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Obesity is a chronic health condition that impacts millions of Americans and contributes to a wide variety of serious health problems including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer. In adults, obesity is defined by having a body mass index (BMI) score of 30 or higher, and for kids, it is defined as having a BMI score that is in the 95th percentile or higher for their specific age group.

As a preventive healthcare specialists, our doctors work hard to reverse the trend toward expanding waistlines among both children and adults in our community so that all of their patients can enjoy the healthy and productive lifestyle that every Floridian deserves. Our medical team assists patients with sustainable, achievable and safe weight loss plans and provides the motivation and support they need to stay with their program. It’s amazing how much even a small amount of weight loss can help in fending off avoidable diseases – not to mention, how much better it can make you feel every day.

Our goal is to help you reach your goal when it comes to weight loss, so give us a call at 813.971.3136 or fill out an appointment request form if we can be of assistance to you or a loved one in shedding pounds and improving your health!

Potential Health Complications of Obesity

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Gall stones
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

Benefits of Medically Assisted Weight Loss for Children and Adults

  • Greater flexibility
  • Improved energy
  • Less joint pain
  • Instilled healthy habits will last a lifetime
  • Better sleep
  • Less social anxiety
  • Lower risk of cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease