Obesity Medicine

Understanding Visceral Fat: The Silent Health Threat *

Posted: May 10 in Obesity Medicine by

In our pursuit of wellness, we often focus on the obvious culprits: sugar, saturated fats, and lack of exercise. However, lurking beneath the surface lies a hidden danger: visceral fat. What is Visceral Fat? Unlike subcutaneous fat, which sits just beneath the skin, visceral fat resides deep within the abdominal cavity, surrounding vital organs such as the heart, liver, pancreas, and intestines. While some visceral fat is necessary to […]

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Obesity is not your fault *

Posted: Feb 04 in Obesity Medicine by

Blaming a person for their weight is about as helpful as blaming them for their height. While science has shown that obesity is a disease largely driven by biology, many people living with obesity continue to be blamed for their weight by others, or worse, blame themselves for their weight. Studies have shown that obesity […]

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Wegovy Lowers the risk for Heart attack and Stroke. *

Posted: Aug 08 in Medical Weight Loss News, Obesity Medicine, semaglutide, Uncategorized by

For the first time in the history of obesity medicine, a drug has been shown to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by 20%. For decades, doctors have helped patients reduce their cardiovascular risk by prescribing medications for hypertension and high cholesterol. We now know that treating obesity with medication is similarly compelling. […]

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Comprehensive Care for Obesity *

Posted: Aug 01 in Obesity Medicine by

The Disease of Obesity 10 years ago, obesity got recognized as a disease. This means that obesity is a medical problem, and that comprehensive treatment involves a lot more than simply losing weight. Obesity Medicine Physician I am frequently asked, “What is the difference between a doctor certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, […]

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Medical Weight Loss Conference Updates *

Posted: May 27 in Obesity Medicine, Weight loss by

I had the pleasure of finally attending an in-person medical weight loss conference! As president of the Obesity Medicine Association, I enjoyed my role in offering comprehensive training to physicians, PA’s, and nurse practitioners regarding how to help patients lose weight and keep it off. Here are a few tips I gleaned from this conference […]

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