Duraid Ahad-Daman, MD -  - Family Medicine

Duraid Ahad-Daman, MD

Family Medicine located in Troy, MI

Medical Weight Loss Specialist

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.

AARP
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst
Cigna
HAP (Health Alliance Plan)
McLaren Medicaid
Medicare
Meridian Choice & Meridian Medicaid
Molina Medicaid
Priority Health HMO
Total Health Care
United Healthcare HMO
Testimonials

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    "If your looking for a doctor who cares about his patients, Dr. Ahad is the doctor for you. Office staff is great and are pleasure to deal with."

    Josh A.
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    Dr. Ahad takes his time, answering all the questions, with impressive patience and high quality healthcare, addressing all the issues right away, highly recommend him..."

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Location
Duraid Ahad-Daman, MD
1380 Coolidge Highway, Suite 250
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-288-9300
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248-288-9300