We are a nation obsessed with our weight. The topic dominates the national media with reports on new research findings, the latest diet fads and sightings of celebrities and models seen as too skinny or too fat. Binge eating, anorexia and obesity continue to be pandemic, while yo-yo dieting Americans spend around $40 billion a year on weight loss products, programs and diet aids.
The consensus within the medical community and government is that weight issues aren't to be taken lightly. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that obesity is fast approaching tobacco as the top underlying cause of preventable death in the USA. With a host of serious illnesses associated with excessive weight, the question is why arent' we seeking professional medical help instead of relying on the counsel of inexperienced weight loss product salespeople?
Weight loss helps you feel better about yourself and your body. Patients can report increased energy, less joint pain, and are less likely to have chronic, life threatening conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. Achieving a healthy weight may also decrease the need for the medications used to treat these conditions.
We provide physician supervised weight loss programs that include specialized diets and coaching support to promote life long solutions for managing your weight.