Yes. In 2013, the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease, based on growing evidence that making a healthy weight was far more complex than willpower alone. There’s a common misconception that people gain weight because of laziness, eating too much and/or exercising too little. Founded in 2019, our specialization in medical weight management is grounded in science.
How does your new clinic help people with weight loss?
We focus on four pillars: medical treatment, nutrition, behavior and physical activity. We tailor individual treatment plans, leveraging our foundation in internal medicine, bolstered by specialized training in lipidology and obesity medicine. For medically eligible patients, we offer an optional meal replacement program with an average weight loss of 30 pounds at 26 weeks. Additionally, an independent dietitian who shares our suite can help with meal plans, education and tailored nutritional advice. Behavioral assessments help identify disordered eating and provide a roadmap to overcome drivers of weight gain. Studies show that, in the long-run, diets do not work, but incremental lifestyle changes do. Our physical activity program explores and coaches people on how they can get moving in whatever way their bodies and comfort levels allow.
Which patients do you take?
We cater to adults with body mass indexes of 28 and higher.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, we are currently insured with most insurance companies, and work closely with a patient’s primary care physician, specialists and other health care professionals to offer true medically coordinated weight loss.
Are you concerned about your weight and want to take the next steps in leading a healthier lifestyle? Set up an appointment with Dr. Morgan and set on the path to your weight loss goals.
What other questions do you have in regard to weight loss or metabolic health? Let us know if the comment section below!