Dr. Jennifer Seger Receives Bariatrician of the Year Award from National Society Focused on Medical Treatment of Obesity

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San Antonio physician and head of the Bariatric Medical Institute (BMI) of Texas medical weight management program, Jennifer Seger, M.D., recently received the Bariatrician of the Year award from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians® (ASBP®).

Head of the BMI of Texas medical weight management program, physician Jennifer Seger, MD, received the "BARIATRICIAN OF THE YEAR" award from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

“Being recognized by ASBP is a huge honor because I believe so strongly in the organization’s mission,” said Dr. Seger. “I’m inspired daily by the healthier lives my patients are living."

San Antonio physician and head of the Bariatric Medical Institute (BMI) of Texas medical weight-management program, Jennifer Seger, M.D., recently received the Bariatrician of the Year award from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians® (ASBP®) at its annual awards luncheon, held Sept. 13 in Austin, Texas.

The Bariatrician of the Year award is presented to recognize a physician who has done the most to advance the field of bariatric medicine and ASBP.

Dr. Seger has been a member of ASBP for four years and received this award for her tireless efforts working on the Obesity Algorithm® charts, presented by ASBP, and several other initiatives on behalf of the Society.

“Being recognized by ASBP is a huge honor because I believe so strongly in the organization’s mission,” said Dr. Seger. “I’m inspired daily by the healthier lives my patients are living and I look forward to the opportunity to further educate people in San Antonio and south Texas about medical obesity treatment.”

About Dr. Seger
Dr. Jennifer Seger runs the medical weight management program at BMI of Texas, where she assists patients who want to lose weight and improve their overall health. She helps patients who want to lose excess weight without surgery or who do not qualify for bariatric surgery. She also sees post-operative patients who need additional help maintaining their weight after weight loss surgery. Dr. Seger is board certified in family medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Seger received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas (UT) and her medical degree from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), where she received the Paul J. Cutler award for clinical excellence and the Paul C. Weinberg award for medical ethics. Dr. Seger completed her residency training at Texas Tech Medical School, where she was recognized as Resident of the Year in 2002. Prior to joining BMI of Texas, Dr. Seger practiced family medicine. She is passionate about helping patients make the transition to a healthier lifestyle. She serves on a number of ASBP committees as well as some in her local community; teaches the nutrition elective at UTHSCSA; trains medical students, residents and advanced practitioners in her office; and provides free educational seminars for teens and adults to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of obesity.

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (http://www.asbp.org) is the leading association for clinical physicians and other providers dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated conditions. Many ASBP-member physicians also hold certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Physicians may download a free copy of the Obesity Algorithm charts at http://www.ObesityAlgorithm.org. Individuals can search for obesity medicine clinicians in their own area at http://www.FindObesityTreatment.org.

About BMI of Texas:
Founded in 2008, the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas is focused on helping patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals. More information on the practice can be found online at bmioftexas.com.

Note to the Editor
Requests for photos of Dr. Seger or the awards ceremony may be made directly to Rachel Nevers at either rachel(at)asbp(dot)org or 303.770.2526.

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