Weight Loss Specialist

Heather Leslie-Brown, MD -  - OB-GYN

Brown's Women's Care

Heather Leslie-Brown, MD

OB-GYN located in Monroe, NC

Whether you want to lose a considerable amount of weight or just those last hard-to-shed pounds, medical weight loss is designed to work with your body composition for efficient and long-lasting results. Dr. Heather Leslie-Brown of Brown’s Women’s Care in Monroe, North Carolina, offers a medical weight loss program that helps you lose unwanted weight naturally and safely, without the use of drugs or gimmick diets.

Weight Loss Q & A

What is medical weight loss?

The weight loss and general wellness program at Brown's Women's Care helps patients lose weight and feel better naturally, without harmful, habit-causing controlled drugs. This unique approach to weight loss features:

  • Body composition analyses
  • Natural vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Amino acids to improve and regulate mood while curbing cravings
  • Fat-burning lipotropic (MIC) and vitamin B shots
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Exercise recommendations

One of the greatest advantages of a medical weight loss program is that Dr. Leslie-Brown will monitor your progress and your health as you go. Based on your individual needs, she can make adjustments along the way for maximized results.

The program steers clear of methods that use stimulants to promote healthy and long-lasting results.


What is a body composition analysis?

At your first appointment, Dr. Leslie-Brown will conduct your first body composition analysis (BCA) reading. The BCA scale will give you a complete breakdown of the percentages of fat, muscle, and water in your body, as well as your resting metabolic rate. Based on these results, you will receive a report detailing how much weight you can expect to lose depending on the plan you choose to follow. This initial report serves as the baseline against which Dr. Leslie-Brown measures your progress.


How do I know if I need to lose weight?

While medical weight loss programs are designed for anyone who wants to lose weight, a good starting point is the body mass index (BMI) calculator. The BMI calculates your weight to height ratio and comes up with a number that indicates your overall body fat. The numbers break down like this:

Under 18: underweight
18-24.9: normal weight
25-29.9: overweight
Over 30: obese

While looking good is always a motivation for weight loss, you should also consider the health risks associated with being overweight or obese. Weight issues have a significant impact on your overall health and wellness, and some of the leading causes of death—like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and accidents—can be traced back to weight problems.