Around The Clock MD Urgent Care and Occupational Health Clinic Fresno CA

Dr. Kanwar Partap S. Gill MD

7035 N. West Ave, Suite 101,

Fresno CA 93711

Telephone Number (559) 472-9895

Toll Free 866-500-5729

Urgent Care | Occupational Medicine | DOT Medical Exam | Family Practice

Weight Loss

OBESITY

Weight Loss Doctor Fresno Urgent Care

The prevalence of overweight and obese Americans is approaching 60%. This prevalence exists in all socioeconomic groups and is a known contributor to cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, cancer, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. At Around The Clock MD our providers understand that obesity is a very complex and difficult problem to treat. It is certainly not – as many lay persons believe – simply the product of the lack of will power on the part of the obese patient. Obesity has its roots in physiology, sociology as well as genetics. We understand the frustration of our overweight and obese patients and furthermore we realize that patients rarely come to us for help without having failed many times on their own to lose weight.

Our weight loss programs combines counseling on basic dietary changes needed to lose weight as well as exercise hints (and as a last resort as pharmaceutical medications if indicated based on co-morbidities and the risk thereof). The initial evaluation by the clinician will include a physical exam and set of baseline laboratory tests. While medications are helpful in ones quest to lose weight, they are by no means a magic bullet or even the first line of therapy. In order to receive treatment our patients must agree to regular follow-up with close monitoring and adherence to incremental weight loss goals. We look forward to helping our patients in their quest for general wellbeing and more active and healthy lifestyle.

Medical Services

18-Nov-2015 01:51 PM