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Shadrach Smith M.D.
STRATEGIES FOR NON-SURGICAL WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Your treatment plan will be tailored to your body chemistry, lifestyle, food preferences and physical ability. We do not believe that “one plan fits all” and that each person should be treated with the best plan for their lives. Depending on the root causes of your overweight/obesity your plan will include motivation and accountability through self-monitoring and goal setting; lifestyle coaching through learning new non-food rewards and stimulus control; nutrition through an eating plan tailored for you; and medications, both supplements and prescription.
Qualifying patients are overweight or obese adolescents and adults, aged 16 or older. Improving health risk factors through weight loss like fatigue, high blood sugars, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and joint pain are the main outcomes focus.
Bariatric surgery patients are welcome. We assist with pre-surgery weight loss and meeting insurance eligibility requirements. After surgery we can offer continued support and weight loss maintenance.
Reference for Obesity Statistics: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR INITIAL VISIT
At your first visit with Dr Smith you will discuss your personal medical and weight loss history, body chemistry, medication and other health concerns. You will leave with a plan to get you started on losing weight, which may or may not include medication.
Two weeks after your initial visit, you will meet with the dietitian to develop a personalized eating plan for weight loss.
The remaining visits will be scheduled as your personal plan dictates to meet your needs, however most patients are seen once a month.
PHYSICIAN MONITORED WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
A record number of Americans are struggling with their weight. In 2012, 69% of adults over the age of 20 were either overweight or obese. More than one-third of those adults (78.6 million) were obese. Obesity related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
Dr Shadrach Smith, MD and his team can help you with the struggle. As a board certified specialist in Obesity Medicine Dr Smith focuses on the treatment of obesity as a disease, not a character defect. Through this approach he works with the patient to manage the factors contributing to their obesity to promote weight loss so they can begin to feel better about themselves while improving their overall health.