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Why is a Weight Loss Management Program Important?

There are more than 236 medical conditions that are associated with morbid obesity. The most common are diabetes, hypertension, anxiety, depression, coronary artery disease, stroke, and sleep apnea.

Dr. Anis Ansari

The prevalence of morbid obesity is on the rise. The negative effects of obesity on the body are endless. There are more than 236 medical conditions that are associated with morbid obesity. The most common are diabetes, hypertension, anxiety, depression, coronary artery disease, stroke, and sleep apnea. Are you or your family members struggling with any of these? Could they be related to a weight condition? 42.4% of American adults are morbidly obese with numbers predicted to increase to 50% by year 2030.

MercyONE recognized the great need in this area and started a weight loss and bariatric surgery program over 6 years ago. Many patients have already been helped through this program with life-changing outcomes. As of July 2022, I have been managing the medical portion of this program. This experience has allowed me to see the positive impact it has on people. My passion for healthcare has led me to learn more about people’s hurdles that they may be facing.

On the initial visit, we sit down to understand and discuss your health issues. We carefully look at your present history along with prior weight loss experiences before care can be formalized. We work together with a comprehensive team to provide complete care that people deserve at one place.

Unfortunately, only 1% of people who qualify for weight loss are taking advantage of the program. Patients who are ready to make improvement in their health can take advantage of this program. Even just 5-10% weight loss can have noticeable impact on the whole body.

We promise to work together to create a personalized care plan to help you get back to healthy life. There are many federally approved medications that can be prescribed for weight loss along with diet and exercise.

Please contact MercyONE at (563) 244-5400 to start your journey to good health.

[Anis Ansari, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine]

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