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Obesity Medicine services offered in Henderson, NV

Obesity is a chronic health condition that increases your risk of developing other health problems. Obesity medicine, a specialty of Evan Allen, MD, at Allen Wellness Center in Henderson, Nevada, is an area of health care that specializes in treating obesity to prevent these complications. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Obesity Medicine Q & A

What is obesity?

Obesity is a chronic disease in which the body has too much fat. Obesity and overweight aren’t the same things. Being overweight means weighing too much, which may come from muscle or fat. Obesity, on the other hand, means weighing too much because of excess body fat. 

Excess body fat that leads to obesity develops from many causes. Yes, eating more calories than your body burns contributes to the accumulation of excess body fat. However, obesity is a complex disease that can have many contributing factors, including genetics and the environment.

Obesity also affects many body systems, increasing your risk of developing other health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.

Dr. Allen is an experienced family physician who understands the complexity of obesity and specializes in obesity medicine.

What is obesity medicine?

Obesity medicine is an area of health care that studies and treats obesity. The American Medical Association only recently classified obesity as a chronic disease. With this classification, health care providers treat obesity like other chronic illnesses: ongoing monitoring, treatment, and care.

Dr. Allen is an obesity medicine specialist and has advanced training in the treatment and management of obesity. This includes how to lose weight and keep it off, and diagnosing and treating weight-related health complications. 

Allen Wellness Center is a concierge medicine practice. This more patient-focused approach to health care gives Dr. Allen the ability to spend more time assessing, educating, and supporting his patients so they can reach their health goals. 

What are obesity medicine services?

Dr. Allen is an obesity medicine specialist who customizes care based on individual needs. He first conducts a comprehensive examination so he can fully understand your overall health and ultimate wellness needs.

This exam includes a review of your medical and family history, your usual diet and exercise routine, and the obstacles that make weight loss hard. He runs bloodwork to screen for health conditions.

Dr. Allen talks to you about his findings and works one-on-one with you to develop a long-term chronic disease management plan. Your plan might include:

  • Nutrition education
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Weight loss medication
  • Physical therapy

Dr. Allen schedules regular follow-ups to monitor your health and progress, adjust your plan, and provide continued guidance and support.

To learn more about obesity medicine at Allen Wellness Center, call or schedule an appointment online today.