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Welcome to The Center for Medical Weight Loss Blog!

Posted on October 11, 2010 by 1 Comment

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I started my medical career with dreams of contributing my skills to healing illness and improving the lives of my patients. However, as I got into my day-to-day practice, I quickly learned that I was not satisfied with the approach the medical community took to treating preventable diseases, such as high blood pressure, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. The common response to these conditions is often to prescribe medication, often multiple prescriptions at a time.

I also realized that most of my patients who suffered from preventable diseases had one thing in common ??? they were all overweight or obese. I realized that if I were able to treat their weight issues, then the other conditions would improve or disappear altogether. And I learned that weight loss was more than just proper diet and exercise. Weight is a medical issue, both physiological and psychological, and it needs to be treated as such. No two people are alike, and that is reflected in a person’s ability to lose weight and keep it off in the long-term.

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