The new year is almost here and as tradition would have it, we are making a resolution to make your health a priority! With the statistics reading that more than one-third of adults in the United States are battling obesity, we know many individuals need support to live a healthier life.
Obesity is a disease that can increase your chance of suffering from:
- Coronary heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cancer (endometrial, breast, and colon)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Liver and gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
- Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
Our program is not just another diet - it’s a physician-supervised and clinically-proven approach that helps our patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Our professionals focus on preventive medicine. After medical tests and in-depth consultation with each patient, our medical staff creates an individualized and comprehensive plan for each patient.
Anyone interested in losing weight should understand their current health. A physician can do a thorough evaluation that includes a comprehensive blood panel, EKG, weight and body fat analysis, waist circumference, and a detailed review of your medical and health history. This evaluation is a key component of any weight loss program as it will not only provide details on your current health but provide a point from which you can measure your success. When you join our program, you will be screened for the following:
- Screening for and management of obesity and metabolic syndrome (adults & adolescents age 12-18)
- Medical nutrition therapy/counseling for healthy diet
- Behavioral counseling
- Fitness recommendations
- Cholesterol screening
- Screening for Type 2 diabetes
- Screening for high blood pressure
Did you know? Studies have shown that the doctor-patient relationship provides several opportunities to encourage behavior change and reinforce positive changes, including improved dietary practices, increased activity, and weight loss maintenance. Programs that encourage weekly visits with a physician also will provide accountability and continual support to assist you in losing weight as well as education and programs to help you maintain your weight loss and wellness for a lifetime. Don’t wait, join us in making your health a priority today by finding a location near you today!