Weight Loss Specialist

Douglas C. Hall, MD -  - Functional Medicine Specialist

Douglas C. Hall, MD

Functional Medicine Specialist & Regenerative Medicine Physician located in Ocala, FL & The Villages, FL

If you’ve struggled for years to lose weight, but just can’t seem to get rid of your excess weight, turn to Douglas C. Hall, MD, in Ocala, Florida. Dr. Hall and his outstanding team determine the underlying cause of your extra weight and customize a plan that addresses the root of the problem so you can get long-lasting results. Call the office to learn more about weight loss, or use the online scheduling tool.

Weight Loss

How do I know if I am overweight?

Dr. Hall and many other doctors use a popular tool called the Body Mass Index (BMI) to gauge your weight. The BMI evaluates your height and weight and calculates it into your BMI score, which breaks out like this:

  • 18.5 or under: Underweight
  • 18.5 - 24.9: Normal weight
  • 25 - 29.9: Overweight
  • 30 or above: Obese

There are many other factors to consider, like hormones, stress levels, waist circumference, muscle mass and others, but the BMI is a great place to start.

What problems are associated with being overweight?

Obesity or excess weight is the culprit in a number of serious health problems, such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Knee problems
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Stroke
  • Premature aging
  • High cholesterol
  • Low energy

Weight loss is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and prevent dangerous health conditions.

What options are available to help with lose weight?

Dr. Hall is a compassionate functional medicine provider. This means that he works diligently to determine why you have extra weight instead of just putting you on another diet.  

He leaves no stone unturned during your physical examination and carefully studies your health history to understand your unique needs. After some initial and important lab work, such as blood work and urine or stool samples, he works closely with you to establish a treatment plan that meets your goals and needs and helps you shed the excess pounds. 

Some of the methods he uses include:

  • Testing of your insulin levels
  • Glyphosate testing
  • Cortisol testing
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Thyroid replacement therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Vitamin and supplement recommendations
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Sleep studies and recommendations
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Evaluation of environmental factors

Dr. Hall is eager to help you with your weight loss goals. He knows that losing weight is not easy, so he and his team stand ready to help you every step of the way. 

Reach your ideal weight and feel healthy again. Call the office to schedule your personal consultation, or use the online scheduling feature.