Weight Loss Programs Specialist

Sure Medical Care

Internal Medicine & Cardiologists located in Queens Center Mall, Costco, Elhmurst, NY

The numbers surrounding the weight problem in the United States are eye-opening: two out of three American adults are overweight or have obesity. And the problems that stem from carrying extra weight are life-altering. To gain the upper hand on your weight problem, Hertzel Sure, MD, offers weight-loss programs at his practice, Sure Medical Care. For sustainable and healthy weight loss, call the Elmhurst, New York, office or use the online scheduler.

Weight Loss Programs Q & A

What is considered overweight?

To determine where your weight falls, the first stop is the body mass index (BMI) calculator, which roughly measures the percentage of fat you have in your body based on your height and weight. The BMI calculator outputs a number, which falls into one of these categories:

  • Under 18.5: Underweight
  • 18.5 to 24.9: Normal weight
  • 25-29.9: Overweight
  • 30 to 40: Obesity
  • Over 40: Extreme obesity

While your BMI number is just a starting point, it gives you a broad picture of where your weight falls.

What are the health complications of being overweight?

The health implications that come with carrying extra pounds are far too numerous to list here, but the following are some of the more common:

  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke or heart attack
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • High blood pressure

The fact is that there’s very little that being overweight or having obesity doesn’t affect when it comes to your health. More importantly, the effects of carrying extra weight are incredibly serious, which is why weight loss is your best chance for avoiding or reversing some of these health issues.

What are the benefits of weight loss?

As you can see by the list of health complications above, the benefits of weight loss are almost without limits. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that even losing just 5-10% of your body fat can make a positive impact on your health.


To help you achieve that goal, Dr. Sure offers medically supervised weight-loss programs, which he tailors to your lifestyle, health, and goals. Each weight-loss program is different, but typically includes:

  • Medications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional counseling
  • An exercise regimen

Dr. Sure creates a weight-loss program that provides you with healthy and sustainable results, which is where fad diets fall short. And one of the more effective aspects of a medically supervised weight-loss program at Sure Medical Care is that Dr. Sure closely monitors your progress, providing encouragement along the way and a little push whenever needed.

To get started on a meaningful weight loss program, call Sure Medical Care, or request a consultation using the online scheduler.