Updated: Aug 6, 2018
Obesity medicine is a form of primary care that uses an individualized, scientific, and comprehensive approach for patients with health problems due to excess weight. There is an additional board certification in obesity medicine available for any practicing doctors who wish to further their knowledge of treatment within the field. With the certification, doctors learn about the various factors that influence a particular patients obesity. It is critical to consider all components that contribute to the complex etiology of obesity when assisting patients with weight loss and health goals. The overall goal is to get people to improve their health outcomes and quality of life through education and lifestyle changes. Our practice of obesity medicine looks at each patient as an individual to determine the best treatment options for that specific person.