Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers. That is why maintaining a healthy weight is so important: It helps you lower your risk for developing these problems, and helps you feel good about yourself, and gives you more energy to enjoy life.
Dr. P feels that just as every patient is different, the approach to help you with your weight loss program must be different too. Dr. P will work with you to tailor make a program, just perfect for you using multiple modalities from behavior modification and counseling, nutritional counseling, pharmaceutical options, and natural approaches, all the way to exploring and advising you about surgical options.