Obesity is common, affecting more than 40% of the population. At NorthShore Weight and Metabolism Dr. Dominica Costello has earned her certification in Bariatric Medicine, and understands that struggles with excess weight go beyond diet and exercise habits. She understands the other factors that contribute to weight gain and obesity, such as genetics, hormonal imbalance, stress, and sleep issues. Call for a telehealth or in-person visit in the Amesbury, MA office, or request one online today.
Bariatric medicine is a specialized field of medicine focused on the care of people with obesity. Having a BMI over 30 defines “obesity”. Bariatricians understand the genetic, biological, environmental, social, and behavioral factors that contribute to obesity. The NSWM team develops your treatment plan using the four pillars of obesity management: Nutritional Education, Behavior Modification, Physical Activity, and Medication.
Obesity can affect anyone, but some factors increase the risk of becoming obese.
Here are some Obesity facts and risk factors:
If you have been searching for support in your efforts to lose weight, you are not alone, and look no further! Our team includes a Medical Director, Director of Nutrition, and Program Coordinator who all have experience with bariatric medicine. First and foremost we are kind and welcoming and listen to your story. We design a program for you, using the four pillars of clinical obesity treatment: Nutrition, Physical activity, Behavior modification, and Medication.
We may recommend a VLCD or LCD (Very Low-Calorie Diet/Low-Calorie Diet) or a modified plan to suit your lifestyle. We coach you on increasing your physical activity and behavior modification. When appropriate, referrals are made for individual behavior therapy, and prescription medication to assist in weight loss may be prescribed.
To learn more about how Dr. Costello treats obesity at NorthShore Weight and Metabolism, call the office or request an appointment online today