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Weight Management Specialist

Delmar Primary Care Associates

Dannie E. Williams, MD, MPH

Primary Care located in St. Louis, MO

Obesity, a chronic condition tied to numerous health and wellness risks, affects over 40% of adults in the United States. If you’re tired of attempting and failing to manage your weight on your own, primary care provider Dannie Williams, MD, MPH, can get you back on track with a personalized weight management plan at Delmar Primary Care Associates in St. Louis, Missouri. Beyond helping you lose weight, these programs help encourage you to keep it off. To book a consultation, call Delmar Primary Care Associates or request an appointment online right away.

Weight Management Q&A

What is weight management?

Weight management means finding a personalized way to maintain a healthy weight for your age and gender. At Delmar Primary Care Associates, Dr. Williams plans your approach after performing an evaluation and asking about your current lifestyle and habits. 

Weight management services are especially beneficial to those who are obese due to the percentage of fat on their bodies. Maintaining a healthy weight isn’t easy for everyone because of genetics, underlying hormone conditions, eating disorders, misguided habits, and other extraneous factors. Plus, the same weight loss approach isn’t right for everyone. 

How does weight management work?

Dr. Williams works closely with you during regular appointments after an initial consultation to help you manage your weight. She creates an individualized treatment approach and supports you as you follow your plan. She also answers your questions and makes sure you feel comfortable after you make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes. 

At Delmar Primary Care Associates, Dr. Williams prioritizes the use of diet and lifestyle changes in a weight management plan and skips the prescription medications. Your plan may consist of:

An improved diet

Dr. Williams evaluates your body’s specific needs to design a diet plan to easily follow. She helps you pay attention to portion sizes and the specific foods you eat so you can give your body the nutrients it needs without eating in excess.


Regular exercise helps you burn fat more quickly than you would following the same diet without getting much activity. Dr. Williams helps you integrate reasonable exercise into your lifestyle safely. 

Other lifestyle changes

There are plenty of unexpected ways to improve your outcome with weight management. Dr. Williams might encourage you to drink less alcohol, get more sleep, stay hydrated, or join a support group to help you manage your weight effectively. 

What are the health and wellness benefits of weight management?

Managing your weight leads to a variety of health improvements beyond the confidence boost that you may be seeking with weight loss. Whether you currently have diseases linked to your weight or are at risk for them, successful weight management can make you healthier. 

Maintaining a healthy weight lowers your risk for:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases, like a heart attack or stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Cataracts
  • Sleep apnea
  • Infertility
  • Arthritis and joint pain

If you already have conditions linked to your body fat, weight management is an effective way to reduce symptoms and prevent them from getting worse. Adopting a healthier lifestyle to manage your weight can also extend your life expectancy. 

If you’re ready to start a weight management program with support from Dr. Williams, call Delmar Primary Care Associates or request an appointment online right away.