Local Physician Celebrates Decade of Membership in National Society Focused on Medical Treatment of Obesity
New York, NY, February 03, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Medical weight loss expert Oksana Aron, MD, recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary as a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), a professional medical society dedicated to educating and supporting physicians in the treatment of patients affected by obesity and related conditions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of U.S. children and adolescents are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
“In our own state of New York, the prevalence of adult obesity is nearly 25 percent,” said Dr. Aron. “I am interested in being part of the solution to this medical epidemic by locally helping patients affected by obesity who seek access to safe evidence-based medical treatment options.”
Physician supervision is necessary to detect and treat weight-related medical conditions. A program supervised by a physician who is a member of ASBP and who has completed specialized training in obesity medicine offers a comprehensive and effective approach to maximizing overall health and reversing co-morbidities.
Patients and their health care providers need a variety of options for obesity treatments, since any one treatment cannot work for every individual. Dr. Aron and WeightLossNYC provide guidance to its patients via a set of obesity medicine guidelines, cornered in four medical weight-loss methods: dietary modification, exercise prescription, behavior modification and, when appropriate, medication. Complete details about the weight loss program and patient personalized curriculum are available on her WeightLossNYC website.
About Dr. Aron and WeightLossNYC
Dr. Aron is the founder of WeightLossNYC, The New York Medical Weight Loss Center - a health center devoted to treatment of overweight and obese persons. Dr. Aron is an internist and medical weight loss specialist in private practice in New York City, and actively blogs on health care and weight loss topics, and is a passionate advocate of personal health and development. Her weight loss practice has helped thousands of New Yorkers lose weight every day, and her social activism has motivated countless more to the causes of elimination of obesity and obesity-related conditions.
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Founded in 1950, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) is the oldest medical association dedicated to the treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated diseases. ASBP is a collaborative organization that provides its members practical information and business tools to implement a successful obesity medicine practice.
Note to the Editor: A photo of Dr. Aron is available upon request. Links to all social media profiles are on the WeightLossNYC website.