Health Improvement Programs is introducing a new, multi-disciplinary Medical Weight Management Program to its list of services. This program provides patients with an opportunity to receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan that will help medically manage their overweight issues.
Kirsten Frederiksen, MD, FACP, ABOM, and a team of registered dietitians will assist in managing each patient’s unique diagnosis and individualized plan of care. While working with existing medical and surgical providers, the team will create a customized plan to help patients lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way.
Who benefits from this program?
- Those with a BMI of 25 and higher and one or more of the following co-morbidities: hypertension, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, steatosis/steatohepatitis (fatty liver), obstructive sleep apenea, certain forms of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, osteoarthritis, gout, infertility and polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Those with a BMI of 30 and higher
- Those with a significant metabolic derangement such as Type 2 diabetes mellitus or hypertension that does not respond to regular medical care
Medical treatment plans may include:
- Evaluation of current medical status and treatment of obesity-related co-morbidities
- Evaluation of designated labs and EKG
- Review of treatment options, including nutrition changes, possible meal replacements, medications, exercises and/or behavioral therapy
- Evaluation and plan of action from a dietitian
- Regular follow-up visits
Patients will be required to review some pre-visit information and schedule basic labs and EKG prior to their initial visit. For more information on this program and how to refer someone to it, call 982-5073.