Weight Management

How I Practice Video Series
Terrie Thomas, MD, FACOG

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When I encounter patients with obesity or other weight loss issues, my first goal as a physician is to provide a very nurturing environment for the patient. I definitely want to avoid any kind of negative language like diet or weight or scales, and I specifically want to focus on very positive language, like health, nutrition, exercise, and fun. My second goal as a physician is to educate the patient and to provide her with the tools necessary in order to integrate healthy habits into her everyday lifestyle. My third goal is to make living a healthy lifestyle a very tangible goal for the patient. I want to investigate into her everyday challenges as it pertains to career or family in order to integrate a healthy lifestyle into her everyday world. This is how I practice.


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