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:
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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