Dallas Family Medicine provides medical evaluations of weight related conditions and medically supported weight loss management programs. These individualized programs are designed to provide treatment to patients who are suffering from obesity and weight-related health problems that include:
Cardiovascular disease – coronary athersclerosis
Stroke – carotid artery occlusion
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Joint disorders – decreased mobility
High cholesterol, high triglycerides, low levels of HDL, the good cholesterol
Diabetes mellitus – Type 2 diabetes
Dr. Julie Reihsen has a special interest in weight loss because even modest reductions in weight can help improve these conditions. A weight-loss of 15 to 30 pounds in a 200 pound person may improve health and quality of life and prevent (or treat) these health problems.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
This is calculated with a formula dividing height and weight. Please see our BMI calculator on this page to calculate your BMI.[bmibmr]
Graph of Adult Weight Status by Body Mass Index (BMI). Are you underweight, normal, overweight, or obese?