Obesity and Diabetes in Fairlawn, OH

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What Are Obesity and Diabetes?

Obesity is a long-lasting (chronic) medical condition that is defined as having too much body fat, or a body mass index (BMI) of 30 and higher. Diabetes is also a chronic disease that occurs when the body either lacks enough insulin or doesn't use insulin properly to regulate blood sugar. If you are obese, this puts you at a higher risk of developing additional health problems, like diabetes. Both obesity and diabetes are often linked because having excess fat can prevent your body from responding effectively to insulin, which may lead to insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels.

At Monarch Ideal Care in Fairlawn, OH, your path to managing obesity and diabetes starts here. Board-certified family physician and certified health coach Dr. Leslee McElrath will work with you to build a custom treatment plan that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of these diseases. Find out more today by scheduling a consultation at our office.



How Are Obesity and Diabetes Treated?

At our Fairlawn, OH office, your individual treatment plan will vary depending on if you are dealing with obesity, diabetes, or both. To begin, Dr. McElrath may request blood work to check your glucose and hemoglobin A1C, which provides your average blood sugar levels over the past three months. This will enable her to determine if you have diabetes and how severe it may be. Dr. McElrath may also check your height and weight, as well as take a waist measurement to see if you are overweight or obese. Treatments may consist of nutritional guidance and dietary supplementation to aid with weight loss. Mental health counseling is available as well to help address any psychological factors that may be negatively impacting your physical health.


I have been seeing Dr. Leslee as a patient for a few months now. She’s great, she listens to my concerns with a professional, but relaxed approach. I will continue to refer patients to her because her bedside manner and knowledge set her apart.

D.B. Google

Dr. McElrath is the epitome of a patient focused physician. She always makes me feel heard and extremely comfortable no matter why I'm in the office. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new physician.

B.G. Google

Dr McElrath has set the standard all Doctors should strive in patient care. Bedside manner and benevolence in her astute care of myself and wife has been above the board. Patience and LISTENING are the first I recognized in her presence. Extremely knowledgeable in down to earth way. And she handled me being silly quite excellently. 🙃 Dr McElrath we are so grateful. Humbly Gallaghers

D.*. Google

I will definitely be returning, I had a pleasant experience staff are friendly and informative, the hormones really gave me the boost that I needed, I would like to see more advertisements about hormone replacement therapy so that woman can start having conversations about hormones and age related changes without feeling embarrassed.

L.T. Google

I love this practice! As an introvert, I appreciate the small office setting without a waiting room filled with other patients; it makes going to the doctor feel more personal because there aren't a bunch of people waiting ahead of you and the doctor isn't stressed out because of being behind on appointments or anything like that. Dr. McElrath is a great doctor and genuinely seems to care about her patients' needs and wellbeings; she's also very laidback, and it's really easy to talk to her about things. She always has great recommendations for products that can improve your health (like vitamins/supplements, foods, and even safer cleaning products) --- she is NOT the kind of doctor who will just push all sorts of medication onto you, which is greatly appreciated. Scheduling is super easy, as it is all online. You can schedule up to 3 weeks out, I believe. This practice does offer times later in the evening for those who work during the day, but available times depend on whether you are a subscription patient or a Medicaid patient. Online, you can also access your patient portal and update certain parts of your profile to keep your doctor in-the-know about your general wellbeing outside of appointments. You can view lab results, documents, questionnaires, and all kinds of other helpful info. It's pretty neat! I am 100% supportive of this doctor's office and truly believe in its ability to help and benefit its patients. If you hate crowded waiting rooms and want a more personalized experience and a doctor who cares (and incorporates online technology into their practice), this is the place for you!

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Reach an Optimal Weight

Whether you need help managing diabetes or you struggle with obesity and simply want to lose weight, Monarch Ideal Care offers personalized treatments for you. Utilizing functional medicine, board-certified family physician Dr. Leslee McElrath can help you achieve an ideal weight and get your blood sugar under control. Schedule an appointment at our Fairlawn, OH office today to learn more.

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