The Obesity Problem
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.
Local people find success at M.D.’s Weight and Wellness Center!
When 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 other exercise.
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 and hungry.
“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.