Weight Loss

It’s not all about willpower…It’s not a character flaw.

Obesity is a chronic disease just like high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Obesity can shorten the lifespan and can lead to as many as 236 other medical problems –13 of which are types of cancer. It has been said that obesity is one of the greatest obstacles facing modern medicine. We need to treat obesity seriously.

But obesity is complex.

The factors that contribute to obesity can be shown as an interweaving web of multiple causes, and if that sounds complicated here’s a visual:

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Advice that suggests the battle with excess weight can be won by simply “eating less and exercising more” fails to take into consideration the complexity of obesity. Treatment that suggests a “fat burning injection” is going to cure the problem fails to take into consideration the complexity of obesity. There is simply NOT a single intervention or approach that will work for everyone.

While we know that losing weight often helps address weight related medical conditions, the appropriate approach to excess weight has to be comprehensive, compassionate, and individualized. When choosing our clinic, you can be assured that we will take time to listen to your story, evaluate your medical conditions, and create a treatment plan that reflects your medical needs.

Parker Medical Weight Loss and Metabolic Health is a premier, private medical clinic drawing patients from all over the South. Under Dr. Parker’s supervision, our group of nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, administrators, and educators treat patients with the highest level of respect and esteem. While there is, unfairly and unfortunately, often a shame associated with excess weight, our goal is the exact opposite. We are here to walk alongside you. We are here to finally shed light and give answers on the struggle with excess weight and treat weight related medical conditions.

Dr. Parker is board-certified in obesity by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, a medical subspecialty that focuses on the medical treatment of overweight and obesity and their related conditions. A graduate of the esteemed Blackburn obesity course at Harvard Medical School and additionally certified in professional obesity education by the World Obesity Federation, Dr. Parker has undergone rigorous training in treating obesity as a chronic disease and helping patients improve their metabolic health.

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Introductory Videos

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A Patient’s Experience

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Testimonials

The staff at Parker Medical Weight Loss have helped me change my life for the better!!! Dr. Parker & Ms. Kelly are so supportive, encouraging, and never judgmental !!! I always feel better after an appointment !!!

- Carla R.

2019-05-11T07:06:06+00:00

- Carla R.

The staff at Parker Medical Weight Loss have helped me change my life for the better!!! Dr. Parker & Ms. Kelly are so supportive, encouraging, and never judgmental !!! I always feel better after an appointment !!!
I’m so thankful for Dr. Parker and his staff! They are all so sweet and so helpful with everything! After having a baby, losing weight was so hard. Since my first appointment in October 2018, I’ve lost 40lbs! I’m so excited! I feel so much better already and have so much more energy. I feel like I can be a better mom.

- Katie T.

2019-05-11T07:03:20+00:00

- Katie T.

I’m so thankful for Dr. Parker and his staff! They are all so sweet and so helpful with everything! After having a baby, losing weight was so hard. Since my first appointment in October 2018, I’ve lost 40lbs! I’m so excited! I feel so much better already and have so much more energy. I feel … Continue reading Katie T.
I used to have daily pain in my hips, feet, and lower back that has vanished. I have energy that I haven’t had in 20 years. I’m ready to have a great summer working outdoors in my garden and actually have the stamina to do what I’d almost given up! Thank you for your help and giving me the tools to be successful.

- Jennifer F.

2019-05-11T07:03:49+00:00

- Jennifer F.

I used to have daily pain in my hips, feet, and lower back that has vanished. I have energy that I haven’t had in 20 years. I’m ready to have a great summer working outdoors in my garden and actually have the stamina to do what I’d almost given up! Thank you for your help … Continue reading Jennifer F.
I can’t believe I hit the 80 pound mark! I started in a size 16 jeans, and now I am down to a size 4. I also am 5 pounds from hitting my goal weight--which is what I weighed the day I graduated high school. All the credit goes to God. Thank y’all for being the most supportive team!

- Anna B.

2019-05-11T07:04:18+00:00

- Anna B.

I can’t believe I hit the 80 pound mark! I started in a size 16 jeans, and now I am down to a size 4. I also am 5 pounds from hitting my goal weight–which is what I weighed the day I graduated high school. All the credit goes to God. Thank y’all for being … Continue reading Anna B.
Down close to 60lbs! My skin is healthier, my hair looks healthier, my energy is out the roof, and I overall feel better not being addicted to sugar!

- Hope S.

2019-05-11T07:04:44+00:00

- Hope S.

Down close to 60lbs! My skin is healthier, my hair looks healthier, my energy is out the roof, and I overall feel better not being addicted to sugar!
I have been going to Parker Medical Weight Loss for 10 months, and I’ve lost 132 pounds.

- Josh A.

2019-05-11T07:05:09+00:00

- Josh A.

I have been going to Parker Medical Weight Loss for 10 months, and I’ve lost 132 pounds.
Dr. Parker and the entire staff are incredible. They have been there every step of the way with me on this journey. I’ve lost 43 pounds so far with their help and guidance. I highly recommend them.

- Terry O.

2019-05-11T07:05:37+00:00

- Terry O.

Dr. Parker and the entire staff are incredible. They have been there every step of the way with me on this journey. I’ve lost 43 pounds so far with their help and guidance. I highly recommend them.

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