medications to help you reach your target weight safely and sustainably. Find out more about weight loss that works by calling the office of Dr. Margolin today, or book an appointment online.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight loss so important?

Being overweight has serious effects on your health and well-being, putting unnecessary strain on your organs and joints, affecting your breathing and heart function, and building up potentially life-threatening health problems for the future. Excess body weight can contribute to a variety of conditions, including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Gallstones
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Some forms of cancer

Excess weight also makes it more difficult to be active and enjoy your life, and being unhappy about your weight can lead to mental health problems. 


Why do I struggle to lose weight?

Losing weight can be a challenging process, and many people find it extremely difficult to lose weight, or they lose it only to put it back on again. There are numerous barriers to weight loss, including lack of time and motivation.

These barriers make it tough to stick with a diet and exercise program, and it’s hard not to slip back into old habits. It’s also confusing trying to decide which diet is worth trying or which weight-loss products are safe and effective.

The answer is to get help from experts in the science of weight loss, like the team at Universal Family Medicine. They can help you lose weight and keep it off using healthy, scientifically proven methods, and as medical professionals, they can also diagnose any underlying health conditions that could be preventing weight loss or adding to the problem.

During your weight-loss consultation, you undergo a complete physical examination, including lab work like blood and urine tests, to determine whether you have any medical or metabolic condition that could be causing a problem.

For instance, hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) affects your metabolism, making you put on weight more easily. If there are any underlying health issues like this, the doctor can start you on a course of treatment, and your efforts to lose weight should then be more successful.


What is the best way to lose weight?

The team uses a proven combination of treatments and tools to help you lose weight, including:

  • Personalized weight-loss plans
  • Different diets based on goals or condition
  • Individual meal plans
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Metabolic boosters
  • Supplementation, including IV therapy

The most effective weight-loss medications are only available by prescription, but by undergoing a weight-loss program at Universal Family Medicine, you have the advantage of access to these medications, as well as expert medical support.

For effective, safe, and sustainable weight loss, call today to find out more or book an appointment online.