Medical Weight Loss Specialist

Duraid Ahad-Daman, MD -  - Family Medicine

Duraid Ahad-Daman, MD

Family Medicine located in Troy, MI

A good weight-loss program involves more than just diet and exercise. Dr. Duraid Ahad-Daman has been helping patients in Troy, Michigan, and the greater Detroit area lose weight using a multipronged, tailored approach designed for maximum, long lasting weight loss. Make an appointment to sit down with Dr. Ahad-Daman and get started on a plan that will work best for you.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

How do I determine if I have a weight problem?

The first step in determining whether you have a weight problem is using a body mass index (BMI) calculator, which measures body fat based on a height-to-weight ratio. When you enter your height and weight, the calculator comes up with a number that places you in one of four categories:

  • Underweight: below 18.5
  • Normal weight: 18.5 to 24.9
  • Overweight: 25 to 29.9
  • Obese: over 30

The BMI calculation is just a first step and doesn’t take into consideration many other variables, such as your age, your sex, or your muscle mass. Dr. Ahad-Daman will perform a more detailed evaluation to determine whether you could benefit from a weight-loss program.

What risks are associated with being overweight?

The health problems related to weight issues are numerous. In fact, on the extreme end of the scale, obesity is considered a chronic condition and is the second leading cause of preventable deaths each year in the United States. Whether you’re simply overweight or obese, you are at risk for the following:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Gallbladder and liver disease
  • Osteoarthritis

This is not a comprehensive list but an example of the larger problems caused by weight issues. Sleep issues, proneness to injury, and breathing problems are also commonly associated with being overweight.

What is a medical weight-loss program?

A medical weight-loss program is a multi-pronged, scientific approach to your weight problem that includes:

  • Weight-loss education
  • Appropriate medications
  • Exercise plans
  • Nutrition counseling

Dr.Ahad-Daman's medical approach to your weight loss takes into consideration your body type, lifestyle, and metabolism to tailor a plan that will work best for you.

What medications are available?

There are several prescription medications that can help you lose weight in two ways:

  • Suppressing appetite and increasing a feeling of fullness
  • Blocking fat absorption

Prescription medications are not for everyone and many have moderate side effects that you should consider before you start taking them, such as:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Constipation

Dr. Ahad-Daman will advise you thoroughly on any medication before he prescribes it.

Insurance Accepted

Dr. Ahad-Daman accepts most major insurance providers. Please contact your insurance provider directly for any coverage-related questions.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
HAP (Health Alliance Plan)
McLaren Medicaid
Meridian Choice & Meridian Medicaid
Molina Marketplace
Molina Medicaid
Priority Health HMO
Total Health Care