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Weight Loss Specialist

Avicenna Medical Clinic

Aref Karbasi, MD

Primary Care Physician & Cosmetic Specialist located in Reseda, CA

Patients from the Greater Los Angeles area in need of medically supervised weight loss services should make an appointment with Dr. Karbasi. Practicing at the Avicenna Medical Clinic in Reseda, CA Dr. Karbasi can help you to lose weight and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Weight Loss Q&A

What are the benefits of weight loss?

If you are overweight, getting rid of the extra pounds could make a major difference in your health and your life. Since many chronic conditions are correlated with being overweight or obese, losing weight can improve significant health indicators. For instance, losing just 5 to 10 percent of your weight can decrease “bad” cholesterol and increase “good” cholesterol. Blood pressure is reduced, insulin resistance is decreased, and blood sugar may be significantly improved.

In addition to these physical advantages, other benefits of losing weight include increasing your social connections, improving your sex drive, and feeling more confident.

What is medically-supervised weight loss?

Medically-supervised weight loss involves programs that are managed by your physician, to ensure you have appropriate support and guidance to reach your goals in a healthy and sustainable manner. While any weight loss program is challenging, your doctor can work with you to make the best choices for your unique health needs, rather than relying on the gimmicks of fad diets.

Participating in a medically-supervised program ensures that you receive the correct information about the do’s and don’ts of weight loss and that you have a steady support system of experienced professionals holding you accountable.

What can I expect during a weight loss appointment?

One of the primary benefits of taking part in a medically-supervised weight loss program is the personal nature of the experience. Unlike diets found online or in books that are developed as a one-size-fits-all program, medically-supervised weight loss is customized to fit you especially. Your doctor will meet with you to perform a physical examination including calculating BMI and other health indicators, interview of your medical and family history, and complete comprehensive testing. After getting a thorough understanding of your current health status, your doctor will design a program of dietary changes and suggested exercises to meet your specific goals.

Call Dr. Karbasi at Avicenna Medical Clinic in Reseda, California to start your medically-supervised weight loss program today.


Avicenna Medical Clinic accepts most major insurance plans. Please call our office to verify.

We accept the following HMO plans:

Regal Medical Group, HealthNet, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, Easy Choice, Medicare

Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Easy Choice Health Plan (California)
Health Net
Regal Medical Group
United Healthcare