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Interview with Dr. Youdim

Adrienne Youdim MD, FACP an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician (OMP) is a physician that specializes in the treatment and management of the obese patient. This [...]

By | 2017-08-07T09:37:45+00:00 August 7th, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Walker Spotlight: Heather Hawk-Funk

For the past three years Heather Hawk-Funk, her husband, and her friend Megan have participated in the Cleveland, OH Walk from Obesity. Heather learned about the Walk from Obesity through a support group in her area and from ASMBS member Karen Schulz. Heather told us she weighed over 300 pounds and needed to do something to get her life back. That is when [...]

By | 2017-07-19T12:07:21+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Newsletter, Walker Stories|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Igel

Leon I. Igel, MD, FACP, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician plays a multifaceted role as part of the bariatric surgery team. They can assist pre-operatively in [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:04:11+00:00 June 5th, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Walker Spotlight: Dorald Turner

This month we caught up with Walker Dorald Turner from Myersville, MD. Dorald participated in her first Walk from Obesity event in 2016. She was invited to join the Maryland/DC Walk by her bariatric support group at Holy Cross Health. Dorald knew she needed to lose weight in order to regain her health. So [...]

By | 2017-07-19T11:04:07+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Newsletter, Walker Stories|0 Comments

Live longer, Be Happier, and Stay Positive

….Through Friendship The world that we live in has become so engulfed in the negative aspect of politics, the countless occurrence of violence, and the over aboundance of Social Media in everyday life; that we often forget to look past any of that and overlook the need to spend more time on ourselves. Taking care [...]

By | 2017-03-29T16:06:20+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Lindquist

Richard Lindquist, MD, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician in the surgical setting complements the surgical team and brings a medical perspective to the continuum of care. [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:17+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Kobleur

Jessica Kobleur, MD, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The obesity medicine physician brings a vision of the big picture as well as an understanding of the specific processes at play [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:53:32+00:00 February 6th, 2017|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

It’s Not a Diet…It’s a Lifestyle

One of the biggest issues with diets is that they usually cannot be maintained for a long period of time. In fact, often times people who diet tend to gain more weight over time and studies show that dieting is a consistent predictor of future weight gain. Fad diets became popular and continue to catch [...]

By | 2016-12-02T10:18:32+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Soleymani

Taraneh Soleymani, MD , an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? In 2013 the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease. To effectively treat this chronic condition, the approach has to [...]

By | 2016-12-02T10:17:06+00:00 December 5th, 2016|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Quick Workouts for Busy People

  How many times have you heard someone say, “I don’t have time for a workout,” or maybe you have said this yourself? There are only 24 hours in a day, and each person has to decide what to do with that time. Often times we wish there were more time in a day, but [...]

By | 2016-12-01T09:59:27+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Fitness Corner|0 Comments