Tag Archives: Obesity Medicine

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 […]

Obesity has been recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA). What does this mean to you? First, if it’s a disease, it is something that affects you but does not define you. People are affected by cancer, and we treat it. People are not cancerous. People are affected by obesity, and we […]

I know after the New Year, I will see lots of new patients – January is always a busy month for me at CNC. There will be a common theme – “My resolution for the New Year is to lose weight!” I am so happy to work with these individuals and help them achieve their goals! However, unfortunately, all too often, the goal of “losing weight” will result in a quick regain for one of two reasons: [Read more]

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition that is frequently associated with obesity. Individuals with obesity experience twice the risk of hypertension than normal weight people. Obesity and hypertension affect the lives of millions of Americans each day. More than one in three adults in the United States have obesity and nearly one in three have hypertension. [Read more]