The Problem of Obesity
Overweight or obese
individuals are at increased risk for a variety of serious
and potentially life threatening conditions. In the
United States, it is estimated that obesity is responsible
for approximately 100,000-300,000 deaths each year.
Conditions associated with obesity include among others,
heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, gallbladder disease,
esophageal reflux, sleep apnea, certain cancers, osteoarthritis
and other musculoskeletal disorders, as well as depression.
With controlled weight loss and subsequent weight maintenance
many of these disorders can be prevented, corrected,
or improved. The M.D.'s Weight & Wellness Center,
P.A. is committed to helping our patients improve their
lives and health.
people find success
M.D.’s Weight and Wellness Center
Winona lived in Florida, she was active and slim,
but after moving back home to the Conroe area several
years ago, she began to gain weight. She tried to
lose weight on her own, but was unsuccessful.
In December, Winona read about Baker in The Courier
and decided to make an appointment with him.
To help Winona get started, Baker prescribed an
F.D.A.-approved weight loss drug and devised a personalized
weight loss strategy for her. Then, he worked with
her to help make the lifestyle changes necessary
for her to achieve and maintain a lower weight;
one of the changes he suggested was for her to spend
less time on the computer engrossed in genealogical
research and more time spent walking and pursuing
Winona appreciated the fact that Baker spent lots
of time educating her about
nutrition, exercise and healthy eating habits.
“I never felt rushed
at all,” she said.
Over the next four months, Winona lost 20 pounds
and began to experience a
surge in energy. She is pleased that she was able
to lose weight without feeling constantly deprived
“It has been an easy
way to lose weight,” she said.
Winona was also complimentary of Baker’s wife,
Joy, a registered nurse who assists him in his practice.
“Joy is a joy,” she said.
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