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Medical Weight Loss

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Enliven Medical Clinic

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Aesthetic Clinic located in Laguna Hills, CA

If you find it hard to lose weight, you aren’t alone. Nearly 74% of Americans are overweight, and many of them struggle to achieve a healthier size only to get frustrated and give up or gain the weight back after a “crash” diet. The medical weight loss program offered at Enliven Medical Clinic in Laguna Hills, California, by Mozhgan Ashtari, MD, can help. Call the office today, and make an appointment to learn how you can slim down and achieve better health, or use the online tool to book.

Medical Weight Loss Q & A

Why should I consider medical weight loss?

When you’re overweight or obese, you increase your risk of developing health problems. These include:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension 
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Asthma
  • Fertility issues


Though many “diets” promise to help you lose weight, they don’t follow through. It sounds easy enough to lose weight with a one-size-fits-all plan, but these diets don’t take into account your personal situation, including genetics, current health, environment, psychological factors, and preferences. 

Weight loss is a complex process that often requires medical intervention to help you maintain good health, stay accountable, and achieve long-term success. 

What are the benefits of a medical weight loss program?

A medical weight loss program helps give you the extra support you need to achieve weight loss to promote good health and self-esteem. The program provides support and accountability that helps you lose weight despite stress, plateaus, cravings, setbacks, and challenges. 

If you have a chronic condition, Dr. Ashtari can manage it along the way. This is especially valuable if you’re on medications or have limitations when it comes to physical exertion. Prescriptions can be tweaked as needed, for example, and exercise recommendations made to keep you safe while still helping you achieve a healthier size. 

Regular check-ins at Enliven Medical Clinic help you stay accountable to your goals and get back on track should you falter. 

What is involved in medical weight loss?

Dr. Ashtari customizes a program for you based on your goals and health needs. She takes into account your schedule, social environment, and other factors that impact how you eat and exercise. This makes weight loss attainable.

Medical weight loss includes counseling, dietary recommendations, and exercise guidance. If there are factors that are making it hard for you to lose weight, like thyroid disease or metabolic issues, those are treated to optimize your weight-loss efforts. 

If you’re ready to lose weight for long-term results, call Enliven Medical Clinic to set up an appointment and learn how you can benefit from medical weight loss. Alternatively, use the online booking agent to schedule.