While your own doctor may or may not be able to help you lose weight, either through diet and lifestyle recommendations or medication, seeing an obesity medicine specialist like myself has distinct advantages which will help with your success. First and foremost, I am an expert trained in the evaluation and management of individuals affected by obesity, which is above and beyond my training as a board certified family medicine physician. In addition, by the end of 2014 I will also be board certified in obesity medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Being double board certified puts me at a level of training that exceeds most physicians when treating obesity.
The obesity epidemic has taken over America. With over one third of our country classified as obese and almost two thirds of our country overweight, the chance of it affecting you or your family is very high. The “diet industry” has done a great job at confusing the public on what the best way to lose weight may be. Between trendy and sometimes dangerous diets, to infomercials promising a “beach body” in 9 weeks, most people are unsure which direction to go. While exercise is important and vital for overall health, it alone is usually not the answer. Choosing a physician like myself puts you at an advantage, as my job is to simplify the process and show you what is best for you. Think of me as a “personal trainer” for your weight loss journey. Let me guide you along the path of health and wellness.