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He feels weight management is the core driver in the management for all modern illnesses. Weight management is complex as the reason for weight gain is multifactorial. Successful weight loss can only be achieved after ascertaining the underlying reasons for weight gain and providing a structured, personalised plan. Providing a personalised plan to 30% of the population, who are obese with the current available models is not possible and unrealistic.
The Family Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing a variety of professional medical services including administering physical examinations, annual physicals, managing chronic diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, prescribing medications, ordering films, and reviewing diagnostic tests if medically necessary.
The IRS does allow Flexible Spending Accounts to be used for Medical Weight Loss Plans and many of our patients have used this to pay for some of their program. Proper documentation is required in order to use this benefit. We will help you through this process. If you have a “Flex Plan” though your employer, check with your Benefits Administrator to see how this will benefit you.
You don’t have to be an athlete to notice how nutrition can impact your performance. For you it could be your performance at work, in the gym, or at home with your family. Performance tells us a lot about your physiology. Whenever you feel low or are finding your performance is suffering, your motivation and desire to continue with the recommendations will diminish.