Weight Loss

Mcgowan Family Health & Wellness Center

Obesity and overweight afflict nearly one-third of the population in the United States. Dr. McGowan of McGowan Family Health and Wellness Center in Flossmoor, Illinois, recognizes the issues that being overweight can entail. She helps women and men build a healthy regimen that will help them achieve and maintain their ideal weight. To schedule an appointment, call the office now. 

Q&A on Weight Loss

What is the definition of weight loss?

If you’re having trouble losing weight, weight loss treatment may be the best solution for you. Dr. McGowan describes how she can assist you in reaching your goal weight during your visit to McGowan Family Health and Wellness Center.

Small or significant modifications to your everyday routine, such as increasing your activity or making healthier nutritional choices, are examples of these approaches. She might also suggest a tried-and-true weight-loss plan like the HCG Diet or the Risk Factor Diet. Weight loss medicine and an obesity treatment.

Throughout your treatment, Dr. McGowan will conduct regular medical diagnostic and metabolic tests to track your progress and ensure that your psychological state is stable.


Is weight loss therapy appropriate for me?

One of the most efficient ways to reduce weight is through weight loss therapy. If you have high blood pressure or identify with any of the following risk factors, you may be a suitable candidate for weight reduction therapy:

  • Obesity or overweight in the family
  • a desire to maintain good health when pregnant
  • a want to learn more about weight loss
  • A clinical obesity or extreme overweight diagnosis

Dr. McGowan collaborates with you to determine your reasons and the appropriate program for your requirements and objectives.

What are the dangers of being overweight?

Obesity, regardless of gender or age, can cause major health problems. Obesity’s most common hazards include:



Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common outcomes of obesity. If you have Type 2 diabetes, your pancreas isn’t using insulin properly to keep your blood sugar levels in check.


Coronary artery disease

Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, which can lead to blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, or angina (chest pain caused by a reduction in blood flow to the heart).


Blood pressure that is too high

When your blood flows through your body too quickly, it damages your arterial walls, resulting in high blood pressure.



When you exert too much strain on your joints, you get osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis is most common in the knees of obese men and women, and it damages your joints, restricting your range of motion.



In women, obesity is linked to breast, colon, gallbladder, and uterine malignancies. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to get prostate or colon cancer.

At McGowan Family Health and Wellness Center, Dr. McGowan detects all of your bad habits and replaces them with a healthy routine that ensures your long-term health and weight loss. Contact McGowan Family Health and Wellness Center today by phone or online if you’re looking for effective weight-loss solutions.

Insurances We Accept

At McGowan Family Health & Wellness, we accept all major insurances.  If you do not see your insurance listed, please contact our office to insure your coverage with us.

Healthcare Services

STD Testing

learn more

Pregnancy Testing

learn more

Women's Health

learn more


learn more

Verified Patient
Read More
All I can say God is good and she is the best provider.
Verified Patient
Read More
I enjoy my trips to the doctor. Dr. McGowan is easy to speak with and explains everything very well. She also sees my parents because of her bedside manner
verified patient
Read More
I am very pleased with Dr. McGowan. She has always listened and answered all of my questions concerning my health - she has played an important part of my health - welfare. I like the time she takes with me, the way she listens to me, the way she answers me and the wisdom she gives me concerning my health. I feel safe with her because I believe she CARES!