Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States. The impact of obesity on our economy has been estimated on the level of 100s of billions of dollars a year. Obesity has also been a confounding and/or contributing factor in Diabetes, HTN, Hyperlipidemia, COPD, CHF, Degenerative Joint Disease, Heart Disease, as well as the recent COVID-19 Disease.
We at Family Practice Associates take obesity very seriously and offer a comprehensive evaluation to develop a plan for success. Dr. Burchfield is a certified specialist in Weight Loss Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He utilizes his combined knowledge to develop a weight loss plan that is designed to monitor your other medical conditions as you lose weight.
Successful weight loss and maintenance often translates to improved control of other medical conditions, improved physical conditioning and activity. Ultimately we want you to be able to reduce the amount of medicines required to control your other medical conditions and improve quality of life.