Sydney Crackower, M.D. -  - Family Practice

Sydney Crackower, M.D.

Family Practice located in Lafayette, LA

More than 35% of adults in Louisiana are obese. Carrying excess weight increases your risk of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Sydney Crackower, MD is a family medicine physician in Lafayette, Louisiana, who understands the issues many people face when it comes to their weight and trying to lose it, and for more than 30 years has been helping his patients drop unwanted pounds. To learn more about the obesity program, call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.

Obesity Q & A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

Looking better in your swimsuit for your upcoming cruise or slimming down for your class reunion aren’t the only benefits you get when you follow Dr. Crackower’s weight-loss plan. His plan also improves your health by:

  • Reducing your risk of developing chronic health conditions
  • Improving blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood cholesterol levels
  • Diminishing stress on your joints and reducing pain
  • Boosting self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improving sleep

And because Dr. Crackower wants you to stay healthy and keep the weight off, he continues to monitor you to help you stay on track after you’ve lost the weight. 

Do I need to follow a special diet?

Dr. Crackower has been helping his patients successfully lose weight for more than 30 years. His plan includes a very specific diet plan, which he will review with you before getting started. Dr. Crackower finds that patients have more success with weight loss when they know exactly what and how much to eat each day.

Dr. Crackower also spends time with you talking to you about your diet and the role good nutrition plays in helping you lose the weight and stay healthy. He wants you to understand how your food choices affect every aspect of your life, including your family. 

Do I have to exercise to lose weight?

Any good weight-loss plan includes exercise. However, Dr. Crackower knows that exercise can be a barrier for some people, due to fitness levels and time constraints, which is why he creates personalized exercise plans for each of his patients. Your plan will take into consideration both your physical capabilities and your schedule. 

Can I take medication for obesity?

You’re not alone if you find that your hunger and food cravings get in the way of your weight-loss goals. To help, Dr. Crackower may prescribe weight-loss medication. These types of prescriptions work by helping you feel full faster or preventing your body from absorbing certain high-calorie nutrients.

Examples of weight loss medication include:

  • Orlistat
  • Phentermine-topiramate
  • Liraglutide
  • Benzphetamine

While these medications will help you drop unwanted pounds, they only work if you follow Dr. Crackower’s weight-loss plan.

To get started on your weight-loss journey and finally shed the pounds for good, call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.