Friday, January 23, 2009

Weight Loss Doctors, Tampa

Seeking a weight loss Doctor is a very personal decision and often it's a challenge finding the right weight loss doctor. There are many to choose from and Tampa, in particular has an abundance of weight loss clinics and physicians to aid people in shedding those extra pounds.

What should you look for when you're searching for a weight loss clinic or doctor?

The best answer can often be found in what other patients are saying about their experiences with Weight Loss Doctors in Tampa. The one thing that holds true is that patients feel that since they are paying out of pocket for a weight loss doctor--they should be provided with the highest level of care. Most patients agree that they would rather be seen by the clinics doctor, at each visit, rather than seeing a clinician or P.A. In doing so a level of trust is built, and once patients feel more comfortable about speaking with the doctor regarding issues that may have contributed to their weight gain --as well as their success or failure when trying to lose the weight, then they can really get serious about not only taking the weight off, but keeping it off.

Doctors should spend time with their patients in a relaxed atmposphere and take time to delve into the patient's medical history to find the cause of their weight loss. Patients deserve to be treated with respect and that means taking time with the patient, understanding the behaviors that lead to the weight gain and not simply lining them up for their weight loss medications for the week.

Dr. George Northrup is a Weight Loss Doctor in Tampa and would enjoy hearing your comments, questions and your experience with other Tampa Weight Loss Doctors.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tampa Weight Loss | Weight Loss in a Pill?

Sixty percent of Americans are overweight, more if you use the National Institute of Health’s most recent data. You don’t need a reporter, statistician or medical journal to tell you. Just look around! In teens, the obesity rate has tripled since the 1970’s. According to the American Heart Association each year 300,000 American adults die of obesity related disease.

Only short term solutions come in pill form. Long term solutions are just as simple, in theory. Nonetheless, the FDA approved the first over the counter weight loss medication. Alli is the lower dose version of Xenical. The active ingredient in both is orlistat, 60 mg and 120 mg respectively. Orlistat blocks the absorption of some fat in meals when taken correctly. The makers of Alli recommend a reduced calorie low fat diet, which is a clear message that the pill will not do all the work and as with any long term solution the magic lies within the individuals willingness to modify there actions.

If you wish to learn more about wieght loss or weight management or need help losing weight, then visit .

Dr. George Northrup is located in Tampa and specializes in weight loss, weight management and addictions.