Weight Loss

Janaki Kanumilli MD Family Practice & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Queens, Forest Hills, NY & Queens, Floral Park, NY

Weight loss can be a struggle, even when you have the best intentions. At Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics, Dr. Kanumilli offers healthy weight-loss solutions and free consultations at two convenient locations in Forest Hills and Floral Park, both in the Queens neighborhood of New York City. If you’re ready to lose weight in a safe and sensible manner, call or schedule your appointment online today.

Weight Loss Q & A

Why is weight management important?

Carrying excess body weight can negatively affect your overall health, whether you’re overweight or obese. Adults are considered overweight if your body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher. If it’s 30 or higher, you’re considered obese.

A high BMI is a major risk factor for developing a number of health conditions, including:

  • Blood sugar problems like diabetes
  • Musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis
  • Sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea
  • Cardiovascular issues like heart disease and stroke
  • Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression
  • Certain cancers like breast, prostate, liver, colon, and gallbladder


In addition to negatively affecting your health and self-confidence, medical costs in the United States are typically higher for people struggling with obesity. Fortunately, you can see health benefits such as lower cholesterol and blood pressure from losing as little as 10-20 pounds.

What are the benefits of physician-guided weight loss?

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to lose weight without professional help, especially if you’re significantly overweight and looking for long-term success. Physician-guided weight-loss programs offered at Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics provide a holistic approach without resorting to diet pills or starvation.

Dr. Kanumilli is concerned about your weight and the role it plays in your overall health.  A caring provider who understands how excess weight can affect self-esteem and self-confidence, Dr. Kanumilli serves as your health coach and wants to help you look and feel your best.

Your program is tailored to your individual needs and includes dietary and lifestyle strategies provided by Dr. Kanumilli, who acts as your personal health coach.

What can I expect during my weight-loss program?

During your evaluation, Dr. Kanumilli listens closely as you discuss your hopes and concerns in order to develop a sensible weight-loss plan customized to your unique needs. As she guides you through your personalized program, Dr. Kanumilli monitors your progress and adjusts your treatment as needed to ensure you achieve healthy weight loss and weight management.

Your medically directed weight-loss program may include:

  • Body composition analysis to evaluate your body’s fat percentages
  • Diet and exercise plans to develop health long-term habits
  • Medifast® nutritionally balanced meals


If appropriate, Dr. Kanumilli might recommend medication to help you reach your weight-loss goals. She also offers aesthetic solutions, an important part of successful weight loss, including body sculpting like SculpSure® and Pelleve®, to help you reach your desired goals.

For sensible and healthy permanent weight-loss solutions, call Janaki Kanumilli, MD Family Practice & Aesthetics or schedule your appointment online today.