At our clinic we know the obesity is a complex disease that requires a variety of treatment options, no single treatment will work for everyone. That is why we take the time to listen and develop a program that will work for you personally
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2008
Obesity is becoming an epidemic in the United States with increasing cases across all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic populations, and age groups. In response, Dr. Caldron, a Board Certified Internist graduate from UCLA School of Medicine, has recently created a new, practical approach for the treatment of obesity. The Week End Weight Loss Center was developed especially for the working class who are often unable to see a physician during normal working hours. The new clinic will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, and is the only medical weight loss center open specifically on the weekends in the region.
One of the Week End Weight Loss Center's most popular programs is the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Diet. With the HCG Diet, a patient is injected with a small amount of HCG directly into their muscle on a regular basis. When the injection is used as part of a low calorie diet, those trying to lose weight can achieve rapid weight loss in a very short amount of time. "At the Week End Weight Loss Center we are known for the HCG Diet, the only one-of-a kind weight loss program available in the San Fernando Valley," said Dr. Caldron.
Dr. Caldron, who has offices in both West Hills and Beverly Hills, Calif., is also available throughout the week for what he calls the Concierge Weight Management program . This option allows Dr. Caldron to visit patients in the comfort of their own homes, providing a hands-on approach. This one-on-one attention is what separates his programs from other weight management programs throughout the Los Angeles metro area. "At our clinic we know the obesity is a complex disease that requires a variety of treatment options, no single treatment will work for everyone. That is why we take the time to listen and develop a program that will work for you personally," says Dr. Caldron.
As part of the Concierge Weight Management program, Dr. Caldron performs a comprehensive evaluation for each individual patient. Based on this information, Dr. Caldron creates a blueprint of the patient's current health status, and potential risks. This blueprint breaks down all of the factors for why a patient cannot lose weight including a low metabolism, genetics, or lifestyle and cultural differences.
After determining the specific factors influencing obesity, Dr. Caldron then utilizes his specialized knowledge and tools to create an individually designed program to fit each patient's specific medical needs to effectively treat obesity, including guidance on exercise options, proper nutrition, and lifestyle changes. Dr. Caldron's treatments also include everything from counting daily calories, nutritional counseling and health education, to liquid diets and a variety of natural vitamins and supplements. He also uses FDA approved medications when needed.
Dr. Caldron treats the body in whole, rather than simply focusing on eating habits. "Since obesity is a disease, it makes sense to treat it as one," states Dr. Caldron.
For patients considering other weight loss options such as "magic weight loss pills", Dr. Caldron likes to remind patients that there are no magic pills for guaranteed weight loss. According to Caldron, fighting obesity is all about lifestyle change and personal motivation. Programs promising overnight results can be tempting, but if it sounds to go to be true, it usually is. The yo-yo effects of weight loss followed by weight gain are physically dangerous and can often be damaging to one's self esteem.
Dr. Caldron instead recommends patients visit a licensed medical doctor, before choosing a weight loss plan. The benefits of working with a medical doctor to lose weight include being able to:
- Undertake a safe rapid weight loss program
- Assess and address health care issues which arise when individuals are overweight, such as high blood pressure and diabetes
- Monitor and adjust previously initiated medical treatments
- Receive appetite suppressant medication or other medications
- Follow the type of weight that is being lost: fat vs. muscle
- Accurately predict the amount of weight loss based on metabolic rate with advice from a certified nutritionist
About Dr. Caldron:
Dr. Caldron is a Board Certified Internist graduate from the UCLA School of Medicine. He has over 13 years experience in internal medicine and weight management.
Dr. Caldron is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), and recommends that patients should always follow up with doctors who are ASBP members. This is the only national medical society that teaches physicians how to comprehensively treat the disease of obesity. Members must complete continuing education on Bariatrics every two years.
Dr. Caldron is also a member of the Obesity Action Coalition, which allows patient and advocacy to remain at the forefront of the fight against obesity.
For more information, visit Dr. Caldron online at http://www.weekendweightlosscenter.com, or call (818) 518-5980.