At BMI of Texas, we realize bariatric surgery isn’t the right choice for everyone. We agree – and we are committed to helping our patients achieve success in their battle against obesity utilizing a variety of proven San Antonio weight loss methods. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Seger, a Board Certified Family Medicine physician, is now offering medical consultations at BMI of Texas for obese patients who want to lose weight and improve their overall health.
Our San Antonio medical weight loss program will start with a consultation with Dr. Seger includes a thorough patient interview aimed at pinpointing the development of obesity for that particular individual and the factors which may have contributed to it. We understand so much more about obesity now than we did even 10 years ago and this consultation will teach patients what the medical profession has learned... obesity is multifactorial, resulting from a combination of genetics, diet, activity, medications, underlying diseases, and the mind itself. Being a family practice physician dedicated to the promotion of health and disease prevention, Dr. Jennifer Seger is in a unique position to understand how all of these factors interplay and can lead to obesity. Her specialty training equips her with the knowledge, skills, and desire to address all of these factors.
In addition to conducting a thorough history, a focused physical exam and lab work will be performed, unless the patient has recently had labs done by another physician. It is important to determine a patient’s baseline lab values, identify underlying undiagnosed diseases, and to monitor these values periodically for improvement or worsening.
Dr. Seger will help patients determine an exercise program that is both realistic and effective. Understanding that each patient is unique with his/her own set of obstacles, obligations, and abilities is critical to developing a fitness plan that works. Dr. Seger will sometimes prescribe medications to aid in appetite suppression, mood stabilization, and insulin resistance. These medications will be monitored on a monthly basis.
It is highly recommended that each patient complete a metabolic and physical fitness assessment by licensed trainer. This can generally be done at the patient’s current fitness center or we can refer you to the Foundation Healthplex Gym near our San Antonio weight loss center to have this done. Not only will this help you determine your target heart rate for burning fat, but the trainer will recommend a safe, realistic exercise program to maximize your potential.
Upon completion of the initial visit with Dr. Seger, patients will then see Jodi Pearce, our Registered Dietitian, for a complete nutrition assessment and meal plan that is customized to meet the patient’s individual needs. It is important to bring in a food journal reflecting a minimum of three days worth of information so that the dietitian can see exactly what the patient’s diet typically includes.
Call now for an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Seger… your partner in the journey to a healthier you!
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